Powerball winning ticket sold in one of the biggest jackpots in US history
Identity of the winner remains a mystery
The winning ticket for the $425 million (£254m) Powerball jackpot has been sold at a convenience store in Northern California - but the identity of the winner remains a mystery.
The winning numbers drawn on Wednesday night were: one, 17, 35, 49, 54 and a Powerball of 34.
The draw also saw 17 tickets match enough
numbers to win $1 million and one ticket won a $2 million (£119m) prize, according to
a statement from Rose J. Hudson, chair of the Powerball Game
Group and president of the Louisiana Lottery.
California lottery officials said the ticket was sold at Dixon Landing Chevron in Milpitas, a city north of San Jose. The business will receive $1 million (£599.089) for having sold the winning ticket.
The ticket was the only one to match all the winning numbers, Powerball officials said late Wednesday.
The jackpot was estimated at $425.3 million (£254m), with a cash payout option of $242.2 million (£145m). It's one of the largest lottery jackpots in US history, but is still far from the record of $656 million (£393m) Mega Millions jackpot in 2012.
Changes to top lottery games have created bigger jackpots in shorter periods of time. More than half of the top 10 prizes in US lottery history have occurred since 2012, according to statistics provided by the Multi-State Lottery Association.
Powerball is played across 43 states. The odds of matching all six numbers in the game are one in about 175 million.
The biggest Powerball jackpot was a $590.5 million (£353m) in May 2013.
Additional reporting by Associated Press
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