Posted: 12:00 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014

Milpitas gas station sells sole winning Powerball ticket

Powerball lotter (file)
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Powerball lotter (file)

MILPITAS, Calif. —

California Lottery officials confirmed Wednesday night that the only winning Powerball ticket that matched all six numbers for a $425 million jackpot was sold at a Chevron gas station in Milpitas.

The winning numbers in the Powerball drawing Wednesday were 1 17 35 49 54 with a Powerball number 34.

The station is the Dixon Landing Chevron located on California Circle. A number of curious onlookers were already visiting the gas station Wednesday night after word that the winning ticket was there got out.

The California Lottery Twitter account tweeted out the information at around 8:40 p.m.

Shortly before 10 p.m., lottery officials confirmed there were no additional winning tickets sold in other states had also matched all six numbers. The person or persons who bought the ticket in Milpitas will be entitled to the entire $425 million jackpot.

The winner or winners haven't stepped forward so far, and lottery officials cannot say exactly when the winning ticket was sold, only saying it was sold sometime between Saturday and Wednesday evening.

As for the location where the ticket was sold, the owner is entitled to a one million dollar jackpot of their own.

Workers at the Chevron said Powerball ticket sales were brisk leading up to Wednesday night's drawing. They also expect sales to pick up when words gets out that a winning jackpot ticket was sold there.

"After this, people are going to be like 'Someone won here!'" said Gursharamit Sohal. "So maybe sales go up, especially during the lotteries."

An additional tweet announced that two other tickets matched five out of six numbers. One of those tickets was sold in Modesto and the other was sold in El Segundo.

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