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December 24, 2012

Norman store sells ticket worth $2M piece of jackpot

NORMAN — A local Norman gas station sold a $2 million winning Powerball ticket but no winner has claimed their prize yet.

The Oklahoma Lottery determined the ticket was purchased at B&B Country Store at 3831 Alameda St. The ticket purchased was for Wednesday’s Powerball numbers.

“It’ll make a good Christmas gift for someone,” said Johnna Mosley, employee at B&B Country Store. “I just hope it was someone who really needed it.”

Mosley’s grandmother, Pat Beasler, owns the Norman store which has been there for more than 20 years.

“It’s a big deal for our little store,” Mosely said.

The granddaughter joked that whenever customers would come in and buy lottery tickets from her she would often tell them, “if you win big, remember where you got it from.”

Looking back, she wonders if one of their regular customers did indeed win big.

Mosley said most of the customers end up sticking the lottery ticket in their wallet and don’t check it until they bring it back to the store. She said another reason someone might not have claimed it yet could be because someone purchased it as a stocking stuffer for Christmas.

While they don’t know who sold the ticket, when it was sold or who purchased the ticket, she said she hopes it’s one of their regular customers.

Mosley said she believes they will receive a banner for the store that says they’ve had a winner there. Until then, they will be waiting for someone to claim their $2 million prize.

Jessica Bruha366-3540jbruha@normantranscript.com

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