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August 9, 2013

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August, 2013 | Winners Stories | Southern California

San Bernardino County Man Claims POWERBALL® Prize Worth Nearly $300,000


SACRAMENTO – Wednesday’s POWERBALL draw was HUGE! And while no California player won a piece of the $448 million jackpot prize, nine lucky winners came awfully close! The lucky players walked away with $289,341 prizes each, and those winners just keep on coming forward to claim their cash. For instance, Ray Blom came into the Lottery’s Inland Empire District Office just this morning to get the ball rolling on his big check.
Blom had one of the nine tickets that successfully matched the numbers 58, 5, 25, 59 and 30, missing only the POWERBALL number 32. He purchased his lucky ticket at Mountain View Valero, which is located at 1880 Mountain View Avenue in Loma Linda (San Bernardino County).
The California Lottery reminds winners to sign the back of their ticket, keep tickets in a safe place and contact Lottery officials or visit their local Lottery District Office as soon as possible. Winners have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim prizes. The jackpot can be claimed for up to a year from the date of the POWERBALL draw.
POWERBALL is a multistate game played in California (and 42 other states, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Players pick five numbers from 1 to 59 plus a Powerball number from 1 to 35. 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. 
And remember, checking the daily draw results is easier than ever. All past and current Lottery draw results can be obtained for FREE by dialing 1-800-LOTTERY and selecting option 1, or via our website at
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.

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