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Lucky Texan just claimed biggest prize ever paid to a single player in state's lottery

Oct 29, 2019, 8:08 am

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A lucky Texan just won the biggest prize ever awarded to a single player in the state's lottery.

A resident in Leander, a city in the Austin metro area, claimed the $227 million jackpot prize for the Mega Millions drawing in late September, according to a lottery news release. The winner is remaining anonymous.

After taxes, the winner will take home just over $157 million.

While two other jackpots in Texas have been larger, this was the biggest prize won by a single player in the state, lottery spokesman Steve Helm told McClatchy news group.

A $330 million Mega Millions jackpot was split by three people in 2007. In 2015, two out-of-state winners split a $564 million Powerball jackpot prize.

The Leander resident bought the winning Quick Pick ticket at the Lakeline Express Mart in Cedar Park for the Sept 24 Mega Millions drawing, according to the news release. The convenience store was awarded a $1 million retailer bonus.

This is the 13th winner of the Mega Millions jackpot in Texas. The most recent in the state was in 2016, officials said.

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Posted: October 29, 2019, 9:04 am - IP Logged

Party Congrats to the Winner! Party

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    Posted: October 29, 2019, 1:18 pm - IP Logged

      Congrats to this lucky Texan!    I bet the winner is happy that Texas went Anonymous.

     This winner will end up with $99,000,000.00 after all taxes are paid by next April 15, 2020

     The convenience store owner got $1,000,000.00  All happy campers now.

     "We are all in this together!" 

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      Posted: October 29, 2019, 5:07 pm - IP Logged

      Congrats!

      Nice Win!

      Always remain anonymous if you can!

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        Posted: October 29, 2019, 7:53 pm - IP Logged

        Another quick pick pays off.  Sulk Off

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          Posted: October 30, 2019, 12:21 am - IP Logged

          Great win  Texas. Anonymous claims should catch on Nationwide every state. The only way to claim a prize if you can.

           

          Way to go retailer one  million  sweet  bonus will go a long way.

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            Posted: November 3, 2019, 1:05 am - IP Logged

            Great win  Texas. Anonymous claims should catch on Nationwide every state. The only way to claim a prize if you can.

             

            Way to go retailer one  million  sweet  bonus will go a long way.

            I like to see who won and read their story.  When everyone claims it anonymously, I think it takes some of the fun away from the game.  Being anonymous is only great if you win.

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              Posted: November 3, 2019, 4:30 am - IP Logged

              I like to see who won and read their story.  When everyone claims it anonymously, I think it takes some of the fun away from the game.  Being anonymous is only great if you win.