Arizona Powerball winner? Maryland gas station camera catches possible winner
A man, who appeared to be a construction or highway worker, walked into a Prince George's County Exxon Thursday afternoon and - according to witnesses - walked out a multi-millionaire.
Employees and customers at Marlboro Village Exxon are still buzzing from the remarkable scene they witnessed this afternoon.
Surveillance cameras show a tall, bald man donned in a neon yellow outfit walk slowly in, in no particular rush. He digs deep into a pocket to pull out various lottery tickets. He checks to see if he won anything.
Seconds later, he starts pumping his arms. He gives the ticket, which he says he purchased in Arizona, to clerk Nagassi Ghebre, who says the winning numbers were on the Powerball ticket.
The apparent winner of one of the biggest jackpots of all time quickly turns to a customer for further verification.
If this one of the two national winners, this mystery man gets, after splitting the cash option with a winner from Missouri, nearly $200 million.
One customer said he heard the possible winner may be in the military.
According to witnesses the man did not buy the ticket in Maryland. He merely showed people what looked like a winning ticket.
His identity remains a mystery. He was wearing the uniform of a VDOT safety patrol driver. Word is he works out of a VDOT yard in Arlington and that he even completed his shift Friday.
According to an Arizona Lottery official, the ticket was purchased in a store near Scottsdale. The man would have to return to Arizona to turn in his winning ticket within 180 days.
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