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January 4, 2018

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January, 2018 | Southern California

$3.2 Million Powerball® Ticket Sold in Ontario

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SACRAMENTO – Someone in Southern California is waking up a multi-millionaire after matching only five of six numbers in last night’s Powerball draw for a win of $3,264,394! Not a bad prize for missing the all-important Powerball number, but this means somebody has another chance to match all six numbers in this Saturday’s draw to take home $550 million.

Here’s what we know about the Southern California winner: the ticket was sold in Ontario at A&E Fuels, which is located at 601 East Holt Avenue. The ticket matched the numbers, 42, 39, 18, 2, and 37, missing only the Powerball number 12. 

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.

And again, since no one matched all six numbers in last night’s Powerball draw, the jackpot for Saturday’s draw is now $550 million.          

As jackpots rise, the California Lottery would like to remind players that gambling should be fun. If a player recognizes that they or someone they know has a problem, the Lottery recommends calling the Problem Gambling Help Line at 1-800-GAMBLER. Please play responsibly.

Remember—it’s illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to buy or play California Lottery games, purchase them for an adult or claim a prize. No exceptions!

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.

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