Pile of old Powerball tickets wins man over $1 million

Image of Richard Denning's winning Powerball ticket. Denning won $1,109,553 by matching five of six numbers on line 'A' for the June 10, 2015 drawing. (California Lottery)

A local man won over $1 million with a Powerball ticket he forgot to check after buying it a month ago in Anaheim.

Richard Denning realized last week that he had a pile of tickets he had neglected to check, according to a press release from the California Lottery.

"I went to the store to check my tickets after work, and when I scanned the five numbers on the $10 Quick Pick ticket, I couldn't believe when the screen said I had won over a million dollars," Denning said in the release.

Denning's winning totaled $1,109,553. He said he plans to use some of that money to pay off his home and also help his family.

He bought the ticket at a Vons grocery store at 5600 Santa Ana Canyon Road in Anaheim. His ticket matched all five numbers but not the Powerball number in the June 10 drawing.

According to the news release, Vons will receive a bonus of $5,547 for selling the winning ticket.
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