The Smoking Gunn likes to consider itself at the very spear tip of breaking news…so how is it that we missed this right in our own backyard?
Last Tuesday, California Lotto officials confirmed that Long Beach resident John Dalkos won the $134,000,000 Mega Millions jackpot. The kicker is that he bought the ticket at his local donut shop, Country Donuts, a development in the storyline that has inspired some Gunn/Jerkens bloggers to begin staking out similar hole-in-the-wall patisseries for their own piece of the action.
While enormous, Dalkos’ jackpot does not come close to the California state record for lottery winnings set at $315,000,000 in 2005, but it does have the distinction of being the richest payout ever seen on the corner of E. Anaheim and Obispo.
The Mega Millions site lays the odds of winning at 176,000,000 to one. Dalkos may choose to receive the full amount in annual installments, or opt for a cash option of $82,900,000. Either way, that’s gonna buy a lot of maple bars.