The wait is over. The Powerball numbers are out.
At 8 p.m., the winning numbers were chosen: 22, 10, 13, 14, 52 and Powerball 11. Of the millions and millions of people who put down $2 on a dream to become instantly rich, one winning ticket was purchased - in the state of Florida.
No California tickets hit the big jackpot.
A Powerball ticket sold in a San Jose store did have five of the six winning numbers, but missed the Powerball number. The ticket is worth $2,309,228, according to California Lottery officials.
It was sold at the 7-Eleven at 2440 Almaden Expressway. A second ticket with the same winning numbers was sold at a 7-Eleven in Kern County.
The estimated $600 million ended up being just a little shy of the $600M-mark. Lottery officials said late Saturday they estimate the jackpot at $590.5 million with an estimated cash value of $376,900,000.
California joined the Powerball club in December. This was the first mega-jackpot that allowed us to join in on the ticket buying frenzy. Tickets were sold wherever Super Lotto or Mega Million tickets were sold. Currently, 43 states participate in the Powerball Lottery.
Lottery officials say adding California to the mix has given the Powerball jackpot a quick growth spurt that helped lead to Saturday night's prize.
If no one had won tonight, the pot could have gone as high as $975 million, according to the Lottery.
Those looking to find an advantage visited spots deemed lucky retailers. The list included six Bay Area retailers that had a history of selling winning tickets stretching from Santa Cruz to Alameda.
One of those on the list is Kavanagh Liquors in Alameda. It reported long lines throughout the day Friday, with even longer lines Saturday.
Another lucky store was in Los Altos. It was also a very popular destination Saturday thanks to its lucky status with the California lottery.
JP Liquors had lines out the door at times.
Here's what customers and an employee had to say about the chances of a winner coming from Los Altos:
As for this week’s Powerball jackpot, lottery officials say the prize is growing quickly because so many people have been purchasing the $2 tickets. The jackpot has grown by an estimated $236 million since Wednesday’s drawing. The last jackpot was won on March 30, so it's been growing for about six weeks. The next drawing is Saturday night.
The largest jackpot ever was a $656 million Mega Millions prize won in March 2012. The prize was split three ways with winners in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.
People in Nevada drove hours to cross the California state line in order to buy tickets. Those lines were blocks long Friday and were expected to get longer Saturday.
The photo to the right is the line at the Primm store in Nipton, California. The store is very close to the Nevada border and many Nevadans make the trek.
NBC Bay Area reporter Sam Brock broke down the bad news to us.
He has a Reality Check on the odds we really have of winning the money. Odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are about 1 in 175 million.
His video below:
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