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Apparent Arizona winner captured on video the moment he learned of win

Nov 30, 2012, 8:43 am

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Several store customers and clerk saw winning ticket, verified winning numbers

Apparent winner purchased ticket in Arizona but checked ticket in Maryland

Includes video report

A man, who appeared to be a construction or highway worker, walked into a Prince George's County, Maryland, Exxon Thursday afternoon and — according to witnesses — walked out a multi-multi-millionaire.

Employees and customers at Marlboro Village Exxon are still buzzing from the remarkable scene they witnessed this afternoon.

Surveillance cameras show a tall, bald man donned in a neon yellow outfit walk slowly in, in no particular rush. He digs deep into a pocket to pull out various lottery tickets. He checks to see if he won anything.

Seconds later, he starts pumping his arms. He gives the ticket, which he says he purchased in Arizona, to clerk Nagassi Ghebre, who says the winning numbers were on the Powerball ticket.

The apparent winner of one of the biggest jackpots of all time quickly turns to a customer for further verification.

If this one of the two national winners, this mystery man gets, after splitting the cash option with a winner from Missouri, nearly $200 million.

One customer said he heard the possible winner may be in the military.

According to witnesses the man did not buy the ticket in Maryland. He merely showed people what looked like a winning ticket.

According to an Arizona Lottery official, the ticket was purchased in a store near Scottsdale. The man would have to return to Arizona to turn in his winning ticket within 180 days.

VIDEO: Watch surveillance video of the man reacting to his huge win

https://lp.vg/media/2012113001.mp4

ABC News, Lottery Post Staff

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Hmmmm......

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

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    savannah, ga
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    I have family in Upper Marlboro. Is he a cousin?

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      If this guy really is the winner, this is some of the coolest lottery video ever.

       

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        dallascowboyfan's avatar - chi
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        WOW!!!! maybe he was visiting for there for the Holiday last week and bought his ticket on Sunday like I did. I know when my sister in-law came she bought tickets from Maryland and checked them here as well. So anything is possible.

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          This is what I seen on the News this morning. He must have been traveling through ARIZONA and purchase the ticket.

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            That is absolutely cool. Don't think I would be showing everybody for fear of getting robbed. Lol

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              IT GETS INTERESTINGER & INTERESTINGER!

              Crazy

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                wow its a long drive from maryland to arizona,  safe drive home mystery man


                plus he made a big mistake, he didnt sign the back of it, the moment he won.

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                  Perhaps he was visiting the casino near Fountain Hills and stopped for a sandwich and a QP?

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                    It will be interesting to see what guy who shows up in Arizona with winning ticket looks like.

                     * you don't need to buy every combination, just the winning ones * 

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                      6% tax on non residents. for arizona. he may want to move lol theres a 1.92M difference in state taxes. for him

                      " 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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                        6% tax on non residents. for arizona. he may want to move lol theres a 1.92M difference in state taxes. for him

                        I think you have to have lived there for 6 months to be considered a resident.


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                          This guy is lucky he is built like an NFL linebacker because handing that ticket to the clerk and the other people has got to be one of the stupidest and most dangerous things I have ever seen done. Just announcing it was dangerous enough. 

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                            He's not wearing a mcdonalds uniform so im pretty convinced he won something.