A lucky Southern Californian is the state’s newest millionaire after numbers were drawn for the $725 million Powerball jackpot Saturday night.
The winning numbers were 1, 12, 20, 33, 66 and the Powerball was 21.
One ticket matched five numbers and took home $5,422,749. The winning ticket was sold at Thirst Quencher Liquor in Burbank.
Since the Powerball number was missing from the ticket, the main jackpot increased to an estimated amount of 785 million dollars for Monday evening’s drawing.
Five more lucky Californians match four numbers plus the Powerball and take home $22,588.
Saturday night’s jackpot was the eighth largest in the game’s history and the third largest in 2023. It trailed a $754.6 million jackpot in Washington in February and a $1.08 billion prize pool. Dollar won on a ticket in California in July (which hasn’t happened yet). be invoked).
There were two massive Powerball jackpots in California last year – a $2.04 billion win, the largest lottery win ever in the US, and the aforementioned $1.08 billion payout – that the Dwarf the size of the current jackpot.
The jackpot winner can choose between the annual payout in gradually increasing payments over 29 years or the lump sum payout.
Powerball is played in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Only five of these jurisdictions have never sold a winning Powerball jackpot ticket: Maine, Mississippi, North Dakota, Wyoming, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. So when a winning ticket is sold in one of these areas, it will not only be the first but also the largest.
Powerball tickets are $2 each and drawings take place every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET. You have a 1 in 292.2 million chance of winning the Powerball jackpot and a 1 in 24.9 chance of winning any Powerball prize.