California couple claims share of record Powerball jackpot

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The California lottery says a couple have claimed a $528.8 million share of a record Powerball jackpot in January.

Officials said Tuesday that Marvin and Mae Acosta came forward Friday in Van Nuys to claim their prize months after the record $1.6 billion Powerball drawing.

Lottery spokesman Alex Traverso says they requested privacy.

The couple says in a statement they are committing nearly all the winnings to a trust and charities.

The winning ticket in California was sold at a 7-Eleven in Chino Hills. Winners in Florida and Tennessee previously claimed their prize money.

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