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San Diego's Lucky Lottery Stores

If you’re looking for a “lucky retailer,” the lottery will share that list with you



    San Diego's Lucky Lottery Stores
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    People buying into the Powerball drawing are playing with people all across the country.

    As the Powerball jackpot grows to an estimated $600 million, San Diegans are talking about the dream of owning the sole winning ticket.

    California joined the Powerball club in December so San Diegans can now find tickets wherever Super Lotto or Mega Million tickets are sold.

    For those wondering how to get in on the buzz, California Lottery officials list their lucky retailers.

    The list includes two San Diego area convenience stores that have a history of selling winning tickets.

    In San Diego, the 7-Elevens at 807 E 8th Street in National City and the one at 4983 Cass Street in Pacific Beach have each sold two jackpot tickets.

    It was at the Cass Street location in 2009, that 24-year-old insurance agent Todd Moitz picked the right combination for his $47 million jackpot.

    In January 2012, a man identified by lottery officials as Alvin T. won $1 million with his $10 scratcher purchase at the National City 7-Eleven location.

    As for this week’s Powerball jackpot, lottery officials say the prize is growing quickly because so many people have been purchasing the $2 tickets.

    The jackpot has grown by an estimated $236 million since Wednesday’s drawing.

    The last jackpot was won on March 30, so it's been growing for about six weeks. The next drawing is Saturday night.

    The largest jackpot ever was a $656 million Mega Millions prize won in March 2012. The prize was split three ways with winners in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.

    Odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are about 1 in 175 million.