Prairie View, TX

Unclaimed $1 million lottery ticket sold at Texas gas station

Beth Torres
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Who wants to LOSE a million dollars? Nobody, that’s who. But a recent customer at a gas station in Texas has just a few days left to avoid doing just that.

A Texas Mega Millions lottery ticket for the July 29, 2022, drawing matched all five of the “white ball” numbers — but not the gold “Mega Ball” number — making it a $1 million dollar winner. No one has claimed the prize, however. 

The deadline to claim this prize is Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 5:00 PM CST.

The winning ticket was sold in Prairie View, Texas, a small town about 20 miles from Houston, at a Fuel Maxx gas station. The lucky station was Fuel Maxx #47, at 420 University Drive. Here is a map:

Not bad for a “runner-up” prize!

According to the Texas State Lottery announcement, this lottery was significant:

“’We hope to celebrate the Texas Lottery player who became a $1 million prize winner during the historic July 29, 2022 Mega Millions drawing, which featured an advertised $1.28 billion jackpot – the second largest in game history,’ said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery”

Whoever bought this ticket was one number away from a share in that $1.28 billion prize. In this case, however, I know I would have been happy with second place!

Here is what to do if this ticket is in your wallet

Do you have this winning lottery ticket? If so, hurry up and claim your prize before the deadline: January 25, 2023, at 5:00 PM CST. You can find complete information about claiming this (or any other) Texas State Lottery prize here.

More about lotteries, including housing lotteries

“Winning the lottery” is one of those life-changing events generally limited to a few lucky individuals, while providing plenty of “daydream” material for the rest of us. The prizes, however, aren’t limited to cash. 

I have written many articles here on NewsBreak about housing lotteries. The prize for winners of a housing lottery is a big savings in rent. Here are a few examples:

Have you ever forgotten about a lottery ticket?

Maybe this article can be a wake-up call! Sure, the odds against being a big winner are outrageously high, but many tickets do win something. Keep track of those tickets, you never know!

I write about lotteries, housing lotteries, guaranteed income programs, and a variety of other ways people are coping with financial challenges. Follow me to see my latest content.

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