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Manager of downtown Los Angeles mini market reacts to selling winning ticket

Downtown LA store owner reacts to selling winning ticket
Downtown LA store owner reacts to selling winning ticket 01:54

The manager of a mini market in downtown Los Angeles couldn't be happier after learning his store sold the winning $1.08 billion Powerball jackpot ticket.  

Nabor Herrera manages Las Pasmitas Mini Market located at E. 12th and Wall streets in the Fashion District of downtown Los Angeles.

On Wednesday evening, officials announced the winning ticket was sold at the market and Herrera became an instant celebrity when he arrived at work Thursday morning. 

Herrera said he has managed the store for the past seven or eight years and is a father of four. Unfortunately, only the owner of the store, Maria Menjivar and her family, will get $1 million for selling the winning ticket, not the manager. 

The ticket sold at Las Palmitas was the only one in the nation with all five numbers and the Powerball number in the multi-state lottery game, according to the California Lottery.

The holder of the ticket purchased at the L.A. mini mart has the option of receiving the $1.08 billion jackpot in 30 installments, or a lump sum payment of $558.1 million. 

The jackpot was the sixth-largest U.S. lottery jackpot. The numbers drawn Wednesday were 7, 10, 11, 13, 24 and the Powerball number was 24. 

The lucky winner of the $1.08 billion Powerball jackpot has not come forward yet.

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