According to a press release from the Texas Lottery Commission, Byron Lee Sowell of San Augustine claimed a $20 million Lotto Texas® jackpot from the Nov. 2, 2016 drawing. Sowell selected the cash value option at the time of purchase and will receive $14,653,943.78.
With a Mega Millions jackpot so huge, you might have hoped that 15 winners would share that insane amount of money, but it turns out one winner gets $540 million after Friday's drawing. And the winning ticket didn't come from Texas. But here's why that's a good thing.
Last week's record setting $1.5 BILLION Powerball Jackpot produced 3 grand prize winners in California, Tennessee, and Florida. Even though nobody matched all six numbers in Texas, several millionaires were produced in the Lone Star State.