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Record-Breaking Powerball Lottery: $1.08 Billion Powerball Winner in Los Angeles
In a convenience store in Los Angeles, a winning ticket for Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing worth a staggering $1.08 billion was sold. However, the winning ticket holder(s) have yet to collect the reward.
The winning numbers for the Powerball Jackpot were 7, 13, 10, 24, 11, and the Powerball number was 24.
The Powerball winner will have the choice to either receive an annual payout of the $1.08 billion over 29 years or he/she has the option of lump-sum payment of $558.1 million before taxes.
Wednesday’s lottery was the sixth largest lottery in the history of US lotteries and the third largest Powerball jackpot. This is just behind the world-record $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot won in California last year and the $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot won in 2016.
According to the California Lottery, the winning ticket for Wednesday’s drawing was sold at the Las Palmaitas Mini Market in Los Angeles. The convenience store will receive nearly $1 million as a bonus for selling the winning ticket.
Neighbors of Herrera, who works at the store, found out that the store had sold the winning ticket when they arrived for work on Thursday morning, accompanied by journalists.
Herrera mentioned that three of his customers bought a significant portion of the tickets, and he hopes the Powerball winner is one of his regular customers. He was eager to check the two tickets he purchased himself.
Herrera was thankful to God that someone won the lotto and that he too would get some chunk of it.
Initially, Herrera was identified as the owner of the store; however, a lottery spokesperson clarified later that he was an employee.
How The Powerball Winner Can Claim The Lottery
In California, Powerball winners have one year to claim their prizes. After their claims are validated, the Powerball winners have 60 days to choose how they want to receive their payments.
On Tuesday, November 8, 2022, outside his service center in Altadena, northeast of Los Angeles, business owner Joe Chaheyad smiles while keeping the giant check with his sons, Joe Jr., left, and Daniel Chaheyad. Powerball officials presented a “million-dollar bonus check” to the retailer that sold the winning ticket, which won the record $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot.