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Winning ticket in $1 billion Powerball jackpot sold in California

The winning ticket was sold at a store in downtown Los Angeles, according to California Lottery’s website.
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A winning ticket in Wednesday’s $1 billion Powerball jackpot was sold in California.

The numbers in Wednesday’s drawing were 7-10-11-13-24 with a Powerball of 24.

The winning ticket was sold at Las Palmitas Mini Market in downtown Los Angeles, according to California Lottery's website.

The jackpot had been estimated at $1 billion but was $1.08 billion when the drawing occurred Wednesday night, game officials said. If whoever won decides to take the lump sum, it will be $558.1 million before taxes.

Powerball passed the estimated $1 billion jackpot mark for only the third time in the game's history after no one won in Monday night’s drawing, officials said. The game began in 1992.

The jackpot had last been won on April 19, and jackpots increase every time someone fails to win the top prize.

The Powerball website showed Wednesday night that the jackpot was reset to $20 million.

The game’s rules were changed in 2015 to make it less likely that someone would win the jackpot but more likely that someone would win a prize.

The odds of winning the jackpot went from 1 in 175 million to 1 in 292 million, which is where it stands today. (Mega Millions also made changes in 2017 to increase jackpots and increase odds.)

The largest jackpots won in the history of Powerball were the $2.04 billion won in November and the $1.586 billion won in June 2016.