Lottery officials: Winning Powerball ticket sold in California
Jackpot is $1.5 billion
SAN ANTONIO – A spokesman for the California lottery says a winning Powerball ticket was sold at a store in suburban Los Angeles.
The winning numbers for the $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot are 8-27-34-4-19 and the Powerball is 10.
Spokesman Alex Travesta tells The Associated Press the jackpot-winning ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven in Chino Hills, about 25 miles northeast of Anaheim.
The identity of the winner is not yet known. It could take several hours before officials know whether any other winning tickets were sold elsewhere.
Officials with the Multi-State Lottery Association, which runs the Powerball game, had said they expected more than 85 percent of all the possible number combinations would have been bought for the drawing.
Had no one matched all of the numbers drawn, lottery officials said the next jackpot would have reached $2 billion.
To win the grand prize, the ticket must match all five numbers (in any order) and the red Powerball number.
Anyone with just a matching Powerball number gets $4. Tickets with more matching numbers are eligible for a prize of $7, $100, $50,000 or $1 million.
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Powerball players have spent an estimated $2.6 billion on tickets since the last jackpot was claimed in November.