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.
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