A Winner in California Takes Record $2 Billion Powerball Jackpot After Delay

Lottery officials said the ticket was sold at a gas station in Los Angeles County

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292 million. A ticket costs $2. Matt Rourke/Associated Press

A record-breaking Powerball run ended after an hourslong delay Tuesday with a single victor in California selecting all six winning numbers to take home the world’s biggest lottery jackpot of $2.04 billion, officials said.

Powerball drew the winning numbers on Tuesday morning, nearly 10 hours later than scheduled because of a security issue. The delay heightened anticipation among both casual and regular players who saw the recent headlines about a historic jackpot and rushed to buy a ticket.

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