Anonymous Edinburg resident wins $1M off of H-E-B lotto ticket

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the H-E-B Food Store #172, located at the H-E-B Food Store #172, located at 1212 S. Closner Blvd. in Edinburg.
The H-E-B located at 1212 S. Closner Blvd. in Edinburg is seen in this undated photo. (Courtesy: H-E-B)

Someone from Edinburg is $1 million richer.

A news release from the Texas Lottery announced that a scratch-off ticket with a top prize of $1 million was claimed by an Edinburg resident.

The Texas Lottery scratch ticket game “$100,000,000 Riches!” (Courtesy: Texas Lottery)

The ticket game, $100,000,000 Riches!, was purchased at the H-E-B Food Store #172, located at 1212 S. Closner Blvd. in Edinburg. The individual who purchased and claimed the winning ticket chose to remain anonymous.

“This was the second of four top prizes worth $1 million to be claimed in this game,” the news release read. “$100,000,000 Riches! offers more than $119.7 million in total prizes. Overall odds of winning any prize in the game are one in 3.66, including break-even prizes.”

Since 1992, when the first ticket was sold, the Texas Lottery has generated $37.9 billion in revenue for the state. Approximately $83 billion in prizes have been awarded to lottery players.

The Texas Lottery has also contributed $31.9 billion to the Foundation School Fund, which supports public education in Texas, since 1997.

“As authorized by the Texas Legislature, certain Texas Lottery revenues benefit state programs including the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance,” the release read. “Since the first veterans’ themed scratch ticket game was launched in 2009, the Texas Lottery has contributed more than $223 million for programs supporting Texas veterans.”