How to Play Lotto Texas (2024)

Learn how to play Lotto Texas, the Texas state lottery’s original jackpot game. Then grab your ticket in the Jackpocket lottery app. A buck and some luck is all you need.

In a Nutshell

Lotto Texas is a draw game only available in Texas.

Cost: $1 (add $1 for “Extra!”)

Jackpot: Rolling jackpots start at $5 million

Drawings: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:12 PM CT

Overall odds of winning a prize: 1 in 71.1

Overall odds of winning a prize with Extra!: 1 in 7.9

Biggest Lotto Texas jackpot in history: $145 million (June 2004)

Last Lotto Texas jackpot won: The last Lotto Texas jackpot was won on April 22, 2023 ($95 million).

Congrats to Miguel from Dallas for winning this sweet jackpot!

Even sweeter? He's planning to give his winnings to his daughter for a wedding gift. 💙💒

— Jackpocket (@Jackpocket) August 28, 2021

How to Play

Wondering how to play the Texas lottery’s Lotto Texas game? Select six numbers from 1–54 and then wait for your drawing! You can pick your own numbers or Quick Pick to let the computer randomly pick numbers for you.

Lotto Texas is similar to other jackpot games like Mega Millions and Powerball. The more numbers you match, the more you win.

Lotto Texas Prizes

There are four ways to win a Lotto Texas prize. If you match 3 of the 6 numbers, you win $3, the game’s lowest prize. If you match 4 of the 6 numbers, you win $50.

As for the top prizes, matching 5 of the 6 numbers wins you $2,000 and a perfect 6 for 6 wins you the jackpot of $5,000,000 plus!

MatchWinOdds of Winning
6 numbersJackpot*1 in 25,827,165
5 numbers$2,000**1 in 89,678
4 numbers$50**1 in 1,526
3 numbers$3 (Guaranteed)1 in 75

*The jackpot prize will be divided equally if there are multiple winners.
**Estimated prize amount. Actual prize amount will vary depending on the total sales for each drawing and the number of winners.

Win a Little Extra...With Lotto Texas Extra!

Extra! is a $1 add-on to your ticket for a chance to increase your prize winnings.

For example, if you match 3 of the 6 numbers, you now win $10, matching 4 of the 6 wins you $100 and 5 of the 6 wins you $10,000. The “Extra!” option does not apply to jackpot winners.

6 numbersN/A
5 numbersbase game prize + $10,000
4 numbersbase game prize + $100
3 numbersbase game prize + $10
2 numbers$2 (Guaranteed)

Lotto Texas Drawings

Winning numbers are drawn on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:12 PM CT.

Lotto Texas Winners

When ordering tickets for Lotto Texas online with Jackpocket, you are notified automatically if you win! Receive prizes up to $599 instantly. If you win $600 or more, we arrange to have the ticket securely delivered to you so that you can claim your prize from the state lottery.

If you bought your Lotto Texas ticket in person, prizes up to $599 are redeemable from any Texas lottery retailer. Prizes up to $2.5 million can be claimed:

  1. At the closest claim center near you

  2. Directly from the Lottery Commission located in Austin

  3. Online (You can fill out a claim online and have your prize mailed to you.)

  4. Winnings over $2.5 million must be claimed at the Texas Lottery Commission in Austin.

What Else Do I Need to Know About the Texas State Lottery?

The Texas Lottery generates revenue for the state through the responsible sale and management of entertaining lottery products. A portion of every lottery ticket helps to support important programs in the Lone Star State, contributing to education programs for K-12 schools through the Foundation School Fund, supporting public education.

Lottery tickets also raise revenue for the Texas veteran population. The state has a special scratcher ticket, and all proceeds go straight to the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans' Assistance (FVA). The FVA offers grants to organizations, local government agencies, and charitable organizations that help veterans and their families.

Other lottery games available in Texas

Play all your favorite Texas state lottery games online with Jackpocket. Try your luck with any of these available games:

  • Powerball
  • Mega Millions
  • Texas Two-Step
  • All or Nothing
  • Pick 3
  • Daily 4
  • Cash 5


Where does the money go when you order a lottery ticket in Texas?

A portion of ticket sales goes to fund educational programs and to help veterans.That includes tickets ordered on Jackpocket!

How long is a winning lottery ticket in Texas valid?

Draw tickets are valid for 180 days from the drawing date.
Can I play the Texas lottery as a part of a group?
Yes! Join a public lottery pool on Jackpocket with others in Texas or create your own for family and friends.

How does Quick Pick work?

Choosing to play Quick Pick on Jackpocket or at a retail store is easy. When you use Jackpocket, you can select your game Choose the option for “Pick Your Own Numbers” or for “Quick Pick.” Easy peasy.

At a retail store, mark the appropriate box on your game slip or tell the clerk you want to Quick Pick and the lottery terminal will randomly choose your numbers.

Are there any fees when using the Jackpocket app?

Jackpocket charges a small percentage based on the amount you fund your account with for administrative fees. That’s all. No additional fees will ever be associated with ordering your tickets with Jackpocket.

That’s all you need to know to start playing Lotto Texas! Play now in the Jackpocket app.

How to Play Lotto Texas (2024)


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