$227 Million Texas Mega Millions Jackpot Winner Claims Prize

Tuesday October 29th 2019 $227 Million Texas Mega Millions Jackpot Winner Claims Prize

Showing that things are bigger in Texas, a Leander resident has claimed the $227 million Mega Millions jackpot from the September 24 drawing.

The lucky winner, who has chosen to remain anonymous, matched all six numbers drawn on September 24, 2019: main numbers 6, 14, 24, 42, 46 and Mega Ball 9.

The winning ticket was a Quick Pick purchased at Lakeline Express Mart at 2004 N. Lakeline Blvd. in Cedar Park. The retailer has been paid a $1 million bonus.

The winner has opted to receive a one-time cash value payment of $157,091,592. It's the biggest lottery prize ever won by a single ticket in Texas.

This is the 13th Mega Millions jackpot lassoed in the Lone Star State, and the first since October 11, 2016, when It Will Buy Me a Boat Revocable Trust won a $49 million jackpot. Texas joined Mega Millions in 2003 and had its first jackpot winner the next year when Ut Van Nguyen of Carrollton won $101 million on October 1, 2004.

The latest win is the sixth time the Mega Millions jackpot has gone off in 2019. Here's a roundup of the previous wins this year: 

The next Mega Millions drawing is Tuesday, October 29. The jackpot sits at an estimated $105 million, so don't forget to get your tickets!

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