Lottery officials head to tiny Tennessee town

Lottery officials head to tiny Tennessee town

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The latest on winners in a record Powerball drawing
(all times local):

7:50 a.m.

The top lottery official in Tennessee is on the way to the town where one of three winning tickets for the world-record Powerball jackpot was sold.

A news release says Tennessee Lottery President Rebecca Hargrove is on her way to Munford, which is about 25 miles north of Memphis. The lottery president will announce the retailer and present it a check for $25,000.

The winning ticket will share the $1.6 billion jackpot with winners in Southern California and Florida.

The winning numbers in Wednesday night’s drawing are 4-8-19-27-34 and Powerball 10. The winners can opt for annual payments over decades or a lump-sum payment.

None of the winners have come forward yet.
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4:35 a.m.

Florida lottery officials say the winning ticket in the record Powerball jackpot for that state was sold at a grocery store in Melbourne Beach.

The ticket – one of three winning tickets that will share in the $1.6 billion jackpot – was sold at a Publix grocery store in coastal Florida.

The two other winning tickets were sold in Chino Hills, California; and Munford, Tennessee.

The winning numbers in Wednesday night’s drawing are 4-8-19-27-34 and Powerball 10.

The winners can opt for annual payments over decades or a lump-sum payment.

None of the winners’ identities have yet been revealed.
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1:40 a.m.

Lottery officials in Tennessee say the winning ticket for the record Powerball jackpot in their state was sold in Munford, north of Memphis.

The holder of that ticket will share the $1.6 billion jackpot with winners in Southern California and Florida.

A news release from Tennessee lottery officials says the state also has a ticket that won $2 million.

The winning numbers in Wednesday night’s drawing are 4-8-19-27-34 and Powerball 10.

The winners can opt for annual payments over decades or a lump-sum payment.

None of the winners’ identities have yet been revealed.
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12:15 a.m.

The world’s biggest lotto jackpot will be split three ways.

California Lottery spokesman Alex Traverso told The Associated Press early Thursday morning that the three previously announced winning tickets in the record $1.6 billion Powerball drawing represent all the grand-prize winners. No more will be forthcoming.

The tickets matching all numbers – 4-8-19-27-34 and Powerball 10 – were sold in Florida, Tennessee and Southern California.

The winners can opt for annual payments over decades or a lump-sum payment.

None of the winners’ identities have yet been revealed.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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