GENERIC: Powerball

A lucky lottery player is going home with $2 million after a winning Powerball ticket was sold in Flint over the weekend.

According to Michigan Lottery, that ticket was sold at Randy’s Food Center, located at 5272 Miller Rd.

"I was really excited. I did have a couple tickets myself so obviously I checked," said Frank Yousif, manager of Randy's Food Center.

While he didn't win the big prize, he is happy one of his customers did.

"I also had customers that I split tickets with. So they were texting me. I kept having to tell them it wasn't us. I'm glad for whoever it was," Yousif said.

Yousif said it is still unknown who the lucky instant millionaire is.

This will be the largest amount ever won at his store and he will likely get a chunk of the cash.

"I don't know exactly what we're getting, but I'm still working on figuring out what that might be. We're pumped. We will take whatever," Yousif said.

This couldn't have came at a better time for Yousif. He said he will soon be shutting his doors to get out of the liquor store business completely.

"We're actually closing down at the end of February. So it is kind of like a parting gift. We're happy to whoever it was and congratulations," Yousif said.

Yousif hopes the luck will translate into more business, which would help with the closure.

"We're hoping so. We have to liquidate anyways. So any traffic that will come through it helps with that. I have to get rid of a lot of stuff," he said.

Saturday’s winning numbers were 7, 36, 48, 57, 58, and 24.

The next Powerball drawing is on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 10:59 p.m.

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