A military vet may be the winner of one half of the $587 million Powerball jackpot. Two winning tickets were sold in Missouri and Arizona, according to Lottery officials. As of this morning, only one winner has come forward — a husband and wife from Dearborn, MO. The other possible winner may have been captured on a convenience store camera at the moment he realized he won.
Surveillance video at a gas station in Upper Marlboro, Md., shows a bald black man with a thick build approach the counter with lottery tickets in his hand. After scanning the tickets, the man excitedly shows the ticket to the cashier and to store customers.
Cashier Kamran Afgan told NBC News the man said, “Oh my God,” after he realized he was holding the winning ticket worth $293.7. Afgan said he didn’t get the chance to scan the ticket into the Lottery machine because the man took it back so quickly.
The man told Afgan he was from Maryland. The ticket was an Arizona ticket, Afgan told NBC News. The man was wearing what appeared to be the uniform of a Maryland highway worker. The driving distance between Maryland and Arizona is about 2000 miles.
The winning Powerball numbers drawn Wednesday night are 5-16-22-23-29 and a Powerball of 6.
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