#powerball Missed friend turns into Powerball win

February 1st, 2016

Robert Padua had plans to play guitar with his friends, but when they weren't home, he figured he would stop and buy a Powerball ticket.

"I thought, why not? I had a feeling someone on the west coast was going to win it, so I bought a bunch," Padua said. "This was meant to be."

Turns out Padua's $10 Powerball quick pick ticket turned into $50,000 when four of his numbers and the Powerball matched the winning numbers.

"At first I thought I won $100, which was cool, but then I checked it again and realized I won $50,000," he said. "I always notice when the quick pick wins, so I was really excited."

Padua said he was going to buy the motorcycle he has always wanted and self-customize it. He purchased his ticket at Ernie's Food Mart in Salem.

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