The tickets may be a bit pricier than what Californians are used to, but then again, the jackpot is higher too.
With $2 and the ding of a cash register, people could start buying Powerball lottery tickets in California on Monday, marking the first official day of the state’s participation in the nationwide game.
The drawings are every Wednesday and Saturday at 7:59 p.m. PST in Orlando, Fla., with a minimum jackpot of $40 million. Only seven states – Utah, Nevada, Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi and Wyoming – don’t participate in Powerball.
Wednesday's jackpot is estimated to be $60 million.
Players pick five unique numbers from a field of one through 59, and a Powerball number from one through 35. The Powerball number can be the same as any of the first five numbers.