This article relies too much on references to primary sources. The Texas Lottery is the government-operated lottery available throughout Texas. It is operated by the Texas Lottery Commission, headquartered in downtown Austin. The voters of Texas approved an amendment to the Texas Constitution in November 1991 authorizing lottery sales in Texas. The Texas Lottery Commission created an unusual contest for the Lottery logo: designs from a contracted advertising agency were pitted against designs from the general public. The Texas Lottery’s first game was the scratch ticket Lone Star Millions, with the first ticket sold to then Gov. Ann Richards at Polk’s Feed Store in Oak Hill. Lotto Texas began sales on November 7, 1992, with the first drawing on November 14 and the first jackpot won by a resident of Schulenburg on November 28. 1 billion, breaking a record set by the Florida Lottery in 1989. Texas joined the Mega Millions consortium in 2003, with sales beginning December 3 and the first drawing to include Texas on December 5. On April 23, 2013, the House voted not to recommission the Texas Lottery Commission, which would have potentially brought an end to the lottery in Texas. Later in the day, the House reversed course with a new vote on the bill.
1 million from 1993 to 2010, first from Lotto Texas and subsequently three times from scratch tickets. In the 2018 fiscal year, lottery revenue was allocated as follows. 1 percent is paid out in prizes. 5 percent is paid to the Foundation School Fund, which is administered by the Texas Education Agency to support public education in Texas. 4 percent is paid to retailers as commissions. 7 percent is retained to cover administration costs. 3 percent is transferred to the Texas Legislature for allocation. Since 2009 this money has gone to the Texas Fund for Veterans Assistance and other state programs. This revenue includes that from unclaimed prizes and from sales of scratch ticket games such as Veterans Cash.
This program has been discontinued as of September 1, 2018. As with most US lotteries, players must be at least 18 years of age. Winning tickets must be claimed within 180 days or the prize is forfeited. The Texas Lottery began operations on May 29, 1992 with sales of Lone Star Millions. The Texas Lottery is the only U. November 14, 1992, and the first jackpot won on November 28, 1992. Non-jackpot payments are in lump sum.
5 million, and drawings are held at 10:12 PM Central time on Wednesdays and Saturdays. April 14, 2013, with the first drawing to include Extra! 2 for matching 2 of 6 numbers. Overall odds of winning are 1:71. Overall odds of winning are 1:7. Texas Two Step is the other twice-weekly in-house game in Texas. Sales for Texas Two Step began on May 13, 2001. 35 white balls, and the fifth, Bonus Ball, from a set of 35 red balls. All payments, including the jackpot, are in lump sum.
200,000, and drawings are held at 10:12 PM on Mondays and Thursdays. Overall odds of winning are 1:32. Introduced in 2012, All or Nothing is drawn 24 times weekly, at 10:00 am, 12:27 pm, 6:00 pm, and 10:12 pm Central Time Mondays through Saturdays. 12 numbers from a field of 24. 250,000 cash if either all 12 numbers match those drawn or if none match the numbers drawn. Each number set on an All or Nothing playslip has boxes for quick pick and for multi-draw, where a player may select to use the same numbers for up to 24 consecutive drawings. The All or Nothing concept and format has subsequently been adopted by other state lotteries. Cash Five is a daily-draw game. The first drawing with the new rules in place was on Sept. All payments are in lump sum.