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A lucky Christmas for Powerball winner

This is only the second time that a winning Powerball jackpot has been sold at a Maryland store. (Source: CNN/WJZ) This is only the second time that a winning Powerball jackpot has been sold at a Maryland store. (Source: CNN/WJZ)

ELKTON, MD (CNN/WJZ) In Elkton, Wesley's has been selling liquor for decades, but never has the buzz been this strong.

"Mind boggling as heck, you know, how this thing happened to us." John Wesley said.

He can't believe his family-run business just sold the $125 million-winning Powerball ticket.

The ticket automatically earns his store $25,000, but after taxes the winner will walk away with nearly $52 million in cash.

He said the Powerball winner has already called the store to confirm his numbers.

"One of my employees talked to him and he said he thinks he got the ticket here, and they asked the number," Wesley said. "The guy said, ‘I'll be in two days to see you. I want everything to settle down a little bit.'"

This is only the second time a winning Powerball jackpot has been sold at a Maryland store.

Now the rest of Elkton waits to find out whose Christmas wish is coming true.

"There were a lot of people in and out yesterday, so I hope it's somebody that really needs the money," Wesley said. "It's a lot of money. It's going to change their lives for the better, I hope."

A lottery representative said the winning ticket holder has not officially come forward; they say it's not uncommon for winners to wait a few days before claiming the prize.

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