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Texas Lottery has its best week of scratch-off sales in 23-year history

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Scratch-off sales for last week totaled nearly $76 million

Last week, the Texas Lottery had its highest scratch-off ticket sales in the Lottery's 23-year history.

Sales for scratch-off games totaled $75,677,650 beating the previous record of $75,360,138 set in March 2013.

"We are thrilled with last week's scratch-off sales as revenue generated from these games benefits public education and veterans in Texas," said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery."  When Texans are playing for record jackpots like Wednesday's estimated $450 million Powerball jackpot, we not only experience an increase in Powerball sales, but see increased sales across our portfolio of games."

Scratch-off ticket sales for the week of Feb. 1, 2015 through Feb. 7, 2015 were up 11.3 percent over the prior week's sales of $68,001,588.

In addition to phenomenal scratch-off sales, the Texas Lottery's Powerball sales for Saturday's drawing totaled $8.2 million, a growth of 109.7 percent from the previous Saturday Powerball drawing on Jan. 31.

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Posted: February 10, 2015, 10:30 am - IP Logged

Texans sure  love their  scratch off tickets.

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    Posted: February 10, 2015, 10:34 am - IP Logged

    I even broke down and bought 2 $5 scratchers last Sunday. Not sure what got in to me, I rarely play those things.

    CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

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      Posted: February 10, 2015, 10:38 am - IP Logged

      So does Tennesseans,but you wont win nothing.

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        Posted: February 10, 2015, 10:43 am - IP Logged

        At the Alabama line,their workers have their favorites sitting at the tables.....You buy 5 to 7 $20.00 tickets,you dont hit,they call them up to buy the next ticket....all those tickets in the building and they just happen to buy your next one,,,,,yea right,,,and the old man in the small white building bends the corners down on them.Why is that?????Tennessee Lottery your magic mile is a scam too.Go check this guy out...

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          Posted: February 10, 2015, 11:16 am - IP Logged

          A whole $1 is from me.

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            Posted: February 10, 2015, 11:21 am - IP Logged

            Texans sure  love their  scratch off tickets.

            Wink

            They really do! LOL

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              Posted: February 10, 2015, 12:16 pm - IP Logged

              So does Tennesseans,but you wont win nothing.

              Cause of the dragon lady, right? LOL

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                Posted: February 10, 2015, 1:22 pm - IP Logged

                We should expect to see a rush of sizable prize winners on the Texas Lottery website. Poor believers, you've been had. Nothing like that is going to happen. Bandit

                That money's gone fo ever

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                  Posted: February 10, 2015, 1:57 pm - IP Logged

                  I don't think Texas lottery should be proud of their scratch off profit because am a truck driver and I travel thru all 48 states and I can honestly testify that Texas is the most difficult state to win on a scratch off ticket. Some states give you free ticket but Texas takes away 100 percent of your money cold bloody way. In Texas you see people buying but hardly anybody claiming. I love to buy scratch off but am afraid of doing so in Texas and I get more upset seeing them talk of profits I think we need federal investigation.Shocked

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                    Posted: February 10, 2015, 2:52 pm - IP Logged

                    Hubby and I use to buy scratch-offs when we went to Texas but we never won anything big so we stopped. Looks like the next time we go we need to grab a few Big Grin

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                      Posted: February 10, 2015, 3:02 pm - IP Logged

                      Hubby and I use to buy scratch-offs when we went to Texas but we never won anything big so we stopped. Looks like the next time we go we need to grab a few Big Grin

                      You sound like a nice sweet lady. My advice to you is to buy scratch off from Arkansas and Louisiana and New mexico before entering Texas but if you want to keep lossing in Texas then go buy there even lab rats learn from their electric shock perimeter fences lolSurrender

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                        Posted: February 10, 2015, 7:01 pm - IP Logged

                        I rarely buy Texas scratch offs. Never win. I can buy 4 in a row and not even get the price of a single one back.

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                        singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

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                          Posted: February 10, 2015, 10:38 pm - IP Logged

                          I don't think Texas lottery should be proud of their scratch off profit because am a truck driver and I travel thru all 48 states and I can honestly testify that Texas is the most difficult state to win on a scratch off ticket. Some states give you free ticket but Texas takes away 100 percent of your money cold bloody way. In Texas you see people buying but hardly anybody claiming. I love to buy scratch off but am afraid of doing so in Texas and I get more upset seeing them talk of profits I think we need federal investigation.Shocked

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                            Posted: February 10, 2015, 11:13 pm - IP Logged

                            I don't think Texas lottery should be proud of their scratch off profit because am a truck driver and I travel thru all 48 states and I can honestly testify that Texas is the most difficult state to win on a scratch off ticket. Some states give you free ticket but Texas takes away 100 percent of your money cold bloody way. In Texas you see people buying but hardly anybody claiming. I love to buy scratch off but am afraid of doing so in Texas and I get more upset seeing them talk of profits I think we need federal investigation.Shocked

                            All lotteries are in business to make money. That means profit. Profit is not a dirty word. I sell furniture for a living. If my company doesn't make a profit from the sales, they go out of business and I don't have a job.

                            It's good that they are up front about the money they make and where it goes (in Texas it's education).

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