MILL VALLEY ? Somebody in the Bay Area is starting the week off as a new millionaire.

State lottery officials say a ticket worth $75 million was sold at a Mill Valley gas station over the weekend.

A lottery spokeswoman says the ticket sold at Strawberry Chevron on Redwood Highway was one of three winning tickets for a Mega Millions prize worth a total of $225 million.

The other two winning tickets were sold in Ohio and Virginia, with each winner due $75 million.

The lucky California winner will be able to claim the his or her winnings at a state lottery office.

The gas station that sold the ticket is also in for a bit of a windfall.

Lottery officials say the station will receive a $375,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle,

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