A liquor store in Sacramento’s South Land Park neighborhood sold a winning Powerball ticket worth $1.67 million over the Thanksgiving weekend, missing the jackpot prize by just one number.
The winning ticket was sold at Lichine’s Liquor & Deli at 7107 S. Land Park Drive, according to a news release from the California Lottery. The ticket sold at the Sacramento store matched five numbers in Saturday night’s Powerball drawing (8-32-55-64-66), missing only the Mega number (10).
The jackpot Powerball prize in Saturday’s drawing would’ve been worth $243 million; it wasn’t sold. The Powerball jackpot climbed to $253 million in Monday’s drawing; it wasn’t sold. Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is expected to be $264 million.
The store’s owner told KCRA 3 this was fourth time the store sold a big prize lottery ticket, including winning tickets worth $72 million, $15 million and $4.5 million. Lichine’s Liquor & Deli will receive more than $8,000 for selling the winning ticket, according to lottery officials.
Also over the Thanksgiving weekend, a Southern California gas station sold a winning lottery ticket worth $38 million, according to the news release. The jackpot SuperLotto Plus winning ticket matched all six winning numbers (1-11-27-31-36 and Mega number 22) in Saturday’s drawing. The ticket was sold at the Plum Canyon Shell gas station at 19161 Skyline Ranch Road in Santa Clarita in Los Angeles County.
California Lottery officials said they will not know the winners’ identities until the prizes are claimed. People who believe they have a winning ticket need to complete a California Lottery claim form available online on its website, at all Lottery District Offices or at more than 23,000 Lottery retailers throughout the state.