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Everyone Joked That Ryan Atwood From “The O.C.” Won The Powerball In California

The O.C.'s impact is real.

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On Wednesday night, the $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot finally had a winner. One winning ticket was sold in Chino Hills, California.

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And people on Twitter immediately thought of Ryan Atwood, everyone's favorite fictional bad-guy-turned-good from The O.C.

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Ryan was from the city of Chino...

...a very different place from Orange County, where he ended up living with the Cohens.

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Maybe it's time for an O.C. reboot with this updated plotline, perhaps?

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Think of all the wonderful possibilities.

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The thing is, Chino Hills isn't actually the same place as the city of Chino, California, where Ryan is from.

(But they are right next to each other!)
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(But they are right next to each other!)

And the other thing is... Ryan Atwood isn't actually a real person...

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...but he'll always be real in our hearts. <3

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LOVE YOU RYAN!