Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited December 5, 2016, 3:33 pm
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

$228.5M Powerball lottery ticket sold in California

PowerballPowerball: $228.5M Powerball lottery ticket sold in California
3.73
Rating:

SAN MATEO, Calif. — Someone in the Bay Area could be $228.5 million richer after lottery officials announced Wednesday that the sole winning Powerball ticket was sold in San Mateo, California.

The winning ticket was sold at Key Markets, located at 500 S. Norfolk St., a spokesman for the agency said.

Lottery officials said it was the sole winning ticket sold in the 44 states that carry Powerball.

The winning numbers were 7, 14, 21, 24, and 41, with Powerball number 26. The lump-sum jackpot would be about $136 million, lottery spokesman Alex Traverso said; federal taxes would take about another 25 percent of that amount.

The store's owners will receive $1 million for selling the winning ticket, Traverso said.

The store is a family-run business with one other location in Redwood City.

Lottery officials called store owners Nancy and Jack Dehoff around 9 p.m. to tell them they had sold the winning ticket, but "of course we didn't believe them," Nancy Dehoff said. They were convinced about a half-hour later, when calls from reporters started coming in.

What will the family do with their million-dollar payout? "Oh, I don't know," said son Chris Dehoff, the store's general manager. "We certainly weren't expecting this."

"The Bay Area is kind of a hot spot right now," Traverso said. "This would be the third winner in the past year that has hit it big."

In April, B. Raymond Buxton, bought the sole winning ticket for a $425 million Powerball jackpot at a Chevron station off Dixon Landing Road in Milpitas.

In December, a delivery driver named Steve Tran bought a winning Mega Millions ticket from an East San Jose gift shop.

To say the Powerball lottery drawing in California has been a success is an understatement, according to Traverso.

"It's turned out to be one of those things where it's better than we could have possibly imagined," he said.

News story photo(Click to display full-size in gallery)

Mercury News

We'd love to see your comments here!  Register for a FREE membership — it takes just a few moments — and you'll be able to post comments here and on any of our forums. If you're already a member, you can Log In to post a comment.

46 comments. Last comment 2 years ago by BellasBMWLucki.
Page 1 of 4
Kee12's avatar - Lottery-012.jpg
I rep CA
Senegal
Member #144812
July 17, 2013
76 Posts
Offline
Posted: September 25, 2014, 8:42 am - IP Logged

Congratulations to the winner (s)

I'd be a fool to surrender when I know I can be a contender...I C U when U get there - Coolio

    Avatar
    Texas
    United States
    Member #82092
    November 5, 2009
    70 Posts
    Offline
    Posted: September 25, 2014, 9:05 am - IP Logged

    What is going on with Calif. winning so much?

      IPlayWeekly's avatar - avatarmoney
      Columbus, Ohio
      United States
      Member #128906
      June 5, 2012
      591 Posts
      Offline
      Posted: September 25, 2014, 9:06 am - IP Logged

      All the numbers I play are under 41, I got one number last night.

        Avatar
        South Carolina
        United States
        Member #62147
        June 19, 2008
        83 Posts
        Offline
        Posted: September 25, 2014, 9:09 am - IP Logged

        What is going on with Calif. winning so much?

        PB and MM are rigged for Cali and NY.  I've posted this several times and people have mocked me, but lo and behold look what happens here.

        It's a shame you guys still spend money on PB and MM when only two states are programmed to win jackpots.  But I guess every industry needs its rubes.

          dallascowboyfan's avatar - tiana the-princess-and-the-frog.jpg
          Oklahoma
          United States
          Member #82391
          November 12, 2009
          6290 Posts
          Offline
          Posted: September 25, 2014, 9:11 am - IP Logged

          Congratulation to the winner/s.

          I Love Pink & Green 1908

            hearsetrax's avatar - 0118

            United States
            Member #52345
            May 21, 2007
            2657 Posts
            Offline
            Posted: September 25, 2014, 9:26 am - IP Logged

            PB and MM are rigged for Cali and NY.  I've posted this several times and people have mocked me, but lo and behold look what happens here.

            It's a shame you guys still spend money on PB and MM when only two states are programmed to win jackpots.  But I guess every industry needs its rubes.

            Twitchwell I officially plan to quit playing the pb, specially after last night's numbers

              helpmewin's avatar - dandy
              u$a
              United States
              Member #106665
              February 22, 2011
              19771 Posts
              Offline
              Posted: September 25, 2014, 9:40 am - IP Logged

              Twitchwell I officially plan to quit playing the pb, specially after last night's numbers

              Yeah right Skeptical

              Let it Snow Snowman

                Goteki54's avatar - Lottery-007.jpg
                Baltimore, MD
                United States
                Member #143332
                May 30, 2013
                398 Posts
                Offline
                Posted: September 25, 2014, 9:59 am - IP Logged

                Go Kidding!!I know there is no conspiracy, but the percentage of powerball wins for California vs other states just seem odd or out of whack. Disapprove If I move to California (snowball chance in hell) then I'll start playing powerball again.

                Following the trends and patterns means following the money!Banana

                  zinniagirl's avatar - flower avatar_0026.jpg
                  nc
                  United States
                  Member #99520
                  October 26, 2010
                  375 Posts
                  Offline
                  Posted: September 25, 2014, 9:59 am - IP Logged

                  Hearty congratulations to the winner (s)!! And my condolences to the sourpusses....


                    United States
                    Member #106134
                    February 13, 2011
                    806 Posts
                    Offline
                    Posted: September 25, 2014, 10:00 am - IP Logged

                    No congrats here since it's California that won.

                    I hope they get the "lottery curse" and become another David Lee Edwards.

                      pickone4me's avatar - 021414tvlies zpsa453b327.jpg
                      Wisconsin
                      United States
                      Member #104962
                      January 23, 2011
                      1075 Posts
                      Offline
                      Posted: September 25, 2014, 10:21 am - IP Logged

                      Well well well, don't say I didn't tell some of you so.

                        pickone4me's avatar - 021414tvlies zpsa453b327.jpg
                        Wisconsin
                        United States
                        Member #104962
                        January 23, 2011
                        1075 Posts
                        Offline
                        Posted: September 25, 2014, 10:28 am - IP Logged

                        Twitchwell I officially plan to quit playing the pb, specially after last night's numbers

                        Still believe in that so called "logic" ?

                          music*'s avatar - nw bookeep.jpg
                          Happy California
                          United States
                          Member #157856
                          August 2, 2014
                          1513 Posts
                          Offline
                          Posted: September 25, 2014, 10:41 am - IP Logged

                          Congratulations to the winner or winners. If they are smart they will wait a month or more. Keep the secret to themselves or within a close nit family. Hire an attorney, maybe a tax attorney . Plus a media guru. And someone to handle all the requests for money from strangers.  Big Smile

                            Avatar
                            New Member
                            columbia md
                            United States
                            Member #159427
                            September 25, 2014
                            1 Posts
                            Offline
                            Posted: September 25, 2014, 10:56 am - IP Logged

                            California again i know something is not right here all the big pb have been won in california and Mg too..  will only play the MG