Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in Commerce

March 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

A ticket with five numbers in Tuesday’s drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery, but missing the Powerball number, was sold at a gasoline station in Commerce and is worth $771,194.

A ticket with all six numbers was sold in Florida and is worth $292 million, the Multi-State Lottery Association, which conducts the game, announced.

The numbers drawn tonight were 12, 13, 44, 52, 62 and the Powerball number was 6.

The drawing was the 14th since the last time a ticket with all six numbers was sold.

The odds of matching all five numbers and the Powerball number is 1 in about 293 million, according to the Powerball website. The overall chance of winning a prize is 1 in 24.87.

The Powerball game is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.

The jackpot for Saturday’s drawing will be $40 million.

Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in Chino Hills

January 13, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

At least one California resident hit the jackpot in tonight’s record $1.586 billion Powerball game.

State lottery officials said one jackpot-winning ticket was sold at the 7-Eleven at 4092 Chino Hills Parkway in Chino Hills, in San Bernardino County.

Lottery officials don’t yet know whether that winning player or players will have to share the jackpot with other winners. The Powerball game is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. Lottery officials were still checking results from other states.

Officials also said 12 tickets were sold in California that matched five of the six winning numbers but not the Powerball number. Officials are still determining the amount that those tickets are worth.

They were sold in Chula Vista, Cloverdale, Gardena, Irwindale, Nipton, Pacoima, Redlands, Santa Cruz, Santa Monica, Santa Rosa, Tustin and Vacaville.

The winning numbers drawn tonight were 4, 8, 19, 27, 34 and the Powerball number was 10.

The final jackpot for hitting all six numbers tonight was pegged at $1.586 billion, a record for any U.S. lottery game.

California leads the country in Powerball ticket sales. Long lines were a common sight at Lottery retailers across the Southland today as Powerball players dreaming of riches plunked down their money for a shot at the record-setting sum.

Who Wants To Be A Multi-Millionaire?

January 8, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Lottery fever swept across the Southland today as the Powerball jackpot grew to a record $800 million, with the potential to grow to $1 billion by the time numbers are picked tomorrow night.

According to California Lottery officials, the winner of an $800 million jackpot could take home a lump-sum payment of $496 million. The retailer selling a single winning ticket would receive a $1 million bonus.

The previous largest Powerball jackpot was $590.5 million, which was claimed by a single winner in Florida in May 2013. Two lucky Powerball players split a $587.5 million jackpot in November 2012.

The last California jackpot winner was in February 2014, claiming $425.3 million, according to the lottery.
For Wednesday’s drawing, several tickets were sold with five numbers, but missing the Powerball number, including one in California. The ticket sold at Perry’s Liquor in Union City is worth $1,414,967, the California Lottery announced.

The numbers drawn Wednesday night were 2, 11, 47, 62, 63 and the Powerball number was 17. The estimated jackpot was $500 million.

The drawing was the 18th since the last time a ticket with all six numbers was sold.

The odds of matching all five numbers and the Powerball number is 1 in about 293 million, according to the Powerball website. The overall chance of winning a prize is 1 in 24.87.

The Powerball game is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.

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