Va. Man Cleans Out Wallet, Finds $1 Million Powerball Ticket

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014  |  Updated 5:51 AM EDT
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You may want to sift through your household clutter.

Robert Manning, of Springfield, Va., recently cleaned out his wallet and decided to check the stack of Powerball tickets he'd been carrying around. It turned out one of the tickets -- which he'd purchased March 5 -- was worth a cool million bucks.

"It feels crazy," he said as he presented his winning ticket to lottery officials, according to a news release.

Manning's win had made the news before he himself did. The morning after the drawing, officials announced that a million-dollar ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven at 6621 Rolling Road. It matched the first five numbers of the Powerball drawing (3, 7, 9, 26 and 54), missing only the Powerball number (19).

Manning, a federal employee, has one child in college and another planning to go next year -- so he said the win comes at a good time.

"It feels like there's nine million things going through my mind," he said.

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