Texans win Big Lottery Prizes
The Texas Lottery's millionaire's club has continued to expand despite residents spending more time at home during the coronavirus crisis. Texans are on a characteristically large winning streak, lassoing multiple big-dollar prizes and driving Lottery sales to a new record high. Favorite games including Lotto Texas, Powerball, Mega Millions, and Instant Millionaire have created life-changing overnight wealth in the Lone Star State recently.
$47 Million Lotto Texas Jackpot Won
A truly Texas-sized prize, the $47 million Lotto jackpot was won for the first time in eight months on September 30 by a ticket sold at Pic N Pac 10 at 109 Highway 123 N. Bypass in Seguin, Guadalupe County. The winner has not yet come forward to claim - under state law, they will be able to remain anonymous if they wish.
The incredible jackpot began at $5 million on January 18 and went through a record 73 rollovers. It was the game's largest prize since $97 million was won in Dallas in May 2010.
Are you due a lotto money? Check your Lotto Texas numbers to see if you can collect a payout.
The current jackpot stands at an estimated $6.25 million for the draw on Wednesday, October 21.
Texas Powerball Wins in Taylor and Clute
A Powerball player in Taylor collected a $2.2 million Match 5 win in September. The Williamson County resident, who chose to stay anonymous, hit the game's second prize in the May 13 draw. The lucky ticket was purchased at the Power Food Mart, 600 N. Main St. in Taylor.
A Clute resident also recently claimed an amazing Powerball prize after winning $2 million in the September 16 drawing. The player from Brazoria County, near Houston, opted to remain anonymous. The Quick Pick ticket was purchased at Kroger 149, 800 N. Dixie Drive in Clute and matched all five white ball numbers, 10, 17, 31, 51, and 53, only missing the red Powerball, 1.
The game's Match 5 second prize is normally worth $1 million, but doubled in value because the Power Play multiplier was added for an extra $1. The Power Play number was 2X.
The Powerball jackpot for the next draw on Wednesday, October 21 is worth $91 million.
Dallas Player Collects $1 Million Mega Millions Prize
A Dallas resident recently collected a $1 million Match 5 Mega Millions win from the September 1 draw. The ticket was sold at Kwik Way Grocery, 12405 Jupiter Road in Dallas. The lucky winner decided to keep their identity private. The winning ticket matched the five white balls, 15, 25, 26, 38, and 47, but missed the gold Mega Ball, 22, scoring the second-tier Match 5 prize.
An $86 million jackpot is available to be won in the next Mega Millions draw on Tuesday, October 20.
Dallas and Forth Worth Residents Hit Scratch Ticket Prizes
On September 17, a Fort Worth player claimed one of the $2.5 million top prizes in the Instant Millionaire scratch ticket game. They bought the ticket at CEFCO FoodStore #71, 2016 S. 1st St. in Temple. The claimant chose to stay anonymous. It was the seventh of 10 first prizes to be claimed. The game offers over $519 million in total to be won.
A month later on October 13, a Dallas resident collected one of the Instant Millionaire $1 million second-level prizes. The winner opted to stay anonymous. They purchased the lucky ticket at Albertsons #4105, 4625 Frankford Road in Dallas. The win was the 25th of the game's 40 second prizes to be hit.
Four Players Win Big On Same Night
This month has produced an "October surprise" - but not the political kind. October 8 was a lucky night for four Texans as top prizes for All or Nothing, Cash Five, plus the Texas Two Step jackpot were all hit, delivering total winnings of $1.55 million.
"The first time it happened, ironically, was on October 8, 2012, so this date appears to be a lucky one for our players. We would like to congratulate this group of winners and we look forward to meeting each one of them when they claim their prize," said Gary Grief, the Texas Lottery's executive director.
Two winners will share the $1.275 million Texas Two Step top prize after they both matched all the numbers drawn. One of the lucky tickets was sold in Cedar Park and the second in Kerrville.
The winning All or Nothing Night ticket was purchased in Grapevine, and is worth $250,000.
A Houston player also won a $25,000 prize on Cash Five.
Prior to this, the most recent date all three games were won on the same day was also in October! A $225,000 ticket was purchased in Richardson, a $250,00 All or Nothing ticket was sold in Seguin and a $16,706 Cash Five ticket was bought in Corpus Christi for the draws on October 16, 2014.
Texas Two Step Jackpot Won in Houston
Just days later, Texas Two Step danced its way to another jackpot win, delivering on its record as the game with the highest number of top prize winners in the state. The lucky $200,000 ticket was purchased in Houston on October 12, so be sure to check your Two Step numbers.
Texas Lottery Breaks Sales Record for 10th Year
This year has been unlike any other, but the challenges haven't stopped the TX Lottery from powering through to its 10th year in a row of record sales.
Lottery revenues rose to an all-time high of $6.7 billion in Fiscal Year 2020, up 7.2 percent from FY 2019. The Lottery was able to provide $1.684 billion to state education and veterans' programs, its largest-ever contribution to both.
"Never in the 28-year history of the Texas Lottery has a year unfolded quite like Fiscal Year 2020 did, and our success is attributed first and foremost to our hard-working retailers," said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery.
"In a year marked by uncertainty in so many ways, these record achievements are especially noteworthy. Our retailers should be as proud as we are of their hard work and support for the schoolchildren and veterans of Texas."