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Texas Lottery Executive Director Gary Grief announces retirement
Lottery industry leader to step back after 32 years of service By Kate Northrop The Texas Lottery's Executive Director and longest-serving member Gary Grief announced he will retire at the end of February 2024. After 32 years of loyal service and dedication to the Texas Lottery, Executive Director Gary Grief will retire next month. Since 2010, Grief led the Texas Lottery in its mission to generate revenue for public education and veterans' services. He dedicated himself to a vari
Jan 26, 2024, 12:10 pm - Lottery News

$1 million winning Powerball lottery ticket bought in Texas will expire in a week
Yet another expiring ticket worth $1 million for this drawing By Kate Northrop Sadly, more than one $1 million winning Powerball lottery ticket from the same drawing is expiring, including one bought in Texas. A $1 million Powerball prize from a winning ticket bought in Texas will be expiring very soon, with just a week left for the owner to step forward and claim it. Texas Lottery officials announced on Thursday that the winning ticket purchased at Big Shot on Bissonnet Street i
Jan 7, 2024, 2:19 pm - Lottery News

Texas Lottery pays out largest jackpot in state history with $360 million Mega Millions claim
South Dakota-based trust claims largest prize ever paid out to a Texas Lottery player By Kate Northrop A trust based in South Dakota made Texas Lottery history when they claimed a $360 million Mega Millions jackpot this week. The Blue Yucca Trust, of Rapid City, South Dakota, came forward to claim a $360 million Mega Millions jackpot and because the biggest lottery winner in the state of Texas, the Texas Lottery announced on Wednesday. On Oct. 6, 2023, one Quick Pick ticket match
Nov 16, 2023, 10:26 am - Lottery News

VIDEO: July's latest Weekly Roundup in lottery news
Two types of prizes that are out-of-this-world in their own unique way By Kate Northrop Today, Lottery Post published a new installment of the Weekly Roundup series featuring some of the latest lottery stories in the month of July. Of course, one big ticket item this week is the swelling Powerball jackpot, which has officially hit the $1 billion mark and is up for grabs in tonight's drawing. (And Mega Millions is not doing too badly either.) However, the big Powerball prize is no
Jul 19, 2023, 6:10 pm - Lottery News

Texas Lottery to launch space flight second-chance promotion
Lottery winners... in space! By Kate Northrop Lottery winners in Texas might be lucky enough to travel to space as part of an upcoming second-chance promotion from the Texas Lottery. The Texas Lottery is looking up for their latest second-chance promotion prize, which involves sending lottery winners to the edge of space. Texas residents who have always dreamed of one day traveling to the stars should be on the lookout for a scratch-off ticket coming to the state later this year
Jul 12, 2023, 11:20 am - Lottery News

Texas Lottery mobile app offline due to vendor technical issues
Mobile app down while Lottery addresses performance issues By Kate Northrop The Texas Lottery mobile app is temporarily offline in Maintenance Mode while the Lottery works to resolve technical issues related to its operator and vendor. This afternoon, the Texas Lottery announced that its mobile app will be inaccessible to players due to technical problems related to lottery operator and mobile application vendor IGT Global Solutions Corporation (IGT). On Mon., June 5, after the L
Jun 13, 2023, 6:17 pm - Lottery News

Texas Legislature proposes bill to block online lottery courier services
Lawmakers take aim at third-party ticket management businesses By Kate Northrop Lawmakers are discussing a bill that would prohibit the sale of lottery tickets online in Texas, effectively banning online lottery courier services. A bill that would prohibit the sale of Texas Lottery tickets online has passed in the Senate and threatens the operation of ticket courier services in the state. On Saturday, one ticket won the $95 million Lotto Texas jackpot , which stood as the largest
Apr 28, 2023, 8:43 pm - Lottery News

One ticket wins $95 million Lotto Texas jackpot, largest prize in the country
Biggest Lotto Texas jackpot win in over 12 years, Texas Lottery notes third-party app sales trend By Kate Northrop The Texas Lottery announced just after midnight on Sunday that one ticket won the $95 million Lotto Texas jackpot, which stood as the largest lottery prize in the U.S. Everything's bigger in Texas, including the lottery. After 93 drawings in one jackpot run, someone is finally walking away from Saturday's Lotto Texas drawing a multi-millionaire. The winning numbers i
Apr 26, 2023, 8:02 am - Lottery News

Lotto Texas boasts $48 million jackpot, largest in 12 years
Texas jackpot continues reign as biggest in-state prize in North America By Kate Northrop Lottery players in Texas have a shot at the largest advertised Lotto Texas prize in over 12 years after reached $48 million over the weekend. The Lotto Texas prize has swelled to $48 million in advance of the next drawing on Mon., Feb. 27, making it the third-largest lottery prize in North America and the fourth-largest in the world. Monday's drawing will be the 70th in the current Lotto Tex
Feb 27, 2023, 6:05 pm - Lottery News

Two winning $1 million Mega Millions tickets sold in Texas set to expire in a month
Two second-tier prizes soon to expire, Lotto Texas jackpot hits highest amount this year By Kate Northrop There are two second-tier Mega Millions prizes worth $1 million each that will expire in just over a month if no one steps forward to claim them. Two winning tickets worth $1 million each, both Quick Picks, are still out there somewhere in Texas, waiting to be cashed in. Both Mega Millions tickets matched the white ball numbers drawn on July 29, 2022, which were 13, 36, 45, 5
Dec 15, 2022, 6:44 am - Lottery News

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