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How to Play Texas Two Step

The lottery game with the most grand prize winners in Texas

A journey of $200,000 begins with a single step. Make that Two Steps. Meet the lottery game with the most jackpot winners in Texas each year.

In a Nutshell…

Texas Two Step is a lotto draw game that’s available in the great state of Texas.

Cost: $1.00

Jackpot: Rolling jackpots start at $200,000

Drawings: Monday and Thursday at 10:12 pm CT

Overall odds of winning a prize: 1 in 32.4

Biggest Two Step jackpot in history: $2.9 million (April 2006)

How to Play Texas Two Step

Choose 4 numbers from 1–35 and 1 Bonus Ball number number from 1–25. You can Quick Pick or choose your own lucky numbers.

Match all 4 numbers plus the Bonus Ball to take home the jackpot.

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Texas Two Step Prizes

There are 7 ways to win a Texas Two Step prize. You can win $5 for just matching the Bonus Ball!

Plus, all prizes are single payouts. Even the jackpot. So you’ll never have to make the nerve-racking decision “cash or annuity option?”

Texas Two Step Odds
Match Win Odds
4 + Bonus Ball Jackpot 1 in 1,832,600
4 $1,501* 1 in 53,900
3 + Bonus Ball $50* 1 in 53,900
3 $20* 1 in 435
2 + Bonus Ball $20* 1 in 657
1 + Bonus Ball $7 1 in 102
Bonus Ball $5 1 in 58

*Estimated prize amount. Actual prize amount will vary depending on the total sale for each drawing and the number of winners.

When is the Texas Two Step Drawing?

Winning numbers for Texas Two Step are drawn every Monday and Thursday night at approximately 10:12 pm CT.

If you bought your Texas Two Step ticket in person, prizes up to $599 are redeemable from any Texas State lottery retailer.

Prizes up to $2,500,000 can be claimed at the closest claim center near you or you can fill out a claim online and have your prize mailed to you. Claim your tickets for prizes over $2,500,000 directly from the Texas State Lottery Commission headquarters in Austin.

How High Can Texas Two Step Jackpots Grow?

How big can you dream? Like the big lottery games like Powerball, the Texas Two Step jackpot keeps growing until someone wins the grand prize. The largest prize to date is $2.9 million, awarded in April 2006. The minimum prize to be won is $200,000.  Feel good ordering your ticket because a portion of the cost helps fund education and veteran’s benefits!

Can You Order Two Step Lottery Tickets Online in Texas?

When you order your Texas lottery tickets online using Jackpocket, you can choose between Powerball, Mega Millions and local state games, including Texas Two Step! Jackpocket is a lottery courier: you place your order online, and we fulfill  your ticket on your behalf, saving you a trip.. We will then scan your ticket into the app for easy viewing and email you an image of your ticket that includes the ticket serial number. We keep your ticket in a fireproof safe until you win! Then, we’ll arrange to get your ticket to you securely so you can claim your prize. If winnings are $599.99 or less, we’ll credit your winnings to your Jackpocket account.

Texas Two Step Prediction: Is It Possible?

Theories abound around accurately predicting what numbers will be drawn in various lottery games. Texas Two Step’s odds of winning the grand prize are one in 1,832,600. This means that one of 1,832,600 possible number combinations can be drawn in any given game. Draws happen completely at random, and there is no way to accurately predict what numbers will appear in any given draw.

Many people will study the statistics of draws to track what numbers have been drawn in the past and try to determine patterns behind past numbers drawn to try to predict future number appearances. That’s one way to try to predict what numbers will be drawn if you have time on your hands and a love of numbers. 

If you’re a Jackpocket fan…

Jackpocket users get automatically notified by email when they win. Check if you’re a winner anytime in the app. No prize left behind!

For prizes up to $599 (the threshold amount in Texas), Jackpocket credits your account for the full amount. If you win $600 or more, we arrange to have the ticket securely delivered to you so that you can claim your prize from the state lottery.

Now you’re ready to play Texas Two Step! Good luck and happy picking!

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