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Just the latest drawing results, payouts & winning locations for
Lotto Texas, Powerball, Mega Millions,
Pick3, Daily 4, Cash5, & Texas 2 Step, All or Nothing
This Years Previous Drawing Results/Winning Numbers - All Draws & Games, Click here
Previous Years Drawing Results - All Texas Games Including Powerball & Mega Millions
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Previous Years Drawing Results - Big Game and/or Mega Millions - 1996 - 2002:
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- Texans For Public Justice -
A Special Message To All
TLC Employees - Past & Present
- Part 8 -
The Tax Break Shenanigans of J. Winston Krause
n 2008, Commissioner Krause sued the IRS to get a
refund of interest and penalties he had paid for a disallowed
deduction and income. The disallowed deduction ... he
bought Canadian dollars for $20K; claimed he paid
$2.8 million; he showed a loss of <$2.7 million> yet
he had sold the Canadian dollars for $19.5K. A 2010
5th Circuit of Appeals quote ... "Krause's Tax
Chicanery" A very interesting and telling story
about the man who Chairs our Lottery.
Part 8 Posted April 6, 2014
A Must Read For Texas Players.
Click graphic above ...
Powerball Will Be
Obnoxiously Harder To Win
Read all the fine details of the rule change plus some tidbits they
don't want you to understand. New game begins 10/07/15.
Posted 8/24/15. Revised 8/25/15. Revised 8/26/15 - Added
supporting documents and link to Powerball rule. Click here
Counting Down FY15 Which Ends Aug 31
Sales down. See and compare the figures yourself, click here
How can players fail to collect this much in prizes -
unbelievable Unclaimed Prize figures, click here
Four of Five TLC Commissioners Attended
Their Last Commission Meeting
Unbelievable! Read May 29, 2015 entry. Click here (Daily Page)
I Asked Governor Abbott ... When Lottery Players (Consumers)
Feel Wronged by The TLC, Who Can They Call For Help?
My letter to the Governor (5/21/15), Click here (pdf)
Governor's letter to me (5/26/15), Click here (pdf)
(NO, I did NOT alter Abbott's letter)
Gary Grief replies to my letter as requested
by Governor Abbott (5/29/15) Click here pdf
NEW - 6/13/15 My reply to Gary Grief's
letter, click here, pdf
- Jilted Players -
Monopoly Millionaires Club
4 Separate Editorials - Jan 5, 9, 14, 23, 2015, Click here
NBC, Channel 5, DFW - by Ken Kalthoff, click here
Past Monopoly Drawing Results, Click here
Hoosier Lottery Losing Money (So is Texas), Click here
Official Game Rule (As of Oct 29, 2014)(word), click here
MMC Audience Selections Procedures, click here (pdf)
Future participating states - Click here (pdf)
Draw Sales by State, Click here
Financial Re-cap of Draws, Click here
(Watch here for additional documents to be posted)
Texas' Fun 5's
Fun 5's Scratch Tickets Not
Paying Face Value of Winnings
See it for yourself. Posted 9/8/14.
Rule 202 Petition Filed In Travis County
This is NOT a lawsuit - We're asking for the
Courts to allow us to take depositions. Petition
is easy to read and understand. A great read!
Click here, pdf. See Filing Receipt, click here.
Posted 10/16/14. Do keep making those calls ...
Fun 5's - Questions & Answers
Everything you have been asking me
is covered here! Posted 9/21/14.
My Letter To The District
Attorney of Travis County
RE: Fun 5's scratch ticket NOT paying
face value of prizes won. Click here, a pdf
Media Coverage - Fun 5's
This is NOT all of them!
ABC - KTRK TV Houston
NBC - KXAS - Dallas
Dallas Morning News
Kens5 - San Antonio - TV.
Click 2 - Houston
Fox 7 - Austin
Austin American Statesman/Longview
Good Morning America (Can't find link)
Channel 11 TV - Fort Worth - 10/21/14
Courthouse News (10/21/14)
Houston Chronicle (10/23/14)
Dallas Morning News, (10/24/14)
Courthouse News, (10/24/14)
Dallas Morning News, (12/10/14)
Houston Chronicle, (12/10/14)
4 Traders (12/11/14)
Courthouse News (12/11/14)
News Journal (!2/12/14)
WacoTrib (AP) (12/11/14)
FY14 Ends With What Appears To Be
A Substantial Loss In Revenue
... Sales way down from FY13 ...
Powerball <$106.5 M>; Lotto Texas <$11 M>;
Pick 3 <$14.7 M>; Cash Five <$3.7 M>; 2 Step <$2.4 M>;
All or Nothing <$17.3 M>. Two games increased their sales ...
Mega Millions (+ $72M) and Daily 4 (+ $8 M) Scratch ticket
sales to be determined. See the facts - Posted 8/31/14. click here.
- Updated -
Clerks Caught Stealing Again - How The Latest Promo
Fared and How To Get Free Lotto Texas Tickets
Read July 8th & 11th entry on the Daily Page, Click here
- Awesome ... A 3 Part Investigative Story -
Four Multi Million Dollar Wins Then 28 Low Tier Claims
by Joan Ginther, Then A Close Friend Claims More Prizes.
Theories on how she beat the odds to win multi millions 4 times.
"Lotterys luckiest woman bet flabbergasting sums on scratch-offs"
This 3 part story began July 1, 2014 - The reporter, Peter Mucha,
Philly.com, spent hundreds of hours researching this Texas winner
and researching theories on how she to beat the odds!
Parts 1 - 3 - Links to all three parts, Click here
Philly.com's - More Coverage -
How Peter Mucha's lottery series evolved, click here
Ginther tops many multiple winners, click here
Ginther known as big time ticket buyer, click here
16 schemes likely not used by Ginther, Click here
Just how outrageous were the odds, Click here
Tx stores that still sell the $7.5 Million Fortune
scratch ticket (a $50 ticket) - Click here (pdf)
Finally - Kelly Cripe in Person &
A New $5 Game - Monopoly Millionaires Club
Read June 22 & June 23 entry on our Daily Page
CBS Dallas, KTVT/Channel 11 - Mireya Villarreal
4 Bingo Stories -2 Illegal Gambling & 2 Cheating Charities Stories
WOW, what a series to watch! Ask yourself, why would the Texas Lottery
ignore "gaming devices" that pay players in cash or in lottery tickets?
