Tyler resident wins $1 million Powerball
POSTED: Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 9:57am
UPDATED: Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 5:53pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — Carlos Gean of Tyler, claimed a $1 million Powerball® prize at his local Texas Lottery® claim center. He purchased a Quick Pick ticket at the Lynch Food Store for the Powerball drawing held August 24th. That ticket matched all of the numbers drawn (12-17-25-45-59) except for the Powerball (19), making it worth $1 million before taxes.
The Powerball game is played by picking five numbers from one to 59 and a Powerball number from one to 35. Overall odds of winning any Powerball prize are one in 32, and the odds of winning the $1 million second-tier prize are one in 5,153,633.
About the Texas Lottery:
Beginning with the first ticket sold in 1992, the Texas Lottery has generated $21 billion in revenue for the state and distributed $41 billion in prizes to lottery players. Since 1997, the Texas Lottery has contributed $15 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.