AUSTIN (KXAN) — The jackpot for the Feb. 25 drawing is the largest Lotto Texas prize in more than 12 years.
Wednesday’s jackpot stands at an estimated $48.75 million, the highest total since May 29, 2010. The jackpot then was $97 million.
The total means the Lotto Texas prize is the fourth-largest lottery jackpot in the world currently, and the third largest in North America. The nationwide Mega Millions and Powerball drawings currently have jackpots of $167 million and $143 million.
The Texas Lottery Commission says if there is no jackpot winner this weekend, the prize for the March 4 drawing will roll to an estimated $50.25 million.
“As this exciting Lotto Texas jackpot continues, we want to remind our players to play responsibly,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery. “It only takes one ticket to win.”
The largest jackpot in Lotto Texas history was $145 million in the June 19, 2004 drawing. The most recent jackpot winner of more than $40 million was a Seguin resident who won the prize in September 2020.
In Lotto Texas, players pick six numbers from one to 54. Drawings are held each Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:12 p.m. Ticket sales for Wednesday’s drawing will close at 10:02 p.m.