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Celebrations continued Thursday at a Chino Hills 7-Eleven where one of three winning Powerball tickets was sold as the wait continued for the winning ticket-holder to come forward.

A crowd of exuberant people gathered at the Powerball-winning 7-Eleven in Chino Hills on Jan. 13, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

A crowd of exuberant people gathered at the Powerball-winning 7-Eleven in Chino Hills on Jan. 13, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

Wednesday night’s record-breaking drawing — worth a whopping $1.586 billion — had three winners, according to California Lottery.

The Chino Hills ticket was purchased at a 7-Eleven in the 4000 block of Chino Hills Parkway, and the other two were sold in Florida and Tennessee.

In Chino Hills, celebrations erupted soon after the winners were announced, with a large crowd gathering at the store.

The screaming group, which appeared to include well over 100 people, cheered for the store and winner, and repeated chants like, “we’re proud to be Chino Hills people, right? Right.”

Although the large group did not win big, they said it was exciting to know the winner was from their community.

“We’re all just very excited that one of us could be the winners, and it’s just very exciting for everyone,” Delaney Gurol said.

The celebrations continued overnight, spilling over into Thursday with more than 30 media trucks parked outside the Chino Hills store and a jubilant crowd continuing to grow.

It was not immediately known who the winning ticket was sold to, and lottery officials said he or she had one year from Wednesday to come forward.

A store employee said he saw a young man taking pictures outside and believed he was the winner.

The employee added that he “looked like a good guy,” and hoped he would spend the money wisely.

Each winner will receive $327.8 million before taxes if they opt for the lump-sum payment, or $528.8 million total if they choose the installment plan which gives money to the recipient annually for 30 years, according to Alex Traverso with the California Lottery. Federal taxes will take 25 percent of the money, according to the agency.

"I think it could happen again, definitely, because now the nation -- not just California -- saw just how fast it could rise, because the odds were changed," said California Lottery official Russ Lopez, referring to similarly lucrative jackpots in the future. "It's harder to get the Powerball, but it's easier to get a lot of lower prizes."

Before the California Lottery clarified the amount won, CNN reported that the lump-sum cash value of $930 million would be split three ways before federal income taxes took away 39.6 percent, leaving each jackpot winner with an estimated $187.2 million.

Chino Hills store owner Balbir Atwal was presented with a $1 million check on Thursday in front of a cheering crowd.

Initially said he thought the money would be split with 7-Eleven Corporate, but later said he was unsure of the amount.

Balbil Atwal, whose Chino Hills 7-Eleven sold a winning Powerball ticket, accepts a $1 million check from lottery officials on Jan. 14, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

Balbil Atwal, whose Chino Hills 7-Eleven sold a winning Powerball ticket, accepts a $1 million check from lottery officials on Jan. 14, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

Atwal planned to donate part of the store's portion to charities and share the rest with employees and family.

“I’m feeling very great, excited, and thanks to the customer who come here in my store and bought the ticket,” Atwal said.

The largest selling ticket at the store previously was $4,956.

In addition to the jackpot winner in Chino Hills, 12 people bought tickets in California that matched five of six numbers, said Russ Lopez with the California Lottery.

Each will receive $638,146 before taxes.

Those tickets were sold in Nipton, Chula Vista, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Santa Monica, Tustin, Pacoima, Vacaville, Cloverdale, Redlands, Gardena and Irwindale.

The winning numbers for the record-breaking jackpot were 4, 8, 19, 27, 34 and the Powerball 10.

KTLA's John A. Moreno contributed to this article.