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Baytown resident wins $6.25 million Lotto Texas jackpot

They decided to go with the cash option and will pocket a sweet $4,972,487.61, officials said.

BAYTOWN, Texas — A lucky Baytown resident pocketed several million dollars after winning the Lotto Texas jackpot last month, officials said Wednesday.

The winner of the $6.25 million jackpot decided to go with the cash value option and is poised to receive $4,972,487.61. 

They participated in the Feb. 10 drawing, and according to officials, would like to remain anonymous.

[Editor's Note: Above video was published Jan. 21, 2021 and talks about the psychology of why people place lottery bets.]

The winning Quick Pick ticket matched all six of the numbers drawn:26-27-34-37-48-53. 

The ticket was purchased at Rush 3 on FM 3180 Road in Baytown.

The next Lotto Texas drawing will be held Wednesday night. The advertised jackpot prize for the drawing is set at an estimated annuitized $7.25 million.

Lotto Texas is played by picking six numbers from one to 54 and offers multimillion-dollar jackpots.

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