Los Angeles: A winning ticket in the record $1.5 billion (Rs 10,000 crore) Powerball jackpot was sold in suburban Los Angeles, said Alex Travesta, a spokesman for that state’s lottery.
Winning numbers were 4-8-19-27-34 and Powerball 10. Pic/AFP
The winning numbers were 4-8-19-27-34 and Powerball 10. One winning ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven in Chino Hills, California. The identity of the winner is not yet known. Officials with the Multi-State Lottery Association, which runs the Powerball game, said they expected more than 85% of the possible number combinations would have been bought for the drawing.
The odds of winning were 1 in 292.2 million. Winners have to pay 39.6% of the prize in federal income taxes, in addition to any state taxes. Estimated jackpot amounts, which are released daily, have been steadily rising since November 4, when the jackpot was reset at $40 million (Rs 270 crore).
Powerball tickets are sold in 44 states, as well as the District of Columbia, the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Rs 10k crore
Prize money of the California lottery