California Lottery officials have released the name of the man who bought the winning $2.4 million Powerball ticket this past May in Lassen County. 

Mario Ramos-Munoz got five of the six winning numbers correct (7-44-57-10, and 20) from the May 22 draw, missing only the red Powerball number 3.

Ramos-Munoz submitted his claim at the Lottery’s Sacramento District Office on June 4.

As he started the claim verification process to get his winnings, Ramos-Munoz said he was already thinking about what he might do with his new fortune. “I’m very happy!” he said. “I want to start a business, carpet cleaning, and get a couple of vans.” 

He bought the ticket at Hallelujah Junction Market. The market will also collect a retailer bonus of $11,999 just for selling the winning ticket. (The retailer bonus is not subtracted from the winner’s prize.)

All players are strongly encouraged to sign the back of their tickets in ink, keep them in a safe place, and submit their claims at one of the Lottery’s nine district offices. The winner has 180 days from the date of the draw to claim their prize. For a list of California Lottery District Office locations, see

Powerball is played in 44 states (plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Draw times are Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7:59 p.m. PT. The draw closes at 7 p.m. Ticket cost $2.

(California Lottery contributed to this report.)