Texas Man Buys His First Online Lottery Ticket, Wins $1 Million
Since August 3rd, there have been 39 drawings without a grand prize jackpot winner. However, a man in Dallas, Texas just became an overnight millionaire.
There are several new millionaires this week, so you might want to check your tickets. Players in twelve states including Texas had million-dollar tickets matching all five numbers, just not the red Powerball.
WXIX is reporting that the win through theLotter Texas is the first over $1 million for a customer in Texas, and the winner's first purchase of an official Texas Lottery ticket through the service. Wednesday night, the US Powerball jackpot rolled over to $1.5 billion after no one picked the right numbers. The Powerball jackpot is very close to breaking records.
Online Lottery Tickets in Texas
theLotter Texas offers state residents the opportunity to order Texas Lottery tickets on its site, then physical tickets are purchased for customers, scanned, and uploaded to their account. Customers are notified after winning any prize, and anything up to $600 goes directly into a client's account.
What Are Your Odds of Winning Powerball?
The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million. The new $1.5 billion prize is for winners who chose an annuity, paid out annually over 29 years. However, nearly all winners choose cash, according to KCEN. The cash option for Saturday’s drawing would be $745.9 million.
Top 3 Highest Lottery Jackpots Nationwide
- $1.586 billion, Powerball, January 13th, 2016 (three tickets in California, Florida, and Tennessee)
- $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, Oct. 23, 2018 (one ticket from South Carolina)
- $1.5 billion (estimated) Powerball, Nov. 5, 2022
The drawing for the $1.5 billion jackpot is Saturday night. Good luck!