There was one winning ticket sold on the estimated Wednesday nightLottery officials said.
Purchased at Las Palmitas Mini Market in Downtown Los Angeles,.
The winning numbers were 7, 10, 11, 13 and 24, with the Power Ball being 24.
The ticket holder or holders will get a choice of either a lump sum payment of $558.1 million or an annual salary of $1.08 billion. Both numbers are before taxes.
Late ticket sales pushed the jackpot beyond its previous estimate of $1 billion.
The draw had over 4.8 million winning tickets overall and lower division cash prizes of $85.1 million.
CBS News Los Angeles reports that this is the second time in eight months that a $1 billion Powerball ticket has been sold in Los Angeles County. In November, a lucky guy at a Go Service Center in Altadena guessed the numbers accompanying the world record $2.04 billion jackpot.
The jackpot has been ballooning since April 19, when a ticket purchased in Ohio hit the $252.6 million jackpot. Prior to Wednesday night’s draw, no one had matched the five white ball and power red ball in the past 38 winning chances.
The $1.08 billion jackpot is the third largest in the game’s history since it began in 1992. Last year, one ticket sold out in California.and the second largest jackpot for the game, with a value of $ 1.586 billion Among the winners are the states of California, Florida and Tennessee.
Earlier this year, a ticket sold in Washington state hit the $754.6 million jackpot, the sixth largest ticket in the game.
Wednesday night’s Pot of Gold ranked sixth in American lottery history.
theThe Powerball prize is 1 in 292.2 million.
inThere was an estimated $720 million jackpot hit on Friday night after no one matched all six numbers in a Tuesday night drawing. Those winning numbers were 19, 22, 31, 37, 54 with a huge ball of 18.
If someone wins on Friday night, the cash option will be valued at $369.6 million. The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350.
The huge jackpots have spurred some people to pool their cash and buy tickets by the dozens in hopes of winning big prizes.
In Southern California, a woman bought 50 lottery tickets Tuesday at a 7-Eleven for herself and her co-workers, CBS News Los Angeles reported.
“I already told them today: if I win tonight, I won’t come, for sure, they know,” the woman told the station. “Master is in this with me.”
Powerball tickets cost $2 each and are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. The Arsenal Draws take place every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59pm ET.
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