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Powerball Ticket Worth $2.76 Million Sold In San Jose; Mega Millions Prize Hits $750 Million

SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) — While no one won the big prize in the Powerball lottery drawing Wednesday evening, those who bought tickets in the South Bay are advised to check their numbers.

One of two tickets worth almost $2.8 million dollars was sold in San Jose.

People were lining up at Paul’s Market on Empire Street in San Jose Thursday, hoping they can take advantage of the store’s good luck.

The corner store sold a Powerball ticket worth $2.76 million in Wednesday night’s drawing.

“I’m absolutely excited; absolutely thrilled! Happy for my customer, my store and for my community here,” said Singh, the owner of Paul’s Market. “Especially during the pandemic times. This is good news.”

So far, the multi-million dollar winner hasn’t stepped forward. He or she has 180 days to collect the winnings. Longtime customer Albert Acosta is hoping his turn might be next.

“I was wishing I would’ve been here. I might have bought the ticket myself!” said Acosta. “I will continue buying my rolls from the gentleman and maybe we’ll win some money together.”

“This is what I tell all my customers. Go for it!” said Singh.

Paul’s Market also gets a bonus for selling a winning ticket.

“I’m hoping lightning strikes again,” said Singh. “We’re trying to get another bigger winner, hopefully if not here, in San Jose. That would be super awesome.”

The winning numbers for the Wednesday Powerball drawing were 4 19 23 25 and 49 with 14 as the Powerball number.

With no big winner, the Powerball jackpot keeps growing. It is now up to $640 million and will likely get even larger before the next drawing.

Between Friday’s Mega Millions prize that currently stands at $750 million and Saturday’s Powerball prize, the combined jackpot is $1.4 billion.

While no one won the big prize in the Powerball lottery drawing Wednesday evening, those who bought tickets in the South Bay are advised to check their numbers.

$1.4 million Mega Millions ticket sold at this South Bay convenience store

The store manager said it’s first winning ticket sold there

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For the second time in the last two weeks, a San Jose convenience store has sold a winning lottery ticket worth more than $1 million, according to the California Lottery.

The 7-Eleven store at 1639 Alum Rock Ave. in San Jose sold one lucky player a ticket with all five winning numbers in the Mega Millions drawing Tuesday night, earning the ticket holder an estimated $1,479,091 before federal taxes.

The five winning numbers were 1, 4, 23, 40 and 45. The ticket owner missed the Mega number, 11, which was needed to win the full $168 million prize.

But a ticket with all six winning numbers for Tuesday’s draweing was sold in New Hampshire, according to the Mega Millions organization. That winner could opt to receive a $108.5 million lump sum payment.

The store manager at the 7-Eleven at 1639 Alum Rock Ave. said a lottery official informed him of the news early Wednesday morning.

“It was so close to winning the Mega, I just wish they would have done it,” the manager said of the local ticket. “That would have been awesome for the customer.”

Retailers that sell a winning ticket with a prize payment of $1 million or more are entitled to a one-half percent bonus of the prize value, according to the lottery website, which means the 7-Eleven store could receive an estimated $7,000.

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Tuesday’s winning lottery ticket wasn’t the first for a San Jose 7-Eleven in recent weeks.

Earlier this month, a $1.2 million Powerball ticket was sold at the 7-Eleven store at 5148 Moorpark Ave. in San Jose.

The next Mega Millions drawing will take place Friday with a top prize of at least $40 million.

A Bay Area, California convenience store sold a winning Mega Millions ticket worth over $1 million.