Nobody hit the $425 million jackpot in the Mega Millions lottery game played in California and dozens of other states Friday night, pushing the prize even higher for next week’s drawing.
Friday the 13th didn’t deter lottery players in California and dozens of other states, as the jackpot in the Mega Millions game surged to $425 million for the drawing Friday night.
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.