$1M Mega Million Tickets Were Sold in North Texas

Larry Lease

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Two North Texas residents are millionaires thanks to the massive lottery winnings.Erik Mclean/Unsplash

All eyes were on the Mega Millions drawing on Friday, and one resident in Plano ended up buying the winning ticket from a RaceTrac. This winner is one of two Texans who picked the first five numbers correctly.

The winning numbers for the massive $1.28 billion prize were 13-36-45-57-67, Mega Ball 14, Megaplier 2. WFAA reports that the cash option was $747.2 million. Nobody from the state won the jackpot, however' two $1 million dollar winning tickets sold in Texas. 30 consecutive draws without a winner grew it to near record-breaking heights.

WFAA reports the second winning ticket was bought in Prairie View at a Fuel Maxx. The winners have 180 days to collect their winnings. These winners are among 20 tickets across the country that matched the white balls without the Megaplier. Right before Friday's drawing the jackpot soared to $1.2 billion, the second largest jackpot in history. WFAA says that if you aren't one of the $1 million winners, you should check your tickets online, you could have won additional prizes.

In Texas, 11 tickets are $20,000 winners, 15 tickets are $10,000 winners, 276 tickets are $1,000 winners and 482 tickets are $500 winners. Almost 10 million people won the smallest prize of $2, the amount of the cost of their ticket. These two winners join the 26 that won including two in Florida, Georgia, Minnesota and North Carolina. The billionaire winner is someone from Illinois and someone who will remember this moment for the rest of his life.

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