The largest ever lottery jackpot in history has been won.
At least one winning ticket was sold for Wednesday night’s nearly $1.6 billion Powerball. Shortly after the winning numbers were drawn the California Lottery Tweeted that a winning ticket had been sold in the Chino Hills area of Los Angeles.
A few hours later officials said that winning tickets were also sold in Florida and in Tennessee.
The California jackpot-winning ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven in Chino Hills, about 25 miles northeast of Anaheim.
The odds to win were 1 in 292.2 million.
Officials with the Multi-State Lottery Association 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.
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