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Caught on tape: Possible AZ Powerball winner in Maryland

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(Source: WJLA, Maryland) A surveillance video from a Marlboro, MD, convenience store shows a man celebrating what witnesses said were the winning numbers he bought in Arizona for Wednesday's Powerball drawing. (Source: WJLA, Maryland) A surveillance video from a Marlboro, MD, convenience store shows a man celebrating what witnesses said were the winning numbers he bought in Arizona for Wednesday's Powerball drawing.

The winner of Wednesday's winning Powerball ticket might live more than 2,300 miles from Phoenix.

Arizona Lottery officials said as of 5 p.m. Friday, the Powerball jackpot winner has not come forward to claim their prize.

A surveillance video from a Marlboro, MD, convenience store shows a man in a yellow construction or highway worker jumpsuit celebrating what witnesses said were the winning numbers for Wednesday's Powerball drawing.

The man reportedly bought the winning ticket in Fountain Hills while visiting Arizona.

The video shows the man pulling out several tickets and he checks to see if he won anything. 

He shows the ticket, which he says he purchased while visiting Arizona, to the clerk.

Seconds later, he starts pumping his arms, and shows his ticket to other customers in the store.

The clerk, identified as clerk Nagassi Ghebre, told reporters that the ticket matched all six numbers.

The man ran out of the store, so neither his identity nor the ticket could be verified.

The man would have to return to Arizona to turn in his winning ticket within 180 days, according to lottery officials.

The Arizona lottery offices are closed until Monday, Dec. 3 at 8 a.m.

Stay with cbs5az.com and CBS 5 News as this story develops.

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