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Powerball balloons to $1.5 billion after no jackpot winner

Two tickets in California got here near profitable the $1.2-billion Powerball jackpot Wednesday night time, matching 5 of the six numbers to earn greater than $1 million every.

The Powerball jackpot jumped to $1.5 billion after nobody gained it, making it the third-largest lottery prize in U.S. historical past. The document is $1.586 billion, set in 2016 and shared by Powerball winners in California, Florida and Tennessee.

In Wednesday’s drawing, the 2 California tickets received the primary 5 numbers — 2, 11, 22, 35 and 60 — appropriately however missed the Powerball quantity. The profitable tickets are price $1,044,212 every, and one was bought on the Eastland Food Mart in Ontario and the opposite at a 7-Eleven in Milpitas.

Across California, 962,544 partially profitable tickets had been bought, with payouts starting from $4 to greater than $20,000.

No one has gained the Powerball jackpot since Aug. 3, when a ticketholder in Pennsylvania took residence a $202-million prize. Since then, there have been 39 consecutive drawings with out anybody matching all six numbers.

The Powerball jackpot varies relying on what number of numbers a participant appropriately guesses. Guess all 5 numbers and the Powerball appropriately, and the winner can choose to receives a commission yearly over 29 years, or select money, which might be $745.9 million, if the jackpot is at $1.5 billion.

The subsequent Powerball drawing is Saturday. Players trying to check their luck in California have till 7 p.m. Saturday to buy tickets.

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