Winning $1.5B Powerball ticket sold in Southern California city

Steve Poulin sells Powerball tickets at the Sunnybrook Tavern and Liquor Store, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016 in Fort Washington, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

A spokesman for the California Lottery says a winning Powerball ticket was sold at a store in San Bernardino County.

Spokesman Alex Travesta tells The Associated Press the jackpot-winning ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven in Chino Hills, about 25 miles northeast of Anaheim. The identity of the winner is not yet known.



Twelve other tickets were sold in the following California cities that matched five of the six Powerball numbers: Tustin, Pacoima, Vacaville, Cloverdale, Redlands, Gardena, Irwindale, Nipton, Chula Vista, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz and Santa Monica. Those winners will receive a prize.

The odds of winning are 1 in 292.2 million.

Officials with the Multi-State Lottery Association, which runs the Powerball game, had said they expected more than 85 percent of all the possible number combinations would have been bought for the drawing.



Had no one matched all of the numbers drawn - 4, 8, 19, 27, 34 and Powerball 10- lottery officials said the next jackpot would have reached $2 billion.

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

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