UPDATED: Winning numbers in record $1.5 billion Powerball drawing sold in California
A handwritten sign is seen taped over electronic numbers on a Powerball sign at a corner store in San Diego, California on Jan. 13, 2016. (Reuters/Mike Blake)

The winning numbers selected in Wednesday's U.S. Powerball lottery drawing were 08 27 34 04 19 and the Powerball number 10, lottery officials said.


The jackpot for Powerball, played in 44 U.S. states, Washington D.C. and two territories, reached $1.5 billion, a world record for a lottery that a single ticket holder is eligible to win.

If no player has all six numbers, the grand prize will keep rising ahead of the next scheduled drawing on Saturday, when it is expected to reach $2 billion.

(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Texas; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

Update, 11:58 p.m. EST: The California Lottery said on its Twitter feed that it has a winner for the $1.5 billion lottery held on Wednesday, with the winning ticket being sold in Chino Hills.