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.
California will join the popular, multi-state mega-jackpot Powerball lottery game in 2013 following a vote by the California Lottery Commission Thursday.
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.
A Fremont couple down on their luck is reeling after realizing they were the winners of a $52 million lottery draw, California lottery officials said Friday.
The winning numbers were 2-4-23-38-46, Mega Ball 23. Five players who bought lottery tickets in the Bay Area — along with 24 other tickets bought in California — won nearly $230,000 each by matching five of six numbers
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.
The winning numbers selected in Tuesday evening’s drawing of the Mega Millions game were: 09-19-34-44-51, Mega Ball: 24.
A San Jose man just became $208 million richer from a MEGA Millions lottery ticket he purchased in New York.