Local Resident Wins $1M Lotto Jackpot

Texas Lottery® Millions Club scratch ticket
Texas Lottery® Millions Club scratch ticket | Image by Texas Lottery

A local individual choosing to remain anonymous has won a staggering $1 million from a scratch-off lottery game.

On Tuesday, a resident from Garland claimed the seven-figure prize. The ticket was purchased at a Tom Thumb in Richardson. This latest win marks the fourth of ten available $1 million top prizes claimed in the Texas Lottery® Millions Club scratch ticket game.

Tickets cost $50 each, and the game offers more than $161 million in total prizes, per the Texas Lottery press release. Prize amounts range from $50 to $1,000,000, and the odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.36. Players must be at least 18 years or older to purchase a ticket.

The Lone Star State has claimed its fair share of large pots. One anonymous resident of Leander, a suburb of Austin, won a $227 million Mega Millions jackpot in 2019, the largest prize ever awarded to a single Texas Lottery player.

Unfortunately, not all winners claim their prizes. One estimate from 2023 revealed that lottery players in the state have lost out on over $330 million of unclaimed prize money since 2017.

The mission of the Texas Lottery is to generate “revenue for the State of Texas through the management and sale of entertaining lottery products,” per its website.

Data from fiscal year 2023 shows that 66.9% of the Texas Lottery funds go to prize payouts, 24.5% to Texas education, 5.3% to retailer compensation, 3% to Lottery administration, and 0.3% to veterans’ assistance and other state programs.

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