Million dollar lottery ticket purchased at local gas station

1st Place Inc. in Vancleave is feeling lucky after someone who bought a ticket at the store matched five numbers for Tuesday’s drawing.

1st Place on Highway 57 gets plenty of travelers coming in to buy lottery tickets, which is why they had no idea that a winner passed through their doors.

That person was able to match five white balls on Tuesday’s drawing, making them a million-dollar winner.

According to Mississippi Lottery, First Place will receive a $5,000 bonus once the ticket is cashed.

Many people have made their way to 1st Place, hoping to be just as lucky. 1st Place Manager Kimberly Grammer said, “It can be stressful for our cashiers, especially when it gets big. Like it was a few weeks, a couple months ago, because we do get lines that wrap around the store. Our customers are already checking their tickets to see if they’re the winner, because they want them to be the winner.”

The Mega Millions jackpot has now surpassed $640 million and is still up for grabs.

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