A $14 million lotto ticket was sold Saturday, one of three big winners across Southern California on a day where many played the lottery looking to win many millions of dollars, according to the California Lottery.
While no one hit the $380 million jackpot available in Powerball, three tickets were sold that were worth at least $1.3 million, Lottery officials said.
Two players in Los Angeles and Norco came close to splitting the jackpot, matching five of six Powerball numbers. Their tickets, which haven't yet been claimed, have a pretax value of $1,388,464.
U.S. & World
The next Powerball drawing is Wednesday night. The pot is estimated at $450 million, making it the fifth largest jackpot in U.S. history and the third largest in Powerball history.
Those two winning tickets pale in comparison to the $14 million Super Lotto Plus winner sold Saturday at a Glendale doughnut shop, according to the lottery. They matched six numbers in the game, making whoever claims the ticket eligible for $9.5 million in a lump-sum payment or the entire amount over 30 years.
The $14 million payout was a boom for the shop that sold the winning ticket, which wins a small bonus payout for itself.
When lottery officials broke the news to Hovik Cholakian, the shop's owner, he screamed with excitement, according to the lottery news release.
"This is my first big win. I'm very excited," Cholakian told the lottery. "We work very hard, 12-13 hours a day, seven days a week. Having $70,000 (come in) is a lot of money for us!"
Top Powerball Jackpots All Time
$590.5 million: won 5/18/2013 in Florida
$587.5 million: won 11/28/2012 in Missouri, Arizona
$450 million: next draw Wednesday, Feb. 11.
$448.4 million: won 8/7/2013 in Minnesota, New Jersey
$425.3 million: Won 2/19/2014 in California
(Source: California Lottery)