California winner of $447M Powerball can claim prize Monday

first_img Published: June 12, 2017 4:58 AM EDT Author: AP Recommended Sanibel man scores a $2 million POWERBALL prize Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Powerball jackpot leaps to estimated $625 million and counting California winner of $447M Powerball can claim prize Monday LOS ANGELES (AP) The holder of the sole winning Powerball ticket worth $447.8 million can claim the prize as early as Monday morning, lottery officials said.The ticket matching all six numbers was sold in Southern California, and whoever owns it will claim the 10th largest lottery prize in U.S. history, the California Lottery said in a statement. Lottery officials said the earliest the ticket could be redeemed is 8 a.m., and the winner has one year to claim the prize.The winning ticket was sold at Marietta Liquor & Deli in the small city of Menifee, the California Lottery said in a statement. The store just off a highway caters to retirees who live in the part of Menifee known as Sun City, which was developed as a retirement community in the 1960s. It also is a common stop for motorists passing through the area about 80 miles (130 kilometers) from Los Angeles.Liquor store owner Matthew Alberre said he does not know which of his customers won the jackpot or what his family will do with the $1 million bonus set aside for the retailer that sells the winning ticket.“We’re so blessed for this to happen,” said Alberre, who owns the store with his father.The year began terribly for the family because Alberre’s father was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis.“Starting out the year, it seemed like it was going to be the worst year in the world, and six months later, our store hit the Powerball. We’re very, very grateful for this to happen to our store,” Alberre said.Sun City residents were wondering if they might know the winner.At a breakfast at the local Knights of Columbus organization, Armand Blais said people there hoped the ticketholder lived in their community and would assist their efforts to build a new church.“We’re hoping they’re a parishioner and they’ll bring us a check tomorrow,” said Blais, president of the Sun City Civic Association’s board.Sun City has about 4,700 homes developed for residents age 55 and older. Today, they are part of Menifee, population 89,000, but those living in Sun City still proudly call the community by its original name, Blais said.The homes are clustered around a golf course, and residents join in activities ranging from tai chi and swimming to woodworking and shuffleboard, according to the association’s website.Menifee Mayor Neil Winter said he hoped a local resident bought the winning ticket at the heavily visited store that has sold winners before but never for so much.“There’s a lot of good folks over there, so hopefully one of our Menifee folks won,” he said.The lucky numbers drawn Saturday night were 20-26-32-38-58, and the Powerball number was 3.Powerball spokesman Randy Miller said the estimated jackpot prize is based on a winner choosing an annuity, which pays off over 29 years. The cash prize would be $279.1 million. Both prize amounts would be before taxes are deducted.Before the drawing Saturday night, the jackpot was estimated at $435 million. It had grown because no one had matched all the numbers since April 1.The odds of winning Saturday’s drawing were one in 292.2 million.Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. SHARElast_img read more

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Vincent Enyeama Set for Trials with French Ligue 1 Side Dijon

first_imgFormer Super Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama is set to undergo trials with French Ligue 1 side Dijon FCO, according to reports from France.The former Nigeria captain is yearning to return to competitive football since leaving Lille by mutual consent in August last year, after former manager Marcelo Bielsa told the 36-year-old to look for another club.Enyeama was part of the Nigeria squad that won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations coached by the Late Stephen Keshi. In a deal that failed to materialize, he was linked with French Ligue 2 side AJ Auxerre shortly after his departure from Les Dogues. The former Maccabi Tel Aviv goaltender has been inactive for more than a year following his injury in April 2018 and has remained silent about his next move.He was tipped to make a final return to the Super Eagles squad before the recently concluded 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.Enyeama was the first player to win the French Ligue 1 African Player of the Season after delivering a stellar performance in the 2013/2014 season.In October 2015, the two-time CAF Champions League winner announced his retirement from international football.RelatedDijon Dash Enyeama’s Hopes of Returning to Competitive FootballJuly 31, 2019In “Nigeria”Enyeama Open To Eagles Return (AUDIO)September 13, 2019In “National Team”Enyeama Exits Lille By Mutual Consent, Linked With AuxerreSeptember 1, 2018In “Europe”last_img read more

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