UPDATE: Danville Man Receives Check from Lottery
UPDATE: 12:55 p.m.
South Boston, VA - The Virginia Lottery has identified the person that won $1 million after buying a lottery ticket in South Boston on New Year's Eve.
John Humphries, III, 24, from Danville, bought the ticket at the Apple Market of South Boston.
There are also two other $1 million winners who haven't claimed their prize yet.
We'll have more on our local winner tonight on ABC 13 News and wset.com.
South Boston, VA - Someone in South Boston had a lucky New Year's.
The BP Apple Market on Halifax Road sold a winning lottery ticket for one million dollars.
The winner has not been identified yet, but many people are still stunned the winning ticket was purchased in our area.
News of the one million dollar winner has spread through the South Boston community.
Now folks are lining up at the BP Apple Market on Halifax Road, hoping lightning will strike twice.
"I hope I will be next. I play every day and I hope I'll hit these numbers that I'm playing now," said customer William Guthrie.
"It can happen, it's for real. It's like anything, you've got to take a chance to win. If you don't play, you can't win," said customer Albert Owen.
No one was more surprised than Apple Market manager Mealie Sulter.
"I've never experienced somebody winning that much money," Sulter said.
Sulter has been working in various convenience stores for eight years. She's been at the Apple Market store for only three months, though. She says she never expected something like this to happen.
The winner has not come forward yet.
The employees don't even know which cashier actually sold the winning ticket.
"We like to see more winners closer to home. Maybe one day we'll get lucky and hit it," Owen said.
For now, Sulter says she just hopes the winner won't spend it all in one place.
"I really hope that they put it to good use and I hope they really need it. I really do," Sulter said.
Sulter says they are planning to put up banners and signs to show everyone they sold the winning ticket.