On July 20, 2023, somebody in Los Angeles won the Powerball big stake of $1.08 billion.
But they were not the only lucky ones that night. One of the seven tickets that matched five numbers and won a secondary prize of $448,750 was sold at a 7-Eleven store in South Lake Tahoe .
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Beating the odds
The chances of matching five numbers in the Powerball are one in 11,688,053.52. That means the ticket holder in South Lake Tahoe overcame some incredible odds to win their prize. They have six months to collect their money from the California Lottery office.
A joyful shock
The 7-Eleven store at 2620 South Lake Boulevard was filled with excitement after the news came out. The store owner and the employees were glad to have sold the winning ticket and hoped to meet the winner soon. Some customers who often visit the store were also delighted to know that someone from their community had won a big prize.
“I’m so happy for them. I hope they do something good with the money,” said Mary Jones, a regular customer.
Others who did not buy a ticket at the store were feeling a bit of remorse.
“This is like three blocks from my house. I should’ve been in here buying a Powerball ticket,” said Ashlee Cooper.
Lucky Powerball: A dream come true
The winner of the $448,750 prize has not revealed themselves yet, but they must be feeling ecstatic. I think winning the lottery is a life-changing event that can bring joy and happiness, but also responsibility and challenges. I hope the winner of the Powerball ticket in South Lake Tahoe will use their money wisely and enjoy their fortune without losing their sense of gratitude and humility.