Celebratory crowds gathered at a 7-Eleven outside Los Angeles Wednesday night after California Lottery officials said one of three winning Powerball tickets was sold at the store.
The 7-Eleven in Chino Hills was mobbed by excited well-wishers. The store will get $1 million for selling a jackpot ticket, according to SFGate. The shop's owner, Balbir Atwal, told the news website he would use the money for scholarships.
"Nothing happens without God," he told SFGate. "He controls everything. And the angels, too."
"I'm really happy," an employee of the Chino Hills 7-Eleven told the Los Angeles Times. "It's very good news."
"People were crazy," the unidentified employee told the Los Angeles Times. "Everyone way paying $200, $300, $400," for Powerball tickets.
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