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November 21, 2013

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November, 2013 | Media Advisories and Events | Southern California

Second Largest California Powerball® Prize Won in L.A. County!


Lucky Ticket Worth More Than $3 Million Sold in Monterey Park

SACRAMENTO – You know the old expression – “Close only counts in horseshoes.” Well, that might be true in most cases, unless of course, you’re playing Powerball! One lucky California Lottery player, who purchased their ticket in Los Angeles County, came oh so close to winning the $40 million jackpot during last night’s drawing. They matched five of six numbers (4-18-23-32-45, only missing the Powerball number 7) to still win a whopping $3,213,436.

Now we’re just waiting for the winner to come forward so we can write them a big check! We do know they purchased their lucky ticket at Grace Trading Group, which is located at 133 W. Garvey Avenue in Monterey Park (Los Angeles County).

This is the second largest Powerball prize won in California since the Golden State began participating in the game on April 8, 2013. The largest Powerball prize was claimed earlier this month, after a Fresno couple won a $213.4 million jackpot during the October 23rd drawing.

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 part of the Lottery’s continued effort to give out more prizes, create more winners and earn more money for California public schools. The California Lottery contributed more than $1 billion to California public schools in 2012-2013, the 13th year in a row the Lottery has exceeded the $1 billion mark.

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.

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.