$690 million combined jackpot in Mega Millions, Powerball

- The line will be long at Bluebird Liquor and many other stores that carry lottery tickets, as people are hoping to strike it rich as the end of the year approaches. Customers are buying tickets for Friday night’s Mega Millions, which stands at $306 million.  People are also getting Powerball tickets for Saturday night’s drawing. The Powerball jackpot is now $384 million.  

Bluebird Liquor is considered to be one of the luckiest stores in California, since multiple winning tickets worth millions of dollars have been sold at the store.  

Owner James Kim and cashier Ronald were on hand, and Ronald showed FOX 11 his ritual for people who buy tickets at his shop. Ronald gives them good luck by placing the ticket(s) on his forehead, saying a prayer and making a gesture to his heart, then rubbing the tickets on one of the original blue bird statues at the store.  You can find a list of winners posted at the store, which many people see while waiting to buy tickets.  
 

 

To play Mega Millions, buy the ticket at one of the 21,000 California lottery retail locations. Click here for a list of retailers.  Then, pick five lucky numbers from 1 to 70 and one MEGA number from 1 to 25. You can also play randomly generated numbers with their Quick Pick feature.  Pay $2 for each play. The ticket is your receipt, and you should sign the back to protect it. The last chance to buy Mega Millions tickets is Friday, December 29th at 7:45pm PT, and the drawing is at 8:00pm PT that night.

To play Powerball, but the ticket at one of the 22,000 California lottery retail locations. Click here for a list of retailers. Then, pick five lucky numbers from 1 to 69 and one POWERBALL number from 1 to 26. You can also play randomly generated numbers with their Quick Pick feature. Pay $2 for each play. The ticket is your receipt, and you should sign the back to protect it. The last chance to buy Powerball tickets is Saturday, December 20th at 7:00pm PT, and the drawing is at 9:59pm PT that night.

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