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Grand Prairie man claims $13 million lottery ticket sold in Arlington

A Texas Lotto ticket matching all six numbers for a grand prize of $13 million was sold at an Arlington Kroger store.
A Texas Lotto ticket matching all six numbers for a grand prize of $13 million was sold at an Arlington Kroger store. AP

Texas has a new millionaire.

This week, Lance Larkin of Grand Prairie produced the winning ticket from the June 18 Lotto Texas drawing — and claimed his multi-million dollar prize.

The ticket was worth $13 million, but since Larkin chose the cash value of the ticket when he bought it, he walked away with $9.8 million, lottery officials said.

Larkin requested minimal publicity, which means Texas Lottery officials aren’t releasing any more information about him or his claim.

Texas Lottery Commissioner Robert Rivera has said there has been much talk about the winning ticket in Arlington.

“There’s lots of excitement and interest in who could have won the award,” said Rivera, an Arlington City Councilman.

Larkin appears to have family members who live in Arlington, research shows.

Telephone calls placed by the Star-Telegram to family were not returned. His cell phone appears to be disconnected.

The winning numbers were 2, 19, 25, 28, 30 and 51.

The ticket was sold at the Kroger at 2350 SE Green Oaks Blvd.

The Kroger store that sold the ticket will receive a bonus of $132,214.29.

Kroger officials referred comment about the ticket to the Lottery Commission.

Staff researcher Cathy Belcher contributed to this report.

Anna Tinsley: 817-390-7610, @annatinsley

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