LOS ANGELES — A single winning ticket for Monday night’s delayed Powerball lottery draw has been sold in Altadena, with a jackpot worth a record $2.04 billion, lottery officials confirmed Tuesday.
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California lottery officials said the winning ticket was sold at Joe’s Service Center on Woodbury Road in Altadena. The ticket matched the six numbers – 10, 33, 41, 47, 56 and Powerball number 10.
The overall jackpot was $2.04 billion, the largest lottery jackpot in US history. The winning single ticket will fetch a $1.9 billion prize, according to the California Lottery.
Three other tickets sold in California matched five numbers in the draw but were missing the Powerball number. Those tickets – sold in Gardena, Beaumont and San Francisco – are each worth around $1.15 million. A total of 22 such tickets were sold nationwide.
The Powerball drawing was scheduled for 7:59 p.m. Monday. But the California Lottery announced at 8:07 p.m. Monday that the scheduled draw had been delayed because a participating lottery needed more time to complete required safety protocols. The lottery announced at 9:38 p.m. that there was another problem in another state.
Neither of the two states involved was California, according to the California Lottery.
“Powerball has strict security requirements that must be met by all 48 lotteries before a draw can take place,” a California Lottery official said.
The winning numbers were not announced until Tuesday morning.
No tickets had been sold corresponding to the six issues since August 3.
The odds of matching all five numbers and the Powerball number are 1 in 292.2 million, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association, which runs the game.
The Powerball game is played in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.