New York — The co-owner of a Manhattan deli where someone purchased one of two Powerball tickets that hit the $688 million jackpot said he likely sold the winning ticket, but he has no idea who won.
Jose Espinosa and his father own the West Harlem Deli, which lottery officials say sold a ticket that matched all six numbers in Saturday night's drawing for the
While helping a steady stream of customers Sunday, the 41-year-old Espinosa joked that he knows he sold the lucky ticket because always working: "I'm always here. I live here." But he doesn't know who bought it.
"It wasn't me," said customer Jose Humphreys, a 45-year-old pastor at a nearby church. "But hey, if somebody hit the lottery and they wanted to donate to our church, we would in no way refuse it."
The other winning ticket was sold at Casey's convenience store in Redfield, Iowa, a rural community of about 800 people roughly 35 miles (56 kilometers) west of Des Moines. A clerk who answered the phone at the store Sunday declined comment and referred questions to lottery officials.