LEAGUE CITY — A League City gas station sold one lucky customer a lottery ticket worth $12 million.
The Texas Lottery Commission confirmed on its website that someone picked all six numbers of Wednesday’s Lotto Texas drawing.
The numbers were 15, 17, 43, 45, 47 and 50. There was only one person to pick all six numbers and the jackpot was at $12 million, according to the commission. The ticket was a quick pick with the cash value option.
The winning Lotto Texas player bought his or her ticket at Shawn Mohammed’s South Shore Shell at 3390 FM 518 in League City.
Mohammed said he got a phone call from the lottery commission Thursday morning letting him know someone had bought a winning ticket at one of his locations.
He said he didn’t yet know what time the ticket was bought, so he is left wondering during what shift the ticket was sold.
This is the first time any of his seven stores has sold a winning lottery ticket, Mohammed said.
Mohammed said that while he can’t go into specifics on the number of lottery tickets sold at his stores, he knows it can vary widely.
Sometimes only a single ticket will be sold on a given day, but on others, such as in the build up to the recent Mega Millions drawing earlier this month, some customers bought $200 to $300 worth of tickets, he said.
“It feels good,” Mohammed said of having sold the winning ticket.
The cash value of the $12 million jackpot is just more than $7.5 million, said Texas Lottery Commission spokeswoman Kelly Cripe.
The winner has 180 days to claim the prize, Cripe said.