STATEN ISLAND, NY – A single ticket sold in New York won the $ 245.6 million Powerball jackpot on Saturday, announced lottery officer on Sunday
but Larry Diantonio, the manager The Stop & Shop, which sells the ticket, which is located in New Dorp on Hylan Boulevard 2754 in New Dorp, learned of the news only when he came to work this morning.
Diantonio said he saw "two new trucks in the parking lot" and was "a bit nervous at first."
"I did not know what to expect," he said.
When he introduced himself, the people waiting on his property said, "You have not heard it in the news?"
"And then I got even more nervous," said Diantonio.
However, when Diantonio learned that attention was focused on winning the lottery ticket in his shop, he said he was immediately "excited".
"My heart started to flutter," he said.
"Unfortunately," joked Diantonio, "I did not buy a ticket."
Despi "It was exciting to be a part of it."
When Diantonio was asked about the potential winner, he said he hoped it would be one of his repeat customers, a Staten Islander or even one of his employees.
"Since we work in the business, we have many regulars here," said Diantonio. "I look at it because they are an extension of my family."
Although no one claimed the winnings on Sunday afternoon, Diantonio said he believes the sale of the winning ticket will be "good for the business". 1
Diantonio, who has been working at the Stop & Shop for over a year, said the shop occasionally sells tickets that earn "one hundred or two hundred dollars", but noted that the potential pre-tax pre-tax payment of about $ 147 million is really considerable
It was a good feeling to sell the ticket, he added. "Hopefully," Diantonio said with a smile, "whoever wins … they'll spend some of their profits in my shop."
Since there was a jackpot winner, the amount will be reset to $ 40 million next Wednesday. 19659002] The last major payout came on June 21, when a single $ 150.4 million winning ticket was won in Oregon.
Powerball is hosted in 44 states, the District of Columbia, the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
$ 2 ticket gives you a 292.2 million chance to join the Hall of Powerball Champions.
The drawings take place at 22:59 instead of Easter on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The deadline for ticket purchase is 21:45
Here are the winning numbers on Saturday:
05-43-56-62-68, Powerball: 24, PowerPlay: 2x