Powerball jackpot ticket sold in California grocery store; winner can take $700-M prize

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Around $700 million could be added to someone’s pocket following the sale of a winning Powerball ticket in California.

The California Lottery announced on its website that the jackpot-winning ticket on Monday was sold at a grocery establishment in Morro Bay, on the coast close to San Luis Obispo. The winning numbers are 12, 22, 54, 66, 69 and the Powerball of 15.

According to the lottery, the jackpot has increased to $699.8 million, which was the fifth-largest in the history of Powerball while the seventh-largest in the history of the U.S. lottery.

The jackpot kept on climbing as no one was able to hit it since June, game officials said.

In its statement, Powerball said the jackpot was missed on Saturday so it climbed to $670 million, and even soared to $699.8 million due to the surge of sales.

The blow of luck for the ticket holder on Monday arrived shortly more than a month following the beginning of draw done Mondays, and the third day was added in August. The drawings before were done every Wednesday and Saturday per week, NBC News reported.

If the winner gets an endowment, the approximate prize is $699.8 million. It can be $456 million if taken as cash.

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