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$12 Million Lotto Texas Jackpot Goes Unclaimed

There’s a winner of a $12 million grand prize from the January 1 Lotto Texas drawing. As it turns out, it’s the state’s public schools.

06/30/2014

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$12 Million Lotto Texas Jackpot Still Unclaimed

The winning ticket from the January 1 Lotto Texas drawing still hasn’t been presented and as the deadline looms for its redemption, the drawing’s grand prize of $12 million remains unclaimed.

06/29/2014

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Lottery Commission Knows About Game Rooms But Doesn’t Shut Them Down

New reports uncovered by the CBS 11 I-Team show that the Texas Lottery Commission has known for years that their bingo halls play host to potentially illegal gambling.

CBS 11–05/14/2014

While investigating the way bingo halls are run in the State of Texas and who truly benefits from the millions of dollars the industry generates, the CBS 11 I-Team uncovered another issue.  Our undercover cameras caught people playing inside bingo hall “game rooms” and getting paid in cash if they won. (credit: CBS 11 News)

I-Team: Some Bingo Halls Paying Out For Computer Games Too

When you think of bingo – You might think of your sweet 80-year-old grandmother going to play bingo at a church down the street. It helps her pass the time and stay social.

05/09/2014

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Developments In CBS 11 I-Team Charity Bingo Investigation

On Monday, the CBS 11 I-Team confirmed the Director of Charity Bingo, Sandra Joseph, resigned from her post. Her resignation was submitted two days after the I-Team’s initial investigation into charity bingo in Texas.

CBS 11–05/05/2014

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I-Team Uncovers Charity Bingo Doesn’t Always Benefit Charities

Some charity organizations across Texas have been pushed to the brink of bankruptcy after getting involved with bingo. The Lottery Commission runs charity bingo. But some non-profit groups believe the state isn’t doing enough to protect the groups.

CBS 11–04/29/2014

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New Rules For Texas Bingo Halls On Hold

The Lottery Commission has delayed making a decision about the use of video confirmation of pull-tab tickets – which critics say would open the door to slot machines in Texas.

04/17/2014

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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

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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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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

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

Public Schools Losing In Texas Lottery Payout

While lottery sales and prize payouts have increased since 1998, money from the Texas Lottery given to public schools decreased from about $1.2 billion to the $1 billion they received last year.

05/17/2011