Click here for links to watch stories that aired on ...
April 29, 2014, May 5, 2014, May 9, 2014 & May 14, 2014
The Texas Lottery Has Betrayed All Lottery and Bingo Players
Recent news stories have exposed all the dirt - every one of you
should read these stories. Click here - scroll down to May 9th posting.
- Yes, I'm In The News -
Guess I Can't Get Away With Anything!
The Texas Tribune & The New York Times
As requested, here's links so ya'll can all read
what was written. Same story - two locations.
Posted 3/3/14 - Texas Tribune & New York Times
(Previous stories referenced: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal)
Read Dallas Morning News
Story About Texas Triple Chance
Appeared Feb 12, 2014 - Click here
Senator Deuell Requests an AG Opinion ...
Does Texas Triple Chance Qualify As a "Lottery?"
Read Senator Deuell's letter, Click here (a pdf - 02/10/14)
My letter to the AG - (a pdf - 01/28/14), click here
Texas Triple Chance
Read My Letter To The Attorney General
With the writing of this letter, I've done all I can
do to protect the People of Texas. It is now out
of my hands. Posted 1/30/14. Click here
Texas Triple Chance - A Casino "Keno"
Game In Almost Every Aspect
I Wonder ... Wouldn't a Constitutional
Amendment be needed for the TX Lottery to
conduct this game? Pertinent information revealed
& explained. Posted 1/20/14, Click here
A KENO Game "TX Triple Chance"
Was Secretly Proposed
Complete details in layman terms. I hope you will all
take a minute to comment. Revised 1/12/14, Click here
Additional pertinent game information on a new page.
Posted 1/20/14, Click here
Unbelievable ... Duplicate Quick Picks
Louisiana players buys 4 tickets, all tickets have the same
numbers. Very sad. (Nov 2013 - Updated Nov 12, 2013)
NEW - As Requested For Years ... Here it is!
Numbers frequency plus more for Lotto Texas, Cash 5,
Texas 2 Step, Daily 4, Pick3, Click here
Grief & G-Tech Explains All or Nothing's Suspension
Read June 12, 2013 entry - Daily Page - Click here
Did Gary Grief Lead The Commissioners To
Believe All or Nothing was born in Texas?
And about that highly publicized "liability" problem.
Posted 6/8/13 - Click here
Houston Chronicle Exposes Mr. Grief's
Contractions Regarding All or Nothing
Here's the answers to all your questions and the
REAL truth (6/5/13). Edited. Minor language
changes made.(6/6/13). ... Click here
Scratch Ticket Goes Missing From TLC Website - WHY??
$250K BINGO - Posted Sunday, June 2, Click here
All or Nothing Sales Suspended 6/3/13
Read Texas Lottery's press release and
my comments ... Click here
Responding to a Cease and Desist Letter (Kelly Cripes)
I uncover questionable employee behavior ... Read their communications.
Amazing yet hurtful discoveries ... Posted 4/21/13 ... Click here.
(4/22/13 - 11 AM - Added vital information that should
have been included in original posting. It's clearly marked)
April 8th Texas 2 Step Winner Purposely Shortchanged
& Would A $3 Million Reward Help To Catch a Killer?
Read April 4th and April 9th entries - Click here.
About Pick3 & Daily 4 Changes &
Read Complaint the State Auditor Received Regarding TX Lottery ...
The Secret The TLC Tried To Keep! Just An Intro To My Story ...
Click here for Daily Page (3/15/13)
About That NEW Lotto Texas Rule - The One That Screws Us Players
Clearly this rule is by the state and for the state - no where does the people fit in.
I predict the Commission will adopt this new rule on Friday, Jan 11, 2013. How very sad ...
Click here for details.
Will Texas Honor The Rule and The Face Value of My Scratch Tickets
This letter was submitted to Gary Grief - Director of the Texas Lottery. I'm asking that
my winning tickets be paid - Unbelievable story and only the tip of the iceberg
regarding Texas scratch tickets. After you read the letter, tell me -
do you think it's a winning ticket???? Should they pay me?
Posted 12/10/12. Click here
Ticket Checker Says Winning Ticket "Not A Winner"
Check your own tickets ... Read Sept 16th entry, click here
Lotto Texas Winner Collects Anonymously
and a brief Cripe update ...
Click here for details (Read 9/8/12 entry)
All or Nothing -
A new Keno style online game starting Sept 10, 2012. Click here for details
Don't buy $20 Maximum Millions scratch offs, all top prizes have been claimed
Click here for details (Read 8/22/12 entry)
Does The Lottery Prey On The Poor People?
Many of you have heard that the NAACP has called for the Legislature to
abolish the Texas Lottery. As I write this, I am NOT in favor of abolishing the
Texas Lottery. HOWEVER, if changes aren't made by the Legislature this session,
then I would favor abolishing the Lottery. I've made Sunset recommendations
and will be forth coming soon with my findings from a 4 year scratch ticket study.
My findings from this study will add to my list of recommendations to
further protect lottery players.In the meantime, watch these two newscasts.
FOX Business News - Click here
CNN - You Tube, Click here
TX Scratch Ticket Player Indicted For Fraud
Ticket checker tells player ticket is $100 winner but the
ticket had already been paid. So TX Lottery goes after her for
making a fraudulent claim. Apparently, the retailer failed to destroy
the ticket after he paid it - a violation of the administrative code, rule
and retailer handbook. Why did the ticket checker mislead her? It
should have told her it had been previously paid - not that it was a
$100 winner? Incredible story by the Austin Chronicle.(6/8/12)
Meet Kelly Cripe - The Spokesperson For the Texas Lottery
She's the person who decided I didn't need to receive public
information that I pass along to you every day!
Posted 5/30/12 - Q & A Added 6/5/12 - Click here.
Update to Quick Pick Story & My Sunset Recommendations
A must read for all Texas Lottery Players ...
