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Eunice woman sells winning Powerball ticket at Brownie's Shop Rite

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The multi-state, multi-million dollar Powerball winner bought his or her ticket in Eunice.

Rachel Simmons, the cashier at Brownie's Shop Rite, says she was just doing her job when she sold the winning ticket.

"I put it in there and let them win," said Simmons.

This is the first time since 2013 that someone in Louisiana has hit the Powerball jackpot. It's also the largest single ticket win in Louisiana history.

Brownie's owner, Jeff Duplechin, says he's not surprised the winning ticket came from his store.

"The store itself has been known well that we have winning tickets here. On the scratch-off I've sold two $200,000, a $15,000, a $20,000, a $30,000. This is the first big one on the Powerball."

Because the lucky ticket came from Duplechin's store, he too got a cut of the cash.

"Twenty five thousand! I'm happy with that," said Duplechin.

Duplechin says he is pretty sure one of his regular customers took home the big prize and is 90% sure he knows the winner personally.

For the fortunate person whose fate she sealed, cashier Rachel Simmons had a message: "I'm excited for the people who won. I hope they spend it wisely, and congratulations whoever it is. I'm glad I could be a part of it."

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