$1.765 billion Powerball jackpot goes to a player who bought a ticket in a California mountain town

(AP) — FRAZIER PARK, Calif. A liquor store in a small California mountain hamlet erupted with joy Thursday after learning that the winning ticket for

the $1.765 billion Powerball jackpot was purchased there.The drawing on Wednesday night brought the press media

to Midway Market & Liquor in Frazier Park, a community of 2,600 people about 75 miles (121 kilometers) north of Los Angeles.

"That's the most exciting news Frazier Park has ever had," said business co-owner Nidal Khalil.

He stated that the winner had not approached him and that he hoped it was one of his regular clients. According to him, the majority are local retirees.

The winning numbers were 22, 24, 40, 52, 64, and the Powerball number was ten. Winners' identities must be disclosed in California.

The retailer will be compensated $1 million for selling the winning ticket.

When clerk Janea Herrera was told the winning ticket was sold at the store 6 miles (9.6 kilometers) from the nearest highway, 

she initially believed it was a joke. She stated she had no idea who bought the ticket but added that most customers are local regulars.


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