A stop at a gas station landed a lottery player in Texas a huge prize on a scratch-off ticket.
The Nederland resident bought a Loteria Supreme game ticket for $100 and hit the ticket’s top prize of $7.5 million, according to a news release from the Texas Lottery.
The game has four winning tickets for that amount, and this is the first to be redeemed. In total, the game offers more than $709.9 million in prizes.
“Overall odds of winning any prize in the game are one in 3.23, including break-even prizes,” the release said.
There are more than 8.8 million tickets for the scratch-off game, with the next highest prize at $100,000, according to the Texas Lottery.
The winner of the $7.5 million prize has chosen to remain anonymous, the release said.
Nederland is about 95 miles northeast of Houston.
Many people can gamble or play games of chance without harm. However, for some, gambling is an addiction that can ruin lives and families.
If you or a loved one shows signs of gambling addiction, you can seek help by calling the national gambling hotline at 1-800-522-4700 or visiting the National Council on Problem Gambling website.