Dallas Resident Wins $5 Million in Lottery

Luxe scratch off ticket
Luxe scratch off ticket | Image by FOX 4

One Dallas resident’s life is $5 million richer after purchasing a $50 scratch-off ticket at a gas station.

The winning ticket was purchased at 7-Eleven at 6229 Hillcrest Ave., in University Park, according to the Texas Lottery press release. The winner chose to remain anonymous.

The ticket was for a scratch game called Luxe, a Texas Lottery game boasting over $236.7 million in total prizes with a 1 in 3.48 chance of winning any prize. According to lottery officials, this is the first of four $5 million prizes to be claimed in this game.

This isn’t a rare streak of luck for North Texas scratch-ticket lottery players this year. In February, a Garland resident won a $1 million prize from the game Millions Club. A Canyon resident also claimed a $1 million prize that same month from the game $1,000,000 Winnings.

Buzz surrounding the lottery has grown louder as the current Mega Millions and Powerball jackpot prizes are reaching record-breaking amounts, as previously reported by The Dallas Express.

As of March 23, the Mega Millions jackpot is the fifth-highest prize in game history, reaching $1.1 billion. The Powerball prize is estimated at $865 million, making it the fifth-largest prize in game history, with no jackpot winner from the March 25 drawing.

“Lottery fever continues to spread throughout the country,” said Georgia Lottery president and CEO Gretchen Corbin, lead director of the Mega Millions Consortium, in a press release.

“Large jackpots provide entertainment and winnings for our players nationwide while contributing to the beneficiary programs funded by each lottery. We appreciate our players and dedicated retailers, and we encourage everyone to play responsibly,” Corbin added.

Powerball tickets are $2 per play; the odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.9, per the press release. Drawings are broadcast live every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday from the Florida Lottery draw studio and live-streamed on Powerball.com.

Mega Millions tickets cost $2 each, and drawings occur every Tuesday and Friday. According to the press release, the odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.

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