$12 million Lotto Texas jackpot goes unclaimed

AUSTIN (AP) — There’s a winner of a $12 million grand prize from the Jan. 1 Lotto Texas drawing.

As it turns out, it’s the state of Texas.

A 6 p.m. Monday deadline came and went without a winning ticket being presented for the $12 million drawing. That means the ticket-holder forfeits any claim to the prize and the unclaimed money reverts to the state. More than $837 million in unclaimed Texas lottery prizes have reverted since 1995.

The retailer that sold the ticket — South Shore Shell on Farm Road 518 in League City — received a bonus check for more than $121,000 in March.

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