A Single Winning Powerball Ticket Was Sold

Record $2.04B jackpot goes to someone who picked up a ticket in California
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 8, 2022 12:29 PM CST
A Single Winning Powerball Ticket Was Sold
A customer is handed Powerball tickets purchased at Lichine's Liquor & Deli in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Nov. 7, 2022. Monday night's drawing is estimated to be a record $1.9 billion.   (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Someone who bought a Powerball ticket in California has won a record $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot after more than three months without anyone hitting the top prize. California Lottery officials tweeted that the winning ticket was sold at Joe’s Service Center on West Woodbury Road in Altadena, which the Mercury News describes as an unincorporated area just north of downtown Los Angeles. Whoever bought it will become the first lottery-made billionaire in California history.

The winning numbers drawn Tuesday morning at the Florida Lottery draw studio in Tallahassee were: white balls 10, 33, 41, 47 and 56, and the red Powerball was 10. The Multi-State Lottery Association said Monday night’s scheduled drawing was delayed by nearly 10 hours until Tuesday because a participating lottery had issues processing sales. The jackpot was by far the largest lottery jackpot ever won, topping the previous record $1.586 billion prize won by three Powerball ticketholders in 2016, reports the AP.

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