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Texas Lottery moves headquarters to new site
New location for claim center and drawing studio By Kate Northrop The Texas Lottery has completed the move of its headquarters and drawing studio to a new location in Austin. Previously situated at Grant Plaza on East Sixth Street, the Texas Lottery Commission will now occupy the newly-constructed George H.W. Bush building at 1801 N. Congress Ave. The Texas Lottery Commission is thrilled to make its home at the new state-of the-art George H.W. Bush Building in the Texas Capitol C
Aug 30, 2022, 11:56 am - Lottery News

Texas Lottery releases country's first-ever $100 scratch-off
Everything's bigger in Texas By Kate Northrop In conjunction with the celebration of its 30th Anniversary this year, the Texas Lottery recently launched the country's first $100 scratch-off ticket. Everything's bigger in Texas now officially including lottery ticket prices. The Texas Lottery's $20 Million Supreme game is now the most expensive instant game in the United States at $100 a ticket. Following the $50 ticket trend that has been taking off in the lottery industry, sal
May 31, 2022, 8:06 am - Lottery News

$50 scratch-off lottery trend takes off in multiple states
Is your state the latest to add a $50 scratch-off? By Kate Northrop Lottery players are seeing the dawn of a new era in the lottery industry where $50 scratch-off tickets are now becoming the most expensive games one can reach for at a lottery retailer. More of the most expensive scratch-off tickets yet are making their way to retailer shelves across multiple states, and players will have to shell out some serious cash for these. Among the jurisdictions who recently announced t
Feb 16, 2022, 8:20 pm - Lottery News

VIDEO: Reviewing (and winning!) Texas Lottery scratch-offs
But how much did we win? By Kate Northrop In an exciting partnership with the Texas Lottery, Lottery Post today released its latest video that gives you a taste of what kinds of games players can try out in the Lone Star State. Those who've watched our previous videos might remember the video we released a few months ago about a huge, oversized scratch-off ticket from the New Jersey Lottery. For this video, the Texas Lottery sent us a unique sampling of some of the instant game
Oct 28, 2021, 5:27 pm - Lottery News

Texas Lottery drawings supervisor receives top industry award
By Kate Northrop The Texas Lottery announced Thursday that its drawings supervisor, who helped lead her team to design the first in-house draw studio, was presented with a top industry award for her significant contributions to the lottery through her exceptional job performance. Conchita Daniel, who is responsible for pioneering optimal traditional draw practices in the industry, received the 2021 Powers Award at the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) dig
Oct 8, 2021, 3:21 pm - Lottery News

Texas Lottery reaches record $8 billion in sales
Lottery achieves its highest revenue transfer ever By Kate Northrop Last week, the Texas Lottery announced that it not only broke its own sales record for the 11th-consecutive year, but it also crossed the whopping $8 billion mark for its fiscal year sales total. Having surpassed the $8 billion milestone, the Lottery reported a massive $1.998 billion contribution to state education and veterans, its highest yet. When then-Gov. Ann Richards purchased the first Texas Lottery scratch t
Sep 28, 2021, 6:42 pm - Lottery News

Texas Lottery to add third weekly Lotto Texas drawing
Additional drawing to begin in August By Kate Northrop Texas Lottery players will get an additional chance to hit the Lotto Texas jackpot with a new weekly drawing to be added this August. Lotto Texas is the latest game to be included to the Monday Night Draw schedule, joining various other games that night in the Lottery's lineup. Also known as The Texas Original, it's a 28-year-old game that offers the largest rolling jackpots drawn in a local statewide game. Players pick six numb
Jul 22, 2021, 10:36 am - Lottery News

Lottery courier service pioneers online sales model in Texas
Massive multi-state jackpots fuel surge in online ticket sales By Kate Northrop Lottery courier service theLotter is changing the way people in the state of Texas are buying lottery tickets, and two multi-state mega jackpots combined with pandemic-driven online sales are proving to be the perfect storm. As 2021 kicks off with two multi-state lottery jackpots swelling over $1 billion combined, players are buying up their tickets in a frenzy any which way. Online ticket sales are surging
Jan 14, 2021, 6:59 pm - Lottery News

Texas sheriff who won $85 million lottery jackpot arrested for tampering with video evidence
Questions raised over timing of allegations so close to an election By Kate Northrop A lottery winner famous for his role as Sheriff on the now-canceled A E television show Live PD was indicted and arrested for allegedly tampering with video footage that captured crucial moments of the death of a suspect in police custody. Before Robert Chody paved his way to success as Sheriff of Williamson County and star of his very own law enforcement reality television show, he stood with his wife
Oct 15, 2020, 9:05 am - Lottery News

State lotteries exceed expectations in 2020
Despite hardships, lotteries are breaking sales records By Kate Northrop In previous months defined by economic hardship brought on by the global pandemic, the lottery industry has proven to be a beacon of light, with some state lotteries defying expectations and exhibiting record sales. The Texas Lottery, which has made headlines recently for its internationally-ranking Lotto Texas jackpot (now standing at $45.5 million), is also exceeding expectations with its 10th-consecutive record-
Sep 25, 2020, 4:29 pm - Lottery News

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