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Texas Lottery player wins fourth multi-million-dollar prize

Jul 1, 2010, 10:54 am

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AUSTIN, Tx. — Joan R. Ginther of Bishop in South Texas has won $10 million, the top prize in $140,000,000 Extreme Payout, a Texas Lottery scratch-off game.

Ginther purchased the ticket at the Times Market 2005, 525 Highway 77 Bypass, in Bishop. For selling this ticket, the retailer is eligible to receive a bonus of $10,000.

"Ms. Ginther today made her fourth appearance at Lottery Headquarters in Austin, collecting the top prize of $10 million in $140,000,000 Extreme Payout, a $50 ticket," said Texas Lottery Commission Executive Director Gary Grief.

"Ms. Ginther won a $5.4 million share of an $11 million Lotto Texas jackpot in July of 1993, as well as a top prize of $2 million in the Holiday Millionaire scratch-off game in 2006. In August of 2008, she collected a $3 million prize in the Millions and Millions, another scratch-off, which she purchased at the same retail location as the ticket she collected on today.  Today's prize is the second of the three top prizes offered in $140,000,000 Extreme Payout."

The winner requested minimal publicity, so the director's statement is the limit of information released by the lottery.

The $140,000,000 Extreme Payout scratch-off game features the highest top prize for any scratch-off game offered in Texas.  There are a combined total of over $140 million in prizes, and players can win up to 30 times per ticket.

As of June 30, two of three of the game's top $10 million prizes have been claimed, meaning one more big winning ticket is still available.

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Guess that answers the question "If you win the Lottery, would you still Play".

    dpoly1's avatar - driver
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    Wow .......... this reminds me of my wife's "boss" .......... she has won more at slots than her annual salary ........... and she does this almost every year !

    Congratulations to Joan ......... I am hoping for my big lottery payout !

    God Bless the Citizens of the USA !

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      Guess that answers the question "If you win the Lottery, would you still Play".

      I was thinking the same thing!

      And it also answers the question "Do rich people play the lottery".

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        From what I gather from other "heavy scratch players", they only purchase the high dollar tickets which carry way more payout prizes...and substantially higher. This way, they can recover or at least come close to recovering what they've spent on the tickets...still with the high chance of a huge profit due to overall structure.

        With the multiplication of prize amounts, even for a smaller win, it's worth spending the money. The $20 and up tickets are pretty good about returns this day and time. I've personally never really had faith in scratch- offs, until now, because they never used to pay out as well as they do currently.

        I plan to start investing in these higher end tickets as $100- $200 can actually go a LONG WAY...maybe even to the top as this lady has done a couple of times over.

        This is very inspiring just as other posters here have done well with the scratch-offs and posted their winnings. I'm excited and gonna get on it starting tonight!!!

        L.L.

         

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          The winner requested minimal publicity, so the director's statement is the limit of information released by the lottery.

          1. Joan R. Ginther of Bishop in South Texas has won $10 million

          2. Ginther purchased the ticket at the Times Market 2005, 525 Highway 77 Bypass, in Bishop.

          3. Ms. Ginther won a $5.4 million share of an $11 million Lotto Texas jackpot in July of 1993, as well as a top prize of $2 million in the Holiday Millionaire scratch-off game in 2006

          4. In August of 2008, she collected a $3 million prize in the Millions and Millions

          That's their idea of limited information about the winner?  I live in Ohio and with that information I could drive to Texas and probably meet up with her on my first day there.

           * you don't need to buy every combination, just the winning ones * 

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            The winner requested minimal publicity, so the director's statement is the limit of information released by the lottery.

            1. Joan R. Ginther of Bishop in South Texas has won $10 million

            2. Ginther purchased the ticket at the Times Market 2005, 525 Highway 77 Bypass, in Bishop.

            3. Ms. Ginther won a $5.4 million share of an $11 million Lotto Texas jackpot in July of 1993, as well as a top prize of $2 million in the Holiday Millionaire scratch-off game in 2006

            4. In August of 2008, she collected a $3 million prize in the Millions and Millions

            That's their idea of limited information about the winner?  I live in Ohio and with that information I could drive to Texas and probably meet up with her on my first day there.

            LOL I was thinking the same thing!! Man, they basically put you right in the vicinity of where she lives...unless she purchased the ticket enroute going to, or, coming from somewhere.

            Good eye.

             

            L.L.

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              You know, I've been thinking. The higher end scratch-offs might not be such a bad idea, also, for lottery pools. More people could play for more money for less overall money. When a really good hit takes place, the investors simply split the profits, or, re-invest for more tickets.

              Man, (5) people can purchase $100 worth of $20 scratch-off tickets and maybe come out pretty darn good!! Just an idea but, this might be another efficient and methodical way to make some cashola. Again, just an idea.

               

              Disclaimer: The thoughts posted here are solely mine and are in no way intended to influence anyone in any shape, form, or fashion.

              (I feel safer with that.)

               

              L.L.

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                Congratulations to her!  WTG!  Party

                Have fun and the best of luck to everyone! Sun Smiley

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                  Mr. Ginther appears to be a very lucky person when it comes to the lottery! Congrats to her on her win. Yes Nod

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                    job well done. keep scratching.Party

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                      That lady has good luck and she was probably born that way.

                      I've known people like that, not to that extent though.

                      Wonder if there's a good luck gene?


                                                                   
                                           
                                                               

                       

                       

                       

                       

                                                                                                                         

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                        You know, I've been thinking. The higher end scratch-offs might not be such a bad idea, also, for lottery pools. More people could play for more money for less overall money. When a really good hit takes place, the investors simply split the profits, or, re-invest for more tickets.

                        Man, (5) people can purchase $100 worth of $20 scratch-off tickets and maybe come out pretty darn good!! Just an idea but, this might be another efficient and methodical way to make some cashola. Again, just an idea.

                         

                        Disclaimer: The thoughts posted here are solely mine and are in no way intended to influence anyone in any shape, form, or fashion.

                        (I feel safer with that.)

                         

                        L.L.

                        Disclaimer: The thoughts posted here are solely mine and are in no way intended to influence anyone in any shape, form, or fashion.

                        At $50 each, I don't think you're going to influence anyone to buy one who doesn't really want one.  I'm surprised they sold enough to make a profit.

                         * you don't need to buy every combination, just the winning ones * 

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                          Disclaimer: The thoughts posted here are solely mine and are in no way intended to influence anyone in any shape, form, or fashion.

                          At $50 each, I don't think you're going to influence anyone to buy one who doesn't really want one.  I'm surprised they sold enough to make a profit.

                          I Agree!I brought 3 raffle total $150.00 because I really wanted those tickets , but unlike her I won not a dime!No Nod

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                            I Agree!I brought 3 raffle total $150.00 because I really wanted those tickets , but unlike her I won not a dime!No Nod

                            I alway thought all those $50 tickets would have at least a $1 winner just to keep the players coming back for more, but they must figure anyone who buys a $50 ticket would consider a dollar prize an insult.

                             * you don't need to buy every combination, just the winning ones * 

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