Winning Powerball Jackpot Ticket Sold in Chino Hills; 12 Other Tickets in CA Matched 5 of 6 Numbers

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The scene was celebratory at a 7-Eleven in Chino Hills on Wednesday night where one of three jackpot-winning Powerball tickets was sold after the grand prize climbed to $1.5 billion.

Additional jackpot winners were also confirmed in Florida and Tennessee, according to Russ Lopez with the California Lottery.

Each winning ticket was worth $528.8 million, Lopez said.

The Chino Hills ticket was purchased at the 7-Eleven store at 4092 Chino Hills Parkway.

Twelve other tickets bought in California matched 5 of 6 numbers, according to Lopez.

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.

The latest pot initially shot past the $1 billion mark — hitting $1.3 billion — after the drawing failed to produce a winner in last Saturday’s game, which reached an estimated $950 million.

By Monday, it had grown to $1.4 billion and increased another $100 million the following day, bringing it to an estimated total of $1.5 billion.

Players have approximately 1 in 292 millions of matching five numbers plus the Powerball number.

As with all drawings, any grand prize winner would have the option of taking a lump sum amount, or receive the winning total in 30 annual installments, according to a Tuesday news release from the California Lottery.

Any California Lottery retailer that sold a jackpot-winning ticket would receive a $1 million check, lottery officials said.

Since the Powerball jackpot rolled two months ago, there have been more than $250 million in ticket sales, lottery officials said on Tuesday. To put that figure in perspective, the state sold $372 million worth of tickets for the game during the entire 2014-2015 fiscal year.

The current jackpot is the biggest ever recorded in the world. It crossed into the top 10 largest lottery prizes in the U.S. on Jan. 3, when it hit $400 million.

Prior to Wednesday’s night draw, the biggest jackpot in U.S. history was $656 million, while the largest won in Powerball was $590.5 million.

Powerball is played in California and 43 other states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tickets cost $2 apiece, and drawing take place at 7:59 p.m. PT on Wednesday and Saturday.

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