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By News Desk
California Lottery made its first ever Billionaire. One lucky ticket sold at Joe’s Service Center in Altadena matched all six numbers in the November 7 Powerball draw. The final jackpot amount for this draw came to $2.04 Billion dollars. Joe’s Service Center, at 15 W Woodbury Road, is a family-owned business that opened in January 1958 as an Esso Gas Station just a few doors down from its current location.
A retailer that sells the winning Powerball ticket also receives a bonus. The value of the bonus depends on the jackpot amount and the state where the store is located. The State of California currently offers the biggest retailer bonus. The last time a retailer received a sum of more than $1 million was for the $1.5 billion draw on January 13th, 2016, according to the Powerball website.
Not only did California have the big Powerball winner, three more tickets matched five numbers (missing just the Powerball) in Gardena, Beaumont, and San Francisco. Each of those tickets is worth roughly $1.15 million.
[This article was updated to display the correct location and photo. Nov. 8, 2022. 2:00 pm]
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