UPDATE : Winning numbers: 32, 16, 19, 57, 34 and the Powerball number 13. There was no jackpot winner for Saturday's multi-state Powerball drawing. The payout to Wednesday’s drawing is expect to reach $1.3 billion.
In a press release, California Lottery said six tickets sold in California matched five of six numbers, missing only the Powerball number. Those tickets were sold in Fremont, Stockton, Nice (Lake County), Dana Point, and two locations in San Bernardino County.
With demand surging, lottery officials have increased the projected payout on Saturday’s history-making multi-state Powerball jackpot to $900 million.
While a California Lottery press release teases the prospect of the drawing reaching the $1 billion mark, Alex Traverso, a spokesman for the California Lottery said there will not be additional upward adjustments of the payout until after the 7:59 p.m. draw. Ticket sales are suspended at 7 p.m.
Since the payout is based on the number of tickets sold and number of winning tickets, the exact prize is yet to be determined.
If one California player matches all six numbers, they’ll have the option of taking an estimated $558 million lump sum amount.
If no player hit all six numbers, the payout to Wednesday’s drawing is expect to hit $1.3 billion, Traverso said.
The largest previous Powerball jackpot was $590.5 million awarded May 18, 2013. The largest U.S. jackpot awarded March 30, 2012 when tickets purchased in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland split the $656 million Mega Millions prize.