Harlingen, Texas (KVEO)—No one won the Lotto Texas jackpot Saturday night, meaning the pot continues to roll over giving Texas players on Wednesday the game’s largest prize in more than a decade.
“Lotto Texas sales have been strong during recent weeks, which means more revenue for the state of Texas,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery Commission in a press release. “Jackpots this large generate a lot of excitement, so I want to remind our players to play responsibly. It only takes one ticket to win. I hope to congratulate the biggest Lotto Texas jackpot winner in over a decade after Wednesday night’s drawing.”
Lottery officials say the advertised $44 million Lotto Texas jackpot for Wednesday is the largest since a $97 million jackpot winning ticket for the May 29, 2010 drawing was sold at 7-Eleven Convenience located 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 and claimed by VOM Enterprises, Ltd.
Ticket sales close at 10:02 p.m. The drawing is at 10:12 p.m.