Winning $1.5B Powerball jackpot ticket sold in Chino Hills

Thursday, January 14, 2016
Winning $1.5B Powerball jackpot ticket sold in Chino Hills
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People celebrate in the Chino Hills 7-Eleven that a winning ticket for the $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016.

CHINO HILLS, Calif. (KABC) -- A winning ticket for the $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot was sold in Chino Hills, California lottery officials said.

Lottery officials told ABC7 the record-breaking ticket was sold at the 7-Eleven located at 4092 Chino Hills Pkwy. The store will get a $1 million bonus for selling the ticket.

People swarmed the store late Wednesday evening following the announcement that a winning jackpot ticket was sold there.

Officials with the California Lottery confirmed to ABC News two other winners of the Powerball jackpot were reported in Florida and Tennessee.

California also had 12 tickets match five of the six numbers in Wednesday's drawing.

Lottery officials said the 12 cities in California that sold tickets matching five of the six numbers were Nipton, Chula Vista, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Santa Monica, Tustin, Pacoima, Vacaville, Cloverdale, Redlands, Gardena and Irwindale.

1 of 12 tickets in California with 5 of 6 winning Powerball numbers sold in Pacoima

The final total for the jackpot was $1,586,400,000 with a cash value of $983,500,000, according to the Texas Lottery.

The previous Powerball jackpot record was $590.5 million sold in Florida back on May 18, 2013.

Lottery prizes are exempt from California state and local personal income taxes due to the California State Lottery Act of 1984.

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However, the Internal Revenue Service requires the California Lottery to withhold federal taxes from prizes.

Powerball is a multistate game played in 44 states, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The odds of winning are one in 292.2 million.

The winning numbers drawn were 4, 8, 19, 27, 34 and the Powerball was 10.