Lotto Texas Rolls to $44 Million Jackpot in Wednesday's Drawing, Largest in North America

Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots at $22 million each

NBC 5 News

No one won the Lotto Texas jackpot Saturday night so the pot continues to roll over giving Texas players on Wednesday the game's largest prize in more than a decade and a shot at the largest jackpot in North America.

With no jackpot-winning tickets sold in the last drawing, the game’s jackpot prize has grown to an estimated annuitized $44 million for the next drawing -- or $37.2 million with the cash value option.

The Texas Lottery said that 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.

The next drawing will be the largest jackpot since May 29, 2010 drawing when the jackpot grew to $97 million. The winner of that jackpot bought the winning ticket at a 7-Eleven on Garland Road in Dallas. 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.

Since launching in 1992, the Lotto Texas jackpot has awarded $6.48 billion in prizes.

Texas also participates in two multi-state lotteries -- Powerball and Mega Millions. The next Powerball jackpot is estimated to be worth $94 million (drawings Wednesday and Saturday) and the next Mega Millions jackpot is estimated to be worth $119 million (drawings Tuesday and Friday).

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