Have you bought a lottery ticket lately in Central Texas? If so, you might want to double-check the numbers.


Someone will be able to buy plenty of the good Halloween candy, after winning $500,000 on a Texas Two Step ticket. The winning ticket was sold in Waco, Texas, according to KDAF. The Texas Lottery shared the news on Twitter.

KDAF is reporting the ticket matched all four of the winning numbers plus the bonus number, making it worth $500,000. The winning numbers from the drawing on Thursday, October 27th were 5, 11, 16, and 18. The bonus number was 35.

Most Drawn Lottery Numbers

The news site AS states that the Mega Millions numbers appearing the most times since the lottery began are: 31, 17, 4, 20 and 10.  The most drawn Mega Ball number is 10.

Texas Lottery's Record Year

The Texas Lottery says it had more than $8 billion in sales for 2022, according to a press release. The introduction of the first $100 scratch-off ticket earlier this year in May helped, as almost $7 billion in revenue came from scratch-off tickets.

Where Was The Winning Ticket Sold?

The $500,000 Quick Pick ticket was sold at Wal-Mart Supercenter on Franklin Avenue in Waco.

Next Texas Two Step Drawing

Halloween will be your next chance at this particular game. The current advertised jackpot for the next Texas Two Step drawing on Monday, October 31st is currently $200,000. Here's the evening drawing for Friday, October 28th from the Texas Lottery:

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