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"
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:
|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:
|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.