(If you just want to read my Sunset recommendations, click here)
Read Quick Pick update - May 7, 2012 entry, click here
Texas Player Buys 7 Quick Picks, Receives 7 Identical Tickets
An Unbelievable Story - Posted March 15, 2012, Click here
If You Are The Sender Of The Feb 1, 2012 Fax
Please call me. You must trust me.
Since Powerball Ticket Price Increased ...
New Page Added To Site: Compare how many tickets (MM vs PB)
were actually "printed" per draw - Sad but true, Click here
Also, Daily Page updated allowing you to compare
before and after rule change - see it for yourself!
About The Powerball Changes
The whole truth about the changes.
Posted 01/13/12, 01/17/12, Feb 8, 2012 - Click here
As Reported in The Daily Beast ...
Rick Perry Offered State Jobs to Personal Business Contacts
Another bit of hypocrisy!
One of these jobs includes the Chair of the Texas Lottery Commission
Click here to read story ...(Posted 11/19/11)
Austin Statesman Blogs About
the Harper Magazine Story
Titled "The Luckiest Woman on Earth" - (8/5/11) Click here
About That Conflicting Data
Read Oct 19, 2010 posting on the Daily Page
2nd Chance Drawing Winners List
Jumbo Bucks, pdf
Dallas Cowboys, pdf
Update To LotteryPost Story & See WHY
the TLC Cannot Afford To Overpay Winners
These two stories go hand in hand ...
It's all spelled out on this one page - A Must Read For Texans.
Includes breakdown of 8/28/10 Lotto Texas win. In 4 short
weeks the TLC has thrown away an est <$5.93 million>
Posted 8/29/10 - Click here
LotteryPost.com GUILTY of Misleading Its Readers
They took a Dallas Morning News Copyrighted story,
changed it and posted it ... They want YOU to believe that the
way lotterypost presented the story is how it appeared in the paper ...
They just lost ALL creditability... Posted 8/14/10. Click here
Should $55 Million Go To The
School Fund or In G-Techs Bank Account?
An update to the story I posted in January. The question is, will the
TLC allow this issue to be down-played so those in high places can
reap the benefits? Will those in high places ask the TLC to
accept the ritual "it was an oversight" excuse?
Posted 02/15/10 - Click here
The TLC Is Attempting To Bully Me Out of My Domain Names
They failed the 1st time - in 2001 - so 8 and 1/2 years later they're expending
more taxpayer money to come after us again. Read the letter I received and my
response to their letter. You should all find this of interest. (Posted 1/31/10) Click here
See The Letters
Letter from TLC attorney's to Lotto Report (pdf), click here
My response to TLC/Attorney (pdf), click here
Firm Hired By TX Lottery To Write Lottery Proposal (RFP)
Was Being Paid by G-Tech Too
Talk about a conflict of interest. Read my comments
and the story. Posted 01/25/10 - Click here
Grand Prairie Clerk Caught Stealing Players Winnings
TLC won't pay prize ... Don't let this happen to you.
Originally posted 10/21/09, Updated 10/28/09 & 11/02/09 - Click here
Watch the Hansen Files - Another Lottery Investigation
See how many store clerks have cashed in top prizes. (Posted 11/03/09)
Is The TLC Cheating Us? 47 Draws With No Winner?
The answer to your question and let's see if we can produce
a winner. Posted 9/7/09. Click here
Dateline Investigates - An Unbelievable Story
Every lottery player should watch and read this story.
Posted 5/6/09, Aired 5/3/09, Click here.
State of Iowa Ombudsman Releases Comprehensive Report
- Players Not Protected -
The report shows store clerks steal & committ fraud while
the Lottery looks the other way. It is my opinion that Texas
looks the other way too. (4/21/09) Click here.
Texas Winners "Told" Tickets Are Losers
A must read. Watch Houston's Local 2 Investigates
newscast too. What this player describes is the
same thing I told the Commissioners years ago
during a Commission meeting when we caught
a clerk trying to steal from us. (4/3/09) Click here.
Woman Wins $5 Million On Scratch Ticket But The Lottery
Won't Fund The Prize Claiming Ticket Is A "Misprint"
An unbelievable, very sad story for ALL lottery players.
(Posted 2/15/09) Read story, Click here
Watch the newscast - unbelievable, Click here.
Store Clerks Busted In Sting Operation
Store clerks take advantage of players ... don't become
another victim. Be sure to read my comments at the end
of these stories too. Posted 1/22/09 - Click here.
TLC Closing $50, $30, $20 Games
With Many Million Dollar Prizes Still Unclaimed
WOW - The TLC will make loads of money by closing these games!
Posted 1/17/09 - Click here
WOW ... A Politician Who Actually Answers Questions!
Harris County voters are lucky ... ya'll have someone running
for State Representative who cares about YOU and speaks
YOUR language. His name is Trey Fleming. This is a must read
and listen to his interview for proof ... You'll be glad you did.
(Posted 10-28-08) Click here
It Is With Great Sympathy That I Tell You
Director Anthony Sadberry Passed Away ...
I'm certain that I can speak for all Texans in saying
that our prayers are with his family - both at work and at home.
May God Bless & Be With You All At This Time (posted 10-28-08)
- TLC Discovered (10/24/08) That A Total of 97,000
Winners Personal Info Has Been Compromised ...
This is up from the 27,000 previously reported -
Attention Winners, TLC Employees & Retailers
Your personal info may have been compromised.
The TLC has known for 3 weeks but told NO one.
How dare they play roulette with peoples lives.
Click here for details
(Original Notice posted 9/10/08.
Story Posted 9/12/08 - Update posted 9/30/08)
Please, I Need Your Help
Posted 7/15/08 - Click here.
Sad But True Winners Stories
Ex-boyfriend charged with killing $5M lottery winner
Florida lottery winner dies penniless
(Texas) Alleged lottery cheat wins big bucks ... A G-Tech Rep
Plus more ... Stories Posted 5/8/08, Click here
G-Tech Rep Arrested For Stealing Scratch Tickets From A Retailer
KHOU - TV did a fantastic story ... go watch it. Click here.
(Short story posted on Sad but True pages, click here..)
