Texas Lottery: Ballinger man wins $1 million in scratch-off

Benedict Hoelscher

BALLINGER, Texas - Benedict Hoelscher of Ballinger won a $1 million prize in a scratch-off game.

Hoelscher played the game "$1,000,000 Instant Cashout". He won the last of six prizes worth $1 million in the game. The ticket cost $20.

According to the Texas Lottery, the odds of winning in this game is one in 3.05, including break even prizes.

The winning ticket was sold at Hoelscher Liquor in Rowena. KTXS spoke with an employee of the store who explained Hoelscher is the owner of the liquor store.

The store is eligible for a $10,000 retailer bonus.

In a Texas Lottery media release, Hoelscher said he plans to use the prize money to help his son and grandson. He's also considering traveling.