Tonight’s Lotto Texas and Powerball Jackpots Exceed $135 Million
Tonight (9/16), the Lotto Texas could produce the biggest jackpot winner the game has seen in over a decade. The current estimated jackpot is at $41.25 million, making it the second-largest lottery prize up for grabs in North America and fourth-largest in the word.
With Wednesday night’s Powerball®’ jackpot set at an estimated $94 million, Texas Lottery players will have a shot at playing for two of the world’s largest jackpot prizes this evening.
Wednesday night’s advertised $41.25 million Lotto Texas jackpot is the largest since a $97 million jackpot winning ticket for the May 29, 2010 drawing was sold at 7-Eleven Convenience Store #21972, located at 8902 Garland Road, in Dallas, and was claimed by The Bilmar Trust.
The last time the game had a jackpot winner of more than $30 million was for the May 16, 2018 drawing when an advertised $30.25 million prize was claimed by a Houston resident, who purchased the winning ticket at MJ’s All Season Food Store in Houston. 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. So far in 2020, there has only been one Lotto Texas jackpot winner, a Laredo resident that claimed a jackpot prize of $17.5 million for the drawing held on Jan. 15, 2020.
Lotto Texas is played by picking six numbers from one to 54 and offers multimillion-dollar jackpots. Drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:12 p.m. CT.