Revised: 09/27/17

- Texas Lottery -

FY Sales Since Inception
Transfers to the State ... Which Figures Are Correct?

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TLC's fiscal year runs Sept 1 thru Aug 31


The Changes To This Page (Sept 2017)
When I first posted this page in the early 2000's, I would post my sales figures as "unaudited,"
then I would change my figures to "audited" figures when the TLC released audited sales.
Now I've gone back and put my sales figures back in and am now showing audited figures for
comparison reasons. It's interesting, very interesting! The reason, I identified audited figures
that changed from what was originally reported. I will be showing you those figures in detail soon.

Note: I deduct free tickets - I'm (LR) showing true sales - real cash as reported daily by the TLC.

- FYI -
With the exception of Lotto Texas, I began tracking and posting sales for all games in 2001/2002.
This is when they began changing the games. I knew the changes would fail to produce the
results they wanted so this was why I began posting daily draw sales for all online games.

Regarding Lotto Texas sales figures ... I requested draw sales for the first time from the
Texas Lottery in 2000 or 2001 (est) which means draw sales should have been audited.
However, as you will see, FY sales for 1993 through 2001 do NOT match.
I find this really strange and I have no explanation other than advanced sales.

Regarding scratch ticket sales - I do not track scratch ticket sales so all
figures shown are those as reported by the TLC. Though I may start tracking
scratch ticket sales!

Texas Lottery Audited Sales vs Reported Daily Sales

"Audited" - Texas Lottery Audited Figures
"LR"
- Lotto Report Figures - Tracked Sales Daily - Pari-mutuel
prize amounts were based on these sales figures

RED Rows
- Not Audited


Fiscal
Year
Instant Tickets
(
TLC Audited
Figures Only
)
Lotto TX
(TLC Audited
& Lotto Report
Sales Figures)

