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California – After a wait of a little more than six months, Marvin and Mae Acosta, the winners of the largest lottery prize in California Lottery history, finally came forward to claim their prize. They were one of three big winners of prizes worth $528.8 million from the January 13th Powerball jackpot of nearly $1.6 billion. The other two tickets were sold in Tennessee and Florida.

“We finally know who our mystery winners are! It may have taken six months for them to come to one of our offices, but these winners did just what we tell all our winners to do – they read our Winner’s Handbook and then assembled a team of legal and financial advisors to help them make the most of this windfall and prepare them for their new life as Lottery winners,” California Lottery Director Hugo Lopez said. “We couldn’t be happier for them and are thrilled they took the time to assemble the right team before coming in to claim.”

The Acostas purchased their winning ticket at the 7-Eleven located at 4092 Chino Hills Parkway in Chino Hills (San Bernardino County). Their ticket matched all six winning numbers. The couple has opted to take the cash option amount of $327.8 million before federal taxes. The lucky retailer was also a big winner! The Chino Hills 7-Eleven location received the maximum bonus of $1,000,000 for selling the winning ticket.

The jackpot was the largest in U.S. lottery history and became a nationwide phenomenon, as players rushed out to buy tickets so they could be a part of history. In total, California players scooped up $386 million worth of Powerball tickets during the historic run, and the jackpot generated an estimated additional $150 million for California public schools.

The Acostas respectfully declined all requests for media interviews and did not wish to have any additional information or photos released, though they did provide this statement:

“We are thankful and blessed for the rare gift that has been placed in our care. We have engaged a team of advisors to educate and guide us through this process so that we can be good stewards of these new resources. While many decisions are still to be made, we have committed nearly all of this new resource to a Trust and to charities that are important to us. While we are very grateful for the wonderful wishes and encouragement we’ve received, it is not our intention to become public figures, and we ask for and appreciate privacy going forward. Thank you.”

California – After a wait of a little more than six months, Marvin and Mae Acosta, the winners of the largest lottery prize in California Lottery history, finally came forward to claim their prize. They were one of three big winners of prizes worth $528.8 million from the January 13th Powerball jackpot of nearly $1.6 billion. The other two tickets were sold in Tennessee and Florida.

$528M lottery ticket sold in Chino Hills finally claimed

California Lottery officials presented 7-Eleven owner Balbir Atwal with a $1 million bonus check for selling a winning Powerball ticket at his Chino Hills store.

The California Lottery tweeted on Tuesday that the third and final winner of the Jan. 13 Powerball jackpot had finally come forward to claim their prize. (Photo: California Lottery)

Six months after winning a share of the record-breaking $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot, the last of the three winners has finally come forward to claim their prize, California Lottery officials announced Tuesday.

Marvin and Mae Acosta had been holding a winning ticket – worth $528.8 million – since Jan. 13, when the largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history created a national frenzy as people across the country purchased tickets with abandon in excitement and anticipation of the big drawing.

The Acostas, of nearby Riverside County, according to public records, purchased their winning ticket at the 7-Eleven located at 4092 Chino Hills Parkway in Chino Hills in San Bernardino County.

From right, California State Lottery Director Hugo Lopez presents a $1 million check to 7-Eleven owner Balbir Atwal in front of Atwal’s store on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. (Photo: Denise Goolsby/The Desert Sun)

The other two winning tickets were sold in Tennessee and Florida.

“We finally know who our mystery winners are!” California Lottery Directory Hugo Lopez said in a press release issued Tuesday. “It may have taken six months for them to come to one of our offices, but these winners did just what we tell all our winners to do – they read our Winner’s Handbook and then assembled a team of legal and financial advisers to help them make the most of this windfall and prepare them for their new life as Lottery winners,” Lopez said. “We couldn’t be happier for them and are thrilled they took the time to assemble the right team before coming in to claim.”

The proprietor of the Chino Hills 7-Eleven that sold the ticket was also a big winner.

On Jan. 14, surrounded by a huge contingency of media in the parking lot in front of his store, Balbir Atwal received a symbolic $1 million check – the maximum bonus for selling the winning ticket – from Lopez.

Chino Hills ticket will split $1.5B Powerball jackpot

The Acostas’ ticket matched all six winning numbers – 4-8-19-27-34 and Powerball number 10. The couple has opted to take the cash option amount of $327.8 million before federal taxes.

In total, California players scooped up $386 million worth of Powerball tickets during the historic run, and the jackpot generated an estimated additional $150 million for California public schools.

Lopez said the Acostas respectfully declined all requests for media interviews and did not wish to have any additional information or photos released. They did, however, provide the following statement:

“We are thankful and blessed for the rare gift that has been placed in our care. We have engaged a team of advisors to educate and guide us through this process so that we can be good stewards of these new resources. While many decisions are still to be made, we have committed nearly all of this new resource to a Trust and to charities that are important to us. While we are very grateful for the wonderful wishes and encouragement we’ve received, it is not our intention to become public figures, and we ask for and appreciate privacy going forward. Thank you.”

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