LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) Two Californians are nearly $645,000 richer Sunday morning.
Two tickets matched five of six numbers in Saturday’s Powerball drawing. The owner of each ticket has scored $644,506 each
One ticket was sold in Simi Valley (Simi Valley Smoke Shop, 2902 Cochran Street) and the other in San Diego (T&M Liquor, 4245 El Cajon Boulevard.)
Both tickets matched the numbers 2-3-13-16 and 35. They both failed to have the Powerball number — 27. Had the owners matched the Powerball number, they would have split the $167 million jackpot.
The jackpot climbs to $185 million for Wednesday’s draw.
The Powerball game is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Powerball starts at $40 million and climbs every time there is no winner. The record jackpot reached $590 million in May 2013.