Two Huge Lottery Wins in LA County
Including POWERBALL® Ticket Worth $2.4 Million!
SACRAMENTO – We have some exciting Lottery news to share with you this morning. Los Angeles County came up a huge winner in last night’s drawings. The biggest win includes a POWERBALL ticket that matched five numbers and is now worth over $2 million to whoever has it. Another ticket sold in the county hit the top prize in Fantasy 5. We’ll get to that in a second. First let’s talk about that huge POWERBALL win.
That ticket was sold at American Premium Gasoline, which is located as 1200 Fair Oaks Avenue in South Pasadena. It matched the numbers 1, 25, 44, 17, and 37, missing only the Powerball number of 20. So while it didn’t win last night’s $317 million jackpot, it is worth $2,479,122 and it’s doubtful that anyone will be complaining about that.
The other lucky ticket was a winning Fantasy 5 ticket that was purchased at The Bottle Shop, which is located at 58 West Sierra Madre Boulevard in Sierra Madre. Those winning numbers were 2, 16, 31, 4, and 23. The top prize in that game was $194,293. Not a bad return on a $1 investment!
Get this. Since no one matched all six numbers in last night’s draw, the jackpot for Wednesday’s POWERBALL draw just skyrocketed to an estimated $400 million! Can’t you just picture the office Lottery pools forming now?
The California Lottery reminds winners to sign the back of their tickets, keep tickets in a safe place and visit their local Lottery District Office as soon as possible. Winners have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim prizes.
POWERBALL is a multistate game played in California (and 42 other states, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Draw times are Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7:59 p.m. PST. Tickets sales are suspended from 7:00 p.m. to 7:05 p.m. the day of the draw. Tickets are $2 and can be purchased from any of the more than 21,000 California Lottery retailers. Please visit the California Lottery’s POWERBALL site for more information on how to play.
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.