Scratch-off lands Dripping Springs man a $1 million payout

DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (KXAN) — Guillermo Castaneda is having a good week. A scratch-off Texas Lottery ticket the Dripping Springs man bought at an Austin gas station landed him a $1 million prize.

For selling the winning ticket, Oak Hills Food Mart, located where the US 290 freeway ends — at 6134 W. US 290 — is now eligible for a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

Castaneda claimed the third of six top prizes worth $1 million available in the game. The Millionaire’s Club scratch ticket game offers more than $88.7 million in prizes, the Texas Lottery says, with the overall odds of winning any prize in the game being 1 in 3.05.

The Texas Lottery says that, beginning with their first ticket sold in 1992, they’ve paid out $50 billion in prizes to lottery players and generated $25 billion in revenue for the state, as well as contributing $19 billion to the Foundation School Fund for public education in Texas.

What’s the most you’ve ever won playing the lottery? Let us know in the comments below.

Millionaire's Club Lottery ticket (Texas Lottery Photo)
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