REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – The historic $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot ended up making one Filipino senior in Virginia Beach, Va. a millionaire.
Teofilo Mesino, 82, hit five of the winning numbers, earning him a pre-tax prize of $1 million.
Mesino told local reporters that he chose his winning numbers based on significant dates and that he plans on paying off his mortgage.
Powerball officials say 630 million tickets were sold for the Jan. 13 drawning.
Three people won the $1.5 billion jackpot while another 80 win prizes of one and two million dollars.