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Fort Worth man wins $2.5 million in scratch-off lottery

A Fort Worth man won $2.5 million from a scratch-off lottery ticket.
A Fort Worth man won $2.5 million from a scratch-off lottery ticket. Star-Telegram/Max Faulkner

A Fort Worth man claimed a $2.5 million prize this week in a scratch-off lottery game, the Texas Lottery announced Wednesday.

Johnny Denton bought his winning ticket at the 7-Eleven store in the 3300 block of Western Center Boulevard in far north Fort Worth. Denton, who “requested minimal publicity,” claimed his prize Monday, a Texas Lottery news release said.

The 7-Eleven store is eligible for a $10,000 retailer bonus.

Denton won his prize through the $500,000,000 Cash game. He was the fourth person in the state — and first in North Texas — to win the game’s top prize.

But there have been local winners in other games recently.

Last week, a Grapevine man, David Alonzo, claimed a $1 million prize from a scratch-off ticket bought at a 7-Eleven in Roanoke.

A week earlier, a Fort Worth woman, Estella Reed, won a $1 million Powerball prize from a ticket she bought at USA Food Mart & Grill at 3501 Miller Avenue.

If the record-breaking, billion-dollar Powerball jackpot has you dreaming of how you would spend the winnings, you are not alone.

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