There has been a lot of hype (and with good reason) directed toward the recent billion-dollar jackpots of the Powerball lottery game. The next drawing will be happening tonight and the jackpot is now up to $1.40 BILLION dollars!

The other major nationwide lottery game, Mega Millions, had a drawing last night for their jackpot which was for $360 million. One person matched all 5 numbers as well as the Mega Ball. That winning ticket was sold in Texas.

Where in Texas?

This is where.

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Someone in the San Angelo, Texas area has had their life changed. The person has already told lottery officials that they are opting for the cash value option which is about $157 million.

The winning ticket was sold at the Stripes convenience store in San Angelo located at 5665 Sherwood Way.

Exactly How Much is $157 Million?

You could buy a new $60,000 every day for 7 straight years. You could buy $500 worth of groceries every day for the next 860 years. Yes, it's a crazy amount of money.

Chances the person who bought the winning ticket will remain anonymous, but whoever it was defied the amazing odds of winning.  The chance of matching all six numbers is about 1 in 300,000,000.

Tonight's Powerball Drawing

So, yes, the odds are definitely stacked against you for this evening's drawing for one of the largest lottery jackpots in history, but as proven in San Angelo last night, someone will eventually win.

If you do decide to purchase a few Quick Picks, just remember to play responsibly.

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