Powerball Jackpot At $450 Million, Three Winners Claim Millions

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While nobody claimed the jackpot, which was over $380 million last we reported, the California Lottery reported that a $14 million lotto ticket had been sold on Saturday and that it was one of three big winners across Southern California.

The other two players in Los Angeles and Norco were close to splitting the jackpot, as each matched five of the six winning Powerball numbers. Their tickets, which NBC Los Angeles reported have yet to be claimed, are worth $1,333,464 before taxes.

The next Powerball drawing is scheduled to take place on Wednesday night.

The $450 million pot, if estimates are correct, would be the 5th largest jackpot in United States history and the third largest in the history of Powerball.

The multi-state game had nearly 44,000 winning tickets in Tennessee, NBC 9 News wrote in a report in which they quoted the Tennessee Lottery’s President and CEO, Rebecca Hargrove, as having said that the “big jackpots are always a source of great fun and intense interest.”

The big jackpots are always a source of great fun and intense interest, creating excitement throughout the state and beyond

The winning Super Lotto Plus ticket, worth $14 million, was sold on Saturday at a donut shop in Glendale, according to the lottery. Whoever claims the ticket, which had six matching numbers, is eligible for a lump-sum payment of $9.5 million or the entire amount paid out over the course of 30 years.

Lottery officials broke the news of the winning ticket’s sale to the donut shop’s owner, Hovik Cholakian, who screamed with excitement as he exclaimed that it was his “first big win” and that he was “very excited” for his $70,000 payday.

This is my first big win. I’m very excited (…) We work very hard, 12-13 hours a day, seven days a week. Having $70,000 (come in) is a lot of money for us!

The largest Powerball jackpot of all time was $590.5 million and it was won on 5/18/2013 in Florida, according to the California Lottery.

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