In San Jose, a gas station was watched over by lady Luck because a winning Powerball ticket worth over $1.2 million. The store also received a lovely bonus for selling the winning ticket. Read further to find out more about the lucky winner.
The lucky store got to receive a prize of $6,300 for selling the winning Powerball ticket. This bonus didn’t come out of the winner’s prize, but from the Powerball lottery itself.
San Jose is situated in California. Lottery officials reported that the lucky station where the winning ticket was sold was at the Valero station. According to officials, the owner of the ticket hasn’t come forward to claim their ticket yet. The owner of the gas station is Alex Gaviola and he told reporters that he was extremely happy with the idea of receiving the handsome sum of $6,368 for selling the lucky Powerball ticket.
Alex has apparently sold winning tickets at his gas station before. He owns seven stations in total. This is his only gas station that yielded a prize this massive, though. “I’m definitely going to take my employees out for a nice dinner,” Alex explained.
The winning Powerball numbers on the winner’s ticket were:
32-16-3-34 and 12 in the draw that took place on the 30th of April, 2016. The only number this player was missing was that of the bonus number 14. That means the winner got to take home $1,273,656.
Upon hearing of the win at the gas station, the California lottery officials urged the winner to make sure he signed his ticket and kept it hidden in a safe place until he could make it to their offices. Juan has 180 days to claim his winnings.
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