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$12 million Lotto Texas jackpot goes unclaimed

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — There’s a winner of a $12 million grand prize from the Jan. 1 Lotto Texas drawing.

As it turns out, it’s the state’s public schools.

A 6 p.m. Monday deadline came and went without a winning ticket being presented for the $12 million drawing. That means the ticket-holder forfeits any claim to the prize and the unclaimed money reverts to the state and goes into the Foundation School Fund that supports Texas public schools. More than $837 million in unclaimed Texas lottery prizes have reverted since 1995.

The retailer that sold the ticket — South Shore Shell on Farm Road 518 in League City — received a bonus check for more than $121,000 in March.

 

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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