MORRO BAY (CBS SF) — Someone on California’s Central Coast woke up very rich Tuesday morning.
According to state lottery officials, the winning ticket to Monday’s night nationwide Powerball drawing was sold at the Albertsons located at 730 Quintana Rd. in Morro Bay.READ MORE: Suspect In Shopping Center Parking Lot Shootout With Milpitas Police Dies Of Wounds
The ticket matched all six winning numbers (66-12-22-54-69, Powerball 15) to claim the 5th largest Powerball jackpot and the 7th largest jackpot in overall Lottery history.
Albertsons will receive a maximum bonus of $1 million for selling the winning ticket. Lottery officials will not know the identity of the winner until he or she claims their prize.READ MORE: Rain Helps Wash Away Fears Of Another Devastating Wildfire For Santa Rosa Couple
The jackpot was initially estimated at $685 million prior to the drawing, but rose based on actual sales. The winner will also have the option of choosing the cash option of $495,980,160.52.
The prize money grew each week since a Florida lottery player won $285.6 million back in June.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Phish Fan Injured After Being Fallen On at SF Chase Center Concert Describes Brush with Death
In addition to the jackpot winner, six other tickets won million dollar prizes by matching all five white balls. Those tickets were sold in Arizona, Florida, Massachusetts (2), Tennessee ($2 million with Powerplay) and Virginia.