Texas player claims $2 million instant win prize

Congratulations Corpus Christi player!

Texas player claims $2 million instant win prize
Picture of the Texas Lottery Premier Cash scratch-off game. Photograph credit to the Texas Lottery.

What would it feel like to win a couple of million dollars in just an instant? The Lonestar State has a new millionaire who knows just what it feels like.

A player from Corpus Christi who wishes to remain anonymous recently won $2 million playing the scratch-off game Premier Cash. The player purchased the winning ticket from the H-E-B located at 1145 Waldron Road in Corpus Christi.

Although this was the last of the four $2 million jackpot prizes to win from this game, it's still worth playing because there are two $30,000 prizes remaining, as well as 34 $10,000 prizes.

How to play Premier Cash

Texas Lottery Premier Cash is a $30 instant-win game. Prizes start at $50. To play, remove the 10 white diamond symbols to reveal the winning numbers. Then, remove the 30 shield symbols to reveal your numbers. If any of your numbers match the winning numbers, you win the prize shown by that number. Next, remove the four bonus boxes to win a prize of $50, $100, $200, or $500. The prize range in this game is $50, $75, $100, $200, $500, $3,000, $30,000, and $2 million.

Texas' biggest winners

Over the years, Texas has congratulated some big lottery winners. Here are four of the biggest Texan winners:

  • $564.1 million: On February 11, 2015, this Powerball jackpot was split between three lucky winners. The Texas player's share of the jackpot amounted to $127,046,150 before tax withholdings. It was claimed by the TL Management Trust. The winning ticket was purchased from the Appletree Food Mart located at 893 East Princeton Drive in Princeton. The winning numbers were 11, 13, 25, 39, 54, and Powerball number 19.
  • $227 million: On September 24, 2019, a Leander resident won this Mega Millions jackpot. They chose to take the one-time, lump-sum cash option, which amounted to $157,091,592 before tax withholdings. The winning ticket was purchased from the Lakeline Express Mart, located at 2004 North Lakeline Boulevard in Cedar Park. The winning numbers were 6, 14, 24, 42, 46, and Mega Ball number 9.
  • $177 million: On March 13, 2017, Texas resident Eliberto Cantu purchased a Mega Millions ticket while working in Arkansas. Eliberto chose to take the lump-sum cash option of almost $73 million. He purchased the winning ticket from the One Stop Valero on East 22nd Street in Stuttgart. The winning numbers were 17, 24, 27, 32, and Mega Ball number 58.
  • $144 million: On January 29, 2010, this Mega Millions prize was won by William R. Kiefer. He chose to receive 26 annual payments totaling $144 million. He purchased the ticket from the Short Stop Market located at 5304 East 5th Street in Katy. The winning numbers were 1, 10, 22, 23, 38, and Mega Ball number 19.

How the lottery helps Texas

The Texas Lottery was launched in 1992. Since then, it has given out more than $86 billion in prizes to lottery players. The Lone State Lottery has also contributed more than $38 billion of lottery revenue to support public education throughout the state via the Foundation School Fund. Since 2009, the state has also contributed more than $237 million to the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans' Assistance (FVA).

Enjoy playing the Texas Lottery, and please remember to play responsibly.


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