For the third time in less than a year, a Powerball jackpot-winning ticket worth more than $1 billion has been sold in Southern California, this time crowning a $1.73 billion winner in Frazier Park.
The winning numbers from Wednesday’s drawing were 22, 24, 40, 52, 64 and the Powerball 10.
A single ticket matching all six numbers was sold at Midway Market & Liquor at 6032 Frazier Mountain Park Road, according to the California Lottery.
Frazier Park is located in Kern County, roughly 45 miles south of Bakersfield and 70 miles north of Los Angeles.
Before Wednesday, there had been 35 consecutive drawings without a big winner, stretching back to July 19 when a ticket worth $1.08 billion was sold at Las Palmitas Mini Market on Wall Street in downtown Los Angeles.
The $1.73 billion jackpot is the world’s second-largest lottery prize, second only to the historic $2.04 billion Powerball won by Edwin Castro in Altadena, California last November. Castro has since embarked on a real estate shopping spree, purchasing several multi-million dollar homes in affluent L.A. neighborhoods.
The holder of July’s winning ticket sold in downtown L.A. still has not been identified.
Also in Southern California, in Monterey Park, a ticket matching five of the numbers, worth nearly $1 million was sold at Atlantic Wine & Spirit at 504 S. Atlantic Boulevard.
In California, proceeds from lottery ticket sales benefit public schools.
“California Lottery has been able to raise nearly $110 million for public education just from sales of this [Powerball] game since the last time the jackpot was hit nearly three months ago,”officials said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.