AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM) – Someone bought a winning lotto ticket in Houston worth millions and they don’t even know it yet.
A jackpot-winning Lotto Texas ticket worth an estimated $20.75 million was sold at the BFM Food Mart, located at 5825 Bellaire Blvd. for the Oct. 2 drawing. It matched all six of the numbers drawn (1-9-14-23-29-41). The cash value option was selected at the time of purchase and the claimant will receive $16,185,915.40 before taxes.READ MORE: 19-Year-Old Tello Hernandez Faces Intoxication Manslaughter Charge Following Fatal Crash
The winner has 180 days from the draw date to claim the prize.
“After watching Texas’ original jackpot game grow all summer long, we look forward to meeting our newest Lotto Texas jackpot winner,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery. “If you have the winning ticket, we encourage you to sign the ticket, put it in a safe place, seek financial and legal
advice, and call the Texas Lottery to schedule an appointment to claim the prize.”
In addition to the jackpot-winning prize, 75,024 Lotto Texas tickets, including those with the Extra! addon feature, won lower-tier prizes ranging from $2 to $12,785 for the same drawing.
The jackpot for the next Lotto Texas drawing on Monday, Oct. 4 will reset to an estimated annuitized $5 million.MORE NEWS: Dallas Neighborhood Crime Spike Has Many Questioning, 'Is Uptown Going Downhill?'
Lotto Texas is played by picking six numbers from one to 54 and offers multimillion-dollar jackpots. Drawings are held every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:12 p.m. CT. For $1 more per play, a player can select the Extra! add-on feature for a chance to win up to $10,000 more on non-jackpot prizes.