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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

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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