EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — An El Paso County resident may have won a million dollars from Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing.
The winning Mega Millions ticket was sold at the In-N-Out Marathon gas station in Socorro located at 10197 Alameda Ave, according to the Texas Lottery.
The gas station is family-owned, and the owner says it’s not the first time a winning ticket was sold at one of their locations, but it’s defiantly the biggest.
“Believe it or not, we have given prizes before, not this big, but we have given some pretty big prizes. For example, one of our locations two times already has given out $2,000,” Alvaro Trujillo, the In-N-Out Marathon gas station manager and owner said.
Trujillo says the Socorro location has sold the least amount of lottery tickets in the past.
“Ironically, we sold a lot of tickets on the store in San Elizario, and the store in Joe Battle and the one here at Socorro. We probably would have like 90-something tickets sold, and the customer was lucky enough and he won the ticket from the Socorro store,” Trujillo said.
Socorro residents were shocked by the news, some planning to start buying more lottery tickets.
“It was a shocker. It’s exciting to know that somebody from our hometown took the win, so it makes us think twice now in considering and buying that ticket every week,” Socorro resident Maria Mercedes said.
“This is crazy. That would have happened here in El Paso or Socorro. So, it’s a surprise actually,” Miguel Ontiveros, a Socorro resident said.
Some were thinking about what they would do with the money if they won.
“Buy my mom a house, pay off all our debts, pay off all my debts and just start fresh. Start new,” Matthew Chavez, who stopped by the gas station on Wednesday said.
The ticket matched the winning numbers drawn Tuesday night which were 13, 19, 20, 32, 33.
The ticket did not match the yellow jackpot ball of 14, which was the billion-dollar prize.