Powerball ticket sold in California wins record $2.04 billion jackpot

Powerball announced Tuesday that a single winning ticket was sold in California for a world-record $2.04 billion jackpot. The announcement came after a long time delay when the winning numbers are revealed.

The winning numbers are 10, 33, 41, 47 and 56 with a Powerball of 10. California Lottery officials said on Twitter The winning ticket was sold at a service center in the community of Altadena, Los Angeles County.

According to the California Lottery, the service center will receive a $1 million bonus for selling the winning ticket. Owner Joseph Chahayed said CBS Los Angeles He will share the bonus with his family, which initially includes 10 grandchildren.

“My son is expecting a baby in two months, so we’re excited to celebrate another baby,” Chahayed told the broadcaster.

Carolyn Becker, a California lottery spokeswoman, said officials wouldn’t know who the winner is until they get in touch.

“Congratulations to the lucky ticket holder in California and the millions of other Powerball players who won other prizes in the sweepstakes,” Powerball Product Group Chairman Drew Svitko said in a statement. “On behalf of the participating lotteries, I would like to thank our players for joining us in this historic jackpot run. A portion of every Powerball ticket purchased stays in your state to support your local communities.”

Winners have the option of receiving the grand prize as a pension over 29 years or as a one-off cash payment. The cash option was $997.6 million, according to the statement.

Almost two dozen lots came close to the grand prize. According to Powerball, 22 tickets won $1 million by matching five numbers but not the Powerball. In Florida, a ticket won an extra million dollars because the player bought the Power Play option.

That odds it’s all 1 in 292.2 million.

The latest figures were due to be announced on Monday evening, but the announcement has been pushed back to Tuesday morning. in one expressionPowerball officials said the drawing was delayed because a lottery was unable to “process its sales and play data.”

The Minnesota Lottery said its sales verification system caused the delay, CBS Minnesota reports. “The delay was necessary to confirm that the Powerball drawing could be conducted safely and accurately,” the lottery said in a statement. “At no point was the integrity of the process compromised.”

By Tuesday, the jackpot had eluded players since August 3rd. It surpassed the previous world-record grand prize of $1.586 billion ahead of Saturday’s drawing, which had a $1.6 billion jackpot.

When nobody won over the weekend, the jackpot swelled to an estimated value $1.9 billion until Monday evening. Officials said Tuesday the top prize for the latest draw was $2.04 billion.

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story misattributed a report from Powerball.net that there was no jackpot winner for Powerball. The story has been corrected.


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