Last night’s lucky winner takes home a $60 million jackpot of Powerball. The winning ticket was once again sold at a gas station in Northern California, this time in the Sacramento County town of McClellan. The winner has not yet come forward.
Wednesday ticket sold in California matched all five numbers and the Powerball number to win the $60 million jackpot. The winner he or she purchased the ticket at Tooley Oil, a Shell station at 5520 Dudley Boulevard in McClellan (Sacramento County). Store owners Michael and David Tooley will receive $300,000.
|The winning numbers were 3, 8, 25, 30, 47 and the Powerball number was 13.|
“We’re so excited,” said store clerk Medy Stein, adding that this is by far the most exciting thing that has ever happened at Tooley Oil. “Customers keep coming in – they all want to buy tickets now.”
The winner will receive the full $60 million Powerball payout or take it in 30 annual payments of $2 million each, on average. If that fortunate Powerball player wants one single, cash payment, the total will be $33.9 million. The good news for the winner is, California collects no state taxes on lottery winnings.
Out of 15,373,908 tickets sold, in addition to the lone jackpot winner, there were seven tickets sold matching the first five numbers, but not the Powerball number. And four of those had the Power Play option activated. That means those four tickets are worth $2 million each to their purchasers.