It's fun every now and then to pick up a Texas Lottery scratch-off, even though the odds are stacked against you. But there's always the chance you win a little bit of money; and hey, money is money, right? Well if you've been sitting on a scratch-off ticket, either waiting to scratch it or cash it in, you may want to get a move on. Why? Because your ticket expires!

I haven't paid much attention to expiration dates on lottery tickets, but it's a pretty big deal. There are multiple games ending soon where big cash amounts are up for grabs. According to the Texas Lottery website, players only have 180 days from the game's ending date to claim their prize.

There are 5 games set to end this Wednesday (Feb. 19), with one game's top prize sitting at $1,000,000. The games ending Wednesday are:

Stacks of Cash has 12 of 15 $1,000,000 winning tickets claimed, so if you play that one, it may be worth a second look. The other games have top prizes ranging from $30,000 to $250,000.

That's a lot of money out there for grabs, so check your tickets!

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