Jan 14, 2010 7:25 PM by Jon Carrere
Winning money at the Bayou Vista Truck Stop is nothing new.
Connected to the truck stop, the Cash Magic Casino.
But it was next door in the convenience store where an early morning visitor brought some good news.
"About eight o'clock this morning a lottery rep came to check our machines check our licence to make sure that the actual winning ticket was sold here," says General Manager Christina Calloway.
Twenty four hours after the numbers were pulled, still no one has come forward to claim their prize.
Leaving a half million dollars of cash winnings out there.
The store gets a one percent cut for selling the winning ticket.
It didn't take long for word to spread thru Patterson.
"Yea i gotta see if i can win something Saturday i want to be the next winner that's why i'm here at Bayou Vista," says Carolyn Guienze
She says she knows she may not win the lotto, but she is happy to settle for a consolation prize.
"Maybe it will make people from other areas come and buy tickets here and help out with our economy cause it's down right now."
The winning numbers are 3, 8, 20, 28, 29, 30.