Winning Ticket For $2 Billion Powerball Jackpot Sold In CA

BOYNTON BEACH, FLORIDA - MARCH 26:  George Hollins buys a Powerball ticket at the Shell Gateway store on March 26, 2019 in Boynton Beach, Florida. Wednesday's Powerball drawing will be an approximately $750 million jackpot which would be one of the biggest in US lottery prize history. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • A California resident has won the historic $2 billion Powerball jackpot, the state’s lottery department announced on Tuesday, ending a wild nationwide dash to claim the eye-popping prize.
  • California Lottery said on Twitter on Tuesday the state had minted its “first ever billionaire” with a ticket sold near Los Angeles.
  • “One lucky ticket sold at Joe’s Service Center in Altadena matched all 6 numbers in the November 7 [Powerball] draw,” the lottery bureau said. “The final jackpot amount for this draw came to $2.04 BILLION dollars.”

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