Winning Powerball Numbers For Aug. 12, 2017: $360 Million Jackpot (Updated)

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The store co-owned by John Chahda has been around for 23 years, according to the report. Two big winning tickets were sold within six months of each other, one worth $40,000 and the other $50,000, he told the news station.

The HEB store off RM 620 and RM 2222 in Northwest Austin is another winning ticket hub, KVUE noted. Over the last five years, customers have purchased three big winning scratch-off tickets valued at $40,000. Those scratch-offs make up 75 percent of Texas lottery sales, according to officials.

Statewide, there is a smattering of hot stores consistently yielding winning numbers in recent years — not just for Powerball but Texas Lotto and MegaMillions as well. The San Antonio Express-News crunched the numbers via available Texas Lottery data:

  • City: Houston. Amount: $18.9 million. Game: Lotto Texas. Retailer: Kroger #347. Address: 9303 Highway 6 South. Draw Date: 7/28/12
  • City: San Antonio. Amount: $24.7 million. Game: Lotto Texas. Retailer: Thelma Food Store. Address: 24945 Pleasanton Road. Draw date: 11/7/12.
  • City: Laredo. Amount: $15 million. Game: Lotto Texas. Retailer: Interstate Pump-N-Shop. Address: 3419 San Dario Ave. Draw date: 1/5/13.
  • City: Fort Worth. Amount: $12 million. Game: Lotto Texas. Retailer: Valero Corner Store #2073. Address: 4150 Bryant Irvin Road. Draw date: 2/20/13.
  • City: Houston. Amount: $7.5 million. Game: Lotto Texas. Retailer: HEB Food Store #578. Address: 4303 Kingwood Dr. Draw date: 3/16/13.
  • City: Rio Grande City. Amount: $4 million. Game: Lotto Texas. Retailer: Stripes #2206. Address: 2798 West Highway 83. Draw date: 3/20/13.
  • City: Montgomery. Amount: $5.3 million. Game: Lotto Texas. Retailer: Timewise Food Store #801. Address: 11236 Highway 105 W. Draw date: 4/3/13.
  • City: Edna. Amount: $4.6 million. Game: Lotto Texas. Address: Conner Corner Grocery-Edna. Address: 102 E. Houston Highway. Draw date: 4/13/13.
  • City: Cotulla. Amount: $4.7 million. Game: Lotto Texas. Retailer: Max-E-Mart #1. Address: Interstate Highway 35 and FM 468 (SE corner). Draw date: 5/11/13.
  • City: Laredo. Amount: $12,.5 million. Game: Lotto Texas. Retailer: Kwik Chek #81. Address: 7045 N. Hwy 35. Draw date: 7/31/13.
  • City: Southlake. Amount: $12.6 million. Game: Lotto Texas. Retailer: Gateway #10. Address: 401 N. Kimball Ave. Draw date: 10/19/13.
  • City: Odessa. Amount: $3.9 million. Game: Lotto Texas. Retailer: Kent Kwik #216. Address: 4117 Andrews Highway. Draw date: 11/9/13.
  • City: League City. Amount: $7.5 million. Game: Lotto Texas. Retailer: South Shore Shell. Address: 3390 FM 518. Draw date: 1/1/14.
  • City: Cuero. Amount: $24.1 million. Game: Lotto Texas. Retailer: Stripes #9416. Address: 111 East Morgan. Draw date: 5/31/14.
  • City: Bells. Amount: $30 million. Game: Powerball. Retailer: Lone Star Food Store #48. Address: 205 W. Bells Blvd. Draw date: 5/29/13.
  • City: Houston. Amount: $13.2 million. Game: MegaMillions. Retailer: Rosslyn Food Mart. Address: 9245 N. Houston Rosslyn Rd. Draw date: 7/16/13.
  • City: Moulton. Game: $19.2 million. Game: MegaMillions. Retailer: Moulton Grocery & Market. Address: 100 S. Lavaca. Draw date: 6/27/14.
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It goes without saying, but the chances of actually winning the big jackpot are rather astronomical. In fact, they’re rather infinitesimal, you might say. But, hey, you gotta be in it to win it, eh? There’s no rhyme or reason to hitting the jackpot; some insist players must devise their own number combination to ensure success while others say choosing automatically generated numbers is the way to go to avoid duplicating others’ numbers and having to split the wealth.

We here at Patch don’t have the keys to Lotto success, sorry. But we’re happy to offer the following instructional video from a guy who’s won the lottery seven times and now acts as some sort of de facto teacher to other hopefuls.