Lotto Texas rolls to highest jackpot in North America this weekend

Talk 1370 Newsroom
September 18, 2020 - 9:06 am
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AUSTIN ( -- Texas Lottery players have a shot at the largest jackpot prize in North America this weekend.

No winning tickets were sold for Wednesday's Lotto Texas drawing, pushing the estimated jackpot to $42.75 million for Saturday night's drawing.

"Saturday night's Lotto Texas jackpot is the largest lottery prize available on the continent and can only be won by a Texas Lottery player," said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery Commission. "We're hopeful that at least one player wins the biggest jackpot the game has seen in more than a decade this weekend. As excitement continues to grow during this jackpot run, we want to remind our players to play responsibly. It only takes one ticket to win."

In addition to being the largest lottery prize on the continent, officials say it's also the third-largest in the world.

Lotto Texas is played by picking six numbers between 1-54, and drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:12 p.m.

Lottery officials say it's the largest jackpot for the Lotto Texas game since a $97 million jackpot in May 2010. The largest ever jackpot for Lotto Texas was $145 million in June 2004.

Since the game launched in 1992, Lotto Texas has awarded nearly $6.5 billion in prizes.

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