The numbers sum up the frenzy that has taken over the Golden State since it joined the madness over Powerball, which has seen its jackpot soar to $600 million for Saturday’s 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.
California will join the popular, multi-state mega-jackpot Powerball lottery game in 2013 following a vote by the California Lottery Commission Thursday.