Texas Lottery Rolls Past $25 million

Wednesday October 17th 2012 Texas Lottery Rolls Past $25 million

Texas LotteryThe Texas Lottery jackpot has been quietly rolling over since the 28th July 2012, when it was last one by one lucky ticket holder from Houston, but reached a milestone in the draw last weekend, when the jackpot topped the $25 million mark. This has now surpassed the jackpot won at the end of July, which was $24 million, and could see it beat the previous highest jackpot this year, which was $28 million (won on 12th May 2012). But how likely is it we could see another rollover?

The Texas Lotto rolls over by $1 million for each draw which does not see a winner to match all six numbers. With a starting jackpot of $4 million, it can take some time for the jackpot to roll over to a hefty size, yet the Texas Lotto often sees jackpots race well into the mid-20 millions. Indeed, this is the third time this year a jackpot has exceeded $20 million. The Texas Lottery tends to roll over so often due to its matrix – players must match six numbers from a possible 54, the odds of which are a staggering 1 in 25,827,165!

With the jackpot for the next draw tonight due to be $26 million, players will undoubtedly be hoping that if they are not that lucky winner, the jackpot rolls over for another several weeks to smash the $30 million barrier, which would see the highest Texas Lottery jackpot this year!

Written by Brett Levenson

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