Thursday, January 27, 2011

Unclaimed Lottery Ticket Sold in McAllen

January 27, 2011
 
For Immediate Release
Contact: Ricardo Lopez-Guerra
               512-463-0578
 
UNCLAIMED LOTTERY TICKET SOLD IN MCALLEN
 
AUSTIN - State Representative Veronica Gonzales (D-McAllen) announces that a winning lottery ticket was sold in McAllen and encourages lottery players in the Rio Grande Valley area to check their tickets.
 
"The winning ticket will pay over $4 million," State Representative Veronica Gonzales said.  "There is a lucky winner in our area that will benefit from the winnings, as well as likely benefitting our local economy."
 
The ticket was sold last year and will expire on Monday, February 7, 2011.  Please see the attached news release from the Texas Lottery Commission for more information.
 
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TEXAS LOTTERY COMMISSION News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Tuesday, January 25, 2011
CONTACT:  Leticia Vásquez, 512-344-5208
Media Relations, 512-344-5131
 
 
LOTTO TEXAS® JACKPOT TICKET SOLD IN MCALLEN LAST AUGUST REMAINS UNCLAIMED, EXPIRES SOON
 
(Austin) – Texas Lottery® officials are encouraging players in the Rio Grande Valley area to check their tickets. One ticket matching all six numbers was sold in McAllen for the August 11, 2010, drawing.  The ticket expires Monday, February 7, 2011.
"No one has come forward to try and claim this ticket or even to inquire about it," said Texas Lottery Commission Executive Director Gary Grief.  "Some players put away their tickets in their wallets, purses or glove compartments and forget they have them.  We encourage all players that purchased tickets in the area during last August to find their old tickets and check them.  There may be a major surprise waiting."
The ticket was sold at Express Business Services, 1501 W. Highway 83, Suite 112, in McAllen.  The numbers selected for the drawing on August 11, 2010, were 4-21-24-48-40-43.  The ticket is a Quick Pick.  The player selected the Cash Value Option, and the winning ticket will pay a lump sum of $4,129,116. The Texas Lottery has already awarded the retail location its bonus of one percent of the advertised jackpot, $60,000. 
Tonight's Mega Millions® jackpot is an estimated $63 million. Tomorrow's Lotto Texasjackpot is an estimated $18 million, and the Powerball® jackpot is an estimated $20 million. More information about the Texas Lottery is on the official website, www.txlottery.org.
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