$50.25 MILLION UP FOR GRABS IN SATURDAY’S LOTTO TEXAS® DRAWING
Game’s largest jackpot prize in more than 12 years;
third-largest jackpot prize in North America
AUSTIN – The Lotto Texas® jackpot continues to climb! The game’s largest jackpot prize in more than 12 years now stands at a staggering estimated annuitized $50.25 million for the Saturday, March 4 drawing, which is the third largest in North America and fifth largest in the world. In North America, Lotto Texas sits only behind the estimated annuitized Mega Millions® jackpot worth $167 million for the Friday, March 3 drawing, as well as the estimated annuitized $161 million for the Saturday, March 4 Powerball® drawing. Saturday’s Lotto Texas drawing offers a cash value worth an estimated $29.5 million. If there is no jackpot winner for tonight’s Lotto Texas drawing, the jackpot prize for the Monday, March 6 drawing will roll to an estimated annuitized $51 million.
“Texas Lottery players will have an exclusive chance to win one of the largest jackpot prizes this weekend, as the Lotto Texas jackpot has crossed the $50 million mark for Saturday night’s drawing,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery. “Sales continue to be strong for this jackpot run, which will help generate important revenue for public education in Texas. We’re looking forward to congratulating a big jackpot winner and we’re even more thrilled knowing that the winner of this large prize will be a Texas Lottery player. With this Lotto Texas jackpot being the largest in-state jackpot prize currently up for grabs in North America, we want to remind our players to play responsibly. It only takes one ticket to win.”
Saturday’s drawing will be the 72nd in the current Lotto Texas jackpot run since starting as an estimated annuitized $5 million for the Sept. 19 drawing. This is the largest Lotto Texas jackpot up for grabs since the May 29, 2010, drawing, when the advertised jackpot reached an estimated $97 million. The winning ticket for that Lotto Texas drawing was sold at 7-Eleven Convenience Store #21972, located at 8902 Garland Road, in Dallas, and was claimed by The Bilmar Trust. 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.
Lotto Texas has boasted nine different winning jackpot drawings in the $50 million range throughout the game’s 30-year history. The last time was for the Jan. 26, 2005, drawing, when an advertised $57 million prize was claimed by a Garland resident, who purchased the winning ticket at Tom Thumb #2561, in Garland. The last time the game had a jackpot winner of more than $40 million was for the Sept. 30, 2020, drawing, when an estimated $47 million prize was claimed by a Seguin resident who purchased the winning ticket at Pic N Pac 10 in Seguin.
In 2022, there were six Lotto Texas jackpot winners. The game’s most recent jackpot winner was a Katy resident that claimed a jackpot prize of $19 million for the drawing held on Sept. 17, 2022.
Lotto Texas is played by picking six numbers from one to 54 and offers multimillion-dollar jackpots. Drawings are held every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:12 p.m. CT. 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. Ticket sales for the next Lotto Texas drawing will close at 10:02 p.m. CT on Saturday.
About the Texas Lottery
Beginning with the first ticket sold in 1992, the Texas Lottery has generated $36.4 billion in revenue for the state and distributed $79.5 billion in prizes to lottery players. Since 1997, the Texas Lottery has contributed $30.4 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 $204 million for programs supporting Texas veterans.
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