Some hope California winner of $447M Powerball helps area

Chris Raff of Lincoln, Neb., hands a Powerball ticket to a customer in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, June 10, 2017.

California Lottery officials said the retailer where the winning ticket was sold will receive a $1 million "retailer bonus". Matthew Alberre, the store owner, told NBC News "it's a very good feeling to be the winning store", adding that many locals have been coming in to buy extra lottery tickets.

The deli sold the winning ticket for Saturday's $447.8 million grand prize drawing, the 10th largest lottery prize in USA history. Officials say the earliest the ticket could be redeemed is 8 a.m. Monday.

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The ticket was sold at a liquor store in Pawtucket. The numbers drawn were 20,26,32,38,58 and the Powerball number was 3. "That's the soonest they'll be able to claim their prize", California Lottery said in a statement.

The unnamed victor has a year to claim the jackpot.

A small liquor store located 70 miles north of San Diego has vaulted into the history books for selling one of the biggest lottery tickets in history - a Powerball ticket worth about $448 million. The cash prize would be $273.1 million.

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At the jackpot for Wednesday's drawing there will be $40 million.

No one has won the jackpot since April 1, thus the reason for its large size. The jackpot had grown because no one had matched all the numbers since April 1.

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