If you won more than $200,000, how long would it take you to claim your prize? Well if you ask Edward Palma, he would say about three months! On June 25, Palma’s Quick Pick® ticket successfully matched all five Fantasy 5 numbers to earn him $202,552. It wasn���t until this afternoon that Palma decided it was finally time to claim his prize.
Palma told us that he knew soon after the draw on June 25 that he was a big winner. So naturally we asked, what took you so long to claim? Palma told us there wasn’t any specific reason why he took so long, other than he finally had a day off from work today and he also wanted to take time to plan out how he was going to spend his winnings. Palma told us he plans on just investing most of it for now, but that he might buy himself a new truck.
Not only is Palma a very patient man, apparently he’s also very good at keeping secrets. Palma told us that he hasn’t told anyone about his big win besides his mom and dad.
Palma purchased the winning ticket at the 7-Eleven located at 12515 East Philadelphia in Whittier (Los Angeles County). The ticket successfully matched the numbers 9, 12, 22, 13 and 26.