Lotto Fever Hits the South Plains - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/22/03

Lotto Fever Hits the South Plains

Clerks at convenience stores across the Lone Star state were busy on Wednesday. Texas Lottery officials say Lotto tickets were selling at a frantic pace Wednesday afternoon, about 16,000 per minute.

At convenience stores across the state, there was a familiar clatter as lottery machines spit out tickets one after another. The $53 million jackpot is one of the largest in Texas Lotto history. The massive jackpot had even casual betters trying their luck.

"(Wednesday's) been one of the busiest days in recent memory. It's been a while since it's been up this high, so everybody's making a mad dash," said one Lubbock convenience store clerk.

Here are the winning Texas Lottery numbers for the Wednesday (1/22) drawing!

17, 25, 28, 40, 42, 46

Odds of winning this jackpot are one in 26 million.

 

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