2:00 AM UPDATE: Winning jackpot tickets in Wednesday’s monster $1.5 billion Powerball drawing were sold in three states, California, Florida and Tennessee, according to California Lottery Deputy Director of Communications Russ Lopez.
One winning ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven in Chino Hills, California, in San Bernardino County, east of Los Angeles, officials said.
Details about where the winning tickets were sold in Florida and Tennessee were not yet known.
California Lottery officials said Wednesday night that at least one winning Powerball ticket was sold for the estimated $1.6 billion jackpot in Chino Hills, California, a city just east of Los Angeles.
The numbers, drawn at 11 p.m. Wednesday, were: 4, 8, 19. 27, 34, with a Powerball of 10. The multiplier was 2X.
Even after Uncle Sam gets his 40 percent cut, the final take home would still be a staggering $560 million for a single winner.
Powerball is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.