There have been quite a few big-money Texas Lottery scratch-off winners over the past few months.

$200,000 Scratch-Off Winner in Jasper

According to the Texas Lottery website, somebody recently walked into this Crossroads Jiffy Market and Papa Johns convenience store on South Wheeler Street in Jasper...

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...and that person bought this $5 scratch-off ticket.

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Texas Lottery

The $200,000 Winnings game features six top prizes of $200,000. Three of those have now been claimed after this Jasper store produced a 6-figure winner.

This Game Was Featured

Every month I publish a story that takes a look at data provided on the Texas Lottery website. That information is evaluated and I post which scratch-off games have a slightly better than normal chance to pay out big money. This $200,000 Winnings game was highlighted in the feature image of the latest post.

Powerball and Mega Millions Continue to Grow

The Powerball jackpot is now up to an estimated $228 million, with a cash-out value of around $112 million. That next drawing is tonight (February 7).

The Mega Millions jackpot is currently sitting at $394 million with an estimated cash-out value of $188 million. The next Mega Millions drawing is coming up on Friday, February 9.

Always remember to play responsibly. The chances of winning either of these nationwide lottery games is approximately 300,000,000 to 1.

These Texas Schools Will Have the Longest Travel Times for District Football Games

Over 35 Texas High School district football games will require more than 6 hours of round trip travel time. The longest trip will take nearly 5 hours, one way.

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Look Inside One Of The Most Expensive Mansions For Sale In Texas

One of the most expensive homes for sale in Texas is located in Houston, and it's French design will have fans of architecture falling in love. This 8 bedroom, 12 bath 26,401 square foot mansion sits on over 2 acres of land. You will be transported to another country when walking through the doors. The mansion features an owners wing, gardens, a huge "Parisian style pool, galleries, and so much more. This home is incredible. For more information visit Zillow or contact the listing agent, Gigi Huang with Douglas Elliman Real Estate at 832-256-5673.

Gallery Credit: Chad Hasty