Sacramento Man on Vacation in Santa Cruz Wins $638,000 Powerball Prize

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A Powerball lottery ticket purchased in Santa Cruz won $638,000 in Wednesday night's unprecedented $1.586 billion drawing, according to lottery officials.

Albert Graham, a resident of the Carmichael area in Sacramento County, purchased the winning ticket while vacationing with his wife at their condo in Santa Cruz. 

He purchased $40 dollars worth of tickets at a Chevron station located at 404 Soquel Avenue. With five out of six numbers a match on one of his tickets, he came close to taking home the $1.5 billion jackpot.

Lottery customers in need of assistance from the Problem Gambling Help Line can call 1-800-GAMBLER.

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