The winning numbers have been drawn for the $448 million Powerball jackpot.
A San Jose City College student who matched five of the six winning numbers in last week’s Powerball drawing has claimed his millions.
Lottery officials announced the winning numbers in Saturday night’s $600 million Powerball drawing.
Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot has ballooned to an estimated $360 million, with a cash value of $229.2 million, making it the third largest Powerball jackpot and the seventh largest jackpot ever.
On Monday, lottery retailers across the state began offering Powerball. Californians no longer have to drive across state lines to join the frenzy of the multistate, multi-million dollar lottery game.
People aspiring to be millionaires crowded lottery retailers throughout California on Monday as the state became the 43rd to offer Powerball.
A ticket purchased in San Francisco for the record March 30th MEGA Millions draw will become worthless Wednesday night unless the owner comes forward to claim the nearly quarter million dollar prize, according to lottery officials.
The prospect of winning more than a half-billion dollars in the Mega Millions lottery has Bay Area residents snapping up tickets ahead of Friday night’s drawing.
The jackpot jumped to a world record $540 million Thursday morning after reaching a U.S. record jackpot on Wednesday of $476 million.
The estimated jackpot for the Friday Mega Millions drawing has topped half a billion dollars – making it the largest pot in the history of the game.