Person Who Won Record $2.04B Powerball Last Year Hasn't Claimed Prize

Someone in California has a huge prize with their name on it, but their identity remains a mystery.

In November, one lucky ticket in Altadena, Calif. correctly matched all six numbers to win the Powerball jackpot: a record-breaking $2.04 billion.

Per state law, the winner has one year from the drawing to claim the prize, but no one has come forward with the winning ticket yet, according to The CW station KTLA.

While an issue with security protocols delayed the initial announcement of the winning numbers, the lineup was eventually announced on Nov. 8, with winning numbers 0, 33, 41, 47 and 56, and 10 as the Powerball.

One factor that could delay an eventual announcement is the vetting process potential winners undergo, according to KTLA.

Carolyn Becker, deputy director of public affairs and communications for the California Lottery agency, told the station that it can take weeks or months to ensure that a ticket holder has in fact won the prize.

Regardless, if and when the winner is identified, the world will know: California law mandates that the California Lottery publicize the winner's full name and total winnings as public record.


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