Pomona nurse is not the Powerball jackpot winner

Posted at 10:10 AM, Jan 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-14 23:47:24-05

The identity of the California Powerball jackpot winner remains a mystery after the daughter of a Pomona nurse told the LA Times on Thursday that her mother did not win the Powerball jackpot.

It was first reported by the employer that the Powerball winner was a 62-year-old woman who is a senior registered nurse at Park Avenue Health Care and Wellness Center in Pomona.

The nurse's daughter told the LA Times that the situation was all a misunderstanding.


California Lottery officials told our LA affiliate, ABC7 that they were skeptical after a spokesperson for nursing home owner Shlomo Rechnitz said the winner was the nurse.

The spokesperson told ABC7 that Rechnitz brought 18,000 tickets for his employees and residents at 80 nursing homes across the state.  

CA Lottery officials said that no one has come forward to claim the prize.

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