The Texas Lottery Commission announced that two people had won the $1 million dollar prize. Pearland resident Clarence Collins won $500,000,000 from the Blockbuster scratch off game. The store that sold it was Pearland Food on Broadway St., is eligible for a $10,000 retailer bonus.
The second winner was Arthur Dabney of Houston. He played the $500 Million Scratch off. Both Games have several prizes available to win according to the Texas Lottery Commission, “Each of the games features more than $500 million in total prizes and overall odds of winning any prize of one in 2.77, including break-even prizes. Two top prizes of $2.5 million each and eight $1 million prizes remain unclaimed in the $500,000,000 Blockbuster. The $500 Million Frenzy has nine prizes of $2.5 million and 31 second-tier prizes of $1 million each remaining unclaimed”.
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