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

18:10  13 june  2017
18:10  13 june  2017 Source:   latimes.com

Whopping $435M Powerball jackpot up for grabs

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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.

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

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A single winner for $ 447 . 8 M Powerball jackpot . 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.

SACRAMENTO – The Powerball winner who purchased his lucky ticket in the tiny Riverside County city of Menifee has come forward to claim his $ 447 . 8 million prize – the 7th-largest jackpot in Powerball game history and the 10th-largest jackpot in U.S. history.

"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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Someone is about to be $ 447 . 8 million richer. While the winner has not yet come forward to claim the prize, the co-owner of Marietta Liquor & Deli in Riverside County, where the ticket was sold, said he feels “blessed” to be a part of someone’s good fortune.

winner of $ 447 . 8 million Powerball comes forward and takes lump sum payment of 9.1million Winner of $ 447 . 8 million Powerball drawing has been identified as Jeff Lindsay Lindsay said he bought 10 Powerball tickets after winning some money off scratchers at the store Lottery officials say the holder of the sole winning Powerball ticket worth $ 447 . 8 million has

"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.

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