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$227 million Mega Millions winning ticket sold in Texas

Jackpot winner opted for $157 million cash option
Posted at 2:56 PM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 15:56:31-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Someone in Texas became a multimillionaire overnight.

All six numbers drawn in Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing matched a ticket sold in Texas. The lucky winner chose the cash value option and will receive $157,091,592. According to the Texas Lottery Commission, it's the largest prize ever paid out to a single Texas Lottery player. The winner has not claimed the prize yet. He or she has 180 days to do so.

According to the Texas Lottery Commission, the winning ticket was a Quick Pick sold at Lakeline Express Mart in Cedar Park. The store is eligible to receive a $1 million retailer bonus for selling this jackpot-winning ticket.

The jackpot reached $227 million on Tuesday night. The winning Mega Millions jackpot started as a $40 million prize on July 26 and rolled 17 times before being hit. The jackpot for the next Mega Millions drawing on Friday, Sept. 27 will reset to $40 million.