Published: Fri, January 15, 2016
Business | By Max Garcia

$1000000 Winning Powerball Ticket Sold At Tulsa Convenience Store


With a Powerball jackpot for Wednesday night's drawing at an estimated $1.5 billion, many flocked to pick up a ticket in hopes of...

She's not the only one who wants to win.

All told, 128,874 Powerball tickets that were sold in West Virginia for the Wednesday drawing won a prize, said Randy Burnside, public relations and drawing manager for the state lottery.

IL was a bit luckier.

The winning ticket in Chino Hills, California, was sold at a 7-Eleven.

The odds of picking a winning combination were 1 in 292 million. Lottery officials could also announce additional winners in the coming hours.

The Chino Hills store will receive a maximum bonus of $1 million for selling the ticket, the newspaper reported.

The world's biggest lotto jackpot will be split three ways.

According to the California Lottery, one of the winning tickets was sold at 7-Eleven in Chino Hills.

The shop was busy in the days leading up to Wednesday's Powerball drawing. $390.0 million, Mega Millions, March 6, 2007 (two tickets from Georgia and New Jersey) The Powerball jackpot was so big that billboards around the country have to advertise the price as $999 million because they're not built to show billions.

The California Lottery said they sold the winning ticket in Chino Hills.

The identities of the winners were not yet known. The winning ticket in Tennessee was sold in Munford, north of Memphis, according to a news release from lottery officials in that state, the Associated Press reported.

A family-owned grocery store in a small Tennessee town sold one of the three Powerball jackpot tickets.

You may not have won the $1.6 billion lottery, but you might be a $1 million victor.

For every $1 worth of Powerball sales, half goes to prizes, 40 percent to causes such as education, and 10 percent to retailers who sell the tickets and other administrative costs, Grief said.

I'm happy to report I got the Powerball, so I won $4. It has never sold a ticket with a prize that high, he said. Or you can take the lump sum cash payment at once, but you'd have to pay the tax.

The winners won't take home the full $1.5 billion, though.

 

 

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