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Texas Lottery Director joins Lottery Industry Hall of Fame
Public Gaming Research Institute has inducted Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery, to its Lottery Industry Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony took place at the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries conference in Atlantic City. I want to congratulate Executive Director Grief for his much-deserved honor, said J. Winston Krause, chairman of the Texas Lottery Commission. Gary's knowledge, experience and leadership are key elements to the continued success ...
Oct 8, 2014, 4:25 pm - Lottery News forum

Is it game over for the Texas Lottery?
Some Texas lawmakers say it may be time to scratch out the lottery. More than two decades after Texas voters legalized the game of chance in the state, a group of lawmakers will soon start reviewing whether to end at multibillion-dollar industry that pumps more than $1 billion a year into schools. Critics say they fear that the game financially hurts some of the most vulnerable Texans and doesn't do enough to help the state. Supporters disagree and question where $1 billion a year can be f ...
Aug 2, 2014, 8:31 pm - Lottery News forum

Legislative committee to discuss killing the Texas Lottery
The Texas Legislature's discussions about eliminating the state lottery are moving forward. House Speaker Joe Straus on Thursday announced his appointments to the Legislative Committee to Review the Texas Lottery and Texas Lottery Commission, a new panel charged with studying the ramifications of ending the lottery, along with examining charitable bingo and how its revenue is distributed. The appointees include three Harris County lawmakers, one of whom is a vocal lottery critic. Housto ...
Jul 25, 2014, 11:23 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery mystery yields clues to $7.5 million prize
This story has been removed at the author's request. By Peter Mucha, Philly.com Third of three parts See Part 1 and Part 2 Ever notice that instant lottery tickets are consecutively numbered? Ever wonder if those numbers could help in a hunt for riches? They theoretically can, at least in Texas. They helped us create a list, predicting the whereabouts of a missing $7.5 million ticket. A $50 scratch-off game called $7,500,000 Fortune started out with three top prizes among a ...
Jul 3, 2014, 8:16 am - Lottery News forum

$12 million Texas lottery jackpot unclaimed
Somebody lost millions of dollars Monday evening that they probably never knew was theirs. Six months after beating astronomical odds to win the Lotto Texas jackpot, the simultaneously lucky and cursed person failed to materialize before a deadline to redeem the winning ticket officially worth $12 million, and $7.5 million in immediate cash. It was biggest unclaimed Lotto prize since 2001 and the third largest since the game started in 1992, according to the Texas Lottery Commission. I ...
Jul 2, 2014, 5:09 pm - Lottery News forum

Lottery legend Joan Ginther known as bigtime ticket buyer
This story has been removed at the author's request. By Peter Micha, Philly.com People confirm what statistics suggest: Lottery legend Joan Ginther bought thousands of high-priced scratch-off tickets on her way to winning millions of dollars four times. A store clerk named Victoria said she sold Ginther countless tickets, entire rolls of $50 scratch-offs at a time, according to a report by Houston TV station KPRC. And that was at just one of eight stores in and around Ginther's home ...
Jul 2, 2014, 3:59 pm - Lottery News forum

How lottery legend Joan Ginther used odds, Uncle Sam to win millions
This story has been removed at the author's request. By Peter Mucha, Philly.com Second of three parts See Part 1 Joan Ginther wasn't necessarily lottery loco. Maybe it wasn't a case of dumb luck, but smart luck. She may have purchased at least 80,000 pricey tickets worth $2 million or more, according to expert analysis of 28 instant prizes she won, including three totalling $15 million. If she also was the source of two dozen lesser wins by her friend Anna Morales, Ginther mig ...
Jul 2, 2014, 10:07 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery's 'luckiest woman' bet flabbergasting sums on scratch-offs
This story has been removed at the author's request. By Peter Mucha, Philly.com First of three parts For years, people who dream of beating the lottery have puzzled over the amazing case of Joan Ginther, who made headlines around the world by scratching off 10MILL on a $50 instant ticket in June 2010 to win her fourth multimillion-dollar prize. Skeptics wondered if she cheated or had an ingenious system for pinpointing winners. After all, Ginther received a Ph.D. from Stanford and ...
Jul 2, 2014, 8:26 am - Lottery News forum

$12M Texas Lottery jackpot set to expire Monday
According to the Texas Lottery Commission, there could be a multi-millionaire in the League City-area sitting on a winning lotto ticket from January 1. A ticket matching all six numbers drawn was purchased that day from the South Shore Shell gas station in the 3300 block of FM 518 in League City. The jackpot was $12 million. The ticket was a Quick Pick that had the cash value option. But that prize money could soon be gone with the wind, according to lottery brass, who say that the last ...
Jun 26, 2014, 8:29 pm - Lottery News forum

Texas Woman Scammed by 'Friend' in 'Facebook Lottery'
Includes video report A woman in Texas says she was the victim of a well-worn scam, but what was unique in her case was that the fraudulent pitch came to her through a Facebook friend and was allegedly endorsed by President Obama. Kris White admits that she shouldn't have been fooled last week by the Facebook message saying she had won $250,000 in a Facebook Powerball lottery, ABC News affiliate KTRK reported. She said she was shown documents that wrote United States with lowercase letters ...
May 23, 2014, 2:05 pm - Lottery News forum

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