Scott Gordon, NBC 5 News
A Dallas woman was just one number away from winning Wednesday's massive jackpot. Her ticket matched all five numbers -- but not the Powerball number.
A Dallas woman who was just one number away from winning the huge Powerball jackpot earlier this week still won $1 million, the Texas Lottery Commission said Friday.
Betty S. Galloway bought her ticket at the 7-Eleven near Inwood Road and Lovers Lane, officials announced.
Her lucky ticket matched all five numbers (5–16–22–23–29), but not the Poweball number from Wednesday’s $587 million drawing.
NBC 5 was unable to locate Galloway, but a manager at the 7-Eleven said she is a regular customer who lives in the neighborhood.
Three other Texans also won $1 million. The lottery commission said those tickets were purchased in Houston, Humble and San Antonio.
Powerball sales in Texas totaled $75 million, the commission said, with the city of Dallas accounting for more than $3.5 million of the sales.