But Alberre said he has no idea which customer bought the ticket with all six numbers in Saturday night's drawing of the multi-state Powerball lottery.
The tiny liquor store that sold the only winning ticket for this weekend's massive $447.8 million Powerball jackpot has been identified - and it's going to score a $1 million "retailer bonus" of its own, California lottery officials announced Sunday. The lucky numbers are 20-26-32-38-58, and the Powerball number is 3. The last time anyone won the jackpot was April 1.
The odds of winning are only one in 292.2 million.
According to Powerball spokesman Andy Miller, the $448 million figure is based on the victor choosing an annuity that is paid out over the course of 29 years. That prize was split among three winnners.
The ticket was reportedly sold in Sun City in Riverside County. The victor, who has yet to be identified, can claim a jackpot worth $447.8 million. The victor has a year to come forward and claim the prize, and can choose to cash in a prize of $279.1 million or to receive the full amount in installments over 29 years.
This big score will come in handy for Alberee's family, after his was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis earlier this year.
The store just off a highway caters to retirees who live in Sun City - part of the small city of Menifee - that was originally developed as a retirement community and to motorists passing through the area about 80 miles (130 kilometers) from Los Angeles.
If they choose to take a cash prize, they walk away with $279.1 million.
Menifee has about 89,000 residents. Both prize amounts would be before taxes are deducted. California is one of 44 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, that participate in Powerball.