Fremont family wins nearly $800,000 in Powerball drawing

Saturday, February 13, 2016

FREMONT, Calif. -- A Fremont man won nearly $800,000 in Sunday's California Lottery Powerball game, lottery officials announced Friday.

Telekarafi Lotomau won $779,272 after purchasing a ticket at the 7-Eleven at 4193 Central Ave. in Fremont.

Sunday afternoon, his daughter checked the numbers after the drawing and said she couldn't believe her eyes, lottery officials said.

Lotomau has played the game since it started 30 years ago and plays when he feels lucky, but this is the first time he has won, he told lottery officials.

He plans to give his children some money and take his wife on a dream vacation to Hawaii.