Lotto Texas Jackpot Hits 10-Year High

Tuesday September 1st 2020

The Lotto Texas jackpot has grown to its largest amount in more than a decade, and stands at $36.75 million for the next draw on Wednesday, September 2. The estimated cash value is $30.8 million.

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After no ticket in the August 29 draw matched all six numbers, the prize reached its highest peak since May 29, 2010, when it hit $97 million.

The jackpot has been rolling since a Laredo player won $17.5 million on January 15, 2020. 65 draws later, the amazing prize has proved yet again that everything is bigger in the Lone Star State. The Lotto Texas jackpot is currently the second-largest lottery prize in the US and the fifth-largest worldwide.

"Lotto Texas has been on quite a run this year and now our players will have a shot to play for the game's largest jackpot prize in more than decade," said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery Commission. "I look forward to congratulating the biggest Lotto Texas winner since 2010."

Texas-sized jackpots

It's been more than two years since a Lotto Texas prize of more than $30 million has been won. On May 16, 2018, a Houston ticket hit a $30.25 million payout with a ticket purchased at MJ's All Season Food Store.

Going back to 2010, the $97 million jackpot was hit on May 29 with a ticket sold at 7-Eleven, 8902 Garland Road in Dallas. The prize was claimed by The Bilmar Trust.

The biggest jackpot in the game's history was $145 million, won on June 19, 2004 by El Paso man Alfredo Ornelas Barragan and claimed by VOM Enterprises, Ltd.

How to Play Lotto Texas

If you live outside the United States, you can still play for this life-changing jackpot via a secure online lottery concierge service. Get your tickets now and check your numbers after the draw on Wednesday, September 2 at 10:12 pm CT to see if you've won a Lotto Texas prize!

The game uses a 6/54 matrix, so just select six numbers from 1 to 54, or click Quick Pick to get randomly generated numbers.

Have a look at Lotto Texas Statistics for winning number frequencies, hot and cold numbers, and Most Overdue numbers that could just be ready for their big comeback.

For another chance to win, put on your cowboy boots for the Texas Two Step - this popular game has a $350,000 jackpot available in its next draw on Thursday, September 3 at 10:12 pm CT.

About the Texas Lottery

The Texas Lottery has contributed over $31 billion to programs benefiting the Lone Star State since 1992. Education and veterans' prorams are major recipients of Lottery revenue. More than $25.5 billion has been given to public schools via the Foundation School Fund since 1997, and over $140 million has gone to support veterans since 2009. Lottery winners are allowed to stay anonymous under state law.

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