A cashier who works in the Florida 7-Eleven where the winning ticket for the $450 million Mega Millions prize was sold says has “no idea” who hit the jackpot.
Rachel Vanderwiede is one of two clerks at a 7-Eleven in Port Richey, Florida, who could have sold the Quick Pick ticket that won Friday night’s drawing, she told ABC News on Monday.
While Vanderwiede said “nobody knows” the identity of the new multi-millionaire, people who live in the small town, which is about 40 miles northwest of Tampa, are speculating on which of their approximately 3,000 neighbors could be a secret winner.
“It’s driving everyone nuts,” she said. “They wanna know why [he or she] hasn’t come forward.”
Vanderwiede said she hopes the winner is one of the neighborhood residents, estimating that about 80 percent of her customers at the 7-Eleven on Ridge Road are regulars.
“I really do hope it was one of our locals — someone that comes in on a regular basis and, hopefully, deserves it very much,” she added.
The winning numbers for the fourth-largest Mega Millions jackpot were drawn just before 11 p.m. Friday. They are 28,30,39,59,70 and a Mega Ball of 10.
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The owner of the Port Richey 7-Eleven will receive $100,000 for selling the ticket.
Vanderwiede said she was “absolutely floored” when she found out the store sold the winning ticket and immediately congratulated her boss.
“This is gonna be great…