A California gas station owned by former NFL defensive tackle Domata Peko’s father-in-law sold the winning $2 billion Powerball ticket.
TMZ Sports reported Joe Chahayed will receive $1 million as a reward for selling the coveted ticket:
The ticket was sold at Joe’s Service Center in Altadena, California. A winner hasn’t come forward as of early Wednesday afternoon.
“We are excited. We are happy for California, happy for Los Angeles County and happy for the city of Altadena,” Chahayed told KTLA’s Cindy Von Quednow. “We are happy for the schools. They’re going to get more money.”
Peko was a 4th round-pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2006 NFL Draft. He spent his first 11 seasons with the Bengals before moving on to the Denver Broncos. He also had stinks with the Baltimore Ravens and Arizona Cardinals.
Peko has been out of the league since 2020.