This wildly sobbing lady showed up at an L.A. convenience store claiming to be the $1B Powerball winner and it was all a lie
· Jul 22, 2023 ·

I'd love to win a billion dollars. Pretending to have done so in front of a bunch of people is another thing entirely.

Footage of the 'hysterical' woman walking into Las Palmitas Mini Mart - a small bodega in east LA that sold the lucky $1.08billion ticket - went viral after it appeared on local news channel KTLA last night.

But can reveal the real winner is still yet to come forward with Sarai Palacios, the granddaughter of bodega owner Nabor Herrera, 52, telling the woman hasn't won a thing.

You got to admit, she played the part very well:

The gasping, the hands on the face, the shaking of the head — it's all incredibly convincing.

It's not clear why this lady would want to do such a thing, though Sarai Palacios has an idea:

I guess she just wanted to be on TV.

That's one way to do it!

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