Geismar man wins $1 million in Powerball

Geismar man wins $1 million in Powerball

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Geismar man wins $1 million in Powerball

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Posted on August 9, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 9 at 5:12 PM

BATON ROUGE, La. -- A Geismar man has come forward as the local $1 million winner of the Powerball. Jerry Cockerham missed taking a share of the $448 million jackpot by one number, according to Louisiana Lottery officials.

Cockerham bought his winning ticket as he stopped at the Pit Stop Petroleum #1 in LaPlace on what he said is a usual stop for him for a coffee and some lottery tickets.

Cockerham said he wasn't aware he had won until he and his wife saw a news report about it.

"I think they're looking for you Jerry," Cockerham recalled his wife saying.

Cockerham then checked his Quick Pick ticket and saw that all the number matched - except for the Powerball.

He received $700,000 after federal and state taxes were withheld. With the prize money, Owens said, “We’re going to make it grow.”

The store will receive a bonus of $10,000, which is 1 percent of the prize, for selling the winning ticket.

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