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$3 million Powerball ticket sold at Ontario gas station

By in Press Enterprise on January 4, 2018

By Beatriz E. Valenzuela

No one hit the big Powerball jackpot Wednesday night, but someone who bought a ticket in the Inland Empire is more than $3 million richer.

The ticket worth $3,264,394 and sold at the Shell station at 601 E. Holt Avenue, hit all five numbers but was missing the all-important Powerball number, according to the California Lottery website.

Powerball is a multi-state lottery game in which the jackpots can reach more than a billion dollars, but typically station around a few hundred million dollars. Players need to match all five numbers and the Powerball number to win the full prize, but other combinations of matched numbers can net big prizes, as well. Draws close at 7 p.m. every Wednesday and Saturday and are drawn at 7:59 p.m.

The largest Powerball jackpot in history, $1.6 billion, was sold nearly two years ago on Jan 13, 2016. One of the three winning jackpot tickets was sold in Chino Hills.

No one has come forward to claim Wednesday’s prize, officials said.


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