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Four Texans fall 1 number shy of hitting massive jackpot

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 12:24pm

While Powerball® jackpot winning tickets were sold in Arizona and Missouri, four lucky Texans matched five numbers (5–16–22–23–29) but not the Powerball (6) last night to win $1 million each.

“We are pleased to have four new millionaires in Texas from last night’s record-setting Powerball drawing,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery®. “With Powerball sales in Texas totaling nearly $75 million for the run up to this jackpot, public education in Texas was the biggest winner of all.”

Texas was one of the top five selling states for last night’s drawing. During yesterday’s peak selling period between 6:00 p.m. and 6:59 p.m., the Texas Lottery’s sales per minute totaled $74,880. This surpasses Texas’ highest hourly sales per minute rate of $70,839 for the March 30, 2012 Mega Millions drawing.

The four Texas $1 million winning tickets were sold at the following locations:

· 7-Eleven #12205- 5123 W Lovers Lane, Dallas TX, 75209

· Stop By Market- 4040 Boone Road, Houston, TX 77072

· Timewise Food Store #208- 7501 FM 1960 Road E Humble, TX 77346

· Frio City Food Mart- 707 Frio City Road, San Antonio, TX 78207

The final amount of the advertised $550 million jackpot was $587.5 million, with a cash value of $384.7. This was the largest Powerball jackpot ever and the second largest jackpot in history for any lottery game.

While Powerball® jackpot winning tickets were sold in Arizona and Missouri, four lucky Texans matched five numbers (5–16–22–23–29) but not the Powerball (6) last night to win $1 million each.

“We are pleased to have four new millionaires in Texas from last night’s record-setting Powerball drawing,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery®. “With Powerball sales in Texas totaling nearly $75 million for the run up to this jackpot, public education in Texas was the biggest winner of all.”

Texas was one of the top five selling states for last night’s drawing. During yesterday’s peak selling period between 6:00 p.m. and 6:59 p.m., the Texas Lottery’s sales per minute totaled $74,880. This surpasses Texas’ highest hourly sales per minute rate of $70,839 for the March 30, 2012 Mega Millions drawing.

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