Two Texas Residents Strike it Rich Playing the Lottery
Two winning tickets were sold in last week's lottery in Texas. One has been claimed, but the other has not -- so far.
One of the two Lotto Texas® jackpot winners has claimed his share of the estimated annuitized $16.25 million jackpot, plus more. Paul G. Murr of Junction claimed his $5,929,535.71 share of the Lotto Texas jackpot from the March 25 drawing, plus an additional $21,606 from winnings on four other Lotto Texas playboards. Murr’s total Lotto Texas win came to $5,951,141.71, before taxes.
The claimant requested minimum publicity.
The winning numbers for March 25 were (1-6-8-11-15-25). Since both winners selected the cash value option, each was to receive $5,929,535.71 of the estimated $11,859,071.42 jackpot. The jackpot winning ticket sold in Abilene has still not been claimed. The prize must be claimed no later than 180 days from the draw date.
For selling the jackpot winning tickets, the Super S Foods in Junction and the Allsup’s store in Abilene will split the $163,558.03 retailer bonus, each receiving $81,779.02.
Lotto Texas is played by picking six numbers from one to 54 and offers multi-million dollar jackpots. Drawings are every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:12 p.m. CT. For $1 more per play, a player can select the Extra! add-on feature and win up to $10,000 more on non-jackpot prizes.
Beginning with the first ticket sold in 1992, the Texas Lottery has generated $22 billion in revenue for the state and distributed $45 billion in prizes to lottery players. Since 1997, the Texas Lottery has contributed $17 billion to the Foundation School Fund, which supports public education in Texas. As authorized by the Texas Legislature, certain Texas Lottery revenues benefit state programs including the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance.