Someone in the Pensacola area just became a millionaire.
One of two winning tickets for Saturday's Lotto drawing was purchased at Bob's Superette No. 2 on Lillian Highway near the Perdido Bay Bridge. A second winning ticket for the $7 million jackpot was purchased in Fort Lauderdale, according to a Florida Lottery press release.
Store owner Pearl Meszaros was excited Sunday to learn a customer was one of the winners.
"I think it's great," Meszaros said. "It's as if we won ourselves because it means a lot a customer did."
Customer Robert Santillanes, 44, of Lillian, Ala., said the first thing he would do if he won the money would be to buy a Dodge Viper and then find a financial planner.
"I play all the time," he said. "Probably more than I should. I hope the winner is someone I know."
The winning ticket is the second jackpot winner to be sold at the store. In April 1999, Henry and Roberta Harris of Fairhope, Ala., purchased a ticket at Bob's Superette No. 2 to earn a piece of a $7 million jackpot.
Saturday's winning numbers are: 10-18-25-26-28-41. Winners have 180 days to claim their prize.