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March 12, 2014

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March, 2014 | Winners Stories | Northern California

$60 Million Powerball® Winner Comes Forward – Celebrates with Coupon at Carl’s Jr.!


SACRAMENTO – For some people, winning $60 million would be life-changing. For Joseph Saxer, the winner of the March 1st Powerball jackpot, it’s not going to change a thing. And if you have any doubts to that claim, wait until you hear how Saxer celebrated the big win.

“I took my wife to Carl’s Jr. and we got a buy one get one free of the, what they call the ‘Philly Cheese,’ and we shared a Coke then went back home,” said Saxer, an Air Force retiree. Need even more proof? When asked if the couple would now start buying two Cokes, Saxer just laughed.

Saxer’s ticket successfully matched all six numbers 3, 8, 25, 47, 30 and the Powerball number 13. He purchased the ticket at Tooley Oil, which is located at 5520 Dudley Boulevard Building 900 in McClellan (Sacramento County). Tooley Oil will receive a retailer bonus of $300,000 for selling the ticket.

This win has put Northern California on a hot streak. Just 10 days prior to Saxer’s win, someone in Milpitas hit that massive $425 million Powerball jackpot (that winner has not yet come forward). And back in December, a winning ticket sold in San Jose split a $648 million Mega Millions® jackpot with a winner in Georgia.

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.

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