1 winning Powerball ticket sold in California worth $447M

A California Powerball player will take home $447.8 million after choosing

A California Powerball player will take home $447.8 million after choosing

A Powerball spokesman said it may take some time to determine whether someone won an estimated $435 million jackpot Saturday, the Associated Press reported.

The Powerball jackpot had been accumulating since April 1. The Powerball was 3 and PowerPlay was 2x.

The Powerball game is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.

The odds of winning were one in 292.2 million.

Earlier in June, Missouri saw even longer delays in identifying a Powerball victor after Dennis Shmigelsky carried around his winning $50,000 ticket for two months.

The lump sum payout for the winning ticket would be $279.1 million.

Saturday night's jackpot - $447 million - was the 10th biggest ever.

Store owner Matthew Alberre said he does not know which of his customers won the jackpot.

Alberre's father, who co-owns the store, suffers from pulmonary fibrosis.

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.

Saturday's estimated $447.8-million jackpot, the seventh largest in Powerball history, beat out the $435.3 million won by a ticket buyer in IN in a February 22 drawing, after a late surge in ticket buying. Those figures are just the amounts withheld up front; your final tax burden is likely to be even higher. That is the soonest that the prize will be able to be claimed.

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