Susanville Supermarket IGA Sells Winning Million Dollar Ticket

Close to becoming a billionaire, a person bought a ticket one number shy of the Powerball jackpot from Susanville Supermarket IGA. Though that person, not yet identified by California Lottery Officials, will not walk away empty-handed. The lucky ticket holder will join two others in the state who had all five correct numbers except for the Powerball number, for over a 1.1 million dollar prize.

The odds of picking the Powerball winning numbers are one in nearly 300 million. The odds of picking all the numbers except the Powerball are one in 12 million.

The national Powerball website reports there were 16 such tickets told nationally.

The drawing for the $1.9 billion jackpot, a U.S. record, is tonight.