$425M Powerball Goes to Sole Winner

No word on who bought the ticket in Milipitas, California

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 20, 2014 12:25 AM CST | Updated Feb 20, 2014 12:40 AM CST

(Newser) – Milipitas is a small city about 10 miles north of San Jose, Calif., and one of its residents—or someone who shopped there—can probably now afford to buy a big chunk of it. State lottery officials say the winning ticket for the last night's $425 million Powerball jackpot was sold at a gas station in the city, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. The sole winner beat the 1 in 175 million odds to match the numbers 1, 17, 35, 49, and 54, plus the Powerball No. 34, but there is no word on his or her identity yet, the AP reports. The Chevron store will receive a $1 million bonus for selling the ticket, which won one of the largest lottery jackpots in American history. (Click to read about a smaller, but still remarkable, Powerball win.)

A customer fills out her Powerball lottery ticket at a convenience store in North Andover, Mass. yesterday.
A customer fills out her Powerball lottery ticket at a convenience store in North Andover, Mass. yesterday.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Powerball lottery tickets are ready to be filled out at a store in Richmond, Virginia.
Powerball lottery tickets are ready to be filled out at a store in Richmond, Virginia.   (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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