While driving to work on the day before Mother' Day, Troy Potts stopped at the Sheetz on Blair Street in Hollidaysburg for a coffee and a Powerball Quick Pick ticket for that night's drawing.
He put the ticket in his car and didn't think about it again until two days later, when his mother called.
"Somebody in Hollidaysburg won $1 million. Did you play?"
"Yeah; I did," Troy replied.
"You might want to check your ticket," his mother urged.
After retrieving the ticket from his car, Troy used his phone to look up the winning numbers for the May 9 drawing. He was speechless to discover he had matched all five numbers, but not the red Powerball.
After collecting his wits, he announced to his wife Sondra, "We won $1 million!" She was ecstatic.
He then called his mom, who said, "I just had a feeling."
Troy is grateful that his Powerball prize will allow him to erase debt and also make investments. And he's also very thankful for the reminder call from his mom.
"I've been playing Powerball for a while – hoping," he said. "I've always told my wife, 'Somebody has to win.'"
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