Sunday was a big day in Clearlake Oaks for a family-owned market where someone bought a winning SuperLotto ticket.
There was a flurry of excitement at the small market after the owner learned $70,000 was coming his way. That's the store's share for selling a winning ticket in Saturday night's $28 million state lottery jackpot.
"Woohoo," said one store clerk who answered the phone before passing it to longtime owner Gary Nylander.
"I got a call at 6:30 this morning from the lottery saying we had a SuperLotto winner here," said Oaks Red & White Store owner Nylander. "It's exciting."
But it's a bigger day for whomever bought the ticket at the small full-service market. That person did not come forward by Sunday evening, store staff said.
"They may not even know yet. Somebody is going to get a big surprise," Nylander said.
The Clearlake Oaks ticket buyer was one of two winners, so he or she will split the $28 million, minus taxes, with someone who bought a ticket at a Milpitas store.
"I'm hoping it's one of my regulars," said Nylander, whose family has owned the store since 1933.
The market is on Highway 20 in the small Lake County community.
While many tickets are sold to regular customers, the store's location on the highway means folks from anywhere stop in and buy tickets, Nylander said.