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Winning $122 million lottery ticket sold in Texas

Mega MillionsMega Millions: Winning $122 million lottery ticket sold in Texas

Someone who bought a ticket in Amarillo for Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing is about $72 million richer.

The ticket bought at a western Amarillo convenience store matched all five numbers and Mega Ball number drawn last night for the $122 million jackpot.

That dollar figure applies only if the winnings are paid out over 26 annual payments and Texas Lottery Commission spokesman Bobby Heith says the ticket buyer opted for a cash-value option.

That means a cash payout of just more than $71.8 million, according to the Lottery Commission estimate going into Tuesday night's drawing.

The Lottery Commission Web site says the winning ticket was sold at the Taylor Petroleum store at 3400 South Coulter Street in Amarillo.

Store manager Alfonso Ortiz said no one has boasted yet of having the winner, but he says "we've got a lot of phone calls."

"Somebody's going to be very excited," he said.

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United States
Member #38687
May 3, 2006
315 Posts
Posted: January 10, 2007, 4:50 pm - IP Logged

wow its been a long time since texas had a jackpot winner in Amarillo........

Oogle  waiting patiently for my jackpot

    SassyOhio's avatar - Picture012
    Columbus Ohio
    United States
    Member #35946
    March 25, 2006
    234 Posts
    Posted: January 11, 2007, 11:20 am - IP Logged

    *Daydreams* I would be tickled with just a couple Mill

    Hopin To Be The Lucky Ones!!



    Please feel free to visit my sisters memorial page that I have now completed


      Michael E. Port's avatar - walt
      Dallas, Texas
      United States
      Member #3275
      January 7, 2004
      25 Posts
      Posted: January 20, 2007, 8:34 pm - IP Logged

      I'm just sick that my group did not win.  We have been playing for over 32 months, and while we win all the time, we have yet to win the Jack Pot Sad Wavey

      Michael E. Porter