One winning ticket for the Powerball jackpot worth a billion dollars was sold on Wednesday night, the lottery said.
It was purchased from the Las Palmitas Mini Market in downtown Los Angeles, according to CBS News Los Angeles.
The winning numbers were 7, 10, 11, 13 and 24 with Powerball 24.
The ticket holder or holders will be able to choose either an estimated one-time payment of $516.8 million or an annuity.
It was the second time in eight months that a $1 billion Powerball ticket has been sold in Los Angeles County, CBS News Los Angeles notes. In November, a lucky man at the Joe Service Center in Altadena guessed the numbers associated with the record-breaking $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot.
The jackpot has grown since April 19, when a ticket purchased in Ohio won a $252.6 million jackpot. Prior to Wednesday night’s draw, no one had matched five white balls and a red Powerball in the last 38 chances to win.
The billion dollar top prize is the third largest in the game’s history since its launch in 1992. Last year, a single ticket sold in California won a world-record $2.04 billion jackpot, while the game’s second-biggest top prize of $1.586 billion was split between winners in California, Florida and Tennessee.
Earlier this year, a ticket sold in Washington State won a $754.6 million jackpot, the sixth largest in the game. The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.
In Mega Millions, the $720 million jackpot will be drawn on Friday night after no one matched all six numbers in Tuesday night’s draw. The winning numbers were 19, 22, 31, 37, 54 with Mega Ball 18.
If someone wins on Friday night, the cash option would be approximately $369.6 million. The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350.
The two giant jackpots have prompted some people to pool their money and buy tickets by the dozen in hopes of winning big.
In Southern California on Tuesday, a woman bought 50 lottery tickets at a 7-Eleven store for herself and her colleagues, according to CBS News Los Angeles.
“I already told them today: if I win tonight, I won’t even enter, that’s for sure, they know,” the woman told the TV channel. “My boss is in this with me.”