The winning numbers drawn last night were: 1, 17, 35, 49, 54 and a Powerball of 34. California lottery officials said the ticket was sold at Dixon Landing Chevron in Milpitas, a city north of San Jose that bills itself as The Gateway to The Silicon Valley. The business will receive USD 1 million for selling the winning ticket.
Store owner Kulwinder Singh was en route to India and wasn't expected to hear about the USD 1 million prize until after he landed in New Delhi around 1800 GMT on Thursday and called the family, his son, Parmeet, said. Parmeet planned to tease his dad before breaking the news.
"'Hey dad, what would you do if you had USD 1 million?'" he said he would ask him. His parents are humble people, he said, so he didn't expect them to splurge on anything. The family-run gas station is just off Highway 880, with an attached carwash and Subway sandwich shop. The parking lot was crowded on Thursday morning with television news vans.
Inside the store, dozens of reporters and photographers crowded the aisles of snack foods as Parmeet talked about his surprise at hearing the news, and the store's regular customers bantered about the prospect that one of them could have been the winner.
"I didn't believe it," Parmeet said. "I ran outside and yelled, 'Oh, my God!'"
He and employees at the store said they did not know who the winner could be. Rajwinder Singh, one employee, said on Thursday that he believed he was probably the person who sold the winning ticket.

"I've been here working from 8 am to 8 pm," he said. "I hope I'll find out soon."
The ticket was the only one to match all the winning numbers, Powerball officials said late last day.


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