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Winning Powerball ticket: Calif. woman buys winning numbers too late

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   May 20, 2013 at 7:55 AM   |   Comments

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May 20 (UPI) -- One California woman got a major reminder last week that, when it comes to the Powerball jackpot, almost doesn't count.

Margit Arrobio purchased five Powerball tickets at a Pasadena, Calif., gas station on Wednesday, hoping for a shot at the then-jackpot prize of $360 million.

Arrobio found out Thursday morning she had picked all six of Wednesday's numbers. But the lotto said no winning ticket had been sold.

"I called my gas station where I bought the ticket and I said, 'I don't get it. I have every number and yet they say there's no winner,'" Arrobio told KABC.

Arrobio then realized she had bought the tickets around 8 p.m., about an hour after Wednesday's numbers had already been picked.

The jackpot would eventually top out at $590.5 million on Saturday, when a single winning ticket was sold at a Florida supermarket. As of Monday morning, the prize is still unclaimed.

The winning numbers were 22, 10, 13, 14 and 52, with the Powerball number of 11.

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