North Texan buys a $20 lottery ticket, walks away with $1 million

A Dallas resident went into convenience store, bought a $20 scratch off lottery ticket and became the state’s newest millionaire.

The winner, who chose to remain anonymous, bought a Million Dollar Loteria ticket at Luna Mart, 2647 W. Northwest Highway in Dallas, Texas Lottery officials announced Thursday.

The $1 million prize he or she won was the last million dollar payout that had yet to be claimed on this ticket.

The odds of winning any prize on this ticket: 1 in 3.31.

More than half a dozen North Texans have cashed in lottery tickets for prizes worth $1 million or more this year, records show.

The names of those winners aren’t public because of a 2017 state law that lets Texans who claim lottery prizes worth $1 million or more remain anonymous.

The first Texas Lottery tickets were sold in 1992.

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Anna M. Tinsley grew up in a journalism family and has been a reporter for the Star-Telegram since 2001. She has covered the Texas Legislature and politics for more than two decades and has won multiple awards for political reporting, most recently a third place from APME for deadline writing. She is a Baylor University graduate.