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Lawndale Man Checks Powerball Tickets On April Fool’s Day And Is Laughing All The Way To The Bank

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A customer holds $140 worth of Powerball tickets that he just purchased on May 17, 2013 in San Francisco, California. People are lining up to purchase $2 Powerball tickets as the multi-state jackpot hits $600 million. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

A customer holds $140 worth of Powerball tickets that he just purchased on May 17, 2013 in San Francisco, California. People are lining up to purchase $2 Powerball tickets as the multi-state jackpot hits $600 million. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

LAWNDALE (CBSLA.com) —  A Lawndale man checked his Powerball tickets on April Fool’s day and now he’s laughing all the way to the bank.

Actually, he can take a chauffeured limo. Daniel Rambo stopped to get some coffee at a local 7-Eleven and wanted to check his tickets from the March 29 draw.

Before buying his coffee, he scanned his two Powerball tickets.

Rambo told California Lottery officials he was instantly in a state of shock when the machine read $782,673. “I almost passed out — I was just there to buy coffee and I almost walked out without paying,” he says.

With nearly $780,000 he can buy coffee any time he wants.

Rambo’s Quick Pick successfully matched the numbers 3, 12, 27, 38 and 2, missing only the Powerball number of 17. Although he narrowly missed hitting the $50 million jackpot, Rambo said he wasn’t at all upset.

The numbers chosen in the Saturday, April 5th draw are 11, 21, 26, 33, 34 and the Powerball is 29. The current jackpot is $70 million.

Powerball is played in 43 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Draws for the $2 game are Wednesdays and Saturdays. Powerball starts at $40 million. The record jackpot reached $590 million in May 2013.

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