Bingo Becomes Increasingly Tough Gamble For Texas CharitiesMore than 600 organizations sponsored bingo games in 2015, but the move by the lottery commission appears to be the first time the state has stripped the licenses of underperforming bingo operators.
Fiscal 2015 Was A Record-Breaking Year For The Texas LotteryOfficials with the Texas Lottery say "you" are to thank for breaking a record. During the fiscal year 2015, the Texas Lottery recorded $4.529 billion in gross sales.
$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.
$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.
Lottery Commission Knows About Game Rooms But Doesn’t Shut Them DownNew 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.
I-Team: Some Bingo Halls Paying Out For Computer Games TooWhen 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.
Developments In CBS 11 I-Team Charity Bingo InvestigationOn 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.
I-Team Uncovers Charity Bingo Doesn’t Always Benefit CharitiesSome 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.
New Rules For Texas Bingo Halls On HoldThe 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.
In Reversal, House Reauthorizes Lottery CommissionThe Texas House cast a shocking vote on Tuesday to dismantle the state lottery -- only to reverse itself after a few frantic hours.
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.
Winning Texas Lotto Ticket Sold In Fort WorthSomeone 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.