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June 21, 2013

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June, 2013 | Media Advisories and Events

POWERBALL® Jackpot Hits $127 Million for Tomorrow's Draw


Lottery Headquarters Lights Building Green in Honor of Jackpot Fever

SACRAMENTO – Guess what? Since no one matched all six numbers in Wednesday night’s POWERBALL jackpot, it just keeps on growing – up to an impressive $127 million for tomorrow night’s draw. This marks the second time since California joined the multi-state game back in April that the jackpot amount has eclipsed the $100 million mark. Of course the first time it happened the jackpot ended up at $590.5 million, so who knows where we’ll go from here?

The estimated cash option for tomorrow night’s $127 million jackpot draw is $77.3 million. The retailer who sells the jackpot-winning ticket will receive a bonus of $386,500. For reference, the largest Lottery jackpot ever won was a MEGA Millions jackpot on March 30, 2012. That jackpot was $656 million with a cash option of $474 million.

In honor of the large jackpot, the California Lottery’s Headquarters building in Sacramento will be illuminated with green lights to signify that we are officially in the midst of jackpot fever.

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. 

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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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