One San Diego resident just hit the lottery jackpot and is now $11 million richer – and they may not even know it.
California Lottery officials say a jackpot-winning SuperLotto Plus ticket was sold in San Diego’s Golden Hill neighborhood. The lucky ticket matched all six numbers in the latest SuperLotto Plus drawing – 44, 46, 7, 5, 14 and Mega number 27 – to win the ticket-holder an $11 million jackpot prize.
The winning ticket was purchased at Golden Hill Liquor located at 2795 B Street sometime between Wednesday and Saturday night.
Lotto officials say Golden Hill Liquor will now receive a bonus of $55,000 for selling the winning ticket.
On Sunday, Alla Abbo, owner of the liquor store, told NBC 7 he was thrilled by the news.
Abbo said it’s the first time his store has ever sold a winning lottery ticket.
“We’ve been here almost 30 years in this place, and a lot of people know us really well. We are really happy for everyone in this place, and everyone in this area,” said Abbo. “I am so excited.”
California Lottery officials have already decorated Abbo’s store in winning colors, which he’s very proud of.
As of Sunday at 6 p.m., the winner had not yet come forward.
The local jackpot winner has 180 days from the date of the SuperLotto Plus drawing to claim the prize. Officials say the cash option amount for this win is approximately $6.3 million.