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Two Lotto Players Will Split $11.8-Million Prize

March 23, 1987

Two Northern California players correctly picked all six winning numbers in Saturday's Lotto 6/49 game and will split the $11.8-million jackpot, a California Lottery spokesman said Sunday.

The tickets, each worth $5.9 million, were purchased in Freedom, a Santa Cruz County community north of Watsonville, and in San Jose, spokesman John Schade said.

Names of Lotto winners are not known until they turn in their tickets to collect their prizes.

The winnings will be paid out in 20 annual increments of about $236,000.

Four tickets with five correct numbers plus the bonus number were each worth $304,890. Another 284 had 5 of 6 correct and were worth $2,212 apiece.

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