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The Texas Lotto was introduced in 1992 and is one of the most popular lotteries in the United States. The game offers players a chance to win a jackpot worth up to $5 million, with smaller prizes available for matching two or more numbers on your ticket. The Texas Lottery Commission has also introduced an additional game called Lucky Numbers, which allows players to choose their numbers instead of using those randomly assigned by computer software.
The current version of this game was released in August 2018; however, there were many previous versions before that date and several special promotions throughout its lifespan (including an “anniversary” promotion).

Biggest Winners

In Texas, Lotto, the biggest jackpot in history, was won by a single ticket holder who purchased their lucky ticket at a Kroger store in Dallas. The winning numbers were:
2-4-5-11-12 (white balls) and 19 (red balls)
The prize for this drawing totaled $1,001,818,000! This means that one person won over 1 billion dollars!

Texas Lotto Prizes and Odds

The Texas Lotto is a state-sponsored lottery game that offers players the chance to win millions of dollars in cash prizes. To play and win, you must purchase tickets from authorized retailers or online at TheLotter.
The Texas Lottery Commission sets the price for each game ticket and determines how many winners there will be per drawing date, but it does not specify how much money each winner receives; those details are determined by an independent computer program called Random Number Generator (RNG). The RNG uses random numbers to decide which numbers are drawn during each live drawing broadcast on television stations across Texas and online via a live stream video feed.


Here is a table that provides information about the odds of winning for Texas Lotto:

Match Odds
6 1 in 25,827,165
5 1 in 89,678
4 1 in 1,526
3 1 in 75

Please note that these figures are approximate and provided for illustrative purposes only. Also, the overall odds of winning any prize in the Texas Lotto are approximately 1 in 71.

Buying Tickets

Buying tickets is easy and convenient. You can purchase them at your local grocery store, gas station, and even online. The price of a lotto ticket varies by state but generally costs between $1 and $2 per play. In Texas, you can purchase up to 20 tickets at once and choose how many numbers you want to play (between 1-54).
If you’re looking for an alternative way to purchase lottery tickets from the comfort of your own home, check out our guide to buying tickets online at the trusted TheLotter website!

Claiming Prizes

Claiming a prize is easy. You can claim any Texas Lotto prize anytime by visiting the Texas Lottery website or calling 1-800-375-6886.
You must be 18 or older to claim a prize and have your photo ID ready when you arrive at the Lottery office.
If you win over $600 in cash prizes in one year, we’ll send you an IRS Form 1099 showing how much money was paid out to each winner.

Taxes and Withholding

  • Winners of Texas Lottery prizes are subject to federal income tax and state and local taxes. The amount of tax you pay depends on your total prize earnings and other factors, including:
  • Where you live (your state may have different rules)
  • Whether or not you choose the lump sum option instead of receiving payments over time


Protecting your ticket is a must. If you lose or misplace your ticket, we recommend calling our Customer Service Center at (800) 575-8332 to report its loss and request cancellation of that specific lottery game. Texas Lottery tickets are bearer instruments, meaning whoever possesses the physical ticket can redeem it.
If you discover that someone else has stolen your winning ticket before you’ve had time to claim it, don’t be alarmed! As long as they don’t redeem it first, nothing is stopping us from sending out another one in its place–and this time around, we’ll make sure to put an extra layer of security on top so no one else can get their hands on it again!

Past Results and Winning Numbers


Frequently Asked Questions

A single play for Texas Lotto costs $1. For an additional $1 per play, you can add the Extra! Feature that can add extra winnings to non-jackpot prizes.

Texas Lotto drawings are conducted every Wednesday and Saturday at approximately 10:12 p.m. CT.

The odds of winning the jackpot in the Texas Lotto are 1 in 25,827,165.

Yes, all lottery winnings are considered taxable income. You'll receive a form for tax purposes if the prize is over a certain amount.

Texas Lotto tickets can be purchased online at the official Texas Lottery website and other official lottery ticket sellers such as TheLotter.

It is important to keep your ticket safe. Lost, stolen, or damaged tickets cannot be replaced.

All prizes must be claimed by 180 days after the draw date.

Unclaimed prizes are transferred to the state for public education.

All players must be 18 years old to purchase a Texas Lotto ticket.