. california announced first. the winning ticket, sold at this 7-eleven. chino hills, outside of los angeles. tonight, crowds descended on the store, sharing the excitement, even if they can't share the prize money. >> this must be thrilling. >> it is very thrilling. >> reporter: my colleague kana whitworth was there. >> people rushed to the 7-eleven, there are hundreds of people, you can barely move inside the 7-eleven. keep in mind this store gets $1 million for selling the winning ticket and whoever takes home that money gets a big chunk of it because there are no taxes on lottery winnings here in the state of california. >> reporter: the jaw-dropping $1.5 billion jackpot, the largest the u.s. has ever seen, now will be split three ways -- three very lucky and very rich winners. making this a $2 ticket to the 1% club. in theory, at least. >> can we get in there? you can have an umbrella in case. >> reporter: we indulged our inner billionaires, shopping for cars -- >> i could get used to this. >> reporter: and condos. >> this is what you need. >> reporter: plenty of others were dre
at the 7-eleven where winning jackpot ticket was hold in chino hills, california? they were cheering for the all-star clerk. it felt like something out of a movie. >> i'm envious of the winner. i love it. >> reporter: lotto officials gave the owner a $1 million check just for selling the winning ticket. in no time word spread about a california winner. this los angeles nursing home. >> somebody won lotto. >> reporter: cheering for one of their nurses, a mother of seven. >> honestly it couldn't have happened to a nicer person. the nurse who thought she won said it was an embarrassing prank from her son. her daughter tells the "l.a. times," this is one big misunderstanding. her boss, who bought 18,000 tickets for staff, including hers, still believes this nurse is a winner. >> she had two hours left to her shift and she stayed the two hours. i was extremely impressed. >> reporter: tonight there remains no confirmation on the winner out west but the nurse in the l.a. suburbs has reportedly shared with her employer that she's going on leave effective immediately until things coo
lotto officials tweeted, we have a winner in california. a jackpot-winning ticket was sold in chino hills. we're still awaiting results from other states. the winning ticket apparently sold at this 7-eleven store. meaning someone will be claiming, or sharing, that jaw-dropping $1.5 billion jackpot. the largest the u.s. has ever seen. making this a $2 ticket to the 1% club. in theory, at least. >> can we get in there? >> sure, you can. you can have an umbrella in case. >> reporter: we indulged our inner billionaires, shopping for cars -- >> i could get used to this. >> reporter: and condos. >> this is what you need. >> reporter: plenty of others were dreaming too. all across america. >> reporter: powerball pandemonium. >> it's been insane. >> reporter: inspiring billionaires lining up patiently, dreaming of instant wealth. >> the winner! >> that can't be the winner, we're getting the winner. >> this is the winner! >> reporter: 300 million tickets sold just today, almost one ticket for every person in this country. some people placing multiple bets. >> this is the office pool? >> yeah
hold in chino hills, california? they were cheering for the all-star clerk. movie. >> i'm envious of the winner.
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