Texas lottery player wins a very special Mega Millions prize
The Mega Millions lottery game was drawn last night and across its 43 member states there were plenty of people competing for the $33 million jackpot prize.
That prize, however, went to just one ticket holder based in Texas, who defied the odds to match all of the five main numbers plus the Mega Ball to claim the $33 million top prize. This is the first time that the Mega Millions lottery has been won since June 13th, when a lucky ticket holder in Mt. Clemens proved that Friday 13th isn’t necessarily unlucky and took home $66 million.
The winning numbers in the Mega Millions lottery’s weekend draw were 15, 29, 31, 46 and 64 and the Mega Ball was 10. There were no ticket holders that matched the five main numbers without the Mega Ball, meaning that nobody took home the second tier prize of $1 million.
There were, however, 16 winners of the third tier prize worth $5,000. To take home this prize, these lucky 16 matched four out of the five main numbers plus the Mega Ball.
While we wait to know the identity of the new Mega Millions millionaire, the last big lottery winner from Texas is in danger of losing his or her prize. On January 1st, a mystery ticket holder from the League City area won a huge $12 million on the Texas Lottery, but that ticket has never been claimed.
As the winner has just six months to claim their prize, the ticket will expire on Monday, June 30th and the prize money will go back into the state. The winning ticket was purchased at a South Shore Shell gas station and was a Quick Pick ticket.
The Texas Lottery Commission awarded the store with a bonus prize for selling the winning ticket, and this weekend urged all lottery players in the area to double check any old tickets in case they are the winner we’ve been waiting for. Since 1995, there has been $837 million in unclaimed Texas Lottery prizes, here’s hoping that total doesn’t jump up another $12 million!
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