A record-breaking jackpot was played in the USA: a resident of Los Angeles won $2 billion
After an overnight delay in the drawing of the largest jackpot in American history on November 7 due to security concerns, California lottery officials said on November 8 that a $2 billion winning ticket had been sold in Los Angeles County, according to TheNewYorkTimes.
The California Lottery said the “single winning” Powerball ticket was sold at Joe's Service Center in Altadena, a gas station north of Pasadena. Lottery officials said the ticket holder became the first lottery billionaire in the state. The name of the winner has not yet been announced.
Powerball officials announced the winning numbers on the morning of November 8: 10, 33, 41, 47 and 56, with another 10 being Powerball. The winning ticket matched all six numbers.
The draw, originally scheduled for 10:59 pm ET on Nov. 7, was delayed several hours as one of the 48 participating state lotteries needed “additional time to comply with necessary security protocols,” Powerball said in a statement.
The Powerball jackpot has risen steadily for months after 40 straight draws without a winner and sparked a ticket-buying frenzy. throughout the country by regular lottery players and even some naysayers who hope to win even though it was 1 in 292.2 million.
The winner will receive the largest payout in U.S. lottery history, officials say, eclipsing the payout in the amount of $1.586 billion in 2016, divided between three Powerball winners in California, Florida and Tennessee, which set a world record.