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.
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Apr 24, 2020, 3:15 pm - Lottery News forum
Texas Lottery to expand ticket sales at checkout lanes
Charlie Thomas, a home health care provider who also scrubs floors in the evening, says he buys lottery tickets every time I get a paycheck.
Thomas, 55, has been playing the Texas Lottery for two decades. His fortune hunting takes a $30 bite out of his weekly pay, but he's won about $1,000 over the years. His most recent good fortune was a $100 win on a bingo lottery ticket.
He was less lucky one day last month: The $2 scratch-off he bought at an East Austin convenience store came up empt ...
Jan 21, 2020, 9:36 am - Lottery News forum
$1 million Powerball lottery ticket sold in Texas expires Monday
This holiday season someone who bought a Powerball ticket in Dallas this past Spring has a lot to be thankful for... but only for the next few days.
The unclaimed Powerball ticket purchased for the May 29 drawing is a $1 million winner, but will expire on Monday.
The Quick Pick ticket, purchased at the RS Dollar Plus Store in the 3300 block of Elsie Faye Heggins Street in Dallas, matched all five of the white ball numbers. The winning numbers for the drawing were 3, 32, 34, 42, and 61, wit ...
Nov 23, 2019, 9:31 am - Lottery News forum
Lucky Texan just claimed biggest prize ever paid to a single player in state's lottery
A lucky Texan just won the biggest prize ever awarded to a single player in the state's lottery.
A resident in Leander, a city in the Austin metro area, claimed the $227 million jackpot prize for the Mega Millions drawing in late September, according to a lottery news release. The winner is remaining anonymous.
After taxes, the winner will take home just over $157 million.
While two other jackpots in Texas have been larger, this was the biggest prize won by a single player in the state, ...
Oct 29, 2019, 8:08 am - Lottery News forum
Mega Millions lottery winner worth $227 million sold in Texas
Update: Additional information about retailer and historical context
By Todd Northrop
A single ticket sold in Texas matched the winning numbers from Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing and is worth an estimated $227 million.
The Texas Lottery announced that the ticket was sold at the Lakeline Express Mart on 2004 N. Lakeline Boulevard in Cedar Park. The retailer is eligible to receive a $1 million retailer bonus for selling the jackpot-winning ticket, which was a quick pick.
The ca ...
Sep 25, 2019, 8:14 am - Lottery News forum
$1 million Mega Millions ticket sold in North Texas set to expire
Did you forget to check any lotto tickets you bought late last year? We hope you didn't throw them away!
The Texas Lottery announced Thursday that a winning Mega Millions ticket worth $1 million remains unclaimed after its January 1, 2019 drawing. And the time to claim it is about to expire.
According to the statement, the winning Quick Pick ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven at 4180 E. Renner Road in Richardson, Texas. The ticket matched all five of the white ball numbers drawn: 34, 44, 57, 62 ...
Jun 21, 2019, 8:30 am - Lottery News forum
Texas Lottery to add new Fireball feature to Pick 3 and Daily 4
Replaces Sum It Up feature
Texas Lottery players will soon have more chances to win when they play Pick 3 and Daily 4 by purchasing Fireball, a new add-on feature for both daily draw games.
Fireball will replace the Sum It Up! feature starting Sunday, April 28. The first drawings for Pick 3 plus Fireball and Daily 4 plus Fireball will be Monday, April 29.
We are excited to refresh Pick 3 and Daily 4 with the launch of the Fireball add-on feature, said Gary Grief, executive director of ...
Apr 26, 2019, 8:53 am - Lottery News forum
Texas Lottery generated more than $100 million in one week from scratch-off ticket sales
The Texas Lottery has, for the first time in its history, sold more than $100 million in scratch ticket sales in just one week. From Dec. 23, 2018 to Dec. 29, 2018, scratch ticket sales totaled $100,776,586, shattering the old record of $99,679,358 achieved in March of 2018.
This is a very special time for the Texas Lottery as we continue to experience unprecedented growth and we are especially thrilled to celebrate this tremendous record week of scratch ticket sales, said Gary Grief, execut ...
Jan 7, 2019, 8:51 am - Lottery News forum