Winning Ticket Sold For Estimated $1 Billion Powerball Jackpot In Los Angeles
Winning ticket to the estimated billion-dollar Powerball jackpot went on sale Wednesday night, according to lottery officials. According to CBS News Los Angeles, it was purchased at the Las Palmitas Mini Market in downtown Los Angeles.
The winning numbers were 7, 10, 11, 13, 24 for him and 24 for the Powerball. Ticketholders can choose between a lump sum payment of an estimated $516.8 million or an annuity. It’s the second time in eight months that Los Angeles County has sold $1 billion Powerball tickets, according to CBS News Los Angeles. In November, a lucky man at Joe’s Service Center in Altadena pinpointed the world-record $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot figure.
The jackpot has been on the rise since April 19, when a ticket purchased in Ohio won a jackpot of $252.6 million. Until Wednesday night’s draw, at his final 38 odds he had no player to match the five white balls and the red Powerball.
This multi-billion dollar prize is his third-largest in the history of the game since its inception in 1992. His one ticket sold in California last year earned him a world record $2.04 billion jackpot, and his second-largest prize in the game, $1.586 billion, was split between winners in California, Florida and Tennessee. Earlier this year, tickets sold in Washington State fetched the sixth-highest jackpot for a game at $754.6 million. The odds of hitting the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.
An estimated $720 million jackpot is at stake in Mega His Millions on Friday night, as no one matched all six numbers in Tuesday night’s draw. The winning numbers were 19, 22, 31, 37 and 54 with 18 Mega Balls.
If someone wins Friday night, the estimated cash option is $369.6 million. The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350.
Two huge jackpots have led some to pool their money and buy dozens of tickets in hopes of winning big.
In Southern California, a woman bought 50 lottery tickets for herself and her colleagues at a 7-Eleven on Tuesday, CBS News Los Angeles reported.
“I already told them today that if I win tonight, I will definitely not be playing, they know that,” the woman told the station. “My boss is with me on this matter, too.”