DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Lottery officials have announced the numbers drawn for Wednesday night’s record $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot and a spokesman for the California lottery says a winning Powerball ticket was sold at a store in suburban Los Angeles.
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.
The odds to win were 1 in 292.2 million.
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 – 4-8-19-27-34 and Powerball 10- lottery officials said the next jackpot would have reached $2 billion.
Powerball is played in 44 states as well as the District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.