Couple comes forward in California to claim $528 million prize from Powerball jackpot

LOS ANGELES A couple has come forward to claim their $528 million prize from a record-setting Powerball jackpot, more than six months after they bought their winning ticket in Chino Hills, California, lottery officials said in a statement on Tuesday.

There were three winning tickets in the nearly $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot in January, the largest lottery prize ever offered in North America.

The holders of two of the winning tickets came forward in Tennessee and Florida within about a month of the drawing, but the third share of the winnings in the multi-state lottery had gone unclaimed until Marvin and Mae Acosta stepped forward.

“We finally know who our mystery winners are!” California Lottery Director Hugo Lopez said in a statement.

Lopez said the couple had followed good advice by taking their time to assemble a team of legal and financial advisors.

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Paul Simao)

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