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Lotto Texas

Lotto Texas offers jackpots which start at $5 million dollars that keep growing until someone wins! Lotto Texas drawings take place two times per week, on Wednesday and Saturday evening.

If you’re outside the State, unfortunately you cannot buy Texas Lottery tickets. However, you can take part in Powerball and Mega Millions! Please see the Tickets page for details.

For those who can play, you might find the comprehensive and up-to-date statistics useful when trying to select your numbers. Find out whihc balls are overdue and whihc are “hot”

Drawing Schedule

Lotto Texas has drawings every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:12 PM CT. Ticket sales close at 10:02 PM and reopen three minutes after the draw.

Lotto Texas Prizes and Odds

Players pay $1 per line and pick six numbers from 1 to 54. If they match all six main numbers drawn, they win the jackpot!

Here’s a breakdown of the numbers needed to win a specific prize plus your odds of winning:

Lotto Texas prizes and odds
Numbers Matched Estimated Prize Amount Odds of Winning
Match 6 of 6 Jackpot 1 in 25,827,165
Match 5 of 6 $2,000 1 in 89,678
Match 4 of 6 $50 1 in 1,526
Match 3 of 6 $3 (Fixed prize) 1 in 75
Overall odds of winning any Lotto Texas prize are 1 in 71 with a basic ticket

Lotto Texas Extra!

For just $1 more, you get the chance to increase the value of any non-jackpot prize you win with the Extra! feature. Extra! gives you the potential to win up to $10,000 more! You’ll also win a prize if you match just two of the six numbers drawn. Here’s a breakdown of how your prizes could grow:

Lotto Texas Extra odds
Numbers Matched Prize Amount
Match 6 of 6 N/A
Match 5 of 6 Base prize + $10,000
Match 4 of 6 Base prize + $100
Match 3 of 6 Base prize + $10
Match 2 of 6 Guaranteed $2
Overall odds of winning any Lotto Texas prize are 1 in 7.9 with Extra!

How to Play

You can buy Lotto Texas tickets from any authorized retailer in the state. Playing is simple – just mark six numbers from 1-54 on your playslip (or check the Quick Pick/QP box to have your numbers automatically selected randomly).

Choose whether to include Extra! and Multi-Draw (to play up to 10 consecutive games with your selected numbers).

Check the jackpot prize payment options box for either 30 Annual Payments or the Cash Value Option (see below for what this means).

Ticket sales close during Draw Break, from 10:02 – 10:15 PM CT Wednesday and Saturday.

You must be at least 18 years old to play Texas Lottery games.

Keep your ticket safe and sign the back. You will need the ticket to claim your prize if you win!

After each draw, make sure to check the Lotto Texas Winning Numbers page to see if you’ve won!

Did you win? Congratulations! Make sure you know the correct way to claim your prize so you don’t miss out on your winnings.

30 Annual Payments or Cash Value Option?

On the playslip, you’ll notice you need to check a box relating to jackpot prize payment options. What’s this about?

The advertised jackpot value is actually the amount you get if you win and choose the 30 Annual Payments option. That’s one payment in the first year, followed by a payment every year for the next 29 years. However, most winners opt for the Cash Value Option, a reduced amount in the form of a lump sum cash payment that is paid all at once. So the trade-off is a smaller amount of money, paid immediately . vs. a larger amount, paid over many years.

Get the latest Lotto Texas information including drawing schedule, how to play, prizes and odds for the Lone Star State’s favorite lottery game.

How to Play Lotto Texas

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In a Nutshell

Lotto Texas is a draw game only available in Texas.

Cost: $1 (add $1 for “Extra!”)

Jackpot: Rolling jackpots start at $5 million

Drawings: Wednesday and Saturday at 10:12 PM CT

Overall odds of winning prize: 1 in 71.1

Overall odds of winning prize with Extra!: 1 in 7.9

Biggest Lotto Texas jackpot in history: $145 million (June 2004)

How to Play

Select 6 numbers from 1–54 and then wait for your drawing! You can pick your own numbers or Quick Pick

Lotto Texas is similar to other jackpot games like blank”>Mega Millions and blank”>Powerball. The more numbers you match, the more you win.

Lotto Texas Prizes

There are four ways to win a Lotto Texas prize. If you match 3 of the 6 numbers, you win $3, the games’s lowest prize. If you match 4 of the 6 numbers, you win $50.

As for the top prizes, matching 5 of the 6 numbers wins you $2,000 and a perfect 6 for 6 wins you the jackpot of $5,000,000 plus!

Win a Little Extra With Extra!

Extra! is a $1 add-on to your ticket for a chance to increase your prize winnings.

For example, if you match 3 of the 6 numbers, you now win $10, matching 4 of the 6 wins you $100 and 5 of the 6 wins you $10,000. The “Extra!” option does not apply to jackpot winners.

Drawings and Winners

Winning numbers are drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:12 PM CT.

If you bought your Lotto Texas ticket in person, prizes up to $599 are redeemable from any Texas lottery retailer. Prizes up to $2.5 million can be claimed:

At the closest claim center near you

Directly from the Lottery Commission located in Austin

Online (You can fill out a claim online and have your prize mailed to you.)

Winnings over $2.5 million must be claimed at the Texas Lottery Commission in Austin.

If you’re a Jackpocket player…

You are automatically notified by push notification and email when you win. No prize left behind! For prizes $599 and under (the threshold amount in Texas), Jackpocket credits your account for the full amount. If you win $600 or more, we arrange to have the ticket securely delivered to you so that you can claim your prize from the state lottery.

That’s all you need to know to start playing Lotto Texas! Best of luck from everyone at Jackpocket.

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