JOHNSON COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – The Powerball Lottery has been in the news recently because of an estimated jackpot nearing half a billion dollars — but before 2021 there was a winning ticket sold in North Texas.

A resident in Keene recently claimed a Powerball prize worth $1 million for the drawing on December 26.

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The ticket was purchased at the Tiger Mart in the 1100 block of East Henderson Street in Cleburne.

The new millionaire, who has elected to remain anonymous, won the second-tier prize by matching all five of the white ball numbers drawn — 10-24-27-35-53. They missed out on the grand prize, worth hundreds of millions, because they did not get the red Powerball number, which for that drawing was 18.

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Powerball jackpots start at $20 million and roll until the jackpot is won. Players win the jackpot by matching five numbers from a field of 69 numbers and one Powerball number from a field of 26 numbers.

Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday. Tickets cost $2 (without multiplier options), and the sales time cut off in Texas is 9:00 p.m. — about an hour and 15 minutes before the actual drawing.

As of Thursday morning, the Powerball jackpot for the January 9 drawing is an estimated $470 million.

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