SAVANNAH, Ga. — A Savannah, Georgia, resident realized this week that it was no trick when he found a forgotten lottery ticket that led to a major treat: a $1 million prize.
David Bramble, 42, matched the first five numbers from the July 9 Powerball drawing, winning a $1 million prize.
Georgia Lottery representatives presented Bramble with an oversized check Wednesday at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Savannah.
His lucky lottery ticket went unnoticed for three months.
"I had these tickets that were sitting in my car," said Bramble, who claimed his prize Oct. 21.
Publix Super Market #1186, 11701 Abercorn Street in Savannah, sold the winning Quik Pik ticket.
He was at the grocery store checking the tickets when he realized he'd won.
"I thought that I must've won a chunk of change. I didn't know that it was that much change," Bramble said. "I lost my composure for a couple of minutes in the store."
A registered nurse, Bramble feels "awesome" over his windfall. He and his wife, Tanyka, have four children and have not yet made plans for their winnings.
Winning numbers from the July 9 Powerball drawing were: 9, 25, 42, 55, and 57, with Powerball number 14.
Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is at an estimated $142 million to a single annuity winner.
And he's not the only $1 million winner in Savannah that lottery officials announced this week.
A winning Georgia Lottery instant ticket worth $1 million was sold in Savannah. Chevron, located at 5009 Waters Ave., sold a winning ticket worth $1 million from the $10 Million Cash Spectacular instant game.
The winner, Robert Miley of Savannah, claimed his prize Monday at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Savannah.
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