Two Powerball tickets split $1.1M prize in California

SACRAMENTO - While no one matched all six numbers in last night’s POWERBALL drawing, two lucky players did match five out of six numbers and will split a prize worth more than $1.1 million, making each ticket worth $555,690 to be exact!

The first winning ticket was sold at D & S Gas and Mini Mart, which is located at 3853 South Santa Fe Avenue in Le Grand (Merced County).  The second ticket was sold at Power Discount Store, which is located at 325 West 5th Street in Los Angeles. The tickets both successfully matched the numbers 2, 45, 26, 9 and 47, missing only the Powerball number of 11.

Since no one matched all six numbers in last night’s draw, the jackpot for Saturday’s POWERBALL draw will be an estimated $203 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.

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