The $1 million PowerBall ticket from the October 5 drawing was claimed by Dashiel Florez of Providence, Rhode Island this morning. He was accompanied by his teary-eyed mother and plans to buy a house for her. He was nervous and excited at the same time and said it didn't seem real.
Mr. Florez purchased the winning ticket on a whim at Colbea Enterprises, 457 Benefit St., Providence on the day of the draw at 9:45pm, just five minutes before the sales cut off time of 9:50pm. He played a combination of numbers from his nephews' birthdays. The ticket matched all five numbers, but not the PowerBall® number. Also, if he had opted for the PowerPlay® feature for an extra dollar, the prize would have increased to $2 million.
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