There’s a lot of buzz surrounding Tuesday night’s Mega Millions lottery drawing. The jackpot has grown to more than half a billion dollars.
So far in 2018 there are six Houston locations where people have claimed prizes of a million or more dollars.
MJ’s All Season Food Store in north Houston became the luckiest location in the city so far, when on May 16, a Houston resident claimed the $33.25 jackpot prize after purchasing a Lotto Texas ticket at the gas station convenience store on Lee Road. Texas Lottery officials say the winner wanted to stay anonymous.
HEB on Clear Lake City Boulevard is the second luckiest location of 2018. A Houston resident became $4 million richer on May 4, after buying a Mega Millions ticket at the grocery store. That person also chose to stay anonymous.
On January 10 this year a Houston resident claimed a $1 million prize for a Powerball ticket they purchased at Tidwell Conoco on West Tidwell Road.
On February 23 someone became $1 million richer, after they stopped by the Valero Corner Store on Bissonnet and bought the winning scratch ticket in Texas Lottery® Gold.
At Young Market on Beachnut Street on Valentine’s Day this year, a Houston resident cashed in on another $1 million prize when they played the Texas Lottery scratch ticket game Instant Millionaire.
On May 15, a Houston resident claimed a $1 million prize after playing the Texas Lottery® scratch ticket game, $500,000,000 Cash, at the Super K Corner Store on San Felipe Street.
Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot is up to $522 million, with a cash option of $308 million. The drawing for that jackpot happens at 10 p.m.