A single winner reported in California for $447.8 million Powerball jackpot, bought at liquor and deli store
Philip Sears | Reuters
The winning Powerball number is shown after being drawn at the Florida Lottery studio in Tallahassee, Florida January 13, 2016. The winning numbers are 8-27-34-4-19 and the Powerball number is 10. A winning ticket for the biggest-ever $1.59 billion Powerball lottery jackpot was sold in California, state lottery officials said on Wednesday.
A single winning ticket for a whopping $447.8 million Powerball lottery jackpot was sold by the Marietta Liquor and Deli store in Sun City, California, the California Lottery said on late Saturday.
“There was one winner sold by the California Lottery for the last drawing’s $447,800,000 grand prize,” according to a statement.
“There was one Powerball jackpot winner Saturday and 2,750,331 additional players won prizes totaling more than $21.1 million. The estimated jackpot will be reset to $40 million.”
The winning numbers were: 20, 26, 32, 28, 58, Powerball: 3, according to the statement.
Earlier estimates had the jackpot at an estimated $435 million, after Wednesday’s drawing failed to yield a winner for the top prize, a figure lottery site USAMega.com estimated the federal tax withholding on if the $273.1 million lump sum was taken would be nearly $68.28 million, and state taxes could cost another $24.1 million (with New York the worst offender).