A California Lottery official said that winning tickets for the $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot were sold in California, Florida and Tennessee.
Soon after the hotly anticipated draw, California Lottery, tweeted that one winning ticket was sold in the San Bernardino suburb of Chino Hills.
We have a winner in California! A jackpot-winning ticket was sold in China Hills. We're still awaiting results from other states
California Lottery's deputy director of communications, Russ Lopez, revealed later that winning tickets had also been sold in Florida and Tennessee.
None of the winners' identities have yet been revealed, although in Chino Hills, crowds descended on the 7-Eleven store that sold the winning ticket. The store gets a $1 million bonus for the making the lucky sale.
California also had 12 ticket-holders match five of the six winning numbers, which were 4, 8, 19, 27, 34 and Powerball number 10.
No ticket holder had all the winning numbers in Saturday's $900 million drawing, which sent the Wednesday draw to a world record-breaking $1.586 billion. If there is just a single winner, and they choose to take the cash prize instead an annuitized payout over 29 years, they would receive $930 million.