(KTLA) – last month, Edwin Castro has stepped forward to claim the $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot. He won tickets sold at Altadena in November. He was the lone winner of the biggest lottery jackpot in history, but if the tickets sold 28 miles south were only one different in number, he would have had two jackpot winners in California. may have been
Castro’s ticket matched all six Winning number – 10, 33, 41, 47, 56, and a red Powerball 10 – for the November 7th draw. Tickets sold at his Stues Dairy in Gardena said he couldn’t divide the jackpot with Castro by a single number, the California Lottery announced Wednesday.
Although not as big as Castro’s winnings, he opted for cash payouts. Less than half the jackpot size – The ticket value claimed by Ana Contreras was $1,149,661.
That’s more than the value of matching tickets sold in five other states (22 in a record Powerball jackpot draw, three of which were sold in California). Powerball according to, The payment for such a ticket is $1 millionwhich can be increased if the ticket holder chooses the power play option.
For Contreras, her payout exceeded the standard $1 million. California has pari-mutuel prize money For prizes other than jackpots. This allows fixed prizes to vary based on ticket sales and number of winners.
Sound familiar? This is because if there are multiple Mega Millions or Powerball jackpot winners, the funds will be split evenly. When California’s Steve Tran matched all six of his winning numbers for his $648 million Mega Millions jackpot in 2013, Stone, Georgia tickets also sold at his Mountain Matched.winner of both received $324 million.
Like the jackpot, lower-level prizes, such as those claimed by Contreras, can also grow in California thanks to pari-mutuel status.
“Over time, pari-mutuel prizes at that secondary price level, just like in other states, mathematically average up to $1 million,” says Carolyn Becker, California Lottery. told Nexter earlier this year“But for any player, it could be a lot, or it could be a little.”
Stues Dairy also receives a bonus of around $6,000 for selling Contreras tickets. His two other tickets sold in California to capture the second place prize are also worth him $1,149,661, but the winner has yet to be named for those payouts.
california public schools Receive funds through state lottery salesreceived $156.3 million during Powerball’s historic run, reaching a $2.04 billion jackpot in the fall.
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