CHINO HILLS (CBSLA) — What would you do if you were a billionaire?
It’s a question a lot of Southern Californians are asking themselves now that the Mega Millions jackpot climbed to a cool $1 billion. Unfortunately for Californians, no one from our fair state won this time. Friday’s winning numbers were 15, 23, 53, 65, 70, with MegaBall 7.
At a 7-Eleven in Chino Hills, where a $1.6 billion Powerball ticket was sold in 2016, customers have been lined up since the wee hours of the morning.
One woman waiting in line to buy lottery tickets said she would take a vacation and maybe make a donation to Cal State Dominguez Hills, where she works. Another said she would retire as many of her friends as family as possible.
Even though the odds are slim – about 1 in 303 million — she said the billion-dollar daydreams are fun.
“It’s still a really good feeling, and it’s exciting,” she said.
But Friday wasn’t the only chance for lottery players to win big money. The Powerball has also grown to $430 million, and those numbers will be drawn on Saturday.