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Lottery ticket purchased in Carmichael worth $700,000

A lottery ticket purchased in Carmichael is worth $704,555.

California lottery officials said that someone bought a Fantasy 5 ticket with the big jackpot at the Stop N Shop market, 5008 El Camino Ave. The ticket matched the Wednesday night draw of numbers 9, 1, 18, 24 and 31.

A player wins the Fantasy 5 top prize by matching five numbers out of a field of 39. Winning numbers are drawn every day and tickets are $1.

The Carmichael win is the largest Fantasy 5 prize so far this year. The Carmichael ticket came close to being the largest Fantasy 5 jackpot ever won, which was $729,505.

California lottery officials urged the Carmichael winner to sign the back of the ticket in ink and either contact lottery officials or visit a lottery district office.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews