Somebody who purchased a Powerball ticket in Fresno is a staggering $213.4 million richer after winning Wednesday night’s Powerball jackpot.
They got all six numbers correct. It’s the first time the winning ticket has been sold in California since the state began participating in Powerball on April 8, 2013.
Here are the historic winning numbers: 3-23-31-34-47 and Powerball number 13. If the winner (who has not come forward as of yet) decides to take the lump sum, the amount No other player anywhere else in the country also correctly picked all six numbers. Therefore, California’s newest millionaire will not have to split the jackpot with another winner! We’re talking $213,400,000 all for him or her. That’s a lot of zeroes!
The winning ticket was purchased at Fast N Easy, which is located at 6451 E. Shields Avenue in Fresno. As a reward for selling the historic ticket, which is now worth a fortune, this lucky retailer will be receiving a $1 million bonus.
The California Lottery strongly urges the winner to sign the back of their ticket, obviously keep it in a safe place and contact Lottery officials.
The $213.4 million win is the third largest jackpot in California history. On November 15, 2005, a $315 million Mega Millions ticket was sold in Anaheim (Orange County). On May 4, 2010, a $266 million Mega Millions ticket was sold in Pico Rivera (Los Angeles County).
The California Lottery has sold more than $400 million in Powerball tickets since the state began offering the game more than six months ago. The California Lottery contributed more than $1 billion to California public schools in 2012-2013, the 13th year in a row the Lottery has exceeded the $1 billion mark.
Odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 175 million. Jackpots start at $40 million and roll by a minimum of $10 million with each draw. Draw times are Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7:59 p.m. Tickets sales are suspended from 7 to 7:05 p.m. the day of the draw. Tickets are $2 and can be purchased from any of the more than 21,000 California Lottery retailers.Visit the California Lottery’s Powerball site for more information on how to play.