In an effort to identify the mystery man who was thought to have won $75,000, the Palmdale gas station released surveillance of the customer cashing in his lottery stub.
The story went viral in hopes that the winner would identify himself.
But KTLA 5 reports that the surveillance footage actually shows a California Lottery undercover investigator on an inspection stop, according to Russel Lopez, a spokesman for the lottery.
"There is no 'winner.' "
Chevron station manager Shamsun Islam urges everyone to fill out the contact information on their stub.
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