#megamillions Texas trust claims $49 million Mega Millions prize

November 18th, 2016

RELEASE DATE: 11/18/2016

Jackpot winning ticket was purchased in Balch Springs

(AUSTIN) – It Will Buy Me a Boat Revocable Trust Dated November 16, 2016, Garon R. Horton, Trustee, of Rockwall, Texas, claimed a $49 million Mega Millions jackpot for the drawing held on Oct. 11, 2016. The claimant selected the cash value option at the time of purchase and will receive $32,343,234.00. For selling the jackpot-winning ticket, the Quicktrip, located at 12631 Lake June Rd. in Balch Springs, Texas, is eligible to receive a $490,000 retailer bonus.

The trust's ticket matched all of the numbers drawn, (36-39-42-45-48) and the Mega Ball (3). The claimant requested minimum publicity.

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