Lotto Texas jackpot reaches $54 million, largest in more than a decade

Lotto Texas jackpot is currently fourth-largest lottery prize in the world

The Texas Lottery logo, as provided on June 28, 2022. (Texas Lottery, Texas Lottery)

SAN ANTONIO – The top prize for Lotto Texas grew again after nobody matched all six numbers for Wednesday’s drawing.

The current estimated jackpot for Saturday’s drawing is $54 million with an estimated cash value of $33.2 million.

In order to win the jackpot, lottery players must match six numbers.

According to the Texas Lottery, 16 players matched 5 out of 6 numbers for Wednesday’s drawing.

Saturday’s drawing is the largest jackpot for Lotto Texas since May 29, 2010, when the advertised jackpot reached an estimated $97 million. The largest Lotto Texas jackpot in game history was an advertised $145 million prize in June 2004.

“We look forward to celebrating at least one of our own players winning the first Lotto Texas jackpot of 2023 and the largest since May of 2010,” executive director of the Texas Lottery Gary Grief said in a press release.

“As excitement for this jackpot prize increases, we want to remind our players to play responsibly. It only takes one ticket to win,” Grief said.

Lotto Texas drawings are held every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday evening at 10:12 p.m. Players select six numbers from 1-54 for $1 per play.

The Lotto Texas jackpot drawing for Saturday is currently the fourth-largest lottery prize in the world. Mega Millions is the biggest as of Friday.

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Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.