The wait continued early Friday for the winner of the
The winner has up to a year to claim the prize, but state lottery spokesman Alex Traverso said people generally turn their ticket in within a week.
"I give the person the first day to be shocked," Traverso said on Thursday, "and then the wheels start turning."
Wednesday's winning ticket sold at a Chevron gas station in the city of Milpitas was the only one in the nation to match all six numbers.
Two other tickets purchased in California matched five of the six winning numbers and are worth about $1.4 million each. One was purchased in El Segundo, the other in Modesto.
Despite the yearlong window for claiming the prize, Traverso said he'd recommend turning it in sooner rather than later.
"I know if it were me, I wouldn't want to sit on the ticket until Monday," he said.
Offices where the winner can claim the prize open later in the morning.
The jackpot was the sixth largest in U.S. history and comes just a few weeks after Steve Tran claimed half of a $648-million