It wasn’t the biggest prize, but a lucky person who purchased a ticket in South Pasadena for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing has plenty to smile about after winning $1.3 million.
While two individuals split $632, matching all six numbers, a ticket sold at the Chevron gas station, 1400 Mission Street in the city, had five, but missed the Powerball number, according to lottery officials.
The lucky ticket sold in South Pasadena will enable the person holding it to walk away with $1,303, 479 to be exact, joining 13 others who matched five numbers.
Two winners matched all six, dividing $632 million – one in Sacramento and a second in Wisconsin. They have the cash option of splitting $450 million in one the largest jackpots in Powerball history.
It takes a lot of luck to come away a huge winner, says the Multi-State Lottery Association, giving the odds of winning at one in 292.2 million to match all five numbers and the Powerball number.
Plenty of smaller amounts of winnings fell into the hands of lottery ticket buyers hoping to cash in big in the Powerball drawing. Wednesday’s winning numbers were: 6, 14, 25, 33 and 46. The Powerball was 17.