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Powerball ticket sold in Bay Area wins nearly $800,000 in Wednesday drawing

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A lottery player shows his scan card for his personal selection numbers for a ticket for a Powerball drawing. | Source: Keith Srakocic/Associated Press

Wednesday night’s winning Powerball numbers were 1, 7, 46, 47 and 63, with a Powerball of 7. No winning ticket was sold in the $850 million drawing, but one ticket sold in San Jose matched five numbers, which means a prize of $796,425, according to the California Lottery.

The “5/5” winning ticket—which did not match the Powerball—was sold at the Quik Stop market at 5 Stewart Ave. in San Jose, just off Alum Rock Avenue east of Interstate 680.

Other “5/5” tickets were sold in Kansas, New York and Maryland, according to the administrators of the multistate game. Odds of matching 5 out of 5 numbers, not including the Powerball, are 1 in 11,688,054, according to the California Lottery.

Although the parent Powerball organization pegged the payout for “5/5” tickets at $1 million, payout amounts in California can vary. In California, Powerball prize amounts are pari-mutuel, meaning they will vary depending on ticket sales and number of winners and will differ from the fixed prizes shown on the Powerball website.

The next Powerball drawing is Saturday, with a jackpot of $925 million.

The jackpot for the next drawing Saturday night remains the world’s ninth-largest lottery prize of all time, behind earlier prizes in the Powerball and Mega Millions games that all topped $1 billion.

The jackpot has grown so large because there have now been 30 consecutive drawings without a big winner, dating back to July 19. Powerball’s terrible odds of 1 in 292.2 million are designed to generate big jackpots, with prizes becoming ever larger as they repeatedly roll over when no one wins.

The largest jackpot was a $2.04 billion Powerball prize hit by a player in California in November 2022.

In most states, a Powerball ticket costs $2, and players can select their own numbers or leave that task to a computer.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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