Powerball® Ticket Worth Nearly a Half-Million Dollars Sold in Los Angeles County
SACRAMENTO – Although no one hit Saturday night’s estimated $185,200,00 Powerball jackpot, one lucky ticket sold in California matched five of six numbers to win $487,222!
The ticket was sold at Bootleggers 2, which is located at 111 East Avenue K in Lancaster. The ticket matched the numbers: 27, 13, 41, 59, and 1, missing only the red Powerball number 20. We will not know who the winner is until the prize is claimed. Since no one matched all six numbers Saturday night, Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is now worth an estimated $203 million!
Winners are strongly encouraged to sign the back of their ticket in ink, keep it in a safe place and familiarize themselves with the Lottery’s Winner’s Handbook, which can be found on the California Lottery’s website here. California’s latest Powerball winner should visit any of our nine Lottery District Offices during normal business hours. Also, very important: Powerball and Mega Millions winners must produce original winning tickets when they claim their prizes.
Powerball is played in 44 states (plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Draw times are Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7:59 p.m. PT. The draw closes at 7 p.m., so players must buy their tickets by then for that draw. Ticket sales resume (for the next draw) at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are $2 and can be purchased from any of the more than 22,000 California Lottery retailers or one of the more than 4,000 Lottery Lucky Retailers. Please visit the California Lottery’s Powerball site for more information on how to play.
The California Lottery is a $6 billion enterprise based in Sacramento. It is one of the few state agencies that is a revenue generator, not accepting taxpayer dollars from the State’s General Fund. Its mission is to provide supplemental funding to California schools while simultaneously supporting local communities. In FY 2016-17, the Lottery created 83 new millionaires. Ninety-five 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.