Crowds celebrate sale of winning Powerball ticket at California 7-Eleven

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Celebratory crowds gathered at a 7-Eleven outside Los Angeles Wednesday night after California Lottery officials said one of three winning Powerball tickets was sold at the store.

The 7-Eleven in Chino Hills was mobbed by excited well-wishers. The store will get $1 million for selling a jackpot ticket, according to SFGate. The shop's owner, Balbir Atwal, told the news website he would use the money for scholarships.

"Nothing happens without God," he told SFGate. "He controls everything. And the angels, too."

The winner, who was not identified, will get one-third of the $1.5 billion jackpot, according to officials with the Multi-State Lottery Association, which runs the Powerball game.

"I'm really happy," an employee of the Chino Hills 7-Eleven told the Los Angeles Times. "It's very good news."

The shop was busy in the days leading up to Wednesday’s Powerball drawing.

"People were crazy," the unidentified employee told the Los Angeles Times. "Everyone way paying $200, $300, $400," for Powerball tickets.

Winning tickets were also sold in Tennessee and Florida, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association.