2 Step Jackpot For The Drawing on 4/24/08
Advertised @ $1.4 Million - Was Under Advertised
It Should Have Been Advertised @ $1,425,000
Click here to read complaint letter to AG sent 4/22/08.
The TLC guarantees the amount "advertised" - but - there's more
in the prize pool than what they've advertised.
AG & TLC Loses 4th Appeal - 5th Circuit Issues Another Warning
Quit wasting the courts valuable time and taxpayer money! 1st Amendment Rights
at issue and NO immunity for Gary Grief. This case will go to court in May
(Posted 3/30/08) ... Click here.
G-Tech Rep Arrested For Stealing Scratch Tickets From A Retailer
KHOU - TV did a fantastic story ... go watch it. Click here.
(I will be posting a story too - but in the meantime - get the low down now.)
WOW - Iowa Ombudsman Produces Honest Report!
A must read for all of you.
Store clerks may be stealing from you and lottery terminals do err
Plus much more ... Click here for details.
(Read the Iowa Ombudsman Report only, click here pdf. And go to
the Iowa Legislative Web Site for other lottery reports too, click here.
These links are also included on the page with the details )
Enjoy Reading A FREE Copy of The Lotto Report (Dec 2, 2007)
Expanded Scratch Ticket, Daily 4, Pick3 Coverage
in The Lotto Report - Printed 12/3/07 - All game stats
are current as of 12/2/07. Here's the latest edition for FREE!
Enjoy & Good Luck ... Click here (pdf)
Attorney General & Texas Lottery Lose Three (3) Appeals
Shelton Charles Case - Update
5th Circuit of Appeals Court Slaps Texas in the Face.
Posted 11/13/07 - Click here to read.
Enjoy Reading A FREE Copy of The Lotto Report
Expanded Scratch Ticket, Daily 4, Pick3 Coverage
in The Lotto Report - Printed 10/22/07 - All game stats
are current as of 10/21/07. Here's the latest edition for FREE!
Enjoy & Good Luck ... Click here (pdf)
Daily 4 - The Unscrupulous/Unfair Wager - BEWARE
I can't believe the TLC is selling such a wager - but they are.
A must read story for all players. FYI - A complaint was filed
with the Attorney General. (Posted 10/15/07) Click here.
It's About Time! We've Got A Third Lottery Commissioner
David Schenck, a Dallas attorney with Jones Day, was
appointed to the Texas Lottery Commission on Oct 17, 2007.
This seat has been vacant since 2005. More to come.
Is It A Coincidence Or A Love Affair?
Is taxpayer money being abused? You decide
and let me know ... Posted 9/29/07. Click Here
Daily 4 - A New Game Starts 10/1/07
Game Details - Posted 9/30/07 - Click here
Lottery Terminals Err - Here is Absolute Proof
Posted 7/12/07 - Don't let this happen to you -
Check your own tickets! Click here
A Very Interesting Update Coming
Look What I Got For My Money - TWO Days In A Row!
Let me know if this has happened to you. OK?
Posted 7/10/07 - Click here.
25 Las Colinas Pool Players Collect $5.3 Million But State Places
Hardship On Winners By Refusing To Accept IRS Form 5754
Posted 6/23/07 - Click here to read June 22, 2007 story ...
Update: As of 6/25/07, the TLC will now accept IRS Form 5754 from pool players.
However, staff did not provide details during the open meeting as to the "conditions"
to which they would accept the form. Stay tuned ...
Rich, poor: Who Spends The Most On The Lottery
An enlightening story! Many thanks to reporter Lisa Sandberg &
Julie Domel, Houston Chronicle & San Antonio Express News,
for such a great story. Posted 6/10/07. Click here.
- Attention Lotto Report Readers -
I'd like to apologize for not replying to literally
hundreds of your emails and phone calls in the last
couple of months. I still have your messages and I will
reply and/or call as soon as I can. The reason for this is
that a Yellow Lab came into our life who was pregnant.
We have ten puppies that has taken all of my time.
Hopefully, the end is near! Read my story. Click here.
The TLC Workplace Dignity Project
Fellow employees set this up so everyone can speak
up without fear. Click here then click on "TLC Survey."
Hopefully this will finally work for all of you.
(Posted 3/26/07 - Your comments need to be in by 4/15/07)
Lotto Texas Jackpot ONLY $75 Million
After 41 Consecutive Drawings
Compare draw sales for like jackpots - The TLC should
have given us the game we wanted (6/50) last year.
Revised 4/4/07 - Click here.
(Read summary of comment regarding this
matrix change in Feb 2006. Click here - pdf.)
You Won The Lottery - Now What?
What Your Life Would Be Like If You Won The Lottery.
Posted 3/6/07 - Click here.
About Those Proposed Pick3 & Pick 4 Changes
Voted to Withdraw Rules 2/21/07 - Will Re-Propose Later
About the Changes to Pick3
Posted 1/28/07 - Click here
About The New Daily 4 Game
Posted 1/28/07 - Click here
The Saga Continues ...
TLC Loses 1st Round In Court
RE: Shelton Charles' Whistleblower Lawsuit
Dec 11, 2006 - Click here.
Houston Investigation Reveals Texas Winners Denied Winnings
& Canada Lottery Issues Press Release Regarding Recent Investigation
Store clerks are stealing your winnings and the Texas Lottery could care less ...
Thank you Troubleshooters KPRC Channel 2 and Click2Houston
Posted Nov 9, 2006 - Added 3 More Stories Nov 10, 2006 - Click here
- Store Clerks Cashing In Too Many Tickets -
How Much Has Been Stolen From YOU?
A documentary, Luck of the Draw, was aired in Canada on
Oct 25, 2006. This documentary is a MUST WATCH for all
lottery players. Watch it online anytime ... just click here to
watch the documentary - (Click on right side of page
where it says, "Runs 40.19" to start the broadcast.)
New Story Added - 10-28-06 - Defrauded lottery
winner finally gets apology. Click here to read.
Professor Gerald Busald's Students Give
Current "True Value" Of Lottery Games
A new, very informative web site - compliments of San
Antonio College students. Very Interesting. Click here.
