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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

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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

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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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Winning Texas Lotto Ticket Sold In Fort Worth

Someone in North Texas is believed to be holding a lottery ticket worth $28 million. Saturday’s Lotto Texas winning ticket was sold at a Shell gas station in north Fort Worth.

05/14/2012

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

North Texans Ponder How To Spend Lotto Jackpot

It was the moment that Mega Millions lottery ticket holders have been waiting for — the drawing for the $640 million lottery jackpot was held Friday night.

03/30/2012

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

Playing The Lotto Can Be Fun, But…

Everyone is lining up for a chance to win big money, after the Mega Millions jackpot has ballooned to $640 million. But there could be some dangers.

03/30/2012

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

Mega Millions Jackpot Increases To $640 Million

Lottery officials say they are increasing the Mega Millions lottery jackpot to $640 million, raising what was already a world-record prize.

03/30/2012

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

Lotto Office Pools Can Cause Problems

The largest jackpot in U.S. history is enticing more people to pool their money with friends or co-workers to buy tickets for Friday’s MegaMillions drawing.

03/29/2012

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