Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Owners of Chino Hills Powerball ticket claims share of $1.6 billion

Joseph Serna

The owners of the Chino Hills Powerball ticket that will share a third of the record $1.6-billion jackpot won in January have finally come forward, California Lottery officials announced Tuesday.
Marvin and Mae Acosta, who requested that their hometown not be identified, walked into the lottery’s Van Nuys office Friday with the ticket worth $528.8 million, their share of the massive Jan. 12 prize, officials said. The couple opted to take the jackpot’s lump-sum payment, valued at $327.8 million before federal taxes. The family released a statement to lottery officials and requested privacy:

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