3 Winning Powerball Tickets Sold For $1.6 Billion Jackpot
The winning Powerball numbers were drawn Wednesday night: 8, 27, 34, 4, 19 and the Powerball of 10.
Eighty-five million tickets were sold in California alone so it was no surprise that one of the tickets at a Chino HIlls, Calif., 7-Eleven was a winner.
California lotto officials tweeted almost immediately after that a winning ticket was sold. Later, California Lottery spokesperson, Russ Lopez, said “There are two more winning tickets sold, one in Tennessee and one in Florida.”
The tweet from California read, “We have a winner in California! A jackpot-winning ticket was sold in Chino Hills. We’re still awaiting results from other states.”
We have a winner in California! A jackpot-winning ticket was sold in Chino Hills. We’re still awaiting results from other states.
— California Lottery (@calottery) January 14, 2016
The other two winning tickets were sold in Florida and Tennessee.
The jackpot, which reached record levels after 20 drawings without a winner, was estimated to be nearly $1.6 billion. According to the Texas Lottery, the cash equivalent was $983.5 million.
The three winners announced last night are to split the reward money which means about $500 million each.
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