A Wharton Resident Claims a $2 Million Powerball Prize
Another big Texas Lottery winner! This winner comes from right up Highway 59 in the small town of Wharton, Texas. One lucky person is exactly $2,000,008 richer from the August 30th Powerball drawing. Well, minus taxes. The winning ticket that included the Powerplay was actually purchased in Austin at the Player Club on Lamar Boulevard. Have you ever bought a big winning ticket while you were out of town?
HOW DID THEY WIN?
The winning ticket had numbers that were chosen by the player and matched all five of the white ball numbers drawn (4-13-35-61-69), but not the red Powerball number (4). The Power Play number was 2. The claimant had an additional win of $8 on the same ticket. Of course, the winner chose to stay anonymous.
MAN WINS BIG AFTER BEING CUT IN LINE:
While this story did not happen in Texas, I think this is an excellent example of instant karma. As reported by KSAT-12 in San Antonio, Stephen Munoz Espinoza, 43, of Delray Beach, Florida, claimed a $1 million prize from a scratch-off ticket he bought after a man jumped in line. Here is how the story goes: Stephen was in line at one of those lottery vending machines, and some guy cut in front of him for whatever reason. Stephen did not tell the guy anything and proceeded to the convenience store line and bought the same ticket from the cashier, which was a $50 ticket, 500X The Cash with a top prize of $25 million. Stephen might be thankful to this guy for cutting in front of him.
He won ONE MILLION DOLLARS! The Florida Lottery Commission announced on Wednesday. The release states that Espinoza chose a one-time, lump-sum payment of $820,000. He and his wife plan on buying a house, according to the release. I guess this guy was in the right place at the right time.