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May 16, 2013

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Six California Players Win $250,000 Each as POWERBALL® Jackpot Soars to $475 Million!


MEGA Millions® Jackpot Climbs to $190 Million

SACRAMENTO – Six POWERBALL players across our state matched five numbers in last night’s POWERBALL drawing, just missing the Powerball number and the $360 million jackpot.

Those six tickets for last night’s POWERBALL draw had the five winning numbers of 2, 11, 26, 34, and 41, but missed the Powerball number 32. That means the six winners split the prize of $1,537,902, making each winning ticket worth $256,317.

Three winning tickets were purchased in the Bay Area. Those tickets were purchased in San Jose, Fremont, and El Sobrante. One was purchased in Huntington Beach, another was purchased in Visalia, and the last one was purchased in Primm Valley, which is on the California border on the way to Las Vegas.

Saturday’s POWERBALL drawing will be worth an estimated $475 million, making it the second-largest POWERBALL jackpot in the game’s history, and the third-largest jackpot in lottery history.

California’s other multi-state draw game, MEGA Millions, is on a steady climb as well, with tomorrow’s jackpot worth an estimated $190 million.

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.

POWERBALL is a multistate game, played in California and 44 other jurisdictions (42 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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