CA: Store owner who sold record US Powerball ticket gets $1 million bonus

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Joseph Chahayed says he loves selling lottery tickets — and he’ll love it a little bit more after Tuesday’s world record-setting US Powerball jackpot. The store owner has received a $1m (£880,000) bonus for selling the winning ticket in Altadena, California. The grandfather of 10 — who arrived in the US from Syria in the 1980s — said he was excited but would return to the shop as usual at 06:00 every morning. One ticket scooped the $2.04bn jackpot, according to Powerball. Mr Chahayed said he did not know who had bought the ticket, but hoped it would be someone local. As for his own plans, he said he would help his children. ‘My son is expecting a baby in two months, so we are excited!’ Mr Chahayed said, according to the BBC’s US partner CBS. ‘We can have a nice celebration for another baby.'” (11/09/22)