Someone shopping at a League City, Texas, convenience store is millions richer today, but right now, no one knows who the person is.
A customer at the Quick Mart, 2100 FM 2094 in League City, bought the only winning ticket for Saturday night's $75 million drawing, lottery spokeswoman Robyn Smith said.
The winner will have to claim its prize at the organization's headquarters in Austin within 180 days of the drawing.
Nizar Karim Ali, a store clerk at the Quick Mart, said the man came in shortly before the Saturday night drawing and bought $20 worth of tickets.
The winning ticket was a Quick Pick, in which the machine randomly selects numbers instead of players choosing numbers themselves.
Ali said he didn't know the customer, but the night clerk who sold the tickets to him said he was a regular lottery player at the store.
The customer came back to the convenience store to tell them he'd won, but Ali said he didn't know his name.
"I wasn't sure if someone really won until that," Ali said. "A lot of people kept calling up here and everyone has been stopping by."
Now, two window signs advertise that a winning ticket was sold at the store.
Smith said winners of $1 million or more have to go to Austin to claim their prize. Generally, winners call in first and start the claiming process, she said. The winner hasn't contacted the Houston area claiming center or the state, she said.
Only one ticket selected all six of the winning numbers for the Saturday night drawing, Smith said. Fifty-two players selected five of the six numbers and will get prizes of $1,811.
The winner selected the cash value option when he bought the ticket, meaning that instead of annual payments he would get a one-time payout less than the jackpot amount.
Smith said the estimated cash value payment for the Saturday night game is $44.5 million.
The winning numbers were 7, 9, 11, 30, 33 and 53.