$20 million jackpot won by a ticket in Texas
TEXAS RETAILER SOLD WINNING $20 MILLION TICKET FOR MEGA MILLIONS® JACKPOT
RELEASE DATE: July 17, 2013
(AUSTIN) – The only jackpot winning ticket for last night’s Mega Millions® drawing was sold at the Rosslyn Food Mart located at 9245 N. Houston Rosslyn Road in Houston. The winning numbers drawn for the estimated $20 million jackpot were 10-14-21-40-53, Mega Ball 20.
The lucky holder of last night’s jackpot-winning ticket chose the cash value option and has 180 days to claim the prize. All jackpot prizes and any prize of more than $1 million must be claimed in person at Texas Lottery Headquarters in Austin.
Texas has had eight other Mega Millions jackpot prize winners. Mega Millions players win the jackpot by correctly matching five numbers from a field of 56, plus the Mega Ball number from a field of 46. The second-tier prize, awarded for matching all five numbers, but not the Mega Ball number is $250,000. Players can increase their second-tier prize to $1 million if they purchase the $1 add-on feature Megaplier with their ticket. Odds of winning the jackpot prize are one in 175,711,536, and overall odds of winning any prize are one in 40.
About the Texas Lottery:
Beginning with the first ticket sold in 1992, the Texas Lottery has generated $21 billion in revenue for the state and distributed $41 billion in prizes to lottery players. Since 1997, the Texas Lottery has contributed $15 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.
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