The $145 jackpot in Saturday’s Lotto Texas drawing generated $122 million in sales, lottery officials said Wednesday.
“We’re calling it the ‘wow week,’” said Texas Lottery Commission Executive Director Reagan Greer.
“Our sales are tracking nearly 10 percent over last year at this time,” he said.
The Texas Lottery Commission has heard from the person who holds the only winning ticket in Saturday’s $145 million drawing.
Lottery spokesman Bobby Heith said the ticket-holder passed the initial verification inquiry and was advised to seek legal and financial advice and call back when ready to claim the prize.
Heith said the commission is withholding the person’s identity, for now.
The ticket was bought at a Chevron gas station and convenience store near downtown El Paso.
The operators will receive the maximum $500,000 bounty for selling the ticket.
LOTTERY JACKPOTS HIT
Two Winners Share £3 Million Lottery Jackpot
Two lucky winners shared tonight’s £3 million lottery jackpot, Camelot said.
They each scooped £1,544,148 after picking the winning numbers, 6, 43, 15, 13, 40, 9 and the bonus number 2.
Camelot said 12 tickets won £79,187 each for matching five balls and the bonus number; 309 matched five balls to win £1,922 each; 19,709 matched four numbers to win £66 each and 385,086 won £10 each for matching three balls.
Set of balls 4 and draw machine Amethyst were used.
Saturday’s Lotto jackpot is an estimated £15 million.
No tickets won the Lotto Extra jackpot, in which the numbers drawn were 46, 2, 22, 27, 19 and 15.
Set of balls four and draw machine Moonstone were used.
Saturday’s Lotto Extra jackpot is an estimated £17.6 million.
There was one winner of the £250,000 top prize …