There Were at Least Three Winning Powerball Tickets

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If you’re listening to this, it means you didn’t win the giant Powerball jackpot last night. If it’s any consolation, we didn’t either.

The winning numbers were 4, 8, 19, 27, and 34 . . . and the Powerball was 10. Time to start beating yourself up for not picking them: “Damn, it’s my birth month plus one, Kobe Bryant’s original jersey number, my dog’s length in centimeters”

There were at least three winning tickets sold. One was in Chino Hills, California. That’s a small suburb east of Los Angeles. It’s also the sixth richest medium-sized city in America, whatever that means.

The other two were in Tennessee and Florida.

We don’t know yet if it’s three individuals, or if the tickets were bought as part of a lottery pool.

Either way, that means the jackpot won’t be $2 billion on Saturday. It’ll be back down to $40 million. I don’t get out of bed for jackpots like that.

And now we can all go back to NOT burning our money on lottery tickets. At least until the jackpot explodes again.

(ABC 7 – Los Angeles / New York Times)