Lotto Texas jackpot is now largest in more than a decade

Next drawing for Lotto Texas is Wednesday

Lotto Texas (Texas Lottery Commission)

SAN ANTONIO – The jackpot for Lotto Texas is now an estimated $36.75 million making it the largest jackpot prize for the game in more than a decade.

The next drawing for Lotto Texas is Wednesday and it’s the largest jackpot prize for the lottery game since May 29, 2010 which had an advertised $97 million jackpot, according to lottery officials.

“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 a decade,” said executive director of the Texas Lottery Commission Gary Grief. “I look forward to congratulating the biggest Lotto Texas winner since 2010. As growing jackpots tend to generate much excitement, we want to remind our players to play responsibly. It only takes one ticket to win.”

Lottery officials said the winner of the May 2010 drawing was sold at a 7-Eleven in Dallas located at 8902 Garland Road.

The last winner of a jackpot totaling more than $30 million for a lottery game in Texas went to a Houston resident who won an advertised jackpot of $30.25 million in May 2018, Texas lottery officials reported.

Only one person has won a Lotto Texas jackpot so far this year. A Laredo resident claimed $17.5 million for the drawing on Jan. 15.

Lotto Texas is played by picking six numbers from one to 54 and drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:12 p.m.


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