Austin resident hits the lottery

Just a reminder, this jackpot is historic. It is the highest in U.S. history. The payout is expected to be right around $806 million.

Saturday, there was a winner right here in Austin at the Valero on West William Cannon Blvd. FOX 7 went by that "lucky" store and some customers bought themselves a few tickets.

Odds are 1 in 292.2 million, but they say you can't win if you don't play.

“I got some tickets I got like $10 worth. When it's a billion dollars you definitely have to play,” Ryan Byrd, customer, said.

“A big part of the fun for Powerball players is paying your two dollars for a ticket and then sitting around and dreaming for a while what you might do if you're that lucky winner,” Gary Grief, Director of Texas Lottery, said.

Officials say the first thing to do if you find out you’re a winner is to sign that ticket and put it in a safe place. You do have 180 days to claim your prize so they recommend getting some legal backbone to make that money sure that money goes a long way.
 

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