(CNN/CBS13) — Hey, somebody’s got to win it sometime, right? Well that time came Wednesday as one of the two winning tickets for the $630 million Powerball jackpot was sold in Sacramento.
The winning ticket was sold at the 7-Eleven on Wyndham Drive in South Sacramento near Kaiser. Another was sold in Wisconsin.READ MORE: Rocklin Teacher Comes Under Fire For Years-OId Tweets With Derogatory, Racist Tone
Powerball ticket sales soared across the country.
The $630 million jackpot, the Multi-State Lottery Association says, was higher than estimates and fueled by fast-growing numbers of people plopping down 2 bucks for a million-to-1 shot at the fortune.
Actually, the odds were way worse than that: 1 in 292.2 million, Powerball says.READ MORE: 11-Year-Old Loomis Boy Reunited With Stolen Dirt Bike; Deputies Track Down Suspect
Chances of winning a prize are better — 1 in 24.9, Powerball says.
The last Powerball jackpot winner claimed a $699.8 million grand prize on October 4 in California.
Wednesday night’s drawing was for the seventh-largest jackpot in Powerball history, with a cash value of $448.4 million.MORE NEWS: SCUSD's New Race And Equity Liaison Talk District's Move To Fire Teacher Who Used N-Word
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