Smaller Prizes: Bay Area Powerball Winners Stand to Make $638,000; Median Home Price $661,000 - NBC Bay Area
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Smaller Prizes: Bay Area Powerball Winners Stand to Make $638,000; Median Home Price $661,000

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    The four winning Bay Area lottery tickets with five out of six matching numbers for Wednesday's unprecedented $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot will stand to pocket a cool $638,146. Janelle Wang reports. (Published Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016)

    The four winning Bay Area lottery tickets with five out of six matching numbers for Wednesday's unprecedented $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot will stand to pocket a cool $638,146.

    Not a bad chunk of change, for sure.

    But to put that seemingly hefty prize in perspective. The median home price in the Bay area is currently estimated at $661,000.

    And let's say, you're sharing an office pool with 10 colleagues, your split of the winnings may not be enough to even plunk down a down payment.

    The big California Powerball winner so far bought a ticket in Chino Hills, Calif.

    And that lucky player when he or she comes forward, will make $500 million. Two other Powerball jackpot winners and Tennesee and Florida, also won the big prize, splitting the unprecedented $1.5 billion pot three ways.

    Here are the locations of the winning 5-out-of-6 tickets in the Bay Area:

    Larkfield Union 76 station at 4605 Old Redwood Highway in Santa Rosa and the Quik Stop at 601 N. Cloverdale Blvd. in Cloverdale.

    The other two tickets were sold at the Chevron at 404 Soquel Ave. in Santa Cruz, and the 7-Eleven at 2000 Nut Tree Rd. in Vacaville.

    A total of 12 tickets with five out of six matching numbers were sold statewide.

    See the chart below for prize amounts for the drawing on Wednesday, Jan. 13:

    Prizes for the Powerball drawing on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016.
    Photo credit: Courtesy: California Lottery

    If you won a prize, here's how to claim it:

    If it's $599 or less, go to any California Lottery retailer, such as the place where you purchased the ticket, and get a cash payout.

    If it's $600 or more, you'll have to fill out a claim form. There are two California Lottery district offices in LA County, one in Orange County and another in San Bernardino County. Click here for office locations.

    For more information on claiming prizes, visit calottery.com.

    The next Powerball drawing is Saturday. The pot now stands at $40 million.

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