Tyler resident claims $1 million scratch off ticket

Tyler resident claims $1 million scratch off ticket

AUSTIN, TX (KLTV) - A Tyler resident has claimed a winning scratch off ticket worth $1 million.

The Stacks of Cash ticket was sold at Speedy Express in the 1900 block of Troup Highway in Tyler, according to the Texas Lottery Commission. The winner chose to remain anonymous.

Store manager Diana Urbina says it’s not the first time a winning ticket with a big prize has been sold at the Speedy Express.

Last January we sold a $77,000 ticket too – last January 2017. December 2017 we sold a ticket for a $100,000."
Diana Urbina, Speedy Express store manager

“Last January we sold a $77,000 ticket too – last January 2017. December 2017 we sold a ticket for a $100,000," Urbina said.

The winning ticket was the seventh of 15 prizes - each worth $1 million - to be claimed in the game, according to the commission. Stacks of Cash awards more than $100 million in prizes and odds of winning are one in 3.37.

The anonymous winner is the fifth East Texan to win a large lottery prize in the past six months.

In early January, a Longview resident won Stacks of Cash tickets valued at $1 million. The Longview ticket was purchased at Kwik Food Mart No. 2 in the 700 block of Eastman Road.

That same month, a Tennessee Colony resident claimed a $1 million prize in the $500,000,000 Cash scratch-off game. That ticket was purchased at CEFCO Food Store No. 65 in the 1600 block of W. Main Street in Gatesville.

In December 2018, a winning Texas Two-Step ticket was sold in Tyler at the Food Fast in the 4200 block of University Boulevard.

And in August 2018, a Kilgore resident scored big with a $1 million Powerball prize.

Urbina says the winning tickets mean more people buying scratch offs hoping to be the next big winner.

“The people they know and we’re getting a lot more busy,” she said. “We are getting popular. This store is getting popular."

Per a legislative change that took effect last September, the retailer will not receive a bonus for selling the winning ticket.

The Texas Lottery has generated $28 billion in revenue for the state since the first ticket was sold in 1992. It’s distributed $58 billion is prizes to lottery players.

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