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HEREFORD, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — According to the Texas Lottery website, a Hereford resident has claimed a $1 million Crossword ticket after playing the Texas Lottery scratch off game.
The Texas Lottery detailed that the ticket was purchased at Stripes, located at 100 S 25 Mile Ave. in Hereford, and the winner is one of eight top prizes worth $1 million to be claimed in this game. In addition, the lottery noted that the claimant wished to remain anonymous.
The odds of winning any prize in the “$1,000,000 Crossword” game, according to the Texas Lottery, is one in 3.41, which includes break-even prizes.
Local residents of Herford said that it’s nice to see someone from the area win because it gives others hope they could win as well.
“I think it’s great because I think a lot of people are hopeful and they’re buying tickets all the time, saying oh yes I hope I win with this ticket, said Sara Pesina, Herford resident.” “So I think it’s great because I think it makes people believe that you can win.”
Visit the Texas Lottery website for more information on ways to play.