A very lucky San Diego resident is now $644,506 richer thanks to a winning Powerball lottery ticket she bought last month at a liquor store in City Heights.
California Lottery officials say Hai Huynh has come forward to claim her big prize from the Powerball drawing that took place just over six weeks ago, on Sept. 12.
Lotto officials say Huynh purchased her winning ticket at T&M Liquor located at 4245 El Cajon Blvd. The ticket matched five of the six numbers in that particular Powerball drawing – 2, 3, 13, 16 and 35 – missing only the Powerball number, 27.
Currently, the California Lottery’s Powerball jackpot has climbed to $127 million, after the latest drawing on Oct. 28 did not generate a winner.
Over the years, San Diego has had its fair share of California Lottery victors.
Just this summer, local Sonier De La Cruz matched five out of six numbers on a Mega Millions ticket, taking home a respectable $430,295 prize. In that instance, De La Cruz purchased the winning ticket at Ranch Market on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard.