News Update!!: Chino Hills, CA: Check presented to owner of 7 Eleven Store for selling a winning Powerball ticket.

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News Update!!: Chino Hills, CA: Check presented to owner of 7 Eleven Store for selling a winning Powerball ticket. 

California Lottery Officials held a news conference on Thursday, January 14th, 2016 to present a check to owner of 7 Eleven Store for selling a winning Powerball ticket.

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** Picture from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 Photojournalist Alex Vasquez: **

The announcement was held in front of the 7 Eleven Store, located at 4092 Chino Hills Parkway near Pipeline Avenue, in Chino Hills, California where somebody purchased the winning California Powerball winning ticket.

At the 3 Powerball winning tickets for $1.5 billion dollars were sold in 3 states in the United States of America.

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** Picture from the California Lottery: **

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Balbir Atwal, owner of the 7 Eleven Store, received a bonus check for $1 million dollars and said to the crowd of news reporters that he is happy to be with the 7 Eleven and will give some of the $1 million dollars to charity.

According to NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4, Balbir Atwal moved to the United States from India in the early 1980’s and opened four 7 Eleven Stores about 21 years ago.

Balbir Atwal described the celebration at the 7 Eleven Store in Chino Hills, California as a big family party with hundreds of people cheering “Chino Hills, Chino Hills!!”.

California Lottery Officials are saying that the winner who purchased the winning Powerball winning ticket in Chino Hills, California has not come forward yet, but will release a press release when that winner does come forward.

On Wednesday, January 13th, 2016,  Powerball Lottery Officials reported that a Powerball winning ticket of $1.5 billion dollars was purchased in Chino Hills, California.

According to a tweet on Twitter from the California Lottery, “We have a winner in California! A jackpot-winning ticket was sold in Chino Hills. We’re still awaiting results from other states.”

California Lottery Officials announced that there was 2 other winners in Tennessee and Florida that purchased the Powerball winning ticket.

According to a tweet on Twitter from the California Lottery, “It’s official! There were 3 jackpot-winning tickets in tonight’s #Powerball draw: California, Florida & Tennessee.”

The jackpot winning ticket was sold at a 7 Eleven Store along Chino Hills Parkway near Pipeline Avenue in Chino Hills, California.

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** Picture from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 Photojournalist Alex Vasquez: **

Lots of people are crowding all around the 7 Eleven Store all hoping to find out if they have that winning Powerball ticket.

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** Picture from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 Photojournalist Alex Vasquez: **

M. Faroqui, 7 Eleven Clerk, celebrated after learning his 7 Eleven Store in Chino Hills, California sold a winning Powerball ticket on Wednesday, January 13th, 2016.

“The last three days, very crazy busy. I’m very happy,” M. Faroqui said to NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4.

At least 12 Powerball tickets were sold in California that matched all 5 numbers, excluding the Powerball number.

California Lottery Officials tweeted on Twitter 2 tweets announcing where the 12 Powerball tickets were sold in California that matched all 5 numbers, excluding the Powerball number.

“Cities that sold tickets that matched 5 of six numbers: Nipton, Chula Vista, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Santa Monica… (1/2)” tweeted the California Lottery.

“Cities that sold tickets that matched 5 of 6 numbers: Tustin, Pacoima, Vacaville, Cloverdale, Redlands, Gardena, Irwindale (2/2)” tweeted the California Lottery.

** Those Powerball tickets with the matched all 5 numbers, excluding the Powerball number, were sold in at the following locations: **

Nipton, California

Redlands, California

Chula Vista, California

Santa Rosa, California

Santa Cruz, California

Santa Monica, California

Tustin, California

Pacoima, California

Vacaville, California

Cloverdale, California

Gardena, California

Irwindale, California

** Information from the California Lottery: **

According to California Lottery Officials, the prize for matching all 5 numbers, excluding the Powerball number is $638,146 each.

According to a tweet on Twitter from the California Lottery, “12 tickets in CA matched 5 of 6 numbers to win $638,146 each! #Powerball”.

** Here are the Powerball lottery numbers held on Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 for $1.5 billion dollars: **

8 – 27 – 34 – 4 – 19 and Powerball: 10.

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story. **

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