HAWTHORNE (CBSLA.com) — Several dozen people Saturday lined up outside a Hawthorne liquor store to purchase tickets for the much-anticipated Powerball drawing.
Fueled by a desire to win, lottery hopefuls flocked to Bluebird Liquor in the 13700 block of Hawthorne Boulevard, where four jackpots have previously been sold.READ MORE: Andrew Marnell Of Beverly Grove Pleads Guilty To Taking Out $9 Million In COVID Relief Loans For Gambling Trips To Vegas, Luxury Purchases
Each of those winning tickets had paid out over a million dollars. The liquor store has also been a hot spot for other smaller pay-outs.
“There are winners here already. You never know. There might be another winner. That’s why I’m here,” said Thomas, one store patron.
The $600 jackpot is the largest in Powerball history. The previous record jackpot reached $588 million in November of last year.READ MORE: Chey Smart Of Costa Mesa Arrested After Drone Carrying Drugs Lands At Theo Lacy Jail In Orange
The multi-state jackpot is played in 45 jurisdictions. The $2-per-play Powerball game arrived in California this past April.
The cash value of Saturday’s jackpot is $376.9 million.
Tune in to KCAL9 at 7:59 p.m. to watch the Powerball drawing.MORE NEWS: California Recall Could Boost Newsom's Clout For 2022
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