Sacramento Powerball® Ticket Worth $720,000!
Jackpot Soars to $330 Million
SACRAMENTO – One number – that’s all that stood between someone in Sacramento and the $284 million Powerball jackpot last night. But don’t feel too bad for this player because he, or she, will still walk away with $723,452 for matching five of six numbers.
The lucky ticket matched the winning numbers 36, 44, 49, 52 and 57 – missing only the Powerball number of 1. Since no one matched all six numbers, Saturday’s Powerball jackpot is now worth $330 million!
The winning ticket was purchased at A-1 Mart, which is located at 2550 W. El Camino #1 in Sacramento (Sacramento County). This is the second time the store has sold a ticket that’s come within one number of hitting the jackpot. Back in October 2012, A-1 Mart sold a Mega Millions® ticket that matched five of six numbers and was worth $250,000.
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.
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