It was just a few weeks ago when the Mega Millions jackpot was over 1 billion dollars. That had everyone across the country buying tickets, even those who normally don’t purchase lottery tickets. It’s something that a lot of people dream about, what they would do if they actually won a jackpot for the Powerball or Mega Millions. Winning a huge sum of cash like that would be amazing. But do you know if you can stay anonymous if you were to win a big lottery in the state of Texas? 

While I understand there is only a slim chance of ever winning a multi-million-dollar lottery I still purchase tickets, it’s fun to dream about winning that life changing amount of cash. And I was pleasantly surprised to hear that in the state of Texas you can stay anonymous if you win big.  

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Prior to 2017 Texas Lottery Winners Were Announced 

It was only a few years ago that if you won the lottery in the state of Texas that information was made available to the public. But in 2017 the Texas lottery made an announcement making it possible for lottery winners of $1 million dollars or more to stay anonymous.  

Tips For When You Win a Lottery Jackpot in Texas 

There have been big lottery winners from the state of Texas in the past. Just make sure that when you win big you don’t blow all that money. Surround yourself with smart people so your money lasts longer, and you don’t end up blowing it all on purchases that don’t do anything to better your life.  

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