Co-owner says it’s the ‘most exciting news ever to happen to Frazier Park’ – but winner has not come forward

A liquor store in a tiny California mountain town reverberated with excitement on Thursday after word that the winning ticket for a $1.765bn Powerball jackpot was sold there.

The drawing on Wednesday night ended a long stretch without a winner of the top prize and brought news media to Midway Market & Liquor in Frazier Park, a community of 2,600 residents about 75 miles north of Los Angeles.

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