Someone in Nacogdoches, Texas Won $1 Million on Scratch-Off Game
The Stripes Convenience Store located at 3104 North University Drive in Nacogdoches is in a high-traffic area. It's at the intersection of University Drive and Austin Street, SFA is a block away, and the post office is across the street.
Every week, numerous Nacogdoches residents and SFA students stop for gas there, pick up a few groceries, or perhaps buy a lotto ticket. I've stopped in there quite a few times, but I've never bought a scratch-off ticket there.
A few days ago, somebody walked into that Stripes store and purchased a $20 Diamond 7s Texas Lottery scratch-off ticket.
According to the Texas Lottery Top Winners website, on Friday, August 4, whoever bought that ticket in Nacogdoches claimed a $1 million prize.
The Diamond 7s scratch-off game features four top prizes of $1 million. Two of those tickets have been claimed -- the one in Nacogdoches and another in Houston in July. There are still two top-prize-winning tickets at large in this particular game. No names have been released for either of the winners.
Quite the Money Trend in East Texas
There has been quite a chunk of change getting won by East Texans as of late. A few weeks ago, someone won $250,000 after buying a scratch-off ticket at the Brookshire Brothers' Tobacco Barn in Huntington.
Although no one matched all six numbers of the recent Mega Millions drawing on Saturday, a quick pick sold in Tyler matched five numbers for $1 million.
Speaking of Mega Millions
That record-setting jackpot is now up to $1.55 BILLION. That drawing is set for Tuesday, August 8.
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