Sorry, California! Someone In Florida Is $600 Million Richer
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Powerball frenzy came to a sudden and sad (unless you live in Florida) end on Saturday in California.
No California residents had all six numbers in the Saturday record draw.
$600 million was up for grabs.
Two tickets in California had 5/5 matches (no Powerball.) Those $1 million tickets were both sold at 7-Elevens in San Jose and Taft.
One ticket matched all six numbers — sold at at Publix Supermarket in Zephyrhills, Florida. According to Wikipedia, the median income in Zephyrhills (a town of about 10,800 people in Pasco County) is $33,000. Well, that is surely going to go up.
The winning numbers were 10, 13, 14, 22, 52 and the Powerball 11.
The next jackpot will be $40 million — not exactly a modest sum. Still not $600 million!
Powerball is played in 43 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Draws for the $2 game are Wednesdays and Saturdays. Powerball starts at $40 million. The record jackpot — prior to tonight’s — reached $588 million in November 2012.