Lubbock’s ‘Lucky Mart’ store lives up to its name after winning $ 1 million | KLBK | KAMC
LUBBOCK, Texas – A Lubbock resident walked into a local convenience store, The Lucky Mart, and walked out with $ 1 million more than he received.
The winner chooses to remain anonymous, but the Lucky Mart is aptly named after the winning tickets they seem to have a knack for selling. The store even sports an entire wall of winning cards.
The winning ticket sold out in recent weeks and came from a $ 30 Cash Celebration scratch game. The million dollars being the first prize of the game.
“People call me, banks call me, ‘Why are you hiding that million dollar bill?’ and, I don’t know where I would hide it? But whoever got it is a lucky person. In the right place at the right time, ”said Lucky Mart manager Sanjay Parekh.
This convenience store is now considered good fortune since the winning ticket was sold there and was a hot spot to stop by.
But Parekh says even when customers lose, it doesn’t deter them.
“People are so friendly here and every time they win they come and play over and over again. The people like the store and the customers we have here are the most important, ”Parekh said.
And the employees selling the cards, always wishing the buyers the best.
“I see a lot of customers buying these tickets and I say ‘Good luck!’ to them, ”said Jessica Rodriguez, Lucky Mart employee.
Parekh says the Lucky Mart distributes between $ 3,000 and $ 4,000 in winnings per day. And for the one lucky resident who has played the Cash Celebration game, the odds of winning any prize in this game – including a single dollar – are around 1 and 4.