That’s the question many were asking after it was revealed someone who bought a Powerball a ticket in the Inland Empire suburb won the record $1.5-billion jackpot. Where exactly? The 7-Eleven at 4092 Chino Hills Parkway.
Chino Hills is an upscale community of about 80,000 residents in western San Bernardino County. The average household income is $96,497, according to the U.S. census. That’s $20,000 more than the county average.
Of course, Chino Hills became a subject of much discussion on social media both by the curious and curiously sore losers
Does anyone know the winning Powerball numbers? Sent from my iPhone 4 in Chino Hills, California— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 14, 2016
Moving to Chino Hills, The Land Of Lottery Winners, to follow my dreams of winning a billion dollar lottery— Mezrahi, Samir (@samir) January 14, 2016
The 1.5 Billion PowerBall Ticket was sold in Chino Hills WTH that is literally 30 minutes from my house!!! How is that not me ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿— Marisol Gonzalez (@mg2419) January 14, 2016
Over 77,000 people call the city of #ChinoHills home. The views are breathtaking. #CA39 pic.twitter.com/4O6Gc1MYDs— Ed Royce (@RepEdRoyce) January 14, 2016
Frenzy scene outside the Chino Hills 7-eleven where winning powerball jackpot ticket was sold pic.twitter.com/YozczVjKGr— Jon Passantino (@passantino) January 14, 2016
Chino Hills 7/11 is lit pic.twitter.com/uZGsnO5LDY— celest cordero (@_cbeeezy) January 14, 2016
The winning numbers in Wednesday’s record-setting Powerball drawing were: 8, 27, 34, 4, 19 and the Powerball number, 10.