AUSTIN, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) — The following is a press release from the Texas Lottery Commission:
A Lubbock resident claimed a second-tier Mega Millions® prize worth $3 million for the drawing on Aug. 27. The ticket was purchased at Stripes No. 2253, located at 2412 98th St., in Lubbock. The claimant elected to remain anonymous.
The winning Quick Pick ticket with Megaplier® matched all five of the white ball numbers drawn (1-10-44-47-56), but not the Mega Ball number (23). The Megaplier number was 3.
Mega Millions is played by choosing five numbers from a field of 70 and one Mega Ball number from the second field of 25 numbers. To win the Mega Millions jackpot, players must match all six numbers drawn including the Mega Ball. Players matching fewer numbers may not win the jackpot, but still walk away winners. Mega Millions currently offers a $20 million starting jackpot and a second-tier (Match 5+0) prize of $1 million. By choosing the Megaplier® for $1 more per play, players can multiply their non-jackpot winnings by two, three, four or five times, winning as much as $5 million. Drawings are broadcast each Tuesday and Friday at 10:12 p.m. CT.
About the Texas Lottery
Beginning with the first ticket sold in 1992, the Texas Lottery has generated $33 billion in revenue for the state and distributed $71 billion in prizes to lottery players. Since 1997, the Texas Lottery has contributed $27.4 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 $164 million for programs supporting Texas veterans.
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(Press release from the Texas Lottery Commission)