- TLC's Deceptive Advertising -
Will We Ever Get Them To Stop Deceiving Us?
Prof who calls what's advertised 'bait-and-switch' gets
invited to agency's hearing. Editorial by Lisa Sandberg -
Houston Chronicle/Express News - Posted Oct 17, 2006
Integrity/Ethics Reaches New Low For Texas,
Georgia and Wisconsin Lotteries.
By refusing to accept IRS Form 5754 from pool players, these states
are not only creating hardships for winners but are also failing in
their fiduciary duties in assisting with the collection of past due
child support, student loans and state owed taxes. A MUST read
if you play in group/pools. Posted 10/9/06. Click here.
Sales Projections Off By $419.5 Million - FY06 Sales
Can the Texas Legislature trust the TLC's projected income?
I wouldn't think so! Posted 9/21/06. Click here.
9/15/06 Mega Millions Winner Collects $66 Million
The jackpot was advertised at $163 million, the Cash Value amount
was $95.4 million but after taxes, he clears $66 million. The bad
news ... he will most likely have to pay more in taxes. Click here.
Here's The Latest - Ex TLC Employee Lawsuit
An Austin Chronicle Story - Sept 14, 2006. You can also
read Plantiffs (Shelton Charles) Interrogatories and Requests
for Production that was served to the TLC and Gary Grief last
month. And, read the State Auditors TLC Employee Report
(July 2006) that confirms much of what's been reported.
Dallas Morning News - "Lottery Firm Under Suspicion"
7/21/06 - I've received many calls asking for my opinion/speculation
regarding G-Tech keeping the TX contract - my answer has been
that I predict nothing will come of the DPS Report. Here's just
ONE of several reasons why I think the way I do. Click here.
As it Appears in the San Antonio Express News
"Willy-Nilly" Lotto Prizes Spur Audit (July 2006)
About those Cheated Winners ... Click here.
Sadberry Named Executive Director - June 28, 2006
I wrote about Sadberry in Part 1 of my 4 Part series -
if you haven't already read about him, click here.
Part Four of a Four Part Series
June 19, 2006 - Part Four
In Memory of Mark Bradshaw
June 15, 2006 - Part Three
About the integrity of our games, the
SAO Reports, scratch tickets, etc
June 7, 2006 - 9:15 PM - Part Two
Have things improved for TLC employees?
June 6, 2006 - 9:20 PM - Part One -
About Acting Director Sadberry and the State Auditors
TWO Security Reports ... We Cover The Report Intended
For The "Public" To Read ... Click here.
- Don't Be Misled - A Legend Has NOT Returned -
Read all about the new Lotto Texas game that we will be playing
effective 4/23/06. Lower prizes, less money in the prize pool and
there's no guarantee that we'll receive our share of sales. Click here.
The Official Lotto Texas Rule
See how the TLC summarized your comments and read
the official Lotto Texas rule that became effective April 23, 2006.
Click here - a pdf
The Distribution of Lotto Texas Monies
See how Lotto Texas monies are distributed, what the prize allocations
were for all four Lotto Texas matrices and how to figure Lotto Texas sales.
- Summary of Your Comments Regarding
Changing Our Lotto Texas Game -
This in depth report was sent to roughly 95% of all members of
the Texas Legislature plus various other state agencies including
the Commissioners and the TLC on YOUR behalf - based
on your comments. Click here to read the report (pdf)
Sad but True & Educational Winning Stories
18 new stories posted 3/15/06 - I'm catching up!
Whistleblower Lawsuit Filed by
Former TLC Employee - Shelton Charles
Feb 2, 2006 - Press Release - This is the 2nd lawsuit filed!
Feb 3, 2006 - Added Houston Chronicle Story
Revised: Feb 8, 2006 - Added Austin American Statesman Story
Read Newspaper Stories, Click here
Read The Petition That Was Filed With the Court, Click here (pdf)
Ex-Employee Sues TLC - Jan 31, 2006
They are calling for trial by jury ... this will be interesting.
One has to wonder, are more lawsuits in the works? Click here.
Changes to Lotto Texas Proposed - Please Comment
In a nutshell, the prizes will be to low, the odds higher than we want,
they refuse to guarantee us a return of at least 50% of sales and they
still want to "round down" prizes. They claim they'll do what you say
though - so let's see. Please, help me spread the word. Click here.
Man finally cashes in on lottery ticket
(This Story Has Gone World Wide Now)
We tried to settle the payment issue PRIOR to contacting
the media. What a disgrace ... The Texas Lottery has
NO legitimate excuse for not paying him ...
Lottery Boss With Slim Resume, No Experience ...
The Heflins: An Immigrants Tale ...
Heflin Announces He's Seeking Re-Election ...
More about the TOP candidate chosen to head the TLC!
Updated 12/08/05 - Click here.
Eight Sad but True Winners Stories
Powerball winner found dead ...
Posted 11/27/05 - Click here
My Nov 17, 2005 Interview
Texas Public Radio- Texas Matters. Listen to
Nov 18, 2005 (#273) story. Very interesting! Click here.
Bonus Ball Out - New Lotto Rule Proposed
Posted Nov 19, 2005 - BUT, does it offer fair payouts?
$315 Million Winners Identified
They will collect $186 million but there was $187.7 in
the prize pool. What do they do with the monies not paid to
the winners? Click here
Who's Telling The Truth? (RE: Recovery Site)
The Ex-Employee or the TLC Staff?
Watch the first 2 hours and 41 minutes of the
hearing then decide - Click here to watch -
(Nov 14, 2005 Licensing and Administration)
After you watch the hearing, email me your
comments and I'll post them. Also, watch
Lee McGuire's (a political reporter) newscast
that aired 11/14/05 too. Click here.
Read news accounts of the hearing, Click here.
11/30/05 Updated - Read public comment. Click here.
TLC Moving EquipmentTo Recovery Site
Hearing set at Capitol for Monday, Nov 14th - 11 AM. We want
resignations. Read Nov 7th & 8th postings. Click here
TX Lottery (Grief) Fires Employee With Courage ...
