He stopped to get gas at the Murphy Express the day of the drawing last Wednesday and his wife told him to buy some hot dog buns.
CLEVELAND - The Ohio Lottery said a $2 million winning lottery ticket for Wednesday's massive Powerball drawing was sold at a gas station on Cleveland's west side.
According to the lottery, the ticket was sold at the BP Station on West 117th Street just off I-90 across from Giant Eagle.
The winner matched 5 of 5 numbers, but did not get the Powerball. However, the winner paid extra for the powerplay option, doubling the winnings from $1 million to $2 million.
There was also a $1 million winner in Columbus. That person also matched all five numbers, but declined the powerplay option.
Lottery officials said from Sunday to Wednesday, $39 million was spent on tickets in the state of Ohio.
The winner of the $2 million jackpot will have 180 days to come forward and may remain anonymous.
Altogether, there were 27,706 winning tickets sold in Ohio for this drawing, ranging from $4 to $2 million.
The jackpot for the drawing was $579.9 million.
Lottery officials have announced on the Powerball website that no ticket has matched all Saturday's numbers drawn for that game's giant jackpot, which now swells to an estimated $400 million or a $223.6 million cash-option value.
Lottery officials say the owner of a million-dollar Powerball ticket sold in western Ohio is running out of time to claim the prize.
Two New Jersey officials say 16 workers from a county garage in Toms River have one of the three winning tickets in the $448 million Powerball jackpot.
A Minnesota man claimed his third of a $448 million Powerball jackpot on Thursday, wasting no time before revealing his good fortune to the world and saying he had "been waiting for this day my entire life."
With Wednesday's Powerball jackpot at an estimated $425 million, people pour into stores with past winners looking for lightning to strike twice.
When Gloria Mackenzie stepped in front of her in the Publix line on May 18, Mindy Crandell was busy tending to one of her two daughters.
An 84-year-old Florida woman who bought her Powerball ticket after another customer let her get ahead in line came forward Wednesday to claim the $590 million jackpot, becoming the largest sole lottery winner in U.S. history.
It could be an anxious wait of up to two months for people in a small Florida city to find out who won the highest Powerball jackpot in history: an estimated $590.5 million.
Powerball officials say the jackpot has climbed to an estimated $600 million, making it the largest prize in the game's history.