While there were no grand prize winners in Saturday's night record Powerball draw, three lucky people bought tickets in Southern California that ended up being worth nearly $800,000 apiece, according to the California Lottery.
Those tickets matched five out of six numbers in the latest game, missing only the Powerball number 13, state lottery officials said in a news release. The winning numbers were 16-19-32-34-57.
In all, six tickets matching five numbers were sold in the state; two were bought in San Bernardino County, and one was purchased in Orange County.
According to the California Lottery, the stores were: Hassan No. 38, at 32842 Pacific Coast Highway Drive in Dana Point; Primm Valley Lotto, at Interstate 15 and Stateline Nevada in Nipton; and Stateline Service, at 65845 Cima Road in Mountain Pass.
The already historic $950 million Powerball jackpot climbed to a new record high of $1.3 billion after no one matched all six numbers to claim Saturday's grand prize. The new total crushes both the lottery record of $656 million and the Powerball record of $590.5 million.
Sales throughout the U.S. were "off the charts" for the latest Powerball draw, the release stated. The jackpot grew an estimated $150 million between Friday and Saturday evening due to a "tremendous spike" in purchases.
In California, players bought a whopping $59.1 million worth of tickets on Saturday by the time sales stopped at 7 p.m.
The previous day, players scooped up $37 million in Powerball tickets, state lottery officials said.
The next drawing of the multi-state game will take place Wednesday at 7:59 p.m. PT.
At its current estimate of $1.3 billion, the grand prize has a cash value of $806 million, according to Powerball.com, a Multi-State Lottery Association website.
Players have roughly 1 in 292 million odds of hitting all five numbers plus the Powerball number to win the substantial jackpot, statistics on the game's website showed.