Wednesday, 18 October, 2017

California winner of $447M Powerball can claim prize Monday

1 winning Powerball ticket sold in California worth $447M NEWS1 winning Powerball ticket sold in California worth $447M Email none
Craig Ferguson | 12 June, 2017, 15:56

The lucky punter matched all six numbers on their Powerball ticket which was sold in southern California.

Lottery officials say the earliest that the single winning ticket sold at Marietta Liquor & Deli can be redeemed is Monday.

Menifee Mayor Neil Winter said Sunday that the liquor store that sold the ticket is located at a heavily visited intersection in an area developed as a retirement community in the 1960s.

Matthew Alberre owns Marietta Liquor & Deli in southern California's Riverside County with his father, Alberre Alberre.

A SOLE winning lottery ticket in the USA has bagged the entire £350 million jackpot, officials have confirmed.

The winning numbers are 20-26-32-38-58 with a Powerball number of 3.

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Powerball lottery tickets are held at Jessie's Express Cafe with the jackpot at 1.5 billion dollars in New York City on January 12, 2016.

"There's a lot of good folks over there, so hopefully one of our Menifee folks won", he said.

Past year a Powerball jackpot swelled to $1.5 billion. California is one of 44 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, that participate in Powerball. The unnamed couple that bought the ticket chose to take the cash payout option of $74 million.

Before the drawing Saturday night the jackpot was estimated at $435 million (£341million). The odds of winning were only one in 292.2 million.

Associated Press writer Scott McFetridge contributed from Des Moines, Iowa.

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