A lucky lottery player in California is the newest Powerball millionaire. Lottery officials say one ticket, sold at a Chevron station near San Jose, is the sole winner in Wednesdat night's $425 million Powerball drawing.
The winning numbers drawn were: 1, 17, 35, 49, 54 with a Powerball of 34.
There were no million-dollar winners in Missouri. Lottery officials report that two people in Missouri matched four white balls and the Powerball. One of them used the Power-play to triple the $10,000 prize.
Another big Powerball jackpot is up for grabs this week.
Lottery officials said no one matched all six numbers for Saturday's $330.8 million drawing. So the prize for Wednesday's drawing is expected to be the fourth-biggest Powerball jackpot and sixth-highest lottery prize of all time. The estimated jackpot: at least $400 million. That's just over $227 million for a single winner who opts for a lump sum.
Powerball jackpots have set several new records since January 2012, when ticket prices rose to $2 and starting prizes were raised to $40 million.
This pot has been growing since December.
PLATTE WOODS, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Lottery says a Powerball ticket worth $71.5 million was sold at a Kansas City-area convenience store.
Lottery officials said Friday a ticket sold at the Autobahn BP store in Platte Woods matched all six numbers drawn Christmas night. The store will get a $50,000 bonus for selling the prize. And the winner can either collect the full jackpot in 30 annuity payments, or take the one-lump payment of $39.8 million before taxes.
Lottery spokeswoman Susan Goedde says the winner will be announced in the next few days through a news release or news conference.
The winning numbers are 23, 28, 38, 39, 56 and the Powerball number is 32.
It was a very Merry Christmas for one lottery player in Missouri. The winning Powerball ticket from last night's drawing was sold in Missouri and matched all six numbers. The jackpot totaled $71.5 million. The winning numbers were: 23, 28, 38, 39, 56, and the Powerball number was 32.
Lottery officials advise that if you hold the winning ticket, be sure to sign the back and put it in a safe place until you can take it to the Missouri Lottery Headquarters in Jefferson City.
The Missouri winner has 180 days to claim this prize, which in this case is June 23, 2014. The winner can select to receive the jackpot prize in 30 graduated annuity payments or in one lump-sum payment worth approximately $39.8 million before taxes.
If you bought a Powerball ticket in St. Louis County for last night's drawing, you may want to check your numbers as Missouri has a new millionaire.
The winning ticket, worth $2-million, was sold at the Schnucks Market in the 10-thousand block of Manchester Road.
It matched all five white balls which were 6, 9, 11, 31 and 34. It was also subject to the Power Play, which doubled the value of the prize from one million to two million dollars.
The winner has until June 4, 2014 to claim their prize.
There were no million dollar winners in Missouri or Illinois from Wednesday's Powerball drawing.
One winning ticket was sold in South Carolina. That ticket is worth an estimated $400 million.
Lottery officials report the top prize won in Missouri was $10,000 for one lucky player who matched four white balls and the Powerball. There were nine such $10,000 winners in Illinois.
The Powerball numbers for Wednesday, Sept. 18: 07 - 10 - 22 - 32 - 35 and the Powerball was 19.
The jackpot for the next drawing on Saturday, Sept. 21 is expected to be $40 million.
LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. (AP) - Two New Jersey officials say 16 workers from a county garage in Toms River have one of the three winning tickets in the $448 million Powerball jackpot.
The Press of Atlantic City reports that Ocean County Vehicle Maintenance Department Director Jim Pine and Freeholder Jack Kelly say the employees have the ticket sold at an Acme Markets store in Little Egg Harbor.
Pine says they're a group of "wonderful, hardworking people," who showed up for work on Thursday.
Paul White, a 45 year old project engineer from Ham Lake, Minn., claimed his third of the jackpot Thursday. He's taking a lump sum, which will amount to $58.3 million after taxes.
The holder of the third ticket, also from New Jersey, hasn't come forward yet. That ticket was sold in a supermarket in central New Jersey.
ROSEVILLE, Minn. (AP) - A project engineer from a northwest Minneapolis suburb has come forward to claim one-third of a $448 million Powerball jackpot.
Paul White, of Ham Lake, was introduced Thursday afternoon at a news conference at the Minnesota State Lottery's headquarters.
The other two winning tickets were sold in New Jersey.
White says he learned he was holding a winning ticket Thursday morning after his "significant other" called him to say one of three winners had been sold in Minnesota. He says he purchased 10 tickets for Wednesday's drawing, and found one matched all six numbers.
ST. PETERS, Mo. (AP) - None of the three big winners in the near-record Powerball drawing bought their tickets in Missouri, but a $1 million consolation prize ticket was purchased in suburban St. Louis.
The Missouri Lottery says a ticket matching all five white-ball numbers was purchased for the Wednesday drawing at a Huck's convenience store in St. Peters. That ticket failed to match the Powerball number of 32, but did match the white-ball numbers: 5, 25, 30, 58 and 59. The Powerball jackpot was $448.4 million.
Players have 180 days from the drawing to claim their prize - in this case, until Feb. 3.