California sold the winning ticket for the Powerball jackpot, and the owner of the store it was purchased at will get a million.
The convenience store sold the $2 billion dollar winning ticket.
The winner of the $2 billion hasn’t come forward, but the owner of the store was presented with $1 million dollars.
His name is Joe Chahyed, and he came to the U.S. from Syria in the 1980s. He was in search of a better life, according to My Twin Tiers.
When presented with a check for his portion of the winnings, he said he would share the money with his children and 11 grandchildren as well.
Retailers who sell winning tickets for Powerball and Mega Millions have a $1 million dollar maximum retailer incentive in California.
Joe’s Service Center, where the winning ticket was sold, is located in Altadena, an unincorporated area east of L.A.
The winner has yet to come forward, but someone definitely has the ticket.
This is the first ever billionaire to win the California lottery.
California public schools will benefit from this as well, getting $156.3 million dollars.
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