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A 7-Eleven convenience store in California has declared itself “THE WORLD’S LUCKIEST 7-ELEVEN” after selling a winning ticket for the biggest jackpot in US lottery history six years ago.
No one took home the $810 million jackpot on Tuesday night, meaning the total jumped to $1.28 billion. Mega Millions has announced that the draw will take place at 11 p.m. ET on Friday.
Because the Mega Millions prize once again tops $1 billion, hopeful winners are flocking to 7-Eleven outside of Chino Hills, California.
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Store owner Balbir Atwal recalled how the $1 billion win in 2016 changed the store he has owned for nearly three decades.
“Every time the jackpot goes up, a lot of my neighbors come,” Atwal told CBS News. “Even people from other cities come here, people even come from Las Vegas to play here.”
“A lot of people travel to Disneyland, and they [also] come here just to see this place,” he added, referring to the resort town which is just 20 miles from his store.
Customers who came specifically to buy lottery tickets usually end up buying other goods as well, increasing its profits.
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The 7-Eleven digital sign keeping track of the jackpot has run out of numbers in Atwal’s store. It remains stuck on $999 million.
The Mega Millions prize is one of the biggest in the lottery’s 20-year history. The biggest winning ticket was in South Carolina in 2018, according to lottery records.