Santa Cruz County

Tuesday's winning California Lottery ticket purchased in Felton

Winner has yet to come forward

Winning lottery ticket sold at Felton gas station

FELTON, Calif. - Somebody purchased a winning $1.67 million lottery ticket at a Felton store, but the winner has yet to come forward.

The winning ticket was purchased Tuesday at the Felton Quick Stop on Highway 9. It's the second time in recent months that Santa Cruz County has produced a big winner -- a Santa Cruz man won a $6,500,000 prize in February by playing a $10 scratcher. 

When the news broke in the Santa Cruz Mountains about the next California lottery millionaire Wednesday morning, folks were buzzing.

The store's owner Sophia Ngar, was positively giddy.

"I'm very excited. I was jumping up and down this morning with the rest of the customers," Ngar said.

Quick Stop customers were also discussing the win.

"I buy scratchers here all the time," Jessica Argyle said.  "I'm really pissed off that I didn't win."

She purchased a scratcher and returned a few minutes later after winning $6 on it.

"Everyday I come in here and buy scratchers," she said.  "I'm going to be back - even if I win 500 bucks, I'll be happy, it'll pay my rent for a month."

Many who came to the Quick Stop are happy that a little town in Santa Cruz County trying to survive a tough economy is getting a break.

You might be wondering if the store owner gets a cut of the winnings and they do. Ngar, as the store franchisee, gets .05% of the $1.67 million. 

Of course, the winner has to come forward first.

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