I have a tradition of buying scratch-offs on road trips.

Something about being in a new place makes the tickets feel more special, maybe even more lucky. This tactic has yet to pay off for me, but it recently paid off massively for a person from New Mexico. 


They have (wisely) chosen to remain anonymous, but we know they purchased their ticket in Seminole at 2595 U.S. 62 W (which appears to be the Tiger Mart/ EXXON station).

And they won $3 MILLION, the top prize from Maximum Millions. That brings the total number of folks who have claimed the top prize from this particular game to 2, leaving 2 more to be found.

Now that's an exciting... road trip? Commute for work? Family visit? We won't ever know, but it's fun to imagine.

The overall odds of winning any prize in Maximum Millions are 1 in 3.93, including the "break-even" prize of $30.

There are plenty of other scratch-off games with top prizes still available including $1,000,000 Cash Blast with 4 $1 million prizes left, $1,000,000 Crossword with 6 $1 million prizes left, and several others, you can see the complete list (including the cost of the ticket) here.

Retailers get a bonus for selling winning tickets, but only for Powerball and Megamillions jackpots. Retailers make a 5% commission on ticket sales, which is the standard across the industry in the U.S.

Remember: when it comes to any type of gambling, the house usually wins. Play the lottery or any other responsibly. If you need help with a gambling addiction, call 1-800-GAMBLER can connect you to a variety of resources related to gambling-related issues.

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