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A hefty Powerball ticket going for $2 billion had an interesting connection to the NFL.
The long-awaited California lottery winner was announced Tuesday and the winning ticket was traced back to Joe’s Service Center in Altadena, Calif. — owned by Joe Chahayed, father-in-law of former NFL defensive tackle Domata Peko.
Peko relayed the news on his Instagram Story with the caption: “My Father-In-Law Sold the winning PowerBall [ticket] $2 Billion, Congratulations Baba.”
As a result of selling the Powerball ticket, Chahayed will be awarded a $1 million bonus.
The former defensive tackle played with the Cincinnati Bengals from 2006 to 2016; also having played for the Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens and Arizona Cardinals before retiring in 2020.
Peko totaled 616 total tackles and 20 sacks in his career.