SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Here we all are again. Clutching our Powerball tickets and waiting for the next numbers to be announced.
After no one won Wednesday's drawing, the Powerball's jackpot climbed to a massive $535 million. Since June 10, the jackpot has climbed week after week for 19 straight drawings without a winner.
The odds of winning the Powerball are one in 292 million. Anyone who still hasn't purchased a $2 ticket - or plans to buy another - can do so until 7 p.m. Saturday.
California Lottery has an online map for anyone seeking a place to buy tickets. You can even sort by the area's "luckiest" spots. Just enter your city or zip code for locations closest to you.
In San Diego (92101) for instance, the luckiest locations are:
- Lotto King - 1069 6th Ave.
- Quick Stop Market & Wash - 728 4th Ave.
- 7-Eleven - 1223 Market St.
- Albertsons - 655 14th St.
- Millers Market - 2985 C St.
- Ralphs - 1030 University Ave.
- Del Mission Liquor - 135 Washington St.
- 7-Eleven - 1602 University Ave.
- Glenn's Market - 2861 University Ave.
- 7-Eleven - 3105 Fairmont Ave.
These locations will vary depending on what zip code is entered.
If you think the winner will walk away with a clean $510 million, though, you're wrong. The winner will receive close to that amount if they elect for a payout over the next 29 years.
Those who decide to take a lump-sum will walk away with much less. For the $430 million jackpot, for instance, the cash value for lump-sum was $273 million.
Either way, that's still a lot of cheddar - and taxes.
10News reporter Ariel Wesler was live on Facebook Wednesday in Golden Hill to catch some of the local Powerball fun: