US Winner of $447.8-million Powerball jackpot has yet to come forward

18:10  13 june  2017
18:10  13 june  2017 Source:   Los Angeles Times

Whopping $435M Powerball jackpot up for grabs

  Whopping $435M Powerball jackpot up for grabs The Powerball jackpot for Saturday has grown to an estimated $435 million. The cash option on the prize is an estimated $273.1 million. Saturday night’s drawing will be the 20th since the Powerball jackpot was last hit on April 1.

The winning numbers were: 20, 26, 32, 28, 58, Powerball : 3, according to the statement. The Associated Press said the jackpot was the 10th largest lottery prize in U.S. history, but that no one had yet to come forward to claim the prize.

The California-based winner of this weekend’s $ 447 . 8 million Powerball has yet to come forward , but the unidentified individual can claim their prize as soon as Monday morning, lottery officials said.

A 2-buck gamble paid off handsomely for one lucky Powerball player this weekend, but the winner of the $447.8-million jackpot has yet to come forward, lottery officials said Monday.

"We will not know who has won until the ticket is claimed," the California Lottery said in a prepared statement.

"We strongly encourage any Lottery winners to immediately sign the back of your ticket in ink, put it somewhere safe that you will remember and claim as soon as possible," the lottery said.

Although the prize remains unclaimed, the retailer who sold the winning ticket was awarded a $1-million "retailer bonus."

At 11:45 a.m. Monday, Sun City's Marietta Liquor and Deli on Bradley Road was presented with a bonus check by members of the California Lottery executive staff and corporate communications representatives.

Powerball jackpot up to $435M, 10th largest in US history

  Powerball jackpot up to $435M, 10th largest in US history Powerball players apparently will have a chance to win the 10th largest lottery prize in U.S. history.Saturday night's drawing will be for the estimated $435 million jackpot.It costs $2 for a Powerball ticket and a chance to dream of instant riches, but the odds of winning are incredibly small, at one in 292.2 million. The reason the jackpot has grown so large is that no one has matched all the numbers since April 1.The estimated prize is based on a winner choosing an annuity, which pays off over 29 years. The cash prize would be $273.1 million. Both prize amounts would be before taxes are deducted.Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C.

(Associated Press). The California-based winner of this weekend’s $ 447 . 8 million Powerball has yet to come forward , but the unidentified individual can claim their prize as soon as Monday morning, lottery officials said.

The single winning Powerball ticket matching all six numbers was sold in California, and will be the 10th largest lottery prize in U.S. history, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association. While the winner has not yet come forward to claim the prize, the

"It's an incredible, incredible feeling to be a part of this," said Matthew Alberre, the shop owner's son.

Every retailer that sells a winning Powerball ticket receives half of 1% of the jackpot total, up to $1 million.

The jackpot is the seventh largest in Powerball history and the 10th largest lottery prize in U.S. history.

Odds of winning the Powerball are 1 in 292.2 million. Until Saturday's winner, no one had matched all six Powerball numbers since April 1.

Speculation is mounting as to who the winner is and when he or she will come forward. But with an onslaught of media attention all but guaranteed for the would-be millionaire, he or she may be sorting out affairs before raising their hand.

"We're happy to help this winner start their new life as multimillionaires," said Lottery Deputy Director of Corporate Communications Russ Lopez. He cautioned the winner to interview attorneys, tax accountants, estate planners and investment advisors.

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June 12, 2017 - Sole Winner Of $ 447 . 8 Million Powerball Ticket Sold At Liquor Store In California Yet To Claim Prize Pictures Of Liquor Store In. The lucky winner who has one year to claim the ticket is yet to come forward .

“There was one Powerball jackpot winner Saturday and 2,750,331 additional players won prizes totaling more than .1 million . The Associated Press said the jackpot was the 10th largest lottery prize in U.S. history, but that no one had yet to come forward to claim the prize.

"Winning the lottery should never be a nightmare," continued Lopez. "Winning the lottery should not be the worst thing to ever happen to your life. It should be an amazing experience."

The estimated $447.8-million prize is based on the winner choosing an annuity to be paid out over 29 years. If the winner chooses to receive the jackpot in cash, it would pay out to about $279.1 million before taxes.

The lucky numbers drawn Saturday night were 20-26-32-38-58, and the Powerball number was 3.

sonaiya.kelley@latimes.com

Twitter: @sonaiyak

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UPDATES:

12:30 p.m.: This article was updated with comments from Alberre and Lopez.

This article was originally published at 11:35 a.m.

FBI missed rigged jackpot in 2006 before lottery scheme grew .
Investigators were suspicious in 2006 when they heard that a rural Texas judge was trying to exchange $450,000 in consecutively marked bills. But Tommy Tipton, a Fayette County magistrate, told the FBI that his actions were innocent, if odd: He won the Colorado lottery but couldn't tell his wife because gambling was against their Christian faith. The FBI accepted the story and dropped its inquiry of Tipton, who soon bought a new truck and more property around the town of Flatonia, 110 miles west of Houston.

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