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Texas Two-Step Lottery jackpot is largest in a decade

Posted at 5:16 PM, Aug 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-15 18:16:57-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Texas Lottery Commission announced a really big jackpot for Thursday night's Texas Two-Step lottery. After nine draws without a winner, the Texas Two Step® jackpot is at $2.05 million.

This round started on July 15 at the $200,000 prize. Thursday's drawing is the third largest since the game began in 2001 and the largest jackpot in 10 years.

The last time Texas Two Step had a jackpot of more than $2 million was for the March 12, 2009 drawing when a $2.15 million prize was claimed by Thomas L. Raborn, of Crystal Lake, who purchased the winning ticket at Timewise #3001 in La Marque. The largest Texas Two Step jackpot in game history was a $2.9 million prize for the April 27, 2006 drawing, which was shared by three individuals: Marechia A. Faggett, of Longview; Sukhjeet S. Sekhon, of Longview; and Roberto C. Fernandez, of San Antonio. Two winning tickets were sold at Cowboys in Longview and the third was purchased at Ben’s Ice and Food Store in San Antonio. So far this year, there have been 21winners, including four that have won or shared a jackpot prize of $1.05 million or higher.

Texas Two Step jackpots start at $200,000, and the jackpot amount increases for the next drawing until there is a winner. Players win the jackpot by matching all four of the white ball numbers (1-35) and one Bonus Ball number (1-35) to the numbers drawn. The game features overall odds of one in 32.4. Texas Two Step drawings are conducted on Mondays and Thursdays at 10:12 p.m. CT and tickets must be purchased by 10:02 p.m. CT.