Winning $11.75M lottery ticket sold in Houston area

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Thursday, March 31, 2016
Winning Lotto Texas ticket sold in Tomball store
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Winning Lotto Texas ticket sold in Tomball store.

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- It's time to check your lottery tickets! Someone in the Houston area is now $11.75 million richer today after hitting the Texas Lottery jackpot last night.

The winning ticket was sold at the Quick Corner Store on Kuykendahl Road in Tomball. However, the winner is still a mystery.

"Oh yeah, everybody [is] excited and giving me hugs. You lucky lady! You lucky store!" exclaimed store employee Maya Bhurtel.

The big jackpot is all the buzz around the neighborhood strip center.

"I'm happy for them and God blessing them," said Sunny Hak, who works in a nearby barber shop.

Whoever was lucky enough to hit all six numbers really cleaned up.

"It was a quick pick? Oh that's so lucky!! Yeah that's cool. I guess it's a blessing, you know," said Kevin Vo, who works nearby. He and a lot of the other employees at the local businesses were speculating the mystery winner is someone they already know.

"Everyone just comes from the neighborhood around here so it has to be someone that we've seen come here," he said.

Meanwhile, the convenience store is cashing in with more people buying tickets and people are dreaming big, just in case lightning strikes twice.

"Me? I'd be retired. No more work. Retired and my life, just enjoy," laughed Bhurtel.

Whoever won has 180 days to claim the prize.

The winning numbers for the drawing on March 30, 2016 are: 5 - 14 - 16 - 17 - 39 - 46

Even if you didn't win the big cash prize, don't despair. Fourteen tickets still won more than $1,600 - and four winners nabbed more than $11,000!