BROOK PARK, Ohio - The Shell gas station at Smith and Snow roads in Brook Park is well-known among lottery hopefuls for its self-proclaimed boast of being one of the luckiest places to buy tickets in Ohio.
Its reputation, which seems to back up the bragging, was recently bolstered when the station sold a near-winner in the Tuesday night drawing.
A ticket sold at the location matched 4 numbers and the Mega Ball winning $5,000.
The winning numbers for Tuesday's drawing were, 10-29-31-35-45 and Mega Ball 10. The ticket sold at the station had numbers 10-25-31-35-45 and Mega Ball 10, just missing the jackpot by one number. If only that 25 was a 29.
According to the Mega Millions website, 76 tickets were sold that matched four numbers and the Mega Ball in Tuesday's drawing.
If you plan to buy a ticket at the Shell station get there early because now that we have published this story they will be busier than normal--and normal for them means lines out the door for big jackpots.
The Mega Millions jackpot is an estimated $270 million for Friday nights drawing that can be seen right before NewsChannel5 at 11.