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    Jan 15, 2016

    $2.3b Powerball jackpot split among three winners


    THE winners of the record US$1.6 billion (S$2.3 billion) United States Powerball jackpot had yet to emerge early yesterday, with lottery officials saying the massive prize will be split between ticket holders in three states - Tennessee, California and Florida.

    Each of the three winning tickets is worth US$528.8 million, the California Lottery said.

    Lottery officials have not said whether anyone has come forward to claim their share of the money.

    One ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven convenience store in Chino Hills, east of Los Angeles.

    The drawing late on Wednesday for the US$1.6 billion jackpot was the largest-ever lottery prize in North America. The odds of picking the correct combination were one in 292 million.

    Crowds descended on the California store after word emerged it had sold a winning ticket, with excited customers snapping pictures and congratulating the sales associate. The store will get a US$1 million bonus, lottery officials said.