Two Huge Jackpots Up for Grabs on Valentine’s Day Weekend
Who Wouldn’t Love to Get Their Share of Nearly a Half Billion in Combined Jackpots?
SACRAMENTO – Today is Valentine’s Day. And while people across the state scramble to get thoughtful gifts for their loved ones, imagine how many gifts could be purchased with the $469 million up from grabs this weekend, courtesy of the California Lottery and two large jackpots.
Let’s start with the big one – Powerball® is up to a whopping $330 million for tomorrow night’s draw. The estimated cash value for this jackpot is $189 million. And, not to be left out of the fun, the retail location that sells the winning ticket will receive a $1 million bonus, which is the maximum bonus a retail location can receive for selling a jackpot-winning ticket.
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.
In addition, tonight’s Mega Millions® jackpot has soared to $139 million! If a lucky California Lottery player comes through and matches all six numbers, they’ll have the option of taking an estimated $76.4 million lump sum amount. And, the retail location that sells the winning ticket will receive a bonus of $695,000.
Mega Millions is played in California (and 42 other states, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Draw times are Tuesdays and Fridays at 8:00 p.m. PST. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased from any of the more than 21,000 California Lottery retailers. Please visit the California Lottery’s Mega Millions site for more information on how to play.
As jackpots rise, the California Lottery would like to remind players that gambling should be fun. Borrowing money to play, spending above a person’s budget or using money intended for other purposes can ultimately lead to significant problems for players and their families. If a player recognizes that they have a gambling problem or if someone knows of someone who may have a problem, the Lottery recommends calling the Problem Gambling Help Line at 1-800-GAMBLER.
The mission of the California Lottery is to provide supplemental funding to California schools while simultaneously supporting local communities. More than 95 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.