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The $42.75 million jackpot is the third-largest in the world

By Kate Northrop

AUSTIN, Tx. — The Texas Lottery continues to shock the country with a Lotto Texas jackpot that refuses to quit. Right now, the estimated annuitized jackpot for the Sat., Sept. 19 drawing is $42.75 million — impressive for an in-state game.

It’s a big opportunity for Texas lottery players itching for a rare and exclusive prize in a time where large jackpots are hard to come by. Anyone who wins the top prize will have bragging rights for winning North America’s largest jackpot.

The jackpot also sits at the third-largest in the world, behind Italy’s €40.7 million (US$44.87 million) SuperEnalotto prize and the €67 million (US$73.87 million) Euro Millions prize.

“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,” Gary Grief, Executive Director of the Texas Lottery Commission said in a press release. “We’re hopeful that at least one player wins the biggest jackpot the game has seen in more than a decade this weekend.”

The game has gone 71 drawings without having a winner since the last jackpot was won and reset on Sat., Jan. 18, 2020. The person to claim that jackpot was a Laredo resident who won the $17.5 million prize and is so far the only player to win a Texas Lotto jackpot this year.

The current advertised $42.75 million jackpot for tomorrow is the largest jackpot since the May 29, 2010 drawing when the game boasted an advertised $97 million jackpot prize a little over a decade ago. The winning ticket was sold at 7-Eleven Convenience Store #21972 on Garland Road in Dallas, and the prize was claimed semi-anonymously 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 highest-ever jackpot recorded in the game’s history was when it reached a staggering advertised value of $145 million on June 19, 2004. It was claimed by VOM Enterprises, Ltd after the sole winning ticket was bought in El Paso.

“As excitement continues to grow during this jackpot run, we want to remind our players to play responsibly,” Grief said. “It only takes one ticket to win.”

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. 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.

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January 4, 2012
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?September 18, 2020, 4:19 pm

okay Rcbbuckeye…stop dilly dallying around and win that jackpot

Integrity: There is just no substitute.


Chasing $ Millions.

White Shores- California
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December 12, 2012
6312 Posts

?September 18, 2020, 7:23 pm

We have a fair amount of LP players from Texas. Here’s to your good fortune in picking the right numbers.Cheers

* Voice of Reason *

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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?September 18, 2020, 11:26 pm

Good Luck RCB on the lotto Texas jackpot game tomorrow.-weshar75

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?September 19, 2020, 9:29 am

LOL. Ya’ll know I’m trying. I won $5 on Tx 2 Step last week, used that to get my Lotto ticket yesterday.




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?September 19, 2020, 11:21 am

Bus in players from New York and it will be won immediately!

I am the Prince of Thieves!!!


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?September 19, 2020, 4:19 pm

MEGA MILLIONS AND POWERBALL BOTH WERE WON THIS WEEK…. I cannot say this is perfect but lets see if we can break into the Texas bank..

Well in keeping with lotterypost giving the help to winners in texas and all states, for the first time TEXAS LOTTO

the LOTTO EXTRA by SOLARIS paneagle WINNING NUMBERS estimated…

by Solaris for 9/19 date 28-48 green day pair digits most likely 7/6 1/2 8/9 5 and 4

system choice 21 15 37/36 11 18 and adjusted by one 22 17 42 44 16 (45?) 6 7

Solaris claims it can come within 1/30 or exact to these numbers for all winners..


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?September 19, 2020, 6:52 pm

Remember when powerball and mega millions started at 40 million. Pepperidge farms remembers.


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?September 19, 2020, 8:35 pm


All number sets are contenders until the drawing occurs.


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?Yesterday, 8:21 pm

In my opinion. Winners names and location shouldn’t be posted on this sight

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?Yesterday, 8:38 pm

And now, it’s $44 million, which is basically just the Mega Millions/Powerball jackpots combined! God, I wish I were in Texas!

I’m more of an in-state game player than a Mega Millions/Powerball player.

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Zeta Reticuli Star System
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January 17, 2006
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?Yesterday, 9:31 pm

What’s the fever about?

The Lotto Texas jackpot is increasing by $1.5 million or less.


A Texan went to Australia, went to a restaurant and ordered a large beer and a steak.

The waitress came with the beer, and the Texan told her in Texas when you asked for a large beer they brought you a keg.

Then she brought the steak and he told her in Texas hey bring you half a steer.

Just them a kangaroo went bounding by the window and the Texan said, What the heck was that?”

The waitress said, “No grasshoppers in Texas mate?”

Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that’s designed not to have any. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners.


There is one and only one ‘proven’ system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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