Started in the early 1990s, Texas Lottery offers a number of games that include Pick 3, Daily 4, Cash 5 and Lotto. Texas Lotto is a pick-6-of-54 game, drawn on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:12 p.m. Central Time.
In June of 2004, a $145 million Texas Lotto jackpot was won and is the largest in the history of the state lottery game to date.
How To Play Texas Lottery?
Playing the Texas Lottery game called Lotto Texas is about as user friendly as you can get. It's simple and easy!
Start by getting a Lotto Texas playslip and pick six numbers from 1 to 54, marking them on the playboard. Alternatively, you can choose Quick Pick and let the computer randomly choose numbers for you.
Be sure to try the new Extra! add-on feature. It only costs $1 more per play for a chance to boost your non-jackpot prizes up to $10,000!
How Much Do I Win?
Jackpot is won by matching all the 6 numbers while additional prizes can be also acquired by matching three, four or five numbers. Matching three numbers will earn you $3; smaller prizes are set depending on the sales proceeds. Texas lottery jackpot starts at $4 million and increases by at least $1 million, if the jackpot is not taken. It must be mentioned, however, that a player has to opt for the "cash value option" or annual payments already when buying a lottery ticket. Most players go for cash.
How To Claim Texas Lottery Winnings
The minimum age to play Texas State Lottery is 18 years. You must have proper identification to claim your winnings.
Generally speaking, your prize may be claimed at any official Texas Lottery headquarters. If your prize is $599 or less, you can present your ticket an any licensed lottery retailer to collect your winnings. If you're lucky enough to win more than that amount and up to $2.5 million, you can mail your ticket or present it in person at a Texas Lottery Claim Center.
Prizes over $2.5 million must be collected in person at the Texas Lottery Commission Headquarters in Austin, Texas.
Facts About the Texas Lottery
Famous actor Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson won $28 million in the Texas State lottery in 2000.
Official website of Texas Lottery