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October 7, 2013

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October, 2013 | Media Advisories and Events | Southern California

Ontario POWERBALL ® Ticket Worth a “Sweet” $724,000


Somebody’s Donut Run in San Bernardino County Ends in a Delicious Payday!

SACRAMENTO – While politicians spend the weekend pointing fingers on who’s to blame for the government shutdown, we’re over here busy quietly doing what we do best – making people’s dreams come true. How does a check for $724,021 sound? Not bad right? Well, it belongs to the person who matched five of six numbers in last night’s POWERBALL drawing!

The lucky ticket matched the winning numbers 11,12,17, 39,40 – missing only the Powerball number of 5. (That red ball would have been worth $86 million, but hey, we won’t talk about that!) So now we’re just waiting for the winner to come forward and claim their nearly three quarters of a million dollar prize.

The winning ticket—which we realize may have sticky fingerprints on it – was purchased at Donut Star, which is located at 2200 S. Mountain Avenue in Ontario (San Bernardino County). Since nobody in the country matched all six numbers, Wednesday’s drawing in now worth $108 million!

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.

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.