Pomona nurse is not the Chino Hills powerball jackpot winner

Many took a gamble for the $1.5 Billion ? the largest lottery jackpot in history and according to lottery officials, a winning ticket was sold in Southern California. (KFSN)

A Pomona nurse identified by her employer as the winner of the record-breaking Powerball jackpot did not, in fact, win, her daughter told the Los Angeles Times.

The 62-year-old woman's daughter added that the situation was all a misunderstanding.

California Lottery officials said they were skeptical after a spokesperson for nursing home owner Shlomo Rechnitz said the winner was a senior registered nurse at Park Avenue Health Care and Wellness Center in Pomona.

Rechnitz's spokesperson said the nurse was given a ticket by her boss, who bought 18,000 tickets for his employees and residents at 80 nursing home across California.

Lottery officials stated that no one has come forward to claim the prize.

The winning ticket was purchased at a 7-Eleven located at 4092 Chino Hills Parkway in Chino Hills. Revelers swarmed the store in celebration Wednesday evening.

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The final total for the jackpot was $1,586,400,000 with a cash value of $983,500,000, according to the Texas Lottery.

Two other winning tickets were sold in Florida and Tennessee.

Powerball is played in 44 states, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The odds of winning are one in 292.2 million.
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