Editorial & Opinions by Dawn Nettles
Part THREE Summary ...
The sports teams want a piece of the Lottery.
This equates to the rich will get richer.
While the common folks foot the bill.
(Winners Corner) - disseminated
to a player - a very serious issue.
And Jackpocket won't honor TLC promotions.
One can easily conclude there is no "courier"
going to a licensed retailer to buy your tickets
when you order tickets via an app on your phone!
was notified on both issues but took
no action. Why Not?
Sports Teams Owners Want In On The Action
This speaks volumes.
Editorial & Opinions by Dawn Nettles
Imagine that! As yourself, why would the
Dallas Cowboys, the Houston Rockets, and the
San Antonio Spurs want to invest in an App that
sells lottery tickets??????
This answer is very simple. Rich people always
want to make MORE money and the Texas Lottery
has shown them an EASY way to bring in millions.
Just so you know, these 3 teams are invested $42M
app called "Jackpot" that just launched a few months ago.
The Dallas Cowboys has made millions and millions of
dollars from "so-called" sponsorships, licensed property
games, by charging the Texas Lottery excessive prices
for merchandise to give players as prizes from
the 2nd chance drawings and property rent.
Rather than explaining all of this now,
simply show you a couple of spreadsheets
and Purchase Orders
so you understand
just how much money the TLC
has paid to
Jerry Jones' companies. Then you'll understand
how GREED has taken over because the potential
earnings from Jackpot,
could easily bring in more
money than what you will see in these documents!
Spreadsheet #1 - Listed are 3 of Jones' companies.
Pro Silver, ARK Group of Irving & Frisco Management.
I believe the monies were paid for sponsorships
I cannot explain the Prize winnings. (It is
also possible that there could be more payments that
I failed to pick up because there are other companies)
Spreadsheet #2 - Ya'll will all like to see this spreadsheet
because it's a Winners List and its huge. What you want to
see is the "winnings" that Pro Silver, Houston NFL Holdings
& TX Motor Speedway "won." It may be worth mentioning
that the CEO of TX Motor Speedway use to be VP of Dallas
Cowboys Training Camp Sales and Marketing. Hmmm...
You'll probably find it of great interest to see how much
IGT, Pollard Banknote, Sci Games also "won."
These are Texas Lottery vendors.
monies are being paid from the
"prize winning" account.
#7208 code ONLY.
One more thing for you to see.
Ya'll have all seen
the Dallas Cowboys scratch ticket.
To use that
name, the Texas Lottery has to pay
a license fee
to use it. It is called a "Licensed Property Game"
Also the TLC is to paying rent
at the Star in Frisco
and rent at Toyota Music Factory plus there's
sponsorships involved as well.
See the Purchase Orders and keep in mind,
of the games prize pool meaning
to pay players who buy these tickets. As
highly inflated costs paid for 2nd chance prizes!
|Jerry Jones - Purchase Orders
|Pro Silver Star PO FY18, pdf
|Pro Silver Star PO FY19.pdf
|Pro Silver Star PO FY20.pdf
|Frisco FY18, pdf
|Frisco FY19, pdf
|Frisco FY20, pdf
For some unknown reason, the Texas Lottery has
failed to post the Purchase Orders for FY21 and FY22.
I know they exist because there was
a new scratch
ticket each year.
Attention TLC ....
You need to post those Purchase orders.
In my opinion, this money has been spent foolishly.
would much rather have that money in a
prize pool to be
paid out for prizes than to
go for "advertising."
The truth is, the Texas
Lottery doesn't need that much
And it's not the best venue to reach players.
Let's look at the potential income from
so you'll understand why the RICH
a piece of the lottery(s).
Their App, Jackpot, charges players a flat rate
of 15% to use the app.
That means if you put
$100 in your Jackpot account, they
$115 from your bank acct. Then for
they "purchase" or "order" for you, the TLC
pays them a commission of a nickel (5%).
This means they
earn 20% (20 cents) for
every dollar you spend.
So, let's just say that their
weekly sales is
$5 million. That
means the app, Jackpot,
earned a cool $1 million in one
Nice income for simply running a computer!
The biggest problem I have with all this is
that if "Apps" aren't stopped, then jackpots
will continue to be
bought. The technology
allows the purchase of
in a game
guaranteeing a win and it's all
done electronically. And they don't even
print all of the tickets they sold.
It must stop.
The Texas Lottery was supposed to see
to it that "buying jackpots" was impossible.
That's why players could not purchase
tickets by phone and players had to complete
a playslip to purchase their numbers. This
guaranteed that the rich couldn't buy jackpots
because a person couldn't buy that many tickets
Mr. Grief needed to increase sales so he made
a few "word" changes
to the rule while nobody was
looking. I wonder what was in it for him.
get another George Strait concert
Mr. Jones' special guest in the Jones Suite.
The Un-Reliable Data
This short story is a real NO-NO. It
have happened ... Jackpocket gave a player the wrong
This means Jackpocket cannot be
TRUSTED. Mistakes like this are unacceptable.
I surmise that Jackpocket
will "claim" that the
player should have looked at his
and disregard the facts sent via 2 emails. Baloney.
Jackpocket Sends Player Two Messages ...
1) "Your Jackpocket
order for Cash5
2) "Your lottery tickets
are available for viewing"
(The message shown below was sent to
TLC Enforcement. The player was showing
Enforcement a serious error - the message includes
his explanation and the two messages he received
from Jackpocket. The Player never heard
back from the Texas Lottery.
Player buys a $3 Cash5 ticket.
