Powerball players purchase a $2 ticket and choose 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.
California is one of eight states that currently does not offer the
Powerball game. Other states that do not offer the game are Utah,
Nevada, Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi and Wyoming.
The commission believes adding Powerball could net the state from $90 million to $120
million annually in lottery revenue, according to a memo sent by
Lottery Commissioner Robert O'Neill to other commission members.
Californians, are you planning on getting in the game? Let us know what you think about Powerball in the comments below or by tweeting @LANow.
Join Times reporter Wesley Lowery and city editor Shelby Grad at 3:45 p.m. for a Google+ hangout on Powerball in California.
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