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$1.765 billion Powerball jackpot goes to a player who bought a ticket in a California mountain town
A liquor store in a tiny California mountain town is reverberating with excitement after word that the winning ticket for a $1.765 billion Powerball jackpot was sold there
FRAZIER PARK, Calif. (AP) — A liquor store in a tiny California mountain town reverberated with excitement Thursday after word that the winning ticket for a $1.765 billion Powerball jackpot was sold there.
The drawing Wednesday night ended a long stretch without a winner of the top prize and brought news media to Midway Market & Liquor in Frazier Park, a community of 2,600 residents about 75 miles (121 kilometers) north of Los Angeles.
“That's the most exciting news ever (to) happen to Frazier Park,” said store co-owner Nidal Khalil.
The winner had not come forward to him, he said, adding that he hoped it is one of his regular customers. Most are local retirees, he said.