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.

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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.

Powerball Jackpot

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!

Who Are The 5 Richest People in Texas, Not Counting Elon Musk?

There are more billionaires in America than in any other country, according to Stacker. For some people, the money just keeps pouring in, as Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is projected to become the world’s first trillionaire by 2026.

However, Bezos is not the world's richest person right now. That title goes to the founder of SpaceX, Tesla, and the new owner of Twitter, Elon Musk. Musk owns a mansion in Austin but says his main home is a $50,000 rental from SpaceX in Boca Chica, Texas.

Forbes lists 63 billionaires in Texas, including Elon Musk. Let's find out who's at the top of the list in the Lone Star State for 2022, right behind Musk.

Hook ‘Em! 7 Celebrity Graduates From University of Texas at Austin

When you think of the University of Texas at Austin, what comes to your mind first? Is it celebrities? Of course, some celebrities are more vocal than others about their alma mater. Matthew McConaughey lets everyone know where he came from, so no surprises there. The actor is also a Professor of Practice at the university's Moody College of Communication, and graduated in 1993 with a Radio/TV/Film degree from UTA.

Aside from McConaughey, you might be surprised at some of the famous people who picked up a degree in the Lone Star State's capital city.

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