Lotto Texas

Lotto Texas offers jackpots which start at $5 million and keep growing until someone wins! Lotto Texas drawings take place three times per week, on Monday, 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 which balls are overdue and which are "hot"

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Drawing Schedule

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

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 15 consecutive games with your selected numbers).

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

Ticket sales close during Draw Break, from 10:02 - 10:15 PM CT Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Lotto Texas costs $1 per play, plus an additional $1 if you include Extra!

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.

Lotto Texas Prizes and Odds

You need to match all six numbers drawn to win the jackpot, but there are also prizes for matching three, four or five numbers.

If nobody wins the jackpot, it rolls to the next draw and can quickly get much larger. The jackpot has been known to go above $50 million, even $100 million!

Here's a breakdown of the numbers needed to win each prize, plus your odds of winning. Actual prize amounts may be higher or lower as they are calculated on a pari-mutuel basis, so values always depend on the number of winners.

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!

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.

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