The winning Powerball numbers were drawn Wednesday night: 8, 27, 34, 4, 19 and the Powerball of 10.
California lotto officials tweeted almost immediately after that a winning ticket was sold in the state. Later, California Lottery spokesperson Russ Lopez said there were two more winning tickets sold, one in Tennessee and one in Florida.
We have a winner in California! A jackpot-winning ticket was sold in Chino Hills. We're still awaiting results from other states.
— California Lottery (@calottery) January 14, 2016
The California Lottery also tweeted that it sold 12 tickets that matched five of the six numbers.
California lottery officials said the winning ticket was sold at the 7-Eleven on Chino Hills Parkway.
The jackpot, which reached record levels after 20 drawings without a winner, was estimated to be nearly $1.6 billion. According to the Texas Lottery, the cash equivalent was $983.5 million.
This Powerball jackpot first started at $40 million on Nov. 7, 2015.
According to Texas lottery officials earlier today, there was an 85.8 percent of the possible number combinations had been sold.
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