Massive .13B Powerball Jackpot Eludes Winners, Leaving .23B for Saturday’s Draw

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Southern California’s Newest Millionaires

Fortune smiled upon two fortunate Southern Californians on Wednesday night when the .13 billion Powerball jackpot was drawn. The winning numbers, 11, 38, 41, 62, 65, brought joy to lottery enthusiasts across the state.

Just a Number Short of the Coveted Prize

While there were no big winners who matched all six numbers and claimed the grand prize, two tickets sold in Albertsons, San Dimas, and Oxnard Shores Bottle Shop in Oxnard, missed only the Powerball number, resulting in impressive payouts of ,622,808 each.

Jackpot Soars to Historic Heights

With no jackpot winner, the main prize continues to grow, reaching an astonishing .23 billion for Saturday night’s drawing. This tantalizing figure makes it the eighth-largest lottery jackpot ever in the United States.

Regular Luck for California

The Golden State has a knack for producing Powerball winners. Wednesday’s draw marked the second time this year that a Southern Californian has claimed the jackpot, following last summer’s .08 billion prize. In 2022, Los Angeles resident Edwin Castro bagged the whopping .04 billion Powerball jackpot.

California’s Powerball Winners Register

  1. .04 billion (Powerball): November 7, 2022
  2. .08 billion (Powerball): July 19, 2023
  3. .62 million (Powerball): March 29, 2024

With 39 consecutive drawings without a jackpot winner, the odds of striking it rich remain slim, standing at 1 in 292.2 million. The suspense continues, keeping lottery fans on the edge of their seats.

Mega-Millions: A Glance at the Biggest Prizes

Powerball is not the only game that offers staggering payouts. The Mega Millions jackpot has also produced its share of multi-billion-dollar winners.

  1. .765 billion (Mega Millions): October 11, 2023
  2. .602 billion (Mega Millions): August 15, 2023
  3. .537 billion (Mega Millions): October 23, 2018
  4. .348 billion (Mega Millions): January 13, 2023

Powerball: More about the Draw

Powerball is a multi-state lottery played in 45 states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tickets cost each, and drawings are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET.

While the jackpot may be elusive, there are various other prize tiers, including matching four numbers plus the Powerball, which awards ,682.

As we await the next Powerball draw, the anticipation among lottery enthusiasts continues to build, fueling dreams and the irresistible lure of a life-changing win.

Data sourced from: ktla.com