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DailyFinance: The 10 States That Pay Out the Biggest Lottery Jackpots

4. Texas

Largest Single Jackpot: $330 Million, (four-state shared lottery win, 2007)
Prizes Paid: $2.3 billion
Ticket Sales: $3.72 billion
State Profit From Sales: $1.04 billion
Government Use: Education, state general fund

The Texas Lottery began operating in 1992, just a year before Georgia. Since then, the program has raised $17 billion for the state, with $5.1 billion of that going to the state's general fund, $180 million going to health care programs, and the lion's share -- $11.6 billion -- going to education. In its relatively short history in the MUSL, Texas hasn't had an truly big winners. In August 2007, one resident won part of a $330 million jackpot, but the winnings were split between holders in three other states.

(AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

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