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The sunshine kept people streaming into Rohnert Park's Kwick Pick Market and Deli Sunday on Golf Course Drive for cold soda, beer, sandwiches and cigarettes.

There was one question on most people's minds.

"Has the millionaire come in yet?" asked Nolan Graham, 32, of Rohnert Park as he walked in the door.

A customer sometime last week bought the winning ticket for the SuperLotto Plus game for a $13 million jackpot.

Someone out there beat the odds. One in 42 million, to be precise.

"We don't know who it is," clerk Danny Patel, 38, said. "Maybe even the winner doesn't know."

California Lottery officials announced at 8:30 p.m. Saturday that a lucky customer bought the winning ticket at the Rohnert Park market near the Foxtail Golf Club neighborhood and Highway 101.

The winning numbers: 2, 3, 10, 22, 25 and the meganumber of 7.

On Sunday, market staff unfurled a banner and posted signs inside and out from the Lotto: "Millionaire made here. Are you Next?"

"Somebody got it from here, nothing is better than that," Patel said.

Winners have 180 days to claim their prize and can take the prize in 26 annual payments or choose to a lump sum worth between 45 and 55 percent of the jackpot.

If no one comes forward, the money is distributed to California public education, according to the Lottery website.

The Kwick Pick Market will get a percentage of the winnings. Retailers receive commissions worth one-half of one percent of the jackpot, the Lottery website said.

"Is this where they sold the winning ticket?" said Mary Courtney, 74, a retired Levi's employee who lives down the road.

Courtney comes in just about every day to try her luck.

"I won $12 a couple of days ago. ... not the same," Courtney said.

The market draws people from the neighborhood and golf course as well as highway drivers and those in nearby hotels. A handful of regulars spend about $25 to $30 each day, Patel said.

"I hope one of those guys won and all those tickets pay off for them," Patel said.

North Coast residents have won more than $190million in state lottery jackpots larger than $1 million since 1990.

The owner of a Petaluma cleaning business won an $80 million jackpot in 2008 in what she said was her first time playing the California lottery.

A construction worker and a respiratory therapist from Middletown won a $50 million jackpot in 2002.

The next highest amount was won in 1992 by a young Cloverdale couple who bought a ticket worth $19 million at Larkfield's Molsberry Supermarket.

The Rohnert Park winning ticket put people's imaginations to work.

On break from his job at the golf course, Nick Frisk, 22, of Rohnert Park said he'd tell his parents "they don't have to work any more."

"I wouldn't blow it all, that's for sure," Frisk said.

"If I won, I wouldn't be at work today," said Jenny Caly, also on a break from her shift at the Mountain Shadows Apartments. "I'm happy it was someone who came here."

The SuperLotto Plus starts at $7 million and has in the past reached as high as $198 million. Officials draw the winning numbers on Wednesdays and Saturdays. One play costs $1.

The winner can take the ticket to one of nine district offices during the week or send it through the mail with the SuperLotto Plus winner declaration form.

The closest district office to Sonoma County is in South San Francisco. The eight other offices are in Sacramento, Hayward, Fresno, Van Nuys, San Bernardino, Sante Fe Springs, Santa Ana and San Diego.

You can reach Staff Writer Julie Johnson at 521-5220 or

julie.johnson@pressdemocrat.com.