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Georgia man finds $1M lottery ticket in his truck

Oct 14, 2012, 7:54 am

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A Clayton County, Georgia, man who won $1 million in August didn't realize he was rich until he found a forgotten Powerball ticket in his truck.

Ramon Rodriguez, of Rex, found the forgotten ticket tucked into the console of his truck and turned it in Wednesday.

He matched five of six numbers from the Aug. 8 Powerball drawing, winning a $1 million prize.

Rodriguez, 54, said "It's been in my truck for two months."

"I went to the computer and looked at the numbers," Rodriguez said. "I said, 'This can't be right!' I looked twice."

Shaking, the lucky winner said he woke up his wife and daughter to share the good news.

The ticket was purchased at Texaco Gas Station, 5248 Bouldercrest Road in Ellenwood. The father of two adult children with his wife, Rosa, selected family birthdays as his numbers.

Rodriguez was one of two players in the state of Georgia to win a $1 million prize from the Aug. 8 drawing.

Norcross Food Mart in Lawrenceville sold the second winning ticket worth $1 million. J.T. Willis of Lawrenceville claimed his prize in August.

Winning numbers from the Aug. 8 Powerball drawing were 3, 7, 11, 15, and 28, with Powerball number 12.

Wednesday's Powerball jackpot drawing is at an estimated $70 million to a single annuity winner.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Lottery Post Staff

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Something similar happened to me recently.

 

In the course of searching for my misplaced Powerball ticket, I accidentally "found" my misplaced truck from the night before.

Not a winning ticket, but I felt like a big winner after turning up my truck.  Jester Laugh

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    Something similar happened to me recently.

     

    In the course of searching for my misplaced Powerball ticket, I accidentally "found" my misplaced truck from the night before.

    Not a winning ticket, but I felt like a big winner after turning up my truck.  Jester Laugh

     ....... am glad the guy found the ticket b4 it expired,but @ the same time I kinda wish he hadn't LOL

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      "Fast Bind Fast Find. A proverb never stale in thrifty mind!" W. Shakespeare

      "Do everything you can. Then, leave the rest to luck."

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        Those cases of unclaimed winnings that we all wonder about?

        This is probably the kind of circumstance behind most of them.

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          im glad he found  it before it turned black in the sun or heat.

          " Still swinging, still missing "
          2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016  = -1171; 2017 = -1257 ; 2018 = - 1380 =  TOT =  - 6233

          keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= -424; 2017 =-427; 2018= -223   TOT = -3968

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            Makes me wonder of some large tickets going unclaimed. Perhaps a tourist passing through who buys a ticket and either promptly forgets about it or loses it, forever not knowing what was theirs for the asking.


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              Makes me wonder of some large tickets going unclaimed. Perhaps a tourist passing through who buys a ticket and either promptly forgets about it or loses it, forever not knowing what was theirs for the asking.

              Hello fellow desert rat,

              I guess that ticket was worth checking.... What?

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                The handsome, lucky couple!

                ramon rodriquez


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                  The handsome, lucky couple!

                  ramon rodriquez

                  Thanks golfer!


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                    Someone needed a milk create to stand on   What?


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                      Someone needed a milk create to stand on   What?

                      Yeah her husband is kinda small isn't he.  Angry


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                        Is that his wife peaking over the top of the check  What?


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                          Is that his wife peaking over the top of the check  What?

                          I was trying to be politically correct, by coming to the defense of someone who is vertically challenged.

                          Now your defeating that purpose.  Hit With Stick


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                            I was trying to be politically correct, by coming to the defense of someone who is vertically challenged.

                            Now your defeating that purpose.  Hit With Stick

                            May I suggest elevator shoes without offending anyone  What?