California Lottery: ‘jackpot-winning’ Powerball ticket sold in Chino Hills

Posted at 8:59 PM, Jan 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-14 00:23:15-05

The Powerball jackpot reached an estimated $1.5 billion as of Wednesday, and the California Lottery reports via their official Twitter account that a "jackpot-winning ticket" was sold in Chino Hills.

powerballWednesday's winning numbers were announced at 9 p.m. M.T., and the winning white ball numbers are: 8, 27, 34, 04, 19

The Powerball is: 10

The California Lottery tweeted a jackpot-winning ticket was sold in Chino Hills, but that they are still awaiting lottery results from other states.

The California Lottery also reports 12 other tickets in California matched five of six numbers.

Powerball told CNNMoney via email that the prize for Wednesday's drawing will not change from its current level -- $1.5 billion, with a cash value of $929.9 million. The total represents a running record-high for the lottery in any country.

Each morning, lottery officials estimate the value of the day's jackpot, and they say the estimate for Tuesday was generous enough that it is expected to account for sales through Wednesday night.

The winning ticket must match all five numbers, regardless of the order, and the red Powerball number.

Many Utahns crossed the border into Idaho for their chance at the jackpot, with Malad being a popular destination for fortune seekers.

“It has been absolutely crazy busy; we've had lines starting in the parking lot where you would normally drive in,” said Sara Jacobson, an employee at KJ's Super Stores in Malad, Idaho.

Despite the odds being about 292 million to one, many Utahns made the trip to try their luck.

“Any number out there has the exact same chance as anything else, so it's worth a chance,” said JJ Giles, who drove to Malad from Salt Lake City.

Jacobson said the surge in lotto sales has brought about a boom in other business, too.

“This has been absolutely unbelievable," she said. "We have run out of food in town. We've run out of beer. We've run out of groceries."