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Playing the Texas Lottery

Jun 7, 2008
As you would expect from the state, the Texas lottery offers big payoffs and larger than life games to its participants.

Texas Two Step Lottery Game

From the Mega Millions lottery to Lotto Texas, the state lottery is a great way to spend those extra dollars that have been burning a hole in your pocket. The Texas Two Step is one of the most popular Texas lottery games. This drawing game involves picking four numbers between one and thirty-five and one additional bonus ball number. To win the grand prize of at least two hundred thousand dollars, you must match all five of the numbers. Prizes roll over from one drawing to the next if no one wins and you can still win prizes for matching fewer numbers than all five. For instance, if you only match the bonus ball, you will still win five dollars.

Lotto Texas

Lotto Texas is another big jackpot drawing game. To play, you must select five lottery numbers between one and forty-four along with one extra bonus ball. Match them all and you can win more than seven million dollars. Match five without the bonus ball and you can still win some pretty hefty prize pots, as well. If you just match the bonus ball, you can still win three dollars. This makes your odds of breaking even fairly good.

Texas Lottery Scratch Off Games

The TX lottery also offers a variety of scratch-off games. With these games, you can get an instant lottery result rather than having to wait for a drawing. Scratch-off lottery games make a great gift or stocking stuffer, and there are many games specially designed for the holidays. Holiday Cash and Holiday Millionaire are two popular stocking stuffing games. With Holiday Cash, you have a chance to win up to one thousand dollars, and Holiday Millionaire's grand prize is three million dollars. You can also play Holiday Bingo for a chance at thirty thousand dollars.

Where Does the Money Go?

The Texas Lottery supports education. Since the first ticket was sold in 1992, the Texas Lottery has generated over $15 billions for the state of Texas. Since 1997, all Texas Lottery proceeds have gone to the Foundation School Fund to support public education in the Lonestar State. The Texas Lottery has contributed more than $10 billion to the Foundation School Fund. So when you are playing the Texas Lottery, you're not only having loads of fun, you're also helping out a good cause.

Buying Texas Lottery Tickets and Results

If you are a serious lottery player and would like to play the Texas and most other state lotteries, simply log onto your official state website. These sites explain how to purchase tickets, and often times tickets can be purchased online so you can play most state lotteries from the comfort of your own home. You can also refer to official state websites for custom lottery news. Many sites offer lottery number generators to help make your lottery number picking easier for you. If you would like to purchase your tickets in person, you can also visit a local lottery terminal. No matter how you choose to purchase your tickets, or which tickets you choose to buy, you're bound to have some fun!
About the Author
Anthony Wayne works in the marketing department of online lottery site LuckyLotto in Pennsylvania. He is also editor of the Internet Bingo Blog a great source of internet bingo information.
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