Fifth largest jackpot up for grabs in North America; Game’s largest prize since September 2020
AUSTIN – Texas’ original jackpot game just got more exciting. The Lotto Texas® jackpot has grown to an estimated annuitized $22 million for the Monday, Dec. 19 drawing – the largest jackpot prize the game has offered in more than two years. The jackpot is also the fifth-largest lottery prize currently up for grabs in North America.
“Lotto Texas sales have been strong over the last week, which means more revenue for the state of Texas,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery Commission. “There have been six Lotto Texas jackpot winners so far in 2022 and we’re hoping to congratulate at least one more before the end of the year. Large jackpots generate a lot of excitement among our players, so we want to remind our players to play responsibly. It only takes one ticket to win.”
Monday’s drawing will be the 40th 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 Sept. 30, 2020 drawing when it reached an estimated $47 million, which was won by a Seguin resident who purchased the winning ticket at Pic N Pac 10 in Seguin.
The most recent Lotto Texas jackpot winner was a Katy resident that claimed a jackpot prize of $19 million for the drawing held on Sept. 17. 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 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 and for a chance to win up to $10,000 more on non-jackpot prizes.
About the Texas Lottery
Beginning with the first ticket sold in 1992, the Texas Lottery has generated $36.1 billion in revenue for the state and distributed $78.5 billion in prizes to lottery players. Since 1997, the Texas Lottery has contributed $30.1 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 $199 million for programs supporting Texas veterans.
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