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May 18, 2015

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May, 2015 | Winners Stories | Southern California

Ventura County Woman Has a Mother’s Day to Remember


SACRAMENTO – Deborah Bumblis recently got back from Las Vegas, and let’s just say she didn’t have the best of luck when it came to winning money. Luckily, her husband Mark knew just what to get her for Mother’s Day to cheer her up. After her not so lucky trip, Mark greeted his wife with a nice card…a really, really nice card. Inside the card was a Powerball® ticket worth $457,073!

Mark purchased the lucky ticket at the 7-Eleven located at 2201 East Gonzales Road in Oxnard (Ventura County). Line E of his ticket matched the numbers 24, 41, 39, 23 and 27, missing only the Powerball number 30.

Deborah told us that she didn’t think the ticket was real. In fact, Mark had to pull up the winning numbers on the computer in order to prove to her that the ticket wasn’t a phony. The happy couple plans on using their winnings to pay off some debt and do some home improvement.

Meanwhile, the Powerball jackpot keeps on rolling. Wednesday night’s jackpot is an eye-popping $121 million, with an estimated cash value of $75,700,000.  

The California Lottery urges all winners to immediately sign the back of their ticket in ink, keep it in a safe place and visit any of the nine Lottery District Offices during business hours as soon as possible. Winners have 180 days from the date of the draw to claim most prizes.

Powerball is a multistate game played in California (and 43 other states, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Draw times are Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7:59 p.m. PST. Tickets sales are suspended from 7:00 p.m. to 7:05 p.m. the day of the draw. Tickets are $2 and can be purchased from any of the more than 21,000 California Lottery retailers or one of the more than 4,000 Lottery Lucky Retailers. Please visit the California Lottery’s Powerball site for more information on how to play.
The California Lottery is a $5 billion enterprise based in Sacramento. It is one of the few state agencies that is a revenue generator, not accepting taxpayer dollars. Its mission is to provide supplemental funding to California schools while simultaneously supporting local communities. In FY 2013-14, the Lottery created 89 new millionaires. Ninety-five cents of every dollar spent by our players goes back to local communities in the form of contributions to public schools and colleges, prizes and retail compensation. The California Lottery urges its customers to play responsibly and within their budgets. If you feel you have a gambling problem, or know someone who does, you can get help at 1-800-GAMBLER.

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