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Southern California liquor store gets payout for selling winning $448M Powerball ticket

Southern California liquor store gets payout for selling winning $448M Powerball ticket

The owner of the California deli that sold the sole jackpot winning Powerball ticket on Saturday calls the win "unbelievable". "We're very, very grateful for this to happen to our store", Alberre said.

It costs $2 for a Powerball ticket and a chance to dream of instant riches, but the odds of winning are incredibly small, at one in 292.2 million.

The winning ticket had Sun City residents abuzz.

The lucky numbers drawn Saturday night were 20-26-32-38-58, and the Powerball number was 3.

The largest lottery jackpot in US was just in January of past year, when three winners split a total of $1.8 billion.

"There's a lot of good folks over there, so hopefully one of our Menifee folks won", said Neil Winter, the mayor of the city.

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 cash prize would be $273.1 million. Those figures are just the amounts withheld up front; your final tax burden is likely to be even higher.

The jackpot is the tenth biggest in US history and has odds of winning that are one in 292 million.

Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The jackpot had grown because no one had matched all the numbers since April 1.


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