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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 forum

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 forum

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 forum

Lotto Texas jackpot increases again, now the largest in North America
The $42.75 million jackpot is the third-largest in the world By Kate Northrop The Texas Lottery continues to shock the country with a Lotto Texas jackpot that refuses to quit. Right now, the estimated annuitized jackpot for the Sat., Sept. 19 drawing is $42.75 million impressive for an in-state game. It's a big opportunity for Texas lottery players itching for a rare and exclusive prize in a time where large jackpots are hard to come by. Anyone who wins the top prize will have bragging ...
Sep 18, 2020, 4:13 pm - Lottery News forum

Texas Lotto jackpot grows to largest in a decade
By Todd Northrop The Texas Lottery's premier in-state jackpot game, Lotto Texas, has now gone 65 drawings without a top prize winner, generating a jackpot that is the largest the game has seen in more than a decade. With no jackpot-winning tickets sold for the Aug. 29, 2020 drawing, the game's jackpot prize has grown to an estimated $36.75 million for the Sept. 2, 2020 drawing the largest jackpot since May 29, 2010 drawing when the game boasted an advertised $97 million jackpot prize. W ...
Aug 31, 2020, 1:52 pm - Lottery News forum

$32.25 million Lotto Texas jackpot is currently the largest in the USA
It's also the second largest in the world By Kate Northrop The Texas Lottery is up on the world stage as the Lotto Texas jackpot rolled to $32.35 million after no jackpot-winning tickets were sold for the Wednesday, August 12 drawing, making it the biggest prize in the United States right now. The estimated annuitized jackpot amount is up for grabs in the next drawing to be held on Saturday, August 15. Not only is it the largest jackpot in North America right now, even above the current ...
Aug 14, 2020, 5:47 pm - Lottery News forum

Texas lottery thief caught after attempting to cash stolen tickets
By Kate Northrop A thief who stole two whole bins of Texas Lottery scratch-off tickets from a gas station has been caught by police after he attempted to cash in a prize. On July 19 at 3:00 am, surveillance cameras captured the moment Kendall Hayes, 27, broke into the Copper Ridge Market on TX-29 in Georgetown. A man identified as Hayes pulled up to the convenience store in his car and smashed an object through the glass door. He then snatched two bins of scratch-off lottery tickets and dr ...
Aug 5, 2020, 6:31 pm - Lottery News forum

Texas Lottery introduces new in-lane option for purchasing lottery tickets
For the first time in the U.S., numbers can be printed directly on receipt paper By Kate Northrop The Texas Lottery just adjusted the way players can buy their lottery tickets the purchasing process, along with the appearance of a ticket, is gaining a new alternative. For the first time in the United States, players can buy their Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets printed on cash register receipt paper, otherwise known as a Receipt Ticket. Currently, the Texas Lottery is offeri ...
Jul 21, 2020, 4:07 pm - Lottery News forum

Texas Lottery to reopen claims centers June 1
Claims initially to be processed by appointment only The Texas Lottery Commission plans to reopen all 16 claim centers around the state on Monday, June 1, 2020. Claims will be processed by appointment only and recommended safety and cleaning guidelines will be followed. The claim centers will operate under this method for an undetermined period of time and until further notice. Details on how to schedule an appointment, as well as safety precautions to be put in place, will be announced at ...
May 15, 2020, 11:39 am - Lottery News forum

Texas Lottery sales surge amidst the COVID-19 pandemic
By Kate Northrop In an announcement on Tuesday afternoon, the Texas Lottery revealed that sales of scratch-off tickets surged to $112 million from the previous week's sales of $95 million. Revenue for scratch-off tickets during this week are up $15 million compared to 2019, a 16% increase. The boost comes after a month of weakened overall sales, mostly for draw games, that are likely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The full report is available on the official Texas Lottery website. A s ...
Apr 24, 2020, 3:15 pm - Lottery News forum

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