Everyone is all about playing the Mega Millions right now because the jackpot is over $1 billion. Mega Millions and other prize ball games are not the only way to win big prizes. Depending on the types of scratch-off lottery tickets you play, you could win millions, just like a man in Fort Stockton. As any wise man should do, the winner has chosen to stay anonymous.

The ticket was purchased at a Walmart Fuel Center on Dickinson street. The ticket that was purchased was a $1,000,000 Cash Blowout. According to the Texas Lottery Commission, the winning ticket was the first of four top prizes worth $1 million to be claimed in this game. $1,000,000 Cash Blowout offers more than $153.6 million in total prizes. Overall odds of winning any prize in the game are one in 3.42, including break-even prizes.

Did you know the first lottery ticket ever sold in Texas was back in 1992? Since then Texas Lottery Commission has generated over $36 billion in revenue and paid out over $78 billion in prizes.

Since 1997, the Texas Lottery has contributed $30.1 billion to the Foundation School Fund, which supports public education in Texas. As authorized by the Texas Legislature, certain Texas Lottery revenues benefit state programs including the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. Since the first veterans’ themed scratch ticket game was launched in 2009, the Texas Lottery has contributed more than $199 million for programs supporting Texas veterans.

The Texas Lottery provides several entertaining games for lottery players including Powerball®, Mega Millions®, Lotto Texas®, All or Nothing, Texas Two Step®, Pick 3, Daily 4, Cash Five® and scratch ticket games. For more information visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube or at texaslottery.com. PLAY RESPONSIBLY.

I have no luck whatsoever when it comes to playing the lottery. You could give me a winning ticket and by the time I got to the store to claim my prize it would be a loser. That's just my luck. LOL

Don't forget the Mega Millions is over $1.3 for Friday night's drawing.

Sean Gladwell

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