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One ticket wins $15M Lotto Texas jackpot

Nov 2, 2018, 3:57 pm

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Texas LotteryTexas Lottery: One ticket wins $15M Lotto Texas jackpotRating:

AUSTIN, Texas — Someone who purchased a lottery ticket in Wichita Falls, Texas, won a $15.25 million jackpot Wednesday.

The winner purchased the ticket at Fill N Chill in the 3100 block of Northwest Freeway.

The Quick Pick ticket matched all six of the numbers drawn (3, 8, 13, 25, 33, and 44). The cash value option was selected at the time of purchase and the claimant will receive $10,004,308.25.

The prize has not yet been claimed. The winner has 180 days from the draw date to claim the prize.

"If you have the winning ticket, we encourage you to sign the ticket, put it in a safe place, seek financial and legal advice, and call the Texas Lottery before coming to Austin to claim the prize. We look forward to meeting you," said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery.

Because Texas offers jackpot winners the option to remain anonymous, it is likely we won't learn who won the massive payout.

In addition to the jackpot-winning prize, six tickets matched five numbers and chose the Lotto Extra! feature to win $11,015.

The retailer will not receive a bonus for selling the winning ticket due to a legislative change that took effect Sept. 1.

The winning Lotto Texas jackpot started as a $5 million prize on Aug. 15, and rolled 22 times before being won Wednesday night. The jackpot for the next Lotto Texas drawing on Saturday will reset to $5 million.

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Simpsonville
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Posted: November 2, 2018, 4:15 pm - IP Logged

Congratulations.

 

Ummm second to last paragraph retailers don't get anything anymore due to a legislative change.  Sometime ago didn't some pols there want to abolish the lottery?? 

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    White Shores- California
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    Posted: November 2, 2018, 5:11 pm - IP Logged

    Come on LP Texans, step up to the plate & own it. We knew you finally nailed it, you sly dogs.Approve

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      Posted: November 2, 2018, 5:27 pm - IP Logged

      LurkingLurking   I am patiently waiting for Rcbbuckeye's comment on this one.......

      Integrity: There is just no substitute.

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        Posted: November 2, 2018, 7:33 pm - IP Logged

        LurkingLurking   I am patiently waiting for Rcbbuckeye's comment on this one.......

        Well....

        I'll get bleeped again.

        Cussing Face

        CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

        A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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          Fresno, California
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          Posted: November 2, 2018, 8:06 pm - IP Logged

          Well....

          I'll get bleeped again.

          Cussing Face

          I feel for the Texans who are Lottery Post Members that did not win. 

           We will never know if the winner is an LP Member.  The right to remain anonymous is powerful.

          Cheers

          When will COVID-19 be finished?  A vaccine may protect all of us.

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            Posted: November 2, 2018, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

            Well....

            I'll get bleeped again.

            Cussing Face

            Green laugh

            Way ta goooo....... MR RODGERS !!!

            Integrity: There is just no substitute.

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              Posted: November 2, 2018, 9:10 pm - IP Logged

              Congratulations.

               

              Ummm second to last paragraph retailers don't get anything anymore due to a legislative change.  Sometime ago didn't some pols there want to abolish the lottery?? 

              A store near me sold a NYS Lotto winning quick-pick 6/6 ticket worth $11.6 mil and all they got was the 6 cents commission from selling the ticket.

              If it had been a MM or PB ticket, they would have received $10,000

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                Posted: November 3, 2018, 12:22 am - IP Logged

                I won ? I won what ?

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                  Posted: November 3, 2018, 12:23 am - IP Logged

                  Did I win ? Am I a winner ?

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                    Posted: November 3, 2018, 4:41 am - IP Logged

                    There is a Air Force base named Sheppard in Wichita Falls. It could be some Young Airman that just joined the service. It's a air training base.US Flag

                    "We make a living by what you get, You make a LIFE by what you give!"

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                      Posted: November 3, 2018, 12:19 pm - IP Logged

                      I bought five lines.
                      Extra play = $2 per line. $10 total.
                      Match 2 on one line.
                      Won $2
                      Whoopi!!

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                        Posted: November 3, 2018, 1:14 pm - IP Logged

                        I bought five lines.
                        Extra play = $2 per line. $10 total.
                        Match 2 on one line.
                        Won $2
                        Whoopi!!

                        I bought 5 lines with extra also cost $10 won $13 WOW a big $3 winner hehe (c8

                        Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery, Today is a gift that's why it's called the PRESENT! (c8

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                          Posted: November 5, 2018, 12:55 am - IP Logged

                          "For many years, the Texas Lottery’s retailer bonus program has been an important retailer recruiting and retention tool for the sales organization to utilize. Decisions by the 85th Legislature and Governor on the FY 2018 – 2019 budget affect all aspects of the state’s budget, including Texas Lottery operations. The $4.2 million annual retailer bonus budget was vetoed by the Governor and was zeroed out in the second year of the 2018 – 2019 biennium. The long-established bonus program will be phased out at the end of FY 2018 and bonuses will not be available in FY 2019."

                          In other words we want to use this money the way we want screw the retailers.

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                            Posted: November 5, 2018, 1:14 am - IP Logged

                            "For many years, the Texas Lottery’s retailer bonus program has been an important retailer recruiting and retention tool for the sales organization to utilize. Decisions by the 85th Legislature and Governor on the FY 2018 – 2019 budget affect all aspects of the state’s budget, including Texas Lottery operations. The $4.2 million annual retailer bonus budget was vetoed by the Governor and was zeroed out in the second year of the 2018 – 2019 biennium. The long-established bonus program will be phased out at the end of FY 2018 and bonuses will not be available in FY 2019."

                            In other words we want to use this money the way we want screw the retailers.

                            I hope the retailers get organized and stop selling TX lottery products.  Being a lottery retailer means extra overhead and needing to hire more people. Without the bonus program, it's probably not worth being a retailer for many of the little mom-and-pop convenience stores.

                            Only my hairdresser knows for sure.