A lottery player in Sacramento County has hit the jackpot in Saturday night’s $60 million Powerball drawing.
A Northern California convenience store that sold the sole winning ticket to the $425 million Powerball jackpot received a $1 million check on Thursday, as state lottery officials waited for the winner of the one of the largest jackpots in U.S. history to come forward.
California Lottery officials say the second of two winners of the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot has come forward to claim the prize.
While the identity of the person who purchased one of two Mega Millions lottery winning tickets is a mystery, lottery officials said Friday that big prize winners often delay coming forward until after getting advice.
The San Jose store owner who sold a winning ticket for the Mega Millions jackpot says he expects the news to boost his business.
Two lucky winning tickets were sold in Tuesday’s near-record $636 million Mega Millions drawing: one at a tiny newsstand in Atlanta, and the other more than 2,000 miles away in California.
It’s the ultimate fantasy: Walk into a store, plunk down a dollar, and with nothing but luck – really extraordinary luck – you win a giant lottery.
Cross your fingers, put on your lucky socks and think happy thoughts if you want to be the winner in Wednesday’s $425 million Powerball jackpot.
With more than half a billion dollars up for grabs, Americans are once again having big jackpot dreams. The line at Lichini’s Liquor and Deli in Sacramento wraps around the store, and it’s been that way the entire afternoon, with 10 to 15-minute wait to get up to the counter.
The numbers sum up the frenzy that has taken over the Golden State since it became the newest in the nation to join the madness over Powerball, which saw its jackpot soar Thursday to $550 million.
It was a first for California Wednesday night as the winning numbers for the Powerball Lottery were drawn in Sacramento.
The long wait is over for Californians who can now finally play the Powerball lottery.