Frequently Asked Questions – Texas Free Lottery
Entry closes two hours before the draw time, so if you want to play that day’s draw, two hours prior is the latest you can enter. There are no ticket sales in the Texas Free Lottery since there’s no cost to play, but you do need to register to enter a draw.
You must be at least 18 years old to play the Texas Free Lottery.
The Texas Free Lottery has a Daily and a Weekly Draw. The Daily Draw takes place seven days a week at 7:30 PM CT / 6:30 PM MT. The Weekly Draw is held every Monday afternoon at 3:00 PM CT / 2:00 PM MT.
Match all six numbers drawn to win the jackpot for the draw you entered. The Daily Draw has a top prize of $500 to be won every day, and the Weekly Draw offers a $10,000 jackpot every Monday.
Before claiming lottery winnings, you may want to think about what you will use the money for and consult a financial professional to discuss your plans as well as tax matters. For more information please see the Winners' Guide.
The Texas Free Lottery is entirely online, which is the safest way to claim lottery winnings because there is no physical ticket that could get lost or stolen.
Claiming your Texas Free Lottery prize is easy. Your entry is stored safely in your online account; to redeem a winning lottery ticket, simply log in to your account and follow the steps, including entering your bank details to receive your winnings.
You have two business days to claim your prize via your online account if you match the winning numbers. For more details, visit the Texas Free Lottery rules page.
Funds are sent by bank transfer so, depending on your bank, you should receive your winnings within a few business days.
It is not possible to keep it a secret if you win the lottery in Texas, so you do have to disclose your name, which may be published along with other information including your city, the game you played and how much you won.
All lottery prizes count as income and wins of $5,000 and above have federal taxes at a rate of 24% withheld before they are paid out. Therefore, you will not be subject to any tax withholdings on a $1,000 winning lottery ticket, for example. Texas does not charge state taxes on lottery winnings.
Yes, you do need to be a resident of Texas to play and win the Texas Free Lottery.
If you’d like to update the details you’ve registered with the Texas Free Lottery, simply log in to your online account and edit the information you’d like to change.
You can reset your account login via the Forgotten Password page using your email address.
Advertising on the website contributes to the prizes and ensures that the Texas Free Lottery has no cost to enter, making great prizes available to everyone in the Lone Star State.
To win the $500 Daily or $10,000 Weekly jackpot, players need to match all six numbers drawn. The probability of matching six numbers from the pool of 75 is 1:201,359,550. That’s a better chance of winning than many paid lotteries!
No, the jackpots are fixed, so they are the same amount in each draw - $500 for the Daily Draw and $10,000 for the Weekly Draw. If someone wins the top prize in one draw, it will reset to the same level, ready to be won in the next draw if anyone matches all the numbers.