TOMBALL, Texas – Nhan Vo of Tomball claimed an $11.75 million lottery prize after winning the March 30 drawing. However, he said he would prefer to avoid the limelight.
The winning ticket was purchased at Quick Corner Store in the 24800 block of Kuykendahl.
Now laying low, Vo is now the owner of a new home in a recently built neighborhood. He said he still has $8.5 million to spare. He selected the cash value option at the time of purchase, so he doesn't get the full amount.
Vo matched all six numbers in the drawing. The winning numbers were 5, 14, 16, 17, 39 and 46. According to the Texas Lottery commission, Vo opted for the cash and will take a whopping $8,560,063.05 to the bank.
For selling the wining ticket, Quick Corner Store will get a small piece of the pie, $118,342.54 to be exact.
Clerk Maya Bhurtel found out about the win when a customer came into the store.
"He told me, 'Congratulations Maya!' Then I say, 'For what?' I don't know about that,' she said. "Then he told me, 'You won the lotto jackpot!' Then I know about that!"
She said she had no idea who bought the ticket. However, she said most of her customers are regulars.
"The one day I don't show up to buy the ticket and my best friend missed out on it, too,” customer Richard Miranda said.
"This is absolutely great for this community, especially these people. They're so nice. They really are. They are a great addition to the community," Miranda's friend, Bill Snell said.
The Texas Lottery commission said 14 people matched five out of six numbers, bringing in a little more than $1,600 each, and almost 700 people matched four out of six numbers, grabbing a quick $50.
Lotto Texas drawings are every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:12 p.m. CT.