There's a cliche when it comes to games of chance --

You Gotta Spend Big to Win Big

When it comes to Texas Lottery scratch-off tickets, you can choose to spend $1 all the way to $100 per ticket. The higher the cost of the ticket, the higher the payoffs are.

I don't buy lottery tickets very often, but when I do, it's usually the $2-$5 tickets that I take a chance on. If I'm feeling like a big spender, then I may opt for a $10 ticket.

East Texan Wins Big on $50 Ticket

I don't know many people who have ever spent $50 or more on a scratch-off ticket. But, someone in Longview recently walked into a convenience store located at 2300 Gilmer Road.

Someone won $3 million after purchasing a scratch off ticket at this store
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That person then handed over $50 to play the 500X Loteria Spectacular scratch-off game.

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I don't know if that person scratched the ticker right then and there, or waited, but I'm sure he or she did several double-checks to make sure that what they were seeing was true...A $3 MILLION TICKET!

This scratch-off game features four top prizes of $3 million. So far, three of those have been claimed.

Other Big Winners in East Texas

There have been several other winners of big bucks in East Texas over the past week or so.

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Someone recently walked into this store in Coldspring and won $100,000 on the new $5 'Year of the Dragon' scratch-off game.

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Meanwhile, this convenience store on East Tyler Road sold a 50X Power Blitz ticket ($5), and a lucky individual won $200,000.

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You can find great deals at Canton Trade Days, but none better than spending $3 at this convenience store and walking away a $60,000 winner. The 30X Cash Blitz Crossword was the ticket purchased here.

Powerball and Mega Millions Jackpots

The jackpots for these two national lotteries continue to rise. The Powerball jackpot is now up to $174 million while the Mega Millions jackpot is now up to $311 million.

As always, if you do play...play responsibly.

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