Three lucky Californians are now millionaires after they matched five Powerball numbers.
While they missed out on the mammoth $564.1 million jackpot, they are now each worth $1,428,692, the California Lottery said.
A ticket with five numbers was sold at a 7-Eleven in Cypress, and stores in Alameda and Mono counties. The Cypress outlet is now perhaps the luckiest lottery store in the whole state, as it has now matched five of six numbers twice in the last three months.
"Oh my goodness, that is great," store owner Ingeeta Jetalpuria said when she learned of the shop’s latest win.
Tickets with all six numbers were sold in North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas and their owners will share an estimated jackpot of $564.1 million. One Match 5 Winners Power Play ticket was sold in Pennsylvania and is worth $2 million.
It is the fifth largest Powerball jackpot in U.S. history. The odds of matching all five numbers and the Powerball number is 1 in 175,223,510, according to the official Powerball website.
The game is played in 43 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia.