TX Store Sells $144 Million-Winning Lottery Ticket

The Texas Lottery Commission says someone who bought a ticket at a Houston-area convenience store is the winner of the $144 million Mega Millions jackpot.

Commission Deputy Executive Director Gary Grief says the winner of Friday's multistate lottery prize has yet to come forward and claim the haul.

The commission said in a statement Monday that the ticket was sold at a Short Stop market in Katy, 26 miles from Houston, and that store is eligible for a $1 million retailer bonus.

Texas has also started selling tickets for the multistate, big-jackpot Powerball lottery. The first Powerball drawing for which Texas tickets will be eligible will take place Wednesday night with an estimated jackpot of $107 million.


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  • by Anonymous on Feb 2, 2010 at 12:15 PM
    OK! i saved fifteen THOUSAND six hundred dollars if i only would have spent a mere ten dollars a weel for the past 30 years, I've seen people spend LOTS more than that at he convenience store.Better in my pocket.
  • by sue Location: greenville on Feb 2, 2010 at 08:22 AM
    Not sure why one store has so many winning tickets. I think something is fishy. I know a store owner and she says you get what they give you (tickets) but why is so many winning at one store? Some one has connections if you ask me.
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Feb 2, 2010 at 07:04 AM
    Steve that was funny- Ha ha ha ha!!! Yea he got you on that one Anonymous
  • by steve Location: fountain on Feb 2, 2010 at 05:33 AM
    anonymous you need to go back to school and learn basic math. 10.00 dollars a week for thirty years is 15,600.00. congrats to the lottery winner.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 2, 2010 at 04:25 AM
    I NEVER lose any money on the lotery because i dont play.Let say i spent 10.00 thats ten dollars a week for the past 30 years thats five thousand two hundred dollars a yeay times 30= $156.000.00
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