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July 15, 2013

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July, 2013 | Media Advisories and Events | Northern California

POWERBALL® Ticket Sold in San Francisco Wins $2,623,314!


SACRAMENTO – You are definitely going to want to check your tickets if you bought a POWERBALL ticket in San Francisco. One lucky player is going to be rich. That’s because one ticket sold there matched five out six numbers in last night’s draw and is now worth $2,623,314 – the largest POWERBALL prize yet in California!

The winning ticket was sold at Cable Car Wine & Spirit Grocer, which is located at 841 Clement Street. The ticket successfully matched the numbers 8, 37, 2, 35, 22, missing only the Powerball number of 6.

That is one valuable slip of paper. 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 has been very good to the Bay Area. Remember, a 22-year old college student won $2.3 million on a ticket sold in San Jose. His was one of two tickets that matched five numbers in the historic POWERBALL draw on May 18. It’s time we hit the big one. Since no one got it in last night’s draw, the jackpot for Wednesday’s POWERBALL draw has soared to $116 million.

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.