Vista Woman Claims $1M Powerball Prize

Vista resident Theresa Mitchell bought a lucky Powerball ticket worth more than $1 million from a 7-Eleven on N. Santa Fe Avenue

A woman from San Diego’s North County can officially call herself a millionaire after winning nearly $1.1 million playing the California Lottery’s Powerball game.

Theresa Mitchell, who lives in Vista, bought a very lucky Powerball ticket at a 7-Eleven store located at 900 N. Santa Fe Ave.

In a drawing on Dec. 17, 2016, Mitchell’s ticket matched five of the six winning numbers – 1, 8, 16, 40 and 48 -- to win the $1,098,095 Powerball prize. She missed only the Powerball number, which was 10. Now, one month later, Mitchell has finally come forward to claim her prize, California Lottery officials said.

Less than a month before the Dec. 17 drawing, a 7-Eleven in San Diego’s Midway District sold another winning ticket worth $1.5 million. That winner has yet to come forward.

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