$14.25 million Lotto prize claimed 2 days before ticket expired

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AUSTIN - The $14.25 million Lotto jackpot that nearly expired was finally claimed on Tuesday.

AHSODESKA Trust, Catherine Kim Fowlkes, Trustee, turned over the winning ticket that was purchased at an HEB in Abilene over the summer. The ticket was set to expire on Dec. 14.

“On behalf of the Texas Lottery, I want to congratulate the AHSODESKA Trust on their luck and good fortune,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery.

The cash value option was chosen at the time of purchase and the claimant will receive one lump sum payment of $10,072,040.86.

The winning ticket matched all six of the numbers drawn for the June 17 drawing. The winning numbers drawn were 3-4-6-23-34-54. For selling the winning ticket, HEB Food Store #070 was presented with a retailer bonus check for $142,696.06. The trustee requested minimal publicity.

A ticket holder forfeits any claim to a prize for a draw game after the expiration of the 180th day following the draw date. Unclaimed prizes revert back to the state for programs authorized by the Texas Legislature.

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