by Photo Courtesy of California Lottery

A lucky Powerball player in Altadena California won the record $2.04 billion Powerball lottery jackpot, officials announced on Tuesday. 

The winning ticket was sold at Joe’s Service Center, which produced California Lottery’s first-ever billionaire. Three more tickets matched five numbers but missed the Powerball in Gardenia, Beaumont, and San Francisco, California Lottery officials announced on Twitter. 

Results posted to said the odds of winning were 1 in 292.2 million. The winning numbers were 10-33-41-47-56 and the Powerball was 10. 

The jackpot was a record $1.9 billion but grew to $2.04 billion by the time of the drawing, the association said in a statement, “making it the world’s largest lottery prize”. The delay Monday night was caused by one participating lottery needing more time to process sales and play data. 

According to lottery officials, Powerball has strict security requirements that must be met by all 48 lotteries before a drawing can occur. 

“When the required security protocols are complete, the drawing will be performed under the supervision of lottery security officials and independent auditors,” Lottery officials wrote in a statement. 

The largest Powerball jackpot ever won was in January 2016, when three winners split a prize advertised at $1.586 billion. Each took their share of the cash value, which added up to $983.5 million. 

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