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Powerball: Winning Ticket Sold In California For $1.5 Billion Jackpot

Thu, January 14, 2016 12:25am EDT by Beth Shilliday 2 Comments
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Who wants to be a billionaire? Everyone, of course! Two dollars turned into $1.5 BILLION for one lucky winner, who purchased their ticket in Chino Hills, California, on Jan. 13. Find out all the details here!

Feeling lucky? Someone’s life just changed in a matter of seconds as the six Powerball numbers were selected Jan. 13 with a pot at over $1.5 billion up for grabs. Someone in the Chino Hills area of California purchased a ticket with the winning numbers, which were 8, 27, 34, 4, 19, and 10 as the Powerball! This is the highest purse for Powerball of all time, as shockingly not one person got the correct numbers in Jan. 9’s drawing; $900 million was there for the taking, so it rolled over into 1.5 billion dollars for the Jan. 13 drawing!

This jackpot ranks as the Powerball game’s largest prize on record. This jackpot has been rolling since November 4, 2015, and hasn’t produced a winner since then.  Now, someone’s dreams and hopes will certainly come true with over a billion dollars in their pocket.

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But even if you’re not a winner, buying that ticket and spending a day or two dreaming about how your life could change – the mansion you’d buy, the travel you could take, the family members you could help, the charities you could assist – was definitely worth the $2 ticket price. And let’s face it. You are far more likely to get struck by lightning multiple times and survive than you were to winning, as the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 : 292,201,338.

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The lucky winner can do one of two things with their winnings. They can get annual payments over 29 years or get all of it at once, which at this point, would be $930 million!

HollywoodLifers, if you won the lottery what’s the first thing you’d buy?