Extra
(Game Began
4/14/13)
(TLC Audited
& Lotto Report
Sales Figures)
Mega
Millions
(TLC Audited
& Lotto Report
Sales Figures)
Megaplier
(TLC Audited
& Lotto Report
Sales Figures)
Powerball
(TLC Audited
& Lotto Report
Sales Figures)
PowerPlay
(TLC Audited
& Lotto Report
Sales Figures)
Pick3
Includes
Sum It Up
(TLC Audited
& Lotto Report
Sales Figures)
Daily4
Includes
Sum It Up
(TLC Audited
& Lotto Report
Sales Figures)
Cash5
(TLC Audited
& Lotto Report
Sales Figures)
TX Million
(TLC Audited
Sales Figures)
Tx 2 Step
(TLC Audited
& Lotto Report
Sales Figures)
All or
Nothing
$2 Tickets
(TLC Audited
& Lotto Report
Sales Figures)
Monopoly
(TLC Audited
& Lotto Report
Sales Figures)
Triple
Chance
(TLC Audited
& Lotto Report
Sales Figures)
Totals
FY92 TLC Audited $591,570,852 FY93 $591,570,852 FY92
FY93 TLC Audited $1,088,335,606 $767,755,147 $1,856,090,753 FY93
LR $763,706,921
FY94 TLC Audited $1,453,188,881 $1,173,785,320 $133,242,909 $2,760,217,110 FY94
LR $1,176,681,123
FY95 TLC Audited $1,716,611,292 $1,178,828,428 $141,077,588 $3,036,517,308 FY95
LT $1,178,072,145
FY96 TLC Audited $2,120,068,740 $869,258,961 $145,217,209 $297,764,498 $3,432,309,408 FY96
LR $871,632,513
FY97 TLC Audited $2,357,736,212 $906,325,524 $158,549,126 $322,858,261 $3,745,469,123 FY97
LR $907,865,736
FY98 TLC Audited $1,801,889,502 $801,244,058 $180,259,546 $259,651,884 $46,986,634 $3,090,031,624 FY98
LR $801,898,299
FY99 TLC Audited $1,403,791,802 $714,715,890 $183,658,933 $190,210,782 $79,222,210 $2,571,599,617 FY99
LR $714,723,322
FY00 TLC Audited $1,663,817,588 $583,467,709 $195,192,187 $163,311,741 $51,501,258 $2,657,290,483 FY00
LR $583,239,492
FY01 TLC Audited $1,715,724,489 $695,170,106 $206,756,648 $144,289,838 $30,417,916 $32,939,065 $2,825,298,062 FY01
LR $695,595,376
FY02 TLC Audited $1,931,202,931 $593,990,028 $236,420,363 $121,669,610 $82,979,327 $2,966,262,259 FY02
LR $595,385,317
FY03 TLC Audited $2,129,796,368 $526,324,482 $261,154,370 $141,021,849 $72,395,533 $3,130,692,602 FY03
LR $525,954,126 $261,066,898 $140,975,926 $72,380,273 $3,130,173,591
FY04 TLC Audited $2,325,876,961 $477,820,034 $189,869,420 $45,562,496 $277,253,684 $122,378,610 $49,163,364 $3,487,924,569 FY04
LR $477,236,239 $189,616,411 $45,491,476 $277,332,290 $122,400,718 $49,185,484 $3,487,139,579
FY05 Audited
Projected
$2,705,410,815 $306,657,770
$399,487,321
$177,457,928
$399,840,121
$40,253,717
-
$284,950,898
-
$102,664,699
$119,952,036
$45,067,011
$52,920,016
$3,662,462,838
N/A
FY05
LR $307,796,148 $177,203,707 $40,195,233 $285,002,208 $102,698,137 $45,047,148 $3,663,353,396
FY06 Audited
Projected
$2,861,399,128 $241,708,005
$407,077,580
$191,854,227
$407,437,084
$46,686,431
-
- $295,385,095
-
$90,273,831
$122,231,125
$47,378,863
$53,925,496
$3,774,685,562
N/A
FY06
LR $241,603,389 $191,735,376 $46,654,431 $295,392,450 $90,301,170 $47,466,497 $3,774,552,441
FY07 Audited
Projected
$2,857,495,929 $232,508,254
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$192,462,125
$415,178,388
$44,327,303
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$312,676,112
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$86,297,272
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$48,411,807
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$3,774,178,802 FY07
LR $231,809,249 $193,486,819 $44,392,231 $312,679,774 $86,314,238 $48,371,175 $3,774,549,415
FY08 TLC Audited $2,783,836,095 $204,616,691 $174,494,352 $41,378,105 $292,896,065 $50,555,776 $75,774,313 $47,926,557 $3,671,477,953 FY08
LR $205,520,992 $174,359,580 $41,345,721 $292,874,523 $51,108,800 $75,750,814 $47,850,803 $3,672,647,328
