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Powerball Tickets Go on Sale in California

By Kelli Saam
Published On: Apr 08 2013 09:20:22 AM CDT
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REDDING, Calif. -

For the first time California is selling tickets for the Powerball drawing.

Tickets went on sale at 6 a.m. Monday.

California becomes the 43rd state to join the drawing which usually takes place in Florida.

To celebrate California joining the drawing, Wednesday's drawing will be held in Sacramento.   

Drawings are held each Wednesday and Saturday at 7:59 p.m. California.  Tickets are two dollars.  Players select 5 numbers between 1 and 59.  They also pick a Powerball number between 1 and 35.

The jackpot for this week's drawing is $60 million dollars.