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Powerball Ticket Worth $1.5M Sold in San Diego

One San Diego resident is in for a very happy holiday!

A very lucky lottery ticket worth $1.5 million was recently sold in San Diego County, California Lottery officials announced on Thanksgiving. 

The winning ticket matched five of the six winning Powerball numbers (7-32-41-47 and 61), but missed the winning red Powerball number, 3, lotto officials announced. 

The lucky slip from Wednesday's drawing is worth $1,512,801 before federal taxes and was purchased at a 7-Eleven at 2387 Midway Drive in San Diego. 

NBC 7 spoke to Nuha Akkawi, the owner of the store who will be getting around $7,500 just for selling the winning ticket. She told us, she was just as surprised as everyone else.

"“I said ‘what? Here from this store?’ And then everybody came and told me,” she said.

The San Diego winner has not yet come forward, officials said. 

California Lottery officials said the ticketholder should sign the back of the ticket in ink and contact a Lottery District Office to claim the big prize. The winner has 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim the money.

Because of the holiday, the earliest the winner can claim their prize is Monday, Nov. 28 at 8 a.m. 

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