Lottery

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North Texas Man Claims $40 Million Powerball Jackpot

The Texas Lottery says a man who lives in a small North Texas town has claimed a $40 million Powerball jackpot.

06/04/2013

Mega Millions lottery tickets sit on a registar on March 30, 2012. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Texas Lottery Suspends Game With Design Flaw

The Texas Lottery has temporarily suspended the popular All or Nothing game after a “design issue” has led to higher than expected payouts to players.

06/04/2013

A woman fills out her Mega Millions lottery ticket. (credit: Getty Images/Tim Boyle)

Texas Senate Votes To Extend Lottery

The Texas Senate has voted to extend the life of the state lottery in a vote that was much less contentious than in the House, where some lawmakers tried to kill it off.

05/17/2013

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Powerball Jackpot Soars To $475 Million

A message early Thursday on the multistate lottery’s website said the jackpot has soared to $475 million after none of the tickets sold matched all the winning numbers in Wednesday night’s drawing.

05/16/2013

A woman fills out her Mega Millions lottery ticket. (credit: Getty Images/Tim Boyle)

Texans Have A Double Dose Of Lottery Fever

North Texans are coming down with a double dose of lottery fever this week.

CBSDFW.COM–05/14/2013

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In Reversal, House Reauthorizes Lottery Commission

The Texas House cast a shocking vote on Tuesday to dismantle the state lottery — only to reverse itself after a few frantic hours.

04/23/2013

The Hippodrome Casino Opens After Extensive Renovation

Texas Gambling Supporters Ready Despite Long Odds

Supporters of casinos and expanded gambling in Texas say they’re more united before the upcoming legislative session, but their proposals will still face long odds.

12/26/2012

Powerball Jackpot Reaches A Record $550 Million

2 Tickets Strike Gold In Record Powerball Jackpot

The richest Powerball jackpot ever _ and the second-largest top prize in U.S. lottery history _ has been won. The question now becomes: Who are the lucky winners waking up to new lives as multimillionaires?

11/29/2012

A lottery player selects her numbers on a Powerball ticket. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Powerball: What Are The Odds?

Powerball fever has hit North Texas. The estimated jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing has jumped from $425 million to $500 million — that’s half a billion dollars — making it the second richest lottery jackpot in United States history.

11/28/2012

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Powerball Jackpot Jumps To $550 Million

The record Powerball jackpot keeps rising. It now stands at $550 million after officials say brisk sales keep driving up the payout amount. In Texas alone early $7 million worth of Powerball tickets were sold before 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

11/28/2012

Blank Powerball lottery slips. (credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Record Powerball Result Of Changes To Boost Sales

The historic Powerball jackpot boosted to $500 million on Tuesday was all part of a plan lottery officials put in place early this year to build jackpots faster, drive sales and generate more money for states that run the game.

11/27/2012

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Sales Plummet For Veterans Lottery Game

A $2 scratch-off game in Texas created to help veterans is plummeting in popularity, even as the state lottery posts record sales overall.

10/01/2012

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