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December 12, 2013

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December, 2013 | Media Advisories and Events | Southern California

$670,000 Powerball® Ticket Drawn in L.A. County!


Excitement Building for Tomorrow’s Mega Millions® Draw Worth a Life-Changing $400 Million

SACRAMENTO – There may be only 12 shopping days left until Christmas, but whoever purchased last night’s winning Powerball ticket in Hacienda Heights doesn’t have to worry about fighting crowds at the mall to claim their huge prize. The only trip they’re going to have to make is to the bank to deposit their winning check in the amount of $670,951!

That’s because the lucky ticket matched five of six numbers (1-10-13-18-19) in last night’s draw, missing only the Powerball number 27. Had that number been drawn, the lucky winner would have scored the $122 million jackpot. We’re confident whoever the winner is will be perfectly satisfied with their nearly three quarters of a million dollar prize – especially since it’s just in time for the holidays!

The winning ticket was purchased at Whiskey Well & Pantry, which is located at 3180 Colima Road in Hacienda Heights (Los Angeles County).

Needless to say, that lucky ticket is suddenly a valuable slip of paper! The California Lottery strongly urges the winner to sign the back of their ticket, obviously keep it in a safe place and contact Lottery officials, or visit their local Lottery District Office (9746 Norwalk Blvd., Santa Fe Springs) as soon as possible. The winner has 180 days from the date of the draw to claim their big prize.

As we await California’s latest Powerball winner to come forward, we’re turning our attention now to a couple of huge jackpots – in fact, two of the largest prizes we’ve seen in years! The first life-changing amount has players lining up throughout the nation to buy a piece of the action:

• The Mega Millions jackpot for tomorrow (Friday) night’s draw is an estimated $400 million – the second largest Mega Millions jackpot ever, and the fifth largest lottery jackpot  of all time in North America!

• And, since nobody won last night’s SuperLotto Plus® draw, the jackpot for Saturday night has grown to $47 million. It’s the largest since July 23, 2011 when a single winning ticket purchased in Anaheim won the $61 million jackpot.

Can Los Angeles County start a winning streak?! Will California claim its first Mega Millions jackpot of the year?! We shall find out soon enough. Good luck everyone!

Along with creating more winners, the Lottery is on a mission to earn more money for California public schools. This past fiscal year, the sale of Lottery products generated $1.28 billion for education – the 13th consecutive year more than a billion dollars was distributed to public schools throughout the state. Although this becomes a modest amount once divided between 1,600 public school districts, teachers and administrators count on their funds to continue critical learning programs, purchase equipment and even help pay some teacher salaries.

The mission of the California Lottery is to provide supplemental funding to California schools while simultaneously supporting local communities. More than 96 cents of every dollar spent by our players goes back to local communities in the form of contributions to public schools and colleges, prizes and retail compensation. The California Lottery urges its customers to play responsibly and within their budgets. If you feel you have a gambling problem, or know someone who does, you can get help at 1-800-GAMBLER.