Like most people across the country, San Antonians saw their $448 million Powerball dreams slip right through their fingers.
Still, someone locally has a reason to smile after winning a $1 million second-tier prize.
According to the Texas Lottery’s website, there were four tickets sold in the state that matched five out of five numbers, minus the Powerball number, in Wednesday night’s drawing.
The San Antonio ticket was sold at a Valero store, located at Loop 410 and Starcrest Drive, the website stated.
The others were sold in Arlington, Amarillo and Mt. Pleasant, the website stated.
As of Thursday morning, the local winner had not come forward yet.
In fact, workers at the store said they had not received any confirmation that they had sold that winning ticket.
Customers, though, were thrilled to hear the news.
"It is exciting, so I hope the best for them,” said Isaac Griffie. “Wow. That's definitely a blessing."
Although he was happy to hear of the good fortune, Griffie knew right away that he did not hold the winning ticket because he didn’t buy one.
“I don’t play Powerball. I’m a Christian,” he said.
Jerry Ramirez, though, did buy a ticket at the store.
However, finding out whether he’d won was not at the top of his priority list.
“I haven’t checked my numbers yet,” Ramirez said. “I’m busy going to work, but I will check right now.”
The winning Powerball numbers drawn Wednesday night were: 5, 25, 30, 58, 59, with a Powerball number of 32.
Three tickets with those winning numbers were sold, two in New Jersey and one in Minnesota.
The winners will split the $448 million prize, the game’s third largest jackpot ever.