Are there any regulations or restrictions on who can purchase Texas Lotto tickets?

Yes, there are a few restrictions, the biggest influence being where you live. Below, you’ll find the restrictions on playing Texas Lotto if you live in the Lone Star State, followed by some guidance on buying tickets from outside of Texas and outside of the USA altogether.

Restrictions if you Live in Texas

1. Age Restriction: You must be at least 18 years old to purchase Texas Lotto tickets. Minors are not allowed to participate in the lottery or claim prizes.

2. Residency Requirement: There is no specific residency requirement to purchase Texas Lotto tickets. You do not need to be a resident of Texas or the United States to play. However, you must be physically present in Texas to buy tickets from authorized retailers within the state.

3. Identification: When claiming a prize, winners must provide valid identification, such as a government-issued ID, to prove their age and identity.

4. Prohibited Persons: Certain individuals are prohibited from purchasing Texas Lotto tickets. This includes employees and their immediate family members residing in the same household, as well as contractors, subcontractors, and their employees who work for the Texas Lottery Commission, its vendors, or lottery retailers.

Buying tickets online

In theory online ticket purchases are not available in Texas. This is because the official operator does not allow you to buy online.

However, in practice, you can buy Texas Lotto tickets online by using a courier service which is legal in the state of Texas. Such services allow you to order and pay for your tickets online, then they (the courier service) send somebody out to physically buy your ticket from a retailer. Normally, they will then scan that ticket and upload it to your account, as proof the ticket has been bought.

If you live in other US States, you may not purchase Texas Lotto tickets online due to the wire act.

Outside of the USA you can play the Texas Lotto at one of the many Lotto betting sites that are legal in many jurisdictions around the World. Have a look at which will show a “play Now” button if there’s a legal operator in your country.

Changes in regulation

Of course, regulations can change over time, and it's always a good idea to verify the current rules and requirements with the official Texas Lottery operator or an authorized lottery retailer.

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