Executive staff lies and covers up and if employees tell anyone, they fire
them. How long is the legislature going to allow the lottery to operate
this way? We want honest government. Is that asking too much?
Houston Chronicle & Associated Press Stories
Nov 5, 2005 - Click here.
A Texas Lottery Employee With Courage
Lottery worker's e-mail rips agency
Houston Chronicle - Nov 4, 2005, Click here.
Oregon Powerball Winner is Identified
Winner will collect $340M - less yearly taxes - IF paid in installments
IF Cash Value Option - The winner will collect - after taxes - $110.1 Million
Click here to read 3 stories.
Seven Sad but True Winners Stories
Lottery Winner Hangs Self 7 Years After Collecting Win
Lottery winner lied at bankruptcy hearing
Lottery Winner Lands in Jail
Lottery Winner Sentenced For Failing To Pay Taxes
Suspect in death of lottery winner pleads not guilty
Lottery winner could face legal action
Lottery Winner's Business Target of Complaints
Posted Oct 8, 2005 - Click here to read all stories
(AZ) Store clerk accused of stealing $1M lottery ticket
& Man sues lottery over $5 million jackpot
Posted August 19, 2005 - Click here.
Told Ya So
About me, Judicial Watch & the cheated winners
Dallas Observer, posted 8/11/05 - Click here
Lottery's At-Will Firings Keep Employees On Edge
Houston Chronicle - Posted 8/8/05 - Click here
(TX) Lottery Commission's personnel policies questioned (AP Wire)
& They Won The Jackpot ... Lottery money can bring mixed blessings
Posted August 4, 2005 - Click here
Florida Lottery will not honor misprint scratch-off jackpot ticket
This is very, very wrong. Posted 7/31/05. Click here.
Lotto Winner Murdered
& Indiana Goes to Computerized Draws (Both sad stories)
(Posted July 29, 2005) Click here.
Ohio Mega Millions Winners Collect
Pot was advertised at $170 million, they collected $103 before
taxes. And, they received $92K less than what was in the prize pool.
The states made a little extra dough! Click here.
Lottery Troubles Everywhere & Message To TLC Employees!
Columnist's slams of Texas Lottery going unnoticed in Austin
Editorial by Ken Rodriguez - Express-News Staff Writer
Governor to oust acting lottery director Gutierrez
By Steve Geissinger - L.A. Daily News
Virginia Lottery named in access lawsuit
BY PAIGE AKIN - Richmond Times-Dispatch
Harvest woman files suit over 'test' lottery numbers
By PAT NEWCOMB - Huntsville Times
Ex-Employees (Texas) Sends Video And They Request
that I relay a message to current employees - The Lotto Report
Click here to read all five stories
Two Stories As They Appear In
the Houston Chronicle & SA Express News
Lottery enlists help from outsiders by Lisa Falkenberg
There's still a chance for Lottery to lose even
more credibility by Ken Rodriguez
(Posted 7/23/05) Click here
E-mail To Lawmakers Reveal ...
Commissioner Cox, Gary Grief & Reagan Greer Knew But Took No Action ...
Apparently they chose to deceive the public. Click here.
True Findings Vanish From Final Audit Report (More Deception)
Lottery Watchdog's Bite 5 Years In Making (About Me)
Texas Lottery Director Reagan Greer Resigns
Other staff may be re-assigned. Stories as they appeared in the
Dallas Morning News, Ft. Worth Star Telegram and the
Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Click here.
Lottery Foes Sue to Stop Mega Millions in State
I knew this was coming ... Just think, if successful, which I think is
possible, players will be stuck with 175 million-to-one odds and California
players will NOT be playing. The lotteries knew problems existed in
California, but their greed enticed them to proceed with the rule change.
Posted 7/8/05 - Click here.
- Two Stories And One Editorial By Me -
Lottery losing more than sales it's losing credibility
Editorial by Ken Rodriguez - San Antonio Express News
Lottery chief gets blame for inflated jackpots
Editorial by Karen Brooks - Dallas Morning News
I Was Frustrated ... About Gary Grief, Kim Kiplin,
Diane Morris & the Commissioners.
Editorial by Dawn Nettles - The Lotto Report
Posted July 3, 2005 - Click here
About The Computerized Quick Pick Selection
Computer glitch halts Pick3 sales ... This is WHY the TLC must be
stopped from trying to give us computerized draws and this
is why I've suggested NOT buying Quick Picks.
Click here (June 20, 2005)
Pressure on Governor Perry to Dump Greer
Click here to read the story. (June 15, 2005)
(Greer is the TLC Executive Director)
Lottery Advertised Make-Believe Payout for Suckers
TLC could stand for Tricks, Lies & Cons!
by Ken Rodriguez, S A Express News (6/12/05)
Lotto Critics Efforts Pay Off (Me!)
Headlines of the Dallas Morning News.
(June 11, 2005) Click here.
I'm Really Mad Now That I've Read The Star Telegram
TLC was caught falsely advertising so now they want to change
the rule to pay guaranteed prizes to cover themselves. But in
reality, this is how they will keep a bigger piece of the pie. Say
NO to their plan. We want a guarantee that we WILL receive our
share of sales and we want FAIR games of chance. Click here.
TX Attorney General Investigating Texas Lottery
Ft. Worth Star Telegram reports. You can also
read the complaint letters then you'll understand why
the Lotto Texas jackpot didn't increase. (6/9/05) Click here.
A Dallas Observer Feature Story
My hats off to the Dallas Observer and reporter, Rick Kennedy,
for a fantastic feature story about my life since I decided to keep an eye
on the Texas Lottery. I finally posted his story, added links and comments.
Click here to read. (June 11, 2005)
Massachusetts player scratches a $3 million winner
but terminal says ticket "Not A Winner." Prosecutor refuses to collect bad
lottery checks. Two to testify against ex-lottery official. Click here to read stories.
A San Antonio Woman Shares Her Winning Experience
You all should read her email! Terminal says ticket "not a winner."
Posted 5/27/05. Click here.
Store Manager Caught Stealing Winning Ticket
Another Warning - Check your own tickets. You can NOT trust
the clerks nor can you trust the terminals. Know what you have coming
before you enter the store. Posted (May 25, 2005). Click Here
Why Aren't Lotto Jackpots Increasing More?
