Lottery Draw Information, Numbers, and Facts

Learn what you need to know to play the most popular Texas lotteries! Each of our lottery information pages lists draw schedules, guess ranges, prize divisions, and winning odds so that you can decide what lottery games to play. Make informed decisions when you purchase your official Texas Lottery tickets online at theLotter Texas!

Information About the Texas Lottery

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The Texas Lottery has been in operation since 1992. The first scratch game introduced by the Texas Lottery was "Lone Star Millions" in May 1992. The first ticket was sold to Texas governor Ann Richards at Polk's Feed Store in Oak Hill. First day sales of the scratch card were 23.2 million tickets, a then-world record. After one week, it had sold 102 million tickets, another world record.

Since its launch in 1992, “the Texas Lottery has generated $29 billion in revenue for the state and distributed $60 billion in prizes to lottery players,” according to the Texas Lottery website. The Texas Legislature determined that ticket sales revenue would benefit the Foundation School Fund, which supports public education in the state, as well as the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. The first veterans-themed scratch game was introduced by the lottery in 2009 and revenues have contributed more than $115 million for programs supporting Texas veterans, as of August 2019.

Information About Texas Lottery Draws

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Texas’ lottery draws are broadcast from the Texas Lottery Commission Drawings Studio located at 601 E. Sixth St., in the historic downtown area of Austin. Drawings are live-streamed in English on the Texas Lottery website. Drawings that take place in the evening hours are broadcast and live-streamed in both English and Spanish.

According to the Texas Lottery website, “the Drawings Studio is a state-of-the-art facility designed to maximize public viewing of the drawings, while maintaining the highest level of security. The Drawings Studio is equipped with robotic cameras. These special cameras minimize the number of people who work on the Studio floor near the drawing machines and ball sets.”

Further information about the security measures taken for lottery draws can be found on the official Texas Lottery website.