TWO LARGEST NORTH AMERICAN JACKPOTS UP FOR GRABS IN MONDAY’S POWERBALL® AND
LOTTO TEXAS® DRAWINGS
Monday’s Powerball jackpot prize remains largest in North America and is now the 5th largest in game history and 9th largest in U.S. lottery history; the current Lotto Texas jackpot prize is the second largest on the continent
AUSTIN – The Powerball® and Lotto Texas® jackpots continue to climb, giving Texas Lottery® players another exclusive opportunity to win the two-largest lottery jackpot prizes in North America on the same night – Monday, Feb. 6. The Powerball Grand Prize, now the 5th largest in game history and 9th largest in U.S. lottery history, stands as the largest jackpot prize in North America at an estimated annuitized $747 million with an estimated cash value worth $403.1 million. The Lotto Texas jackpot, the largest in more than two years, offers the second-largest jackpot prize on the continent – an estimated annuitized $38 million with an estimated cash value of $23.3 million.
“Monday night will be another chance for Texas Lottery players to win both of the largest jackpots in North America on the same night,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery. “These growing jackpots continue to produce strong sales, which will greatly help public education in Texas. Large jackpots generate a lot of excitement among our players, so we want to remind our players to play responsibly. It only takes one ticket to win.”
Monday’s Powerball drawing will be the 34th in the current Powerball jackpot run since starting as an estimated annuitized $20 million for the Nov. 21, 2022 drawing. This Powerball jackpot is the largest since the world record estimated annuitized $2.04 billion Grand Prize for the drawing held on Nov. 7, 2022, which was won out-of-state. If there is no jackpot winner for tonight’s Powerball drawing, the Grand Prize for the Wednesday, Feb. 8 drawing will roll to an estimated annuitized $805 million.
Texas joined the multijurisdictional Powerball game in 2010 and had its first Powerball Grand Prize winner in 2013 when Paul McDowell of Bells claimed the advertised $40 million jackpot prize from the May 29, 2013 drawing. Texas had its most recent Grand Prize winner in February 2015 when TL Management Trust, Andrew Weber, Trustee of Austin, claimed a share of the $564.1 million Grand Prize with two other winners.
During the current jackpot run, three Texas Lottery players have won second-tier Powerball prizes of $1 million or larger. A Fort Worth resident claimed a $1 million second-tier prize for the drawing held on Nov. 21, 2022 and a Del Valle resident claimed a second-tier prize worth $1 million for the Jan. 16 drawing. More recently, a winning Quick Pick ticket with Power Play® worth $2 million was sold in Killeen for the Jan. 28 drawing; the prize is yet to be claimed.
Monday’s Lotto Texas drawing will be the 61st in the current jackpot run since starting as an estimated annuitized $5 million for the Sept. 19, 2022 drawing. This is the largest Lotto Texas jackpot up for grabs since the Sept. 30, 2020 drawing when it reached an estimated $47 million, which was claimed by a Seguin resident who purchased the winning ticket at Pic N Pac 10 in Seguin. If there is no jackpot winner for tonight’s Lotto Texas drawing, the jackpot prize for the Wednesday, Feb. 8 drawing will roll to an estimated annuitized $39.5 million.
In 2022, there were six Lotto Texas jackpot winners. The game’s most recent jackpot winner was a Katy resident that claimed an jackpot prize worth an estimated $19 million for the drawing held on Sept. 17, 2022; the claimant selected the cash value option at the time of purchase and received $11,992,501.82 before taxes. The largest Lotto Texas jackpot in game history was an advertised $145 million prize for the June 19, 2004, drawing, which was sold in El Paso and claimed by VOM Enterprises, Ltd.
Powerball Grand Prizes currently start at $20 million and roll until the jackpot is won. Players win the Grand Prize by matching five numbers from a field of 69 numbers and one Powerball number from a field of 26 numbers. By choosing Power Play® for $1 more per Play, players can multiply their non-Grand Prize winnings by two, three, four, five or 10 times*. A Power Play Match Five (5+0) prize is set at $2 million regardless of the Power Play number selected. All other non-Grand Prizes will be multiplied by the Power Play number selected. *The 10X Power Play multiplier is available for drawings in which the initially advertised annuitized Grand Prize amount is $150 million or less.
Lotto Texas is played by picking six numbers from one to 54 and offers multimillion-dollar jackpots. For $1 more per Play, a player can select the Extra! add-on feature for a chance to win up to $10,000 more on non-jackpot prizes.
Drawings for both games are broadcast each Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:12 p.m. CT. Ticket sales for the next Powerball drawing will close at 9 p.m. CT on Monday, while sales for Lotto Texas tickets will close at 10:02 p.m. CT on Monday.
About the Texas Lottery
Beginning with the first ticket sold in 1992, the Texas Lottery has generated $36.2 billion in revenue for the state and distributed $79 billion in prizes to lottery players. Since 1997, the Texas Lottery has contributed $30.3 billion to the Foundation School Fund, which supports public education in Texas. As authorized by the Texas Legislature, certain Texas Lottery revenues benefit state programs including the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. Since the first veterans’ themed scratch ticket game was launched in 2009, the Texas Lottery has contributed more than $202 million for programs supporting Texas veterans.
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