$47 Million Lotto Texas Jackpot Largest in North America

Tuesday September 29th 2020

The Lotto Texas jackpot is currently the biggest lottery prize in the US and Canada and the second-highest worldwide. A Texas-size $47 million is up for grabs in the next draw on Wednesday, September 30.

This is the game's highest jackpot in more than 10 years, with an estimated cash value of $39.8 million. The prize rolled after no ticket matched all six numbers drawn by the Texas Lottery on Saturday, September 26. 150,230 players did win lower-tier prizes, including 10 lucky winners who hit $12,224.00 each by matching five numbers and adding the Extra multiplier.

The Lone Star State favorite now exceeds the jackpots for US games Powerball ($34 million) and Mega Millions ($32 million) as well as Canada's Lotto Max (US$41.3 million). Worldwide, it sits just behind Italy's SuperEnalotto at US$49.1 million.

"Lotto Texas sales have been strong during recent weeks, which means more revenue for the state of Texas," said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery Commission. "Jackpots this large generate a lot of excitement ... I hope to congratulate the biggest Lotto Texas jackpot winner in over a decade after Wednesday night’s drawing."

2020 started off with a bang for Lotto Texas when a Laredo resident hit a $17.5 million prize on January 15. That was the only jackpot win of the year so far. After eight months of rollovers, could this be the week the top prize finally goes off?

Wednesday's jackpot is the highest since a single ticket scooped $97 million on May 29, 2010. The winning ticket was purchased at 7-Eleven on Garland Road in Dallas. The amazing prize was claimed by The Bilmar Trust.

The last jackpot win over $30 million was on May 16, 2018, when a Houston player hit $30.25 million with a ticket from MJ's All Season Food Store in Houston.

The current jackpot is nearly one-third of the biggest prize in the game's history, $145 million won in the June 19, 2004 draw. The lucky ticket was purchased in El Paso and the prize was claimed by VOM Enterprises, Ltd.

Since 1992, the Lotto Texas jackpot has paid out $6.48 billion in prizes to lucky Lone Star State players.

Play Lotto Texas for Your Chance to Win

Players outside the US can take part in the historic Lotto Texas draw via a secure online lottery concierge service.

After the draw takes place on Wednesday, September 30 at 10:12 pm CT, make sure to check your numbers. Even if you don't scoop the jackpot this time, there are lots of other great prizes to be won.

To start playing, choose six lucky numbers from 1 to 54, or select click Quick Pick for random numbers. Lotto Texas gives players the chance to win a multimillion-dollar jackpot every Wednesday and Saturday night.

Looking for inspiration for your picks? Check Lotto Texas Statistics for number frequencies plus updated hot, cold, and overdue numbers.

The Lone Star State offers other great games too, including Texas Two Step, with a $725,000 jackpot available to be won on Thursday, October 1.

Texas Lottery Hits New Sales Record

The Texas Lottery has achieved a new high of $6.7 billion in sales in Fiscal Year 2020, powering through to its 10th year in a row of record-breaking revenues.

Despite the ongoing challenges of the coronavirus health crisis, the Lottery has surpassed expectations to deliver a 7.2% increase of $452.5 million over FY 2019. The Lottery also achieved its highest total contribution, $1.684 billion, to the state's schools and veterans to date.

“Never in the 28-year history of the Texas Lottery has a year unfolded quite like Fiscal Year 2020 did, and our success is attributed first and foremost to our hard-working retailers," said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery.

"Understanding that nearly all of the 20,000 retail locations where lottery tickets are sold were deemed ‘essential service’ locations, we are proud to close out this fiscal year with a new sales record, and more importantly, provide another record-breaking year of revenue for public schools and veterans’ services in Texas."

Since 1992, the Texas Lottery has raised over $31 billion for good causes in the Lone Star State, including more than $25.7 billion for public education and over $142 million for veterans' programs.

Texas is a state where lottery winners are able to stay anonymous if they choose.

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