One fortunate Southern Californian is the state’s latest millionaire after the numbers for the $725 million Powerball jackpot had been drawn Saturday evening.
The successful numbers had been 1, 12, 20, 33, 66 and the Powerball was 21.
One ticket matched 5 numbers and can take house $5,422,749. The successful ticket was offered at Thirst Quencher Liquor in Burbank.
Because the ticket was lacking the Powerball quantity, the primary jackpot will improve to an estimated $785 million for Monday evening’s drawing.
5 different fortunate Californians hit 4 numbers plus the Powerball and can take house $22,588.
Saturday evening’s jackpot was the eighth-largest within the recreation’s historical past and the third-largest in 2023, coming in behind a $754.6 million jackpot in Washington in February, and a $1.08 billion prize received by a ticket in California in July (which has yet to be claimed).
Inside the final yr, California has had two large Powerball jackpots — a $2.04 billion prize, the most important lottery prize ever within the U.S., and the aforementioned $1.08 billion payout — that dwarf the present jackpot’s dimension.
The jackpot winner can select between the annuitized payout of steadily growing funds over 29 years or the lump sum.
Powerball is performed in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Solely 5 of those jurisdictions have by no means offered a Powerball jackpot-winning ticket: Maine, Mississippi, North Dakota, Wyoming, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. So if a successful ticket is offered in any of those areas, it’ll not solely be their first, however their largest.
Powerball tickets are $2 every and drawings are held each Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET. You’ve a 1 in 292.2 million likelihood of successful the Powerball jackpot and a 1 in 24.9 likelihood of successful any Powerball prize.
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