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Roberto Ruiz of Falls Church, Va. Wins $1 Million Powerball Prize

8:47 AM, Sep 5, 2012   |    comments
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FALLS CHURCH, Va. (WUSA) -- A Falls Church man had the winning ticket from August 15th's Powerball drawing, but it took him a few days to realize it, say Virginia Lottery officials.

According to officials, Roberto Ruiz glanced at his ticket the morning after but didn't pay close enough attention to see that he had the first five numbers: 6-27-46-51-56.

When he finally found out the ticket he bought at a 7-Eleven in Falls Church matched those numbers from the drawing, he told lottery officials: "I was in disbelief...I'm not really good at checking my tickets."

According to officials, Ruiz used Easy Pick and allowed the computer to pick his numbers.

He reportedly doesn't have any immediate plans for the money. 

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