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Winners in California, Florida and Tennessee to split $1.6B Powerball; three Ky. cities sell $1M tickets

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(Will Lester/The Sun via AP). 7-Eleven store clerk M. Faroqui celebrates with customers after learning the store sold a winning Powerball ticket on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016 in Chino Hills, Calif. (Will Lester/The Sun via AP). 7-Eleven store clerk M. Faroqui celebrates with customers after learning the store sold a winning Powerball ticket on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016 in Chino Hills, Calif.
(Will Lester/The Sun via AP). Hundreds gather outside the 7-Eleven, after it was announced the winning Powerball ticket was sold at the store, in Chino Hills, Calif. (Will Lester/The Sun via AP). Hundreds gather outside the 7-Eleven, after it was announced the winning Powerball ticket was sold at the store, in Chino Hills, Calif.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Winning Powerball tickets for a world record breaking $1.6 billion were sold in California, Florida and Tennessee. 

The Kentucky Lottery says three players here matched five white balls and will win $1 million each. The $1 million tickets were sold in Hazard, Walton and Paducah. 

There are also five winners of the game's $50,000 prize in the Commonwealth. Those winning tickts were sold in Mount Sterling, Harrodsburg, Benton, Florence and Hazard.

An impromptu celebration began soon after it was announced that one winner was sold at a Los Angeles area 7-Eleven. People packed the store chanting and taking pictures.

Lottery officials in Tennessee also say a winning ticket was bought in the small town of Munford just north of Memphis. It's not known where the Florida winner was sold.

The Hoosier Lottery says a $1 million winner was sold in Terre Haute. That ticket matched the first five numbers, but not the Powerball number. 

In Indiana, 15 tickets are worth $50,000. Those tickets matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball number and were sold in the cities of Jasper, Madison, Corydon, Seymour, Lapel, Fort Wayne (two tickets), Batesville, Indianapolis, South Bend (two tickets), Richmond, Terre Haute, Danville and Hobart. 

Two additional tickets, sold in West Lafayette and Zionsville, are worth $100,000.  Those tickets matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball number and included the Power Play which doubled the standard $50,000 prize.

The numbers are:

4 - 8 - 19 - 27 - 34 - Powerball 10 

Lottery officials will release detailed information about where the tickets were purchased Thursday. A series of security checks have to be completed at the selling retailers before store names are released, and this should be completed by midday Thursday.

If you have one of the $1 million tickets, the KY Lottery urges you to sign the back of it and contact lottery officials after 8 AM Eastern time tomorrow morning at (502) 560-1500. 

The Hoosier Lottery's 24-hour toll free number is 1-800-955-6886.  Prizes of $50,000 or more must be claimed at Hoosier Lottery headquarters in Indianapolis.

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