What to keep in mind if you win the Powerball jackpot

ByMarla Carter via KTRK logo
Thursday, January 14, 2016
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Do you have a strategy when it comes to playing Powerball?

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- If you've bought a ticket for the big Powerball drawing, you've probably thought about what you would do with it.

But have you thought about collecting your winnings?

In the state of Texas, individual winners must come forward and go public. However, you can claim the prize through the MDDSS Revocable Trust.

Over the past few years, several big winners in Texas have had a trustee claim the prize for them.

Also, if you do win the big $1.5 billion prize you need to go to Austin to collect your winnings.

You have 180 days or about six months to claim your prize.

On Saturday, someone won $2 million after buying a ticket at the Cove Country Store in Cove.

The winner has still not come forward.

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