Powerball jackpot hit in lucky California
Mega Millions rises to $240 million,
The Golden State has struck lottery gold once again.
A Powerball jackpot of $60 million was won Saturday night by a single ticket sold at Tooley Oil on Dudley Boulevard in McClellan Park, Calif., northeast of Sacramento.
It's California's third winner in the last five Powerball or Mega Millions drawings.
Speaking of Mega Millions, the jackpot is up to $240 million for the annuity, $133 million for the cash, the game's second biggest jackpot in nearly two years. (For numbers, see below.)
Powerball's jackpot for Wednesday's drawing will be $40 million for the annuity, $23 million for the cash because of California's latest win.
Saturday's Powerball numbers were: 3, 8, 25, 30 and 47, with a Powerball of 13.
Seven tickets came close, missing only the Powerball. Four won $2 million each for also having the Power Play multiplier option. Two were sold in North Carolina, one each in Pennsylvania and Indiana. Winning $1 million each were two tickets sold in Florida, and one in Texas.
The Pennsylvania ticket was sold at Smoker’s Express, 200 S. Spring Garden St., in Carlisle, Cumberland County, west of Harrisburg.
California's run of luck began Dec. 17, when Steve Tran of Northern California won half of the second biggest U.S. jackpot ever, a Mega Millions prize worth $648 million for the annuity, $347.6 for the cash. Ira Curry of Stone Mountain, Ga., claimed the other half.
A Missouri ticket hit Powerball on Dec. 25, and Tennessee sold one that won Mega Millions Jan. 3.
On Feb. 19, a Powerball jackpot worth $425.3 million for the annuity, $242.2 million for the cash, was won at a Chevron in Milpitas, north of San Jose. The prize is yet to be claimed.
Latest Mega Millions drawing. The numbers drawn Friday night were 3, 31, 50, 58 and 59, with a Mega Ball of 6. Georgia sold the only $1 million winner, which matched the first five numbers.
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