The lady eventually left the store but not before giving Lilly a good cussing. She returned the next day.
"She looked at me and bought a dollar scratch-off. She said, 'I won't be bothering you anymore.' I said, 'You didn't bother me in the first place.' Then she said, 'I found my ticket and it wasn't a winner,' " Lilly said.
"I said Lord, if a winning ticket changes people, (that's) awful."
The winning numbers for the March 16 drawing were 3-7-21-44-55, and the Powerball number was 16. The winning $1 million ticket matched each of the first five numbers but not the Powerball.
Although several convenience stores are located closer to Interstate 64/77, Lilly believes the ticket was purchased by an out-of-state driver. Either that, or someone just lost it.
Whatever happened to the ticket, its owner has until Sept. 16 to claim the prize.
West Virginia Lottery spokesman Randy Burnside said the Little General's location makes him think the winner could be a local. He said it's very uncommon for big prizes to go unclaimed.
"Normally, you hear from someone within a few days," he said. "Somebody's got $1 million in their pocket, or they've thrown it away."
If you own the winning ticket, call the West Virginia Lottery at 304-558-0500. Then, call the Charleston Daily Mail at 304-348-5129. We'd love to talk to you.