FY09 TLC Audited $2,791,532,287 $200,516,500 $215,392,004 $47,360,253 $290,794,051 $52,248,264 $70,748,130 $51,522,213 $3,720,113,711 FY09
LR $200,078,641 $215,669,194 $47,268,927 $291,012,417 $52,259,642 $70,752,116 $51,622,956 $3,720,196,180
FY10 TLC Audited $2,760,973,223 $255,893,248 $167,362,243 $37,336,900 $55,337,448 $13,134,716 $274,895,696 $58,092,097 $66,280,346 $49,063,570 $3,738,369,487 FY10
LR $255,951,265 $168,563,290 $37,488,898 $58,115,110 $13,032,123 $274,720,742 $58,094,950 $66,307,246 $49,034,780 $3,742,281,627
FY11 TLC Audited $2,842,266,680 $172,499,264 $176,538,883 $37,229,984 $101,054,436 $23,128,629 $279,769,125 $63,075,994 $64,724,175 $50,982,966 $3,811,270,135 FY11
LR $173,050,022 $177,009,612 $37,212,699 $105,510,010 $23,189,392 $279,805,537 $63,046,010 $64,741,982 $50,925,912 $3,816,757,856
FY12 TLC Audited $3,086,141,354 $169,690,599 $211,488,511 $41,197,185 $172,466,817 $26,205,651 $279,635,470 $73,407,947 $65,611,588 $64,970,792 $4,190,815,913 FY12
LR $169,189,232 $211,772,994 $41,236,671 $175,700,564 $26,035,473 $279,600,928 $73,395,345 $65,636,212 $65,002,956 $4,193,711,729
FY13 TLC Audited $3,222,593,714 $146,550,658 $6,459,905 $111,760,879 $25,680,900 $298,791,599 $31,189,726 $274,032,386 $79,809,072 $56,137,265 $59,719,618 $63,560,735 $4,376,286,457 FY13
LR $147,448,960 $6,235,631 $111,673,820 $25,669,068 $299,712,626 $31,280,674 $274,070,210 $79,823,426 $56,163,543 $59,685,239 $63,555,084 $4,377,911,995
FY14 TLC Audited $3,280,229,170 $135,608,856 $18,732,210 $183,854,415 $40,264,558 $197,713,851 $24,351,993 $259,436,835 $88,484,390 $52,415,222 $57,252,954 $46,252,609 $4,384,597,063 FY14
LR $135,476,780 $18,712,270 $183,817,250 $40,149,257 $198,569,744 $24,812,967 $259,324,199 $88,424,165 $52,372,934 $57,232,028 $46,193,360 $4,385,314,124
FY15 TLC Audited $3,481,361,812 $123,373,545 $19,609,622 $148,665,372 $35,287,608 $201,231,022 $25,782,308 $256,839,365 $91,575,592 $50,245,841 $55,323,984 $37,748,044 $2,656,310 $4,529,700,425 FY15
LR $123,192,713 $19,574,502 $148,644,647 $35,226,672 $202,091,410 $25,751,715 $256,913,128 $91,636,819 $50,250,847 $55,460,250 $37,782,265 $2,656,700 $4,530,543,481
FY16 TLC Audited $3,715,807,432 $120,296,888 $21,562,840 $156,425,470 $39,333,577 $452,073,274 $52,634,622 $260,161,247 $95,111,497 $46,001,835 $54,581,665 $30,360,972 $23,166,584 $5,067,517,923 FY16
LR $120,587,464 $21,607,904 $156,778,020 $39,400,149 $452,480,434 $52,686,988 $260,197,403 $95,109,441 $46,030,236 $54,491,846 $30,358,522 $23,154,508 $5,068,690,347
FY17 TLC NOT
Audited
$3,935,220,022 $112,735,346 $22,484,022 $131,487,294 $35,134,876 $299,861,004 $41,298,957 $255,451,625 $101,499,492 $43,723,393 $54,953,867 $29,042,796 $14,568,958 $5,077,461,652 FY17
LR $112,637,119 $22,460,841 $131,319,952 $35,086,960 $299,594,898 $41,255,652 $255,446,890 $101,508,802 $43,738,328 $55,071,953 $29,048,000 $14,576,240 $5,033,238,084
FY18 TLC Audited $?? $?? $?? $?? $?? $?? $?? $?? $?? $?? $?? $?? $?? $?? FY17
LR $?? $?? $?? $?? $?? $?? $?? $?? $?? $?? $?? $?? $??
"Audited" - Texas Lottery Audited Figures - "LR" - Lotto Report Figures - Sales Tracked Daily - "RED" Row - Not Audited - Will post audited figures when TLC releases them in December
- - Links Lotto TX
Sales
- Mega
Millions
Megaplier
Sales
Powerball
Sales
Powerball
Sales
Pick3
Sales
Daily 4
Sales
Cash5
Sales
- TX 2 Step
Sales
All or Nothing
Sales
Monopoly
Sales
Triple Chance
Sales
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Instant Tickets Lotto TX Extra
(
Game
Began
4/14/13)
Mega
Millions
Megaplier Powerball PowerPlay Pick3
Includes
Sum It Up
Daily4
Includes
Sum It Up
Cash5 TX
Million
Tx 2 Step All or Nothing
$2 per
Ticket
Monopoly Triple
Chance
Began
9/28/15
Total

