Lottery ticket mystery

August 15, 2008 4:18:59 PM PDT
Someone has purchased the lottery ticket worth more than $3-million from a convenience store in Burlington County, New Jersey and may not know it! One lottery player joked to Action News that she owned the winning ticket,

For others who frequent the Country Farms store where the ticket was sold, it's wishful thinking.

"I'm going to go home and check because my mother bought some tickets she didn't check," Marie Weiss of Southampton, New Jersey said.

Word was still getting around {this afternoon,} that the 3+ million dollar ticket was sold here.

"I thought it was great that somebody local would have won that money," Theresa Yerger of Shamong Township, New Jersey said.

There are different thoughts on why no one has come forward, though most who work and live in this area, agree, people buy tickets, hoping they'll win big, but never really think it'll happen.

"I think what happens is people buy tickets and then put them in a junk drawer.stick them somewhere in the kitchen, and forget about them," Theresa Yerger said.

"I think if they knew that they were a winner, somebody else would know as well because I know I'd be telling everybody whether I knew them or not," Marc Cheeseman of Levittown, Pennsylvania said.

Store owner, Pete Chokshi says eventually, the person who bought the ticket with these winning Pick 6 numbers: 4, 11, 13, 23, 25 and 29 will show up.

"I hope they scout around and they notice they have the ticket and hopefully, they come here and say thanks to us, that would be nice," Pete Chokshi said.

It's already nice for Pete as he and his wife, Rita, will receive a $2,000 check from the New Jersey Lottery for selling the ticket, and business at his Country Farms has been brisk.

Antonee Gooden, from Atlantic City passes by here 3 times a day. He says he's going to play the lottery everyday, until he wins.

"Oh man, I'd be happy, I wouldn't be here today, I'd be in Trenton trying to get the money," Gooden said.

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