Lotto Texas ® Pre-test Results
A pre-test is an unofficial drawing that tests the machine and the ball set used for a Lotto Texas drawing. Pre-tests ensure that the drawing machine is working well and that balls are drawn in a random way.
The Texas Lottery performs at least six pre-tests before every Lotto Texas drawing. A Lotto Texas ball set passes the pre-tests if the same ball is not drawn five or more times. If any Lotto Texas ball is drawn six times, the entire ball set fails and is removed from the machine and replaced by the alternate ball set.
When a ball set does not pass the pre-tests, more pre-tests are performed to test the alternate ball set. The second set(s) of pre-tests are shown in RED.
If the designated Lotto Texas drawing machine malfunctions during the pre-tests, the alternate Lotto Texas drawing machine is used. A new set of pre-tests are conducted with the alternate Lotto Texas drawing machine and the designated Lotto Texas ball set. The new set(s) of pre-tests conducted with the alternate machine are shown below.
Asterisks (*) mark the machine and ball set used for the drawing.
In the case of a discrepancy between the pre-test results listed on this Web Site and the official pre-test records, the official records prevail.