FY17 - About The Promotion - Lone Star Line Up
In FY17, the Texas Lottery began a promotion - Lone Star Line Up - that when purchased at $5 gave a
FREE 50 cent Pick3 ticket and a FREE 50 cent Daily4 ticket to players. The FREEBIES dollar value:
Pick3 $501,985; Daily4; $501,981.50. The sales figures should be the same but it appears G-Tech's
terminals erred. Interestingly, the TLC cannot/won't provide sales figures for Lone Star Line Up even
though the formula is quite simple. See how to compute promotional sales ...
sales by draw, click here (pdf)

Total Lone Star Line Up Sales FY17: $4,889,835. (Extremely poor - IMHO)

Promo Sales broken down by game
All or Nothing was $1,959,934; Triple Chance was $1,959,934; Cash 5 was $979,967.
(These sales figures ARE included in FY sales shown above for FY17 and the
FREEBIES sales were deducted from Pick3 and Daily4 sales)

FYI - The promotions intent was to help increase sales for their failing games -
All or Nothing, Triple Chance and Cash5 - it didn't work.

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Transfers to The State - Which Is True?

Bottom Line .... TLC Says They Transferred More
Than The State Says They Received ...

Year Texas Lottery Comptroller of Texas Differences
2009 $1,062,154,058 $1,043,493,956.02 <$18,660,108.98>
2010 $1,063,084,879 $1,094,622,626.69 $31,537,747.69
2011 $1,023,782,895 $1,025,094,171.80 $1,311,276.80
2012 $1,155,523,040 $1,153,560,512.59 <$1,962,527>
2013 $1,214,101,786 $1,079,722,433.74 <$134,379,352.26>
2014 $1,220,722,920 $1,235,981,192.13 $15,258,271.13
2015 $1,242,701,623 $1,237,768,729.01 <$4,932,893.99>
Totals $7,982,071,201 $7,870,243,622 <$111,827,579>
Sources: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
& Texas Lottery Financial Reports

A Few Extra Comments

Lotto Reports sales will vary from what the TLC reports.
This is because their sales figures include advance sales
and I compute and track DRAW sales.

The huge increase in overall FY16 sales is due to the changes
made to Powerball and Mega Millions. These changes guaranteed
players most likely will not win the jackpots and/or the 2nd prizes very
often due to the extreme high odds of the games. Larger jackpots entice
sales - like the $1 Billion jackpot. Unfortunately, many players are not
aware of the true impact of the increased odds in these games.

The bad news is that in Oct 2017 - which is FY18 - changes are coming to
Mega Millions - increasing the odds again and increasing the price of a ticket
to $2 rather than $1.

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- About FY14 Mega Millions Sales -

I'm sure you've all noticed that FY14 Mega Millions
and Megaplier sales increased by $72 million from
FY13 sales. The sole reason for this is a direct result
of ONLY two roll cycles.

In Dec 2013, there was a $656 million jackpot -
22 consecutive draws - and Texas roll sales
was a whopping $69.4 million.

But in March 2014, just a short 4 months later,
there was a $400 million jackpot - 21 consecutive
draws
- but Texas roll sales was only $41.6 million.

As you can see, these two roll cycles brought
in $110 million for FY14 for Mega Millions.
You can also see how badly sales decreased too!

Imagine what Mega Millions sales would have been
had it not been for these two large jackpots.

Then imagine, if you will, how much sales would
have fallen from FY13.

FY14 Sales - Additional Comments

Scratch ticket (instant) sales are incomplete as I
write this on 8/31/14. As soon as I can obtain
unaudited FY14 instant sales figures, I will post it.
(Added scratch ticket sales for 51st week on 9/2/14)

With the exception of last year, the TLC generally
releases audited FY sales during the 2nd to 3rd week of
Sept. However, last year (FY13) they were 3 months late.

The Texas Lottery generally brags about "total sales"
which is deceiving - what matters is the bottom line.
Example - How much did the state make after all expenses
were paid? How much did the state lose in potential income
as a result of management decisions and rule changes?

These are questions that the legislature needs to consider.
If they would consider the real facts, then I'm quite certain
we'd have changes for sure.

It will be interesting to see how my figures differs from
the figures the TLC will release. I track draw sales daily
and I balance with the payouts. There should be some
differences because they should report every penny in sales
from literally Sept 1, 2013 through midnight Aug 31, 2014.
I, on the other hand, track "draw" sales - no advance
sales and if tickets are given away in promo's, I do
NOT count "freebies" as income.

In summary, Lotto Texas sales are down by <$11 million>;
Powerball sales are down by <$106 million;> Pick 3 sales are down
by <$14.7 million>; All or Nothing sales are down by <$17.3 million>
while Daily 4 sales are up by $8.6 million. Cash 5 and Texas 2 Step
are down by a total <$6.1 million>. No one can say that Extra
increased its sales because it started in April and hasn't had
two full years of play.

The Texas Lottery is planning on two new games to restore
sales in future years. Both games will fail in the long run - in
my opinion! It's too bad they don't fix things permanently
now rather than continuing with their failing ideas.

There's only one way to control the Texas Lottery and that
would be to have someone in the legislature know enough
to put a halt to all the changes. But there's no one, including the
Commissioners, who knows the history of the games and
the outcomes. The only state I know where the legislature
seems to care is Illinois - and I'm watching them with interest!

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sales & rule change comments,
click here
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