MILPITAS, Calif. - Family members say the owner of a San Francisco Bay Area gas station where the lone winning ticket for the $425 million Powerball jackpot was sold is en route to India and won't learn he has won $1 million until after he lands.
Parmeet Singh, store owner Kulwinder Singh's son, said his father was set to land in New Delhi around 11 a.m. Thursday. The winning ticket was sold at 55-year-old Kulwinder Singh's Dixon Landing Chevron in Milpitas, a city about 10 miles north of San Jose. The business will receive $1 million for the sale.
Parmeet Singh said he exclaimed, "Oh, my God," after hearing the news and couldn't sleep at night. He and employees at the store said they did not know who the winner could be.
The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night were: 1, 17, 35, 49, 54 and a Powerball of 34.