Player receives an "order summary" email
then later receives a "view" your ticket email.
(Copy and pasted from the emails)
Order Id: 95NO75
Ordered at: Mon,
Mar 27 2023
11:29 AM (CDT)
Lottery: Cash Five
Drawing at: Mon,
Mar 27 2023 10:12 PM
Credits used: $3.00
Player Explains to Enforcement ...
Then a little later, I received another email
telling me that my lottery ticket was ready for
viewing and the message shows my numbers.
Here's a copy and paste from the email.
Your ticket is ready
Your lottery ticket is now available for viewing
on your Jackpocket mobile app in the Orders tab!
Rcd: Monday, 12:03 PM
This is for order 95NO75
Cash Five on Mon, Mar 27 2023 10:12 PM (CDT)
Serial Number: 2139-029780481-106021
Please notice that the numbers given in both
emails from Jackpocket are identical
(shown in red).
But then the next day, he receives
from Jackpocket that says ...
"Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Congrats, you won 1 free play!
Mon, Mar 27 2023 10:12 PM (CDT)
Please allow up to 24 hours for your free tickets
to be uploaded. Well email you when theyre ready."
The Player is totally dumbfounded. He "assumes"
he's made a mistake and remembers that this
is the second time this has happened. So,
he double checks his notes and finds that he
wrote the numbers down correctly. He double
checks his emails and finds they confirm his
So then he decides to go look at his ticket
that was there for "viewing" and this
is what he saw .....
The numbers on this digital image are NOT the numbers
he received from Jackpocket twice. I can't even imagine
this being the case.
The numbers drawn for Cash5 on March 27, 2023 were
05-13-19-24-27 NONE of which matched the numbers
shown in either email he received from Jackpocket.
How dangerous is this for a lottery player????
Obviously, the TLC has NO oversight!
In concluding this section, not only do the apps allow
jackpots to be bought EASILY, but apps can't
honor promotions and they disseminate erroneous data.
Yet players are paying MORE than a dollar for each ticket.
Many Thanks to the Player Who Shared
His Communications/Complaints To
Both Jackpocket (An APP) &
The players complaint was that he purchased a $5 Lotto Texas
ticket and he was supposed to receive a FREE Lotto Texas ticket.
(This was March 2023 promo where if you bought
- on Friday's only - a 5 Lotto Texas ticket
- on one ticket - then you'd receive a FREE ticket.)
But instead of receiving one $5 Lotto Texas ticket, Jackpocket,
the app, gave him one $4 ticket and one $1 ticket thus cheating
him out of his free ticket. From the writings he shared, it appears
it took an act of God to get answers as to why this occurred! In
fact, they only responded after he copied others in his
communications. See what I mean ...
|I was suppose to receive one free
Lotto Texas ticket for each $5 Lotto Texas ticket
purchased on Friday's. I purchased two $5 tickets
yesterday expecting to receive
two free tickets.
This is a March promotion offered by
the Texas Lottery.
my two extra tickets?
|Do you intend to answer my email
sent on Saturday?
I did NOT
receive my free tickets.
|I wrote Saturday and Monday and have
an answer yet. When
my TWO $5
tickets I was supposed to receive
two free tickets. I didn't.
Please respond with WHY.
Copies Sent To
Tom Gaglardi, Dallas Stars
|Yesterday morning (Friday, 3/17/23),
I purchased TWO
Quick Picks but
rather than to
purchased, you provided me with
$4 quick picks and
TWO $1 quick picks.
you CHEATED me
TWO FREE $1 Quick Picks
as offered in
the Texas Lottery's
"March Free Friday's"
I specifically bought $5 Quick Picks because
the March Promotion requires players
purchase a minimum of $5 Lotto Texas tickets
same ticket. A $4 Lotto Texas
a $1 Lotto Texas ticket does not qualify for
a player to receive the
free Lotto Texas ticket.
On Friday, 3/10/23, I also purchased TWO
$5 quick picks and I thought I'd
exactly that but I did not receive
my FREE tickets
in the promotion. As it turns out,
they printed $4 and $1 tickets then too.
I emailed Jackpocket Support two or three
times but I have not received a response.
Because of the change Jackpocket/Winners Corner
made to my Lotto Texas ticket
purchases and your
failure to respond to my complaints, I am filing
with the Texas Lottery and the
Consumer Protection Division of the Texas
Attorney General. I firmly believe the retailer
purposely and intentionally
cheated me by
printing separate tickets but still totalling $5 each.
I pay a premium price for each ticket
from the Jackpocket app (minimum $1.09 each)
so I resent being tricked.
I can only imagine how
many other players failed to receive their
free tickets as well.
|Thanks for contacting Jackpocket!
Unfortunately, Jackpocket does not offer
the March Free Friday's
through our app. To receive the free play,
you will need to
order the tickets at
retail locations. We apologize for the
As a one time courtesy, we have credited
your account $2 for a free play
If you have any further questions, please
let me know! Happy to help!
|Thanks for your replies. My name is Paige and
I'm one of the customer
here at Jackpocket. Your ticket was escalated
by our associate, and I would like to
further explain to you why we
the promotion that you're referencing.
This promotion is an in-store promotion, meaning
you must go into a
lottery retailer and purchase
the tickets yourself in order to
participate in the
promotion. Purchasing your tickets through a
courier service like Jackpocket, will
not guarantee the promotion to
you. This is
addressed in our terms of service, in section
7 paragraph i
as quoted below:
"Jackpocket does not honor free Ticket promotions
offered by the state
Lotteries. