Winning Lotto ticket has Azle connection

Maybe he’s a winner, or maybe he simply represents the winners as their legal agent.

Regardless of his connection, an Azle man representing a group of people who collectively held the winning ticket for the $16 million Lotto Texas jackpot held Feb. 20 appeared at Texas Lottery headquarters in Austin Wednesday, March 6, to collect.

The T.C. Smith Trust, which lists Daniel L. Moody of Azle as its trustee, held the winning ticket.

The “Quick Pick” was the only ticket sold that matched all six numbers drawn: 8 – 14 – 27 – 30 – 47 – 51, according to a press release from the Commission.

Moody, on behalf of the Trust, chose the cash value option, claiming $11,970,265.60 of the $16 million advertised jackpot.

The winning ticket was purchased at the Valero Corner Store #2073 located at 4150 Bryant Irvin Road in Fort Worth. The store is eligible for a $160,000 retailer bonus for selling the winning ticket.

The Trust – and presumably its members and trustee – has requested minimal publicity from the Texas Lottery Commission.