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Harlingen Resident Claims $20 Million Scratch Ticket Prize

Winning ticket was purchased in La Feria

AUSTIN – A Harlingen resident claimed a top prize winning ticket worth $20 million in the Texas Lottery® scratch ticket game $20 Million Supreme. The ticket was purchased at Breaktime #2, located at 204 E. Highway 83, in La Feria. The claimant elected to remain anonymous.

The winner told the Texas Lottery that they were shaking from the excitement of such a large win and it took them a couple of nights to sleep a full night.

“Initially, I thought it was [a] $20,000 [prize winning ticket],” said the claimant. “I was on the phone with my dad when I realized it was $20 million. That was my fifth of five [$20 Million Supreme] tickets that I purchased. I scanned the barcode first, so I knew it was a winner, but I thought it would be a small prize. When I got to my truck, I realized how much I won.”

This wasn’t the first time this winner has won a Texas Lottery prize. “Once I won $1,000 and I’ve won $200 or $500 before,” said the claimant.

With the recent prize winnings, the claimant told the Texas Lottery that they plan to take care of their family and will look to invest the remainder of the prize.

This was the first of four top prizes worth $20 million to be claimed in this game. $20 Million Supreme offers more than $829 million in total prizes. Overall odds of winning a prize of $150 or more in the game are one in 3.49.

About the Texas Lottery
Beginning with the first ticket sold in 1992, the Texas Lottery has generated $35.6 billion in revenue for the state and distributed $77.1 billion in prizes to lottery players. Since 1997, the Texas Lottery has contributed $29.7 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. Since the first veterans’ themed scratch ticket game was launched in 2009, the Texas Lottery has contributed more than $192 million for programs supporting Texas veterans.

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