The public fascination with who won the record $587.5 million
Negassi Ghebre, acting manager of the Marlboro Village Exxon, said he was manning the cash register when the man walked in Thursday afternoon to check lottery tickets he had bought.
"We gave him the winning numbers, then he matched them," Ghebre said. "He realized that he's the winner."
Ghebre said the man did not identify himself but said he was retired from the military. Surveillance camera footage aired on CNN, purportedly of the man, showed him wearing a yellow jumpsuit with what appeared to be a
Missouri lottery officials announced Friday that a woman in Dearborn had turned in one of two winning tickets sold for the Powerball drawing Wednesday, with all six numbers chosen correctly. The winner, Cindy Hill, had bought the ticket at a convenience store, then left it in her car overnight before checking it Thursday.
The other winning number was sold at a convenience store in Arizona, officials said. No one has come forward yet to claim that prize.
Huge jackpots tend to incite a media frenzy and occasional hoaxes. Earlier this year, a Westport woman gained short-lived celebrity when she claimed she had won a share of a $656 million
If the latest report pans out, it would mean the second Maryland Powerball winner this week. A
More still may step forward. Maryland lottery spokeswoman Carole Everett said more than 225,000 winning tickets with fewer than all six numbers picked correctly were sold in the state, some with prizes of $100 or $10,000.