$227 million winning lottery ticket sold in Cedar Park

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FILE – In this July 1, 2016, file photo, Mega Millions lottery tickets rest on a counter at a Pilot travel center near Burlington, N.C. The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has climbed to over $450 million, just hours before the drawing, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — One Central Texan is waking up as a very lucky winner Wednesday morning.

According to a tweet from the Texas Lottery, a winning $227 million “Mega Millions” ticket was sold to one lucky Cedar Park resident.

The ticket was purchased at the Lakeline Express Mart.

The Texas Lottery began in 1992 and has generated $28 billion in revenue for the state and has distributed $58 billion in prizes to lottery players, according to the release. 

Some of the other games you can play in the Texas Lottery include “Powerball,” “300X,” “Lotto Texas,” “All or Nothing,” “Texas Two-Step,” “Pick 3,” “Daily 4,” “Cash Five” and scratch ticket games. 

According to the Texas Lottery Commission, out of all lottery players from Bastrop, Travis, Hays and Williamson Counties this is the first time someone won by matching all six numbers on their ticket.

The Texas Lottery Commission said this was the third-largest jackpot-winning ticket ever to be sold in the state. The second was a $330 million prize in 2007 the first was a $564.1 million prize in 2015.

However, unlike the previous two jackpots, this recent drawing only had one winner, so they will not have to split the $227 million. That makes this jackpot the largest prize ever to be paid out to a single Texas Lottery winner.

You can find out more information on the Texas Lottery website

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