1 winning Powerball ticket sold in California worth $447M

Alberre owns the store with his father, who has owned it for 26 years.

Two tickets with five numbers, but missing the Powerball number, were also sold and are worth more than $322,000 each.

Menifee is a city of 89,000 people southeast of Los Angeles. The odds of winning the big prize are greater than 1 in 292 million.

The ticket was sold at a liquor store in Pawtucket.

City. This lucky retailer will be receiving a $1 million retailer bonus just for selling the winning ticket.

The ticket, which was purchased at Marietta Liquor & Deli, matched all six numbers in Saturday night's drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery. Officials say the earliest the ticket could be redeemed is 8 a.m. Monday morning.

According to Powerball spokesman Andy Miller, the $448 million figure is based on the victor choosing an annuity that is paid out over the course of 29 years.

Saturday's estimated US$447.8-million jackpot, the seventh largest in Powerball history, beat out the US$435.3 million won by a ticket buyer in IN in a Feb 22 drawing, after a late surge in ticket buying.

California is one of 44 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, that participate in Powerball.

Powerball spokesman Randy Miller says the location where the winning ticket was sold was not immediately available.

  • Larry Hoffman