A Californian father to be has found something else to celebrate this week, as his second place Powerball prize came in at more than $3 million. Daniel Miguel Galeon, of Sacramento, CA, claimed his prize of $3,167,202, after matching five of the six main numbers in the Powerball draw on Saturday 18th January. While second tier prizes are typically worth $1 million, Danielâ€™s winning ticket is worth more than triple that due to Californiaâ€™s para-mutuel lottery system where prizes are awarded based upon the number of tickets sold.
26 year old Galeon bought his lucky Quick Pick ticket at a 7-Eleven on 1699 West Carson Street in Torrance and matched the numbers 13, 14, 19, 31 and 38, narrowly missing out on the jackpot by only one number- the Powerball number of 25. The jackpot, which has not been won for over a month, now stands at a total of $171 million. The 7-Eleven store will also benefit from Galeonâ€™s good fortune as it will receive a retailer bonus of $15,836.01.
However, Galeon wasnâ€™t the only lucky Sacramento resident this week as Patricia Witt, of Ventura County, won the top prize of $1 million on her $10 California Gold Scratcher ticket. Witt, who used the money sheâ€™d earned from cat-sitting for a friend to buy the ticket, plans to use the win for her retirement.Â CVS Pharmacy on North Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks, which sold Wittâ€™s winning ticket, will receive $5,000 as retailer bonus.