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Lightning Can Strike Twice

GUN BARREL CITY, Texas -- A Texas convenience store last week sold its second multimillion-dollar lottery ticket in less than a year.

Food Fast manager Terry Simmons said the winning customer "was a regular" and had not yet come forward to claim her $34-million prize, according to the Cedar Creek (Texas) Pilot. A spokesman for the Texas Lottery confirmed that it has not identified the winner.

Tyler, Texas-based Food Fast Holdings Ltd. operates 83 convenience stores in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.

Under Texas Lotto rules, a winner has up to 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim the prize.

Last year's winning ticket was worth $26 million. The store was awarded a retailer bonus check for $260,000, or 1 percent of the total gross winnings, by the Texas Lottery.
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