Aug 27, 2005) See why for yourself. Click here.
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
Story as it appeared in the May 2005 edition
of Maxim Magazine is now online.
Click here to read it.
Attention Texas Players - Act Now!
Stop Computerized Draws ... Also included on this page
are more winners stories including two stories regarding
computer glitches. May 13, 2005. Click here.
Dear Texas Legislators:
Please protect the People of Texas.
May 9, 2005 - Click here to read my message.
Scientific Games Sues G-Tech
5-11-05 - WOW - It's about time! See how the
Texas Lottery may be involved ... Click here.
Curse of the Lottery ...
The People Who Won A Nightmare
Story found in Maxim Magazine - May 2005 Edition
In News Stands now ... Definitely worth reading!
Without the Poor, The TX Lottery Would Sink
By Ken Rodriguez - San Antonio Express News
The Texas Lottery has lied to us for years. Here's
more proof of who really buys lottery tickets. Click here.
Lottery Winner Convicted ... Very Sad ...
Also, can California join Mega Millions?
Can New York continue to participate in Mega Millions?
Plus two really cute editorials ... $1000 scratch tickets? And ...
Go ahead, incease those odds ... Save the People! Click here.
WOW - Powerball Players Winning ... Beating the Odds
Mega Millions players losing ... Click here.
San Antonio Express News - Ken Rodriguez says, "I Wish" ...
... Heart Wrenching Stories ... (March 13, 2005)
The truth about the cost of gambling is in police reports, court
records and graveyards. NY model - Stepfather stole to play
lottery. Powerball Winner Jack Whitaker sued. Efforts to
raise revenues can bring problems ... Click here.
Thank You San Antonio College Students For Explaining
175 million-to-one Mega Millions odds. WOW - what analogies
they came up with! Also included ...
What would your life be like if you won hundreds of millions of dollars?
What is problem gambling?
About Switching To Computerized Drawings
I am currently working on my story regarding what happened
at the Commission Meeting (2/28/05). I hope to have a new
page posted soon. In the meantime, I'd strongly urge
EVERYONE to watch the following newcast then listen
to the March 4th TX Matters - Texas Public Radio program.
TV Newscast - Click here then click again to watch the story.
TX Matters - Radio. Click here, scroll down to Nov 18, 2005 (#273)
and March 4, 2005 (#236) to listen.
Thank You Dallas Morning News!
Their 2005 demographics study of lottery sales was done by
districts - the perfect way to see who really plays the games
of Texas. Posted Feb 27, 2005. Click here.
More Sad But True Winners Stories
Did the terminals err or did the clerk steal?
And ... $35M Florida win brings heartache. Posted 2/27/05, click here.
About Those Scratch Tickets
National Media finally investigating and reporting the truth.
More about Texas' "Set For Life" Recalled Tickets
The truth surfaces. Read 2/21/05 entry. Click here.
Do you think it is wise to expand gambling in Texas?
Before you decide, read "Real Life Examples of Gambling Related
Crime and Corruption." Click here.
California Will Be Joining Mega Millions
Now the game will be harder to win - changes coming.
Read details on the Daily page. Click here.
Texas Lottery Denies Cheating Lotto Texas Winners
But excerpts from Commission Meetings refutes the TLC claims
of innocence. The complete story including a winners complaint letter
to the DA. (Special note to those winners who called inquiring about
the way you were paid - your suspicions. I've included a spreadsheet
that includes the rate that was applicable at the time of your win
so you can now figure out if you received your full amount.) Click here.
The Lottery Rifles The Pockets of the Poor!
(2/6/05) San Antonio Express News tells it like it is! Click here.
My attempt to interview Texas Tech regarding the
demographics study resulted in my filing a formal
complaint with the DA against the TLC.
Read my complaint letter (pdf) Click here.
Rich Man, Poor Man
Jack Whittaker's big Powerball win cost
him -- and everyone around him -- dearly.
By April Witt, Washington Post.
A compelling story. Click here.
Canada Has A Gambling Problem. And so will Texas.
Governments hooked on gambling. Here's WHY we need to oppose
expanded gambling in Texas and why the TLC turns me OFF.
Grand Daughter of $315M Powerball Winner Found Dead
Updated 12/23/04 - Click here.
$149 Million MM Winner Divorcing & Powerball's
Largest Winner ($315M) Missing Granddaugher
and is in more trouble himself. Click here.
Lotto Texas Winner Committed Suicide
A very sad story that all should read. Click here.
Store Owners and Employees Admit Stealing
$100,000 Powerball Ticket ...
Don't let this happen to you. Click here.
Sad but TRUE Winners Stories
Everyone should read these stories JUST in case
you win the Lottery. Don't let this happen to you.
Informant, NOT the Lottery, Reported Scam.
Lottery official told friends where a winning ticket would
be sold, prosecutors said. Indiana lottery official charged
with $1 million payout scam (scratch tickets). Also found
on this page is my TV interview with NBC - KXAS TV
that aired 11/8/04. Stories include additional comments
and clarifications. Click here.
PLEASE ... Everybody ... Sign this Petition
Say NO to Computerized Drawings ... Click here
Att TX Players ... We'll have to deal with
Texas by itself real soon but sign this one now.
Texas is planning to convert Cash5 first to
"pseudo random" and this is really bad.
One Winner - One Loser - What a story.
Everyone should read this one.
Three other stories include an interview with a winner,
a news story regarding the Oct 13 Lotto Texas machine
malfunction and the huge sales decline for New York's
in state Lotto game since joining MM. Click here.
$214.7 Million - WOW - That's a lot of money!
10/11/04 - 1st story as it appeared in the Delaware News Journal.
10/12/04 - 2nd Story ... Rumors have surfaced.
10/12/04 - 3rd Story... Group of 33 Claim Prize. Click here.
Winners Collect Their Prizes
Cleaning lady collects $294 Million in Mass., Click here
Mystery winner collects $52 million from Aug 20, 2004 Mega Millions
drawing & Limited Liability Company formed in Texas
collects $61.9 million, Click here
Talk of Impeaching Governor Perry ... WOW ...
