ENCINITAS, Calif. — The Powerball drawing is at a record $1.9 billion, as no tickets have matched all the winning numbers.
However, a near-winning ticket was sold at a Rite Aid location in Encinitas.
The ticket had five matching numbers but missed the Powerball number.
The person who bought the ticket won $1.12 million.
Two other tickets were sold in California, with five matching numbers in San Leandro and Susanville.
Those tickets were also worth $1.12 million.
"It's pretty cool that somebody won," said Isidro Gonzales.
Saturday's $1.6 billion jackpot was the largest in U.S. history.
Since no one was lucky enough to have all six numbers, Powerball has grown to a record $1.9 billion.
"It's amazing. I don't play the lottery, but I wish I did," said Albert Liu.
The odds of taking home the entire jackpot is 1 in 292 million, according to Powerball. Odds that seem unimaginable to many people.
"I have no idea. I wouldn't even know what to do," Alicia said.
A winner could receive the prize as an annuity spread over 29 years or as a lump sum of $929.1 million.
"Man, I'd invest it in a good cause, but I'm not sure what that is," Lie said.
The last time anyone matched all five winning numbers and the Powerball was August 2022.
The next lottery drawing for the record $1.9 billion was scheduled for Monday.
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Here are the 10 most common numbers to be drawn on the five white balls for the past seven years.
- 61: Drawn 78 times
- 32: Drawn 77 times
- 63: Drawn 73 times
- 21: Drawn 73 times
- 69: Drawn 72 times
- 36: Drawn 70 times
- 23: Drawn 70 times
- 39: Drawn 69 times
- 62: Drawn 69 times
- 59: Drawn 68 times
Most common Powerball numbers
Here are the 10 most common numbers for the red Powerball in the last seven years.
- 24: Drawn 45 times.
- 18: Drawn 42 times
- 4: Drawn 36 times
- 13: Drawn 34 times
- 21: Drawn 34 times
- 10: Drawn 33 times
- 6: Drawn 33 times
- 26: Drawn 33 times
- 19: Drawn 32 times
- 3: Drawn 32 times