Powerball jackpot-winning ticket sold in NH; 3 CA players also win big

In this Jan. 13, 2016 file photo, a clerk hands over a Powerball ticket for cash at Tower City Lottery Stop in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

One ticket sold in New Hampshire matched all six numbers in the Powerball drawing worth $487 million, but some lucky players in California got close and also won big.

The numbers drawn Saturday night were 11, 17, 21, 23, 32, and the Powerball number was five.

Three tickets with five numbers -- but missing the Powerball number -- were sold in California. One was sold at a 7-Eleven in Long Beach, located in the 1100 block of Redondo Avenue. The other two were sold near San Francisco in Capitola and Sunnyvale.

Those tickets are worth $785,000 each before taxes, according to the Multi-State Lottery
Association, which conducts the game.

The odds of matching all five numbers and the Powerball number is one in about 293 million, according to the Powerball website. The overall chance of winning a prize is 1 in 24.87.

The Powerball game is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.
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