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Man claims winning lotto ticket bought in Dallas suburb

A Dallas area man is the newest millionaire in the Lone Star State.

Tom Eaton of Coppell traveled to Texas Lottery headquarters in Austin on Thursday to claim his $12,561,542.50 prize.

Eaton bought a winning Texas Lotto ticket back for the game's October 19th drawing.

According to the Texas Lottery Commission, Eaton matched all six numbers 1-7-15-35-43-53.

The jackpot was for $19.5 million but Eaton had selected the cash value option for a single payment of $12.5 million.

Eaton requested minimal publicity surrounding his win.

The winning ticket was sold at the Gateway #10 located at 401 North Kimball Avenue in Southlake making the store eligible for a $195,000 retailer bonus.

Lotto Texas is played by selecting six numbers from one to 54.

Drawings for the game are held every Wednesday and Saturday evening at 10:12 p.m. CST.

Odds of winning the Lotto Texas jackpot prize are one in 25,827,165, and overall odds of winning any prize are one in 71.1.

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