Where Was The Winning Powerball Ticket Sold? This Store Is Now A Lotto Legend
Over the last two months, the Powerball jackpot has grown to a staggering $1.5 billion, causing money mayhem across the country as people lined up to purchase tickets. On Wednesday night, the winning numbers were announced — 8, 27, 34, 4, 19, and Powerball 10 — and minutes later, a winning ticket was revealed to have been purchased in California. So where exactly was the winning Powerball ticket sold?
Soon after word broke that a winning ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven in Chino Hills, people swarmed the only 7-Eleven in town, at the corner of Chino Hills Parkway and Pipeline avenues. Crowds of folks (who are probably not the winner) celebrated in the parking lot for the store's good fortune. Per lotto rules, the owner of the 7-Eleven will receive a $1 million bonus for selling the golden ticket, a cash prize that doesn't come out of the winnings, but rather from the overall cash sales. California was also home to 12 other Powerball winners, whose tickets had five out of six numbers.
Later Wednesday night, Florida and Tennessee reported that they also sold winning tickets, so it appears that the $1.5 billion prize will be shared. But that Chino Hills 7-Eleven will still forever go down in the annals of lotto mythology as the site where someone won the biggest jackpot in Powerball history.