Lawmakers are currently studying impeachment laws.
It seems as though the Texas Lottery claims the Governor
instructed them to spend $250,000 to have VLT legislation
written by Las Vegas attorney's. This was school money.
Click here. (Revised 8:15 AM, 7/2/04 - added my comments)
Before You Buy That Next Scratch-Off Ticket,
please read ... says the San Antonio Express News. Click here.
For a Better Understanding About Lottery Investments
ie ... securities, zero's, strips to pay winners ... and ... if you are a previous
lotto winner, see how you can determine if you are really receiving
ALL of your winnings. Click here.
IF You Win Lotto Texas ... See What You Really Won.
My June 11, 2004 Interview with the Associated Press
Read the story written by the Associated Press regarding the
Texas Lottery and the $100 million jackpot. I've added to it and
corrected a few "un-intended" errors (Posted 6/12/04). Click here.
The highest Lotto Texas "Draw" sales in the history
of the Texas Lottery occurred on ... click here
Texas Lawsuit Filed ... Charges a "Civil Conspiracy"
Exists Among the TLC, Gtech and Scientific Games (6/9/04)...Click here.
Another story - Lawsuit filed in Corpus Christi says the
games perpetrate fraud (6/11/04), click here.
San Antonio Students Prove Texans
Have High Lottery
Per capita spending proved it! We're not falling for the
un-winnable games of chance. Also the students concluded
that Mega Million sales would fall short by $152 million!
(Posted 6/9/04) Click here to read cute but true story.
Another really cute Mega-Q story runs
in Virginia Newspaper, (6/11/04) Click here.
Vegas Law Firm Drafting Texas Slot Bill ...
And lottery players paid for it! Read the story as it
appeared in the Austin American Statesman.Click here.
About the TLC's Sales Projections (Way Off) & VLT's
Read April 7th entry regarding sales then watch the hearing
held at the Capitol regarding VLT's (ie: Video Lottery, Slots,
Eight Liners) held on 4/6/04 - The Daily Page
$230 Million - WOW - That's A Lot of Dough
Winner Claims $239 Million on 4/1/04 ... click here
NEW - Megaplier Sales - Players Profit/Loss
G-Tech Executives Charged
3/30/04 - Story in Wall Street Journal. Click here.
Did the TLC Break the Law?
Let's Get Our Old Lotto Texas Game Back.
Here's how we do it ... click here
Many of you have requested that I post a printable version
of this letter so you can share with others or mail it
yourself. So, here is a pdf. The letter was updated 3/7/04.
Players Comments - Updated 3/10/04.
Las Vegas Casino Caught Rigging Drawings &
MN Lottery Director Dies
Click here to read stories.
$230 Million - WOW - That's A Lot of Dough
Story updated - Feb 23, 2004, click here
Another Editorial About Lotto Texas
Appeared Feb 4, 2004 - Standard Times
Really cute story .... Click Here
- Attention School Teachers -
Your messages were conveyed ... It's all I can do
Read my letter conveying your sentiments regarding the TLC's
spending $12.4 million. The letter WAS sent to all members of the
Texas Legislature on Jan 28, 2004. 3 1/2 months after promising the
House Investigating Committee they wouldn't do something like this
again, the TLC did it anyway. Imagine that.
htm version OR pdf version
... WOW ...
Keith Elkins to lobby for retailers and players rights
The story as it appeared in the Dallas Morning News
on Jan 29, 2004. Click here.
Click here to see the $12.4 million terminals.
A complete waste of money.
Mega Millions - What a Flop!
It's doing really BAD. Read two stories that appeared in the
Austin American Statesman Dec 25 & Dec 26. Then read
one that appeared in the Standard Times on Dec 23rd.
(Both of these links are to pages on my web site)
Will Schools Receive More Money With Mega Millions
NO, they won't. See feature story by WOAI - TV - San Antonio.
Click here then click on "Watch this story" (story comes after
the diamond commercial but you can fast forward).
Read about the people who run our lottery ...
See the Oct 9, 2003 entry on the "Daily Page" for this story. I
need to warn you, you will probably get mad because I'm
MAD too. I've also addressed some of your questions about
Mega Millions, quick picks and how to get our Lotto Texas
game back. Plus, I've finally commented on Keith Elkins -
the guy that took my faxes away. Click here.
Story About G-Tech, TX Lottery &
Bush in Hustler Magazine
Read the story that appeared on page 98,
Sept 2003 edition, of Hustler Magazine. Unbelievable.
(Links to many other stories are included here too.)
This link takes you to a page on MY web site.
TLC Cheated Lotto Texas Winners
TLC says staff "misinterpreted" the rule - hogwash!
So, question is, why won't they make a wrong, right?
Houston Chronicle Story Confirms ...
Texans may not be able to obtain Mega Millions public information.
Some Mega Million states, including Texas, may claim they don't have
to adhere to the Freedom of Information Act because the game is not run
by a "state agency." How convenient ... should you win, you may not be
able to verify that you are receiving the correct amount. Ironically, this is
why states have a monopoly - supposedly to protect the People.
So much for honesty and integrity by our lotteries. Click here.
Mega Millions - Not a Public Body? They say they don't have
to release data to players. How will we ever know if we are
receiving our share from sales? Click here.
Read my letter to the TLC regarding Powerball and
Mega Millions - at least you'll know what we're up against.
Rule Changes Killing Lottery ... See Total Sales For Proof
Figures Updated 7-24-03 - Click here
House Investigating Hearing Held
Regarding 5/44 & 1/44 Rule Change
See what happened ...
5-15-03 - Click here to see the KVUE TV newscast
Watch the 2 hour hearing - click on May 15, 2003 Session Broadcast
(The film starts before the meeting - there is sound - just wait a few minutes)
The New Lotto Texas Game (5/44 & 1/44) Started ...
So, how do you like it? Click here.
Beware ... Lottery Terminals Err ... Here's proof
The Lotto Report
(All About the TXLottery)
P. O. Box 495033
Garland, Texas 75049-5033
(972) 681-1048 (Fax)