Powerball winner announced

We now know who purchased the winning Powerball ticket sold in Chilcoot worth $2,399,925 (less federal taxes)! Mario Ramos-Munoz is the lucky player whose ticket matched five of the six numbers (7, 44, 57, 10 and 20) from the May 22 draw, missing only the red Powerball number 3.

Ramos-Munoz submitted his claim at the Lottery’s Sacramento District Office on June 4. As he started the claim verification process to get his winnings, Ramos-Munoz said he was already thinking about what he might do with his new fortune.

“I’m very happy!” he said. “I want to start a business, carpet cleaning, and get a couple of vans.”

Ramos-Munoz purchased his ticket at the appropriately named Hallelujah Junction Market, located at 753-775 State Highway 70 in Chilcoot. Hallelujah Junction Market will also collect a retailer bonus of $11,999 for selling the winning ticket. (The retailer bonus is not subtracted from the winner’s prize.)