A Texas Lottery Scratch Ticket
The Fun 5's Lawsuit
... A Fun 5's "Site Map" ...

The Lotto Report

Originally Posted: Jan 22, 2018
Revised: Will add links to new stories or updates as they occur.

Check bottom of page as new postings will be posted in order by date.

A Most Unbelievable Story ...

A 4+ Year Lottery Lawsuit And It's Still Ongoing ...


The Scratch Ticket
of Controversy

Texas Lottery Commissioners
Chair Winston Krause (Appointed March 2009)
Commissioner Robert Riveria (Appointed Aug 2015)
Commissioner Mark A Franz (Appointed May 7, 2019)
Commissioner Erik C. Saenz (Appointed August 13, 2019)
Commissioner Cindy Lyons Fields (Appointed Jan 20, 2020)

Commissioner Carmen Arrieta-Candelaria (Appointed Aug 2015)
Former Peggy Heeg (Appt Aug 2015 but left to go work with
G-Tech's law firm in Nov 2017)

Commissioner Doug Lowe (Appointed Aug 2015)


Editorials and opinions by Dawn Nettles
Publisher, The Lotto Report

Check Lotto Report's Fun 5's Update Page
for new postings. Link below shows date last revised.


The Lawyers Blog
Updated March 1, 2022 -
The Honorable Amy Clark Meachum
denied GTECH’s motion for summary
judgment. Judge Meachum also notified
the parties that the first bellwether trial in her
court would be postponed until sometime after
July 1 due to court backlogs caused by
the pandemic. Read story. Click here


A Lottery Association
In either late 2017 or early 2018, a
Lottery Association was formed by several
players. They are posting lottery stories and
have a petition for everyone to sign. They
are calling for a "fair and honest" lottery.
Maybe this is what has been needed
all these years. I wish them much
success and I highly recommend that
you join. There is POWER in
numbers. And several of you have
asked if they can be trusted - YES, I
believe so. I do NOT believe this is
a trick by G-Tech.

Update 6/16/20: I do not know if the
Assocation is still there now. The link
I had posted no longer works and
I haven't been able to find them.
If anyone knows anything, please
advise me. Click here


The Lawyers Representing
Texas Lottery Players (& Me)

Manfred Sternberg
& Associates, P.C.
Attorneys at Law
4550 Post Oak Place, Suite 119
Houston, Texas 77027
Ph: 713-622-4300
Fax: 713-622-9899
Twitter: @sternberglaw
Email: manfred@msternberg.com

Richard L. LaGarde
LaGarde Law Firm, P.C.
Houston Office:
3000 Weslayan Ste. 380
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 993-0660 Phone
(713) 993-9007 Fax
Twitter: @lagardelaw
Complete form on their website

Mark Lanier (Steele Appeal)
6810 FM 1960 West
Houston, Texas 77069
(713) 659-5200

Peter Kelley (Nettles Appeal)
1005 Heights Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77008
(713) 529-0048


LeRoy Scott
Clinton E. Wells
Andrew G Khoury
James D Hurst
Daniel Byrne
Leonard E Cox
Wes Dauphinot
William M Pratt
Jerry B Register
William S Webb
John H Read, II
Paul T Morin
Christopher S Hamiliton
Eugene W Brees
Richard Warren Mithoff
Blake C. Erskine
Henderson L Buford

Description & links to what's posted at LottoReport.com
pertaining to the massive Fun 5 scratch ticket lawsuits

- Sept 8, 2014 - First Fun 5's story - The Beginning
The Fun 5's ticket is shown and explained here. My advise for players.
This page was edited several times as time passed and things changed.
Click here

Sept 14, 2014 - My Letter To The DA of Travis County
RE: Fun 5's Scratch Ticket - A plea for help.
Includes my Sept 9 and Sept 11 communications to
the Texas Lottery Commission. Click here, a pdf

- Sept 21, 2014 - The need for a Q & A -
So many calls and questions. So I posted a Q & A page.
The press had picked up on the scratch ticket (Fun 5's)
story creating more havoc than I could handle!
I heard many stories - people driving hundreds of
miles to collect prizes. I really believed the Texas
Legislature and Texas Lottery would have G-Tech
honor the face value of these tickets.
Click here.

4 separate "update" pages each containing
what is or was the latest Fun 5 news

This is where you will read all the details
leading up to the court hearings and what
eventually happened. Pages are very
lengthy and you should start reading from
the bottom of each page for it to
be in chronological order.
#1 Oct 3 - Dec 9, 2014 - Click here

#2 Jan 29, 2015 - Dec 7, 2015, Click here

#3 Jan 26, 2016 - Dec 11, 2016, Click here

Current - Dec 11, 2016 through date (2018), Click here

Oct 16, 2014 - 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. Filing Receipt, click here to see.
Posted 10/16/14.

Dec 9, 2014 - 520 Lottery Players File Mass Action Lawsuit
Read 12/09/14 - 4 pm entry, click here
Petition Filed in Travis County, Click here to read it

2014 - Media Coverage - Texas Fun 5's Scratch Tickets
This is NOT all of them!

ABC - KTRK TV Houston
NBC - KXAS - Dallas
Houston Chronicle
Dallas Morning News
Kens5 - San Antonio - TV.
Dallas Observer
Click 2 - Houston
Fox News
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)
Time Warner News
Time Warner News (02/25/16)
(If links no longer work, I'm sorry. They did work!)
USA Today - Caller Times, (01/23/18)

Official Fun 5's Rule
If you want to know that much about it.
click here

May 2015 - I Asked Governor Abbott ... When Lottery Players
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

January 11, 2018 - The Austin Court of Appeals
Has issued an opinion stating that G-Tech does NOT have
Sovereign Immunity, read Jan 11, 2018, Click here
Read the attorneys blog for more details, Click here

Since early 2015, G-Tech has argued that they enjoy sovereign immunity
and cannot be sued. This has been the issue before the courts since
the Fun 5's case began. It is now in the Texas Supreme Court.

Sept 29, 2018 - Supreme Court Asks For Briefs
& It's Election Time - Fun 5 Players Can Finally Speak With Your Vote!
Click here to read Lotto Reports update page ....
Click here to read Lawywers Blog

June 12, 2020 - Supreme Court Says ...
No Sovereign Immunity For G-Tech/IGT. Lottery players
do have rights and cannot be deceived by lottery vendors!
The Fun 5's Cases will go back to the courts. Click here


Much Appreciation To ...
The attorneys who have gone beyond the call
of duty to represent Texas lottery players.
They have sacrificed much to help us be heard.

Many, Many Thamks To Mark Lanier ...
The Fun 5's lead Appeals Attorney for fighting for the rights
of the People. On July 12, 2018, a jury awarded his clients
$4.6 Billion in a Johnson & Johnson cancer case.
Click here to read story.


One of our lead attorneys, Richard LaGarde, faced
a huge medical journey. He has done so much
to help so many people by documenting his
many medical challenges. I encourage you
all to read his story and see what many people
face on a daily basis. Those of us who are
not ill have much to be grateful for.




Texas Lotto Report
(All About the Texas Lottery)

Dawn Nettles
P. O. Box 495033
Garland, Texas 75049-5033
(972) 686-0660
(972) 681-1048 (Fax)