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California lottery ticket wins $425 million Powerball jackpot

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Final jackpot total of $425.3 million is sixth-largest ever in USA

By Todd Northrop

One winning Powerball lottery ticket that hit a $425.3 million jackpot Wednesday night was sold in Milpitas, California, according to lottery officials.

The ticket was purchased at Dixon Landing Chevron, located at 1551 California Circle.  It successfully matched the numbers 1, 17, 35, 49, and 54, in addition to the Powerball number 34.  The Power Play number was 3.

The $425.3 million Powerball jackpot, which is the sixth-largest of any lottery game in history, started as a $40 million prize on December 28, 2013, and continued accumulating prize money for 15 consecutive drawings, until it was finally won Wednesday night.

Early Sunday morning the game's organizer estimated Wednesday's jackpot at $400 million, and larger-than expected ticket sales led to the upwardly-revised total announced just before the drawing Wednesday.

Dixon Landing Chevron will receive a $1 million bonus for selling the winning ticket, officials said.

The South Bay is no stranger to selling jackpot-winning lottery tickets.

In December, a small San Jose gift shop sold a $324 million Mega Millions ticket. It was one of two big tickets. The other was sold in Georgia.

In addition to the big jackpot winner, 18 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Arizona, 2 from California, 2 from Florida, 2 from Georgia, 1 from Indiana, 1 from Louisiana, 2 from New York, 1 from Ohio, 1 from Pennsylvania, 1 from South Carolina, 2 from Tennessee, 1 from Texas, and 1 from West Virginia.

The 2 California second-prize winners will each be awarded $1,444,906, because California does not award fixed prizes. By law, California awards all prizes on a pari-mutuel basis, meaning the prizes will change each drawing based on the number of tickets sold and the number of tickets that won at each prize level.

Only the ticket sold in Texas was purchased with the Power Play option for an extra $1, automatically doubling that prize to $2 million.

Power Play is not available in California, because the fixed nature of the prize increase offered in Power Play is not compatible with California's pari-mutuel payouts.

144 tickets matched four white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Of those tickets, 16 were purchased with the Power Play option, increasing the prize to $30,000, and 17 of the tickets were sold in California, where the prize was worth $9,308 this drawing.

The jackpot for the Saturday Powerball drawing is reset to $40 million.

Powerball is now played in 43 states, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Tickets cost $2 each.

A 44th Powerball state will be added in early 2014, as the state of Wyoming has approved a new state lottery with the intention of joining Powerball and other multi-state lottery games. (See Wyoming officially becomes 44th state with a lottery, Lottery Post, Mar. 14, 2013.)

Powerball lottery results are published within minutes of the drawing at USA Mega (www.usamega.com). The USA Mega Web site provides lottery players in-depth information about the United States's two biggest multi-state lottery games, Mega Millions and Powerball.

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RedStang's avatar - 55CHEVYCustom zpsff17f2e3.jpg
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Posted: February 20, 2014, 12:53 am - IP Logged

Bummer. I was hoping it would roll because it's getting warmer and sales would have exploded.

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    Posted: February 20, 2014, 1:29 am - IP Logged

    I did say a California will win this jackpot, was also hoping it was me. Guess I will have to wait for the next jackpot.

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      Posted: February 20, 2014, 1:44 am - IP Logged

      I'm done with Powerball.  Too expensive.  Will only play MM.  Congrats to the winner.

      Understand...  People are more complicated than the masks they wear in society... Everyone is playing to win, and some people will use moral justifications to advance their side.

                                                                                                                                                                                                               Robert Greene

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        Posted: February 20, 2014, 2:40 am - IP Logged

        Congratulations to all the WINNERSParty

                         

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          Posted: February 20, 2014, 3:07 am - IP Logged

          I'm done with Powerball.  Too expensive.  Will only play MM.  Congrats to the winner.

          Ah I never win. Expensive.

          Also I agree beyond mad about 2nd prize not being Xs 1-5 like Mega.

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            Posted: February 20, 2014, 4:07 am - IP Logged

            I did say a California will win this jackpot, was also hoping it was me. Guess I will have to wait for the next jackpot.

            Congratulations you was right I Agree! on to the next one

                             

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              Posted: February 20, 2014, 6:42 am - IP Logged

              Congratulation to all the winner/sThumbs Up

              I Love Pink & Green 1908

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                Posted: February 20, 2014, 7:04 am - IP Logged

                I did say a California will win this jackpot, was also hoping it was me. Guess I will have to wait for the next jackpot.

                newbies much like small children ought to be seen but not heard

                Congrats to the winners and may your new diggs be sitting on a XXL sinkhole

                  jjtheprince's avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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                  Posted: February 20, 2014, 7:05 am - IP Logged

                  Fn California.

                  Why don't they just give California, New York, Florida, and Georgia their OWN MUSL game?

                  They could win every drawing and split the change with each other and the rest of us could actually have a fair shot at winning PB or MM!

                    hearsetrax's avatar - 78638c467ef281febf24383e126f74b6

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                    Posted: February 20, 2014, 7:07 am - IP Logged

                    Fn California.

                    Why don't they just give California, New York, Florida, and Georgia their OWN MUSL game?

                    They could win every drawing and split the change with each other and the rest of us could actually have a fair shot at winning PB or MM!

                    and a G'morning to U too Mr Sour Grapes

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                      Posted: February 20, 2014, 7:11 am - IP Logged

                      Congratulations to all the winners!  Enjoy!

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                        Posted: February 20, 2014, 7:16 am - IP Logged

                        What luck, now they can afford a 3 bedroom house out there. Wink

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                          Posted: February 20, 2014, 7:42 am - IP Logged

                          and a G'morning to U too Mr Sour Grapes

                          LOL.......people get so mad when they don't win, everyone should be used to it by now. Smile

                            hearsetrax's avatar - 78638c467ef281febf24383e126f74b6

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                            Posted: February 20, 2014, 7:49 am - IP Logged

                            LOL.......people get so mad when they don't win, everyone should be used to it by now. Smile

                            you'd think so anyway ......

                            I haven't even checked my ticket yet, nore am I in any hurry

                            heck I'd be very happy just to get my $2  back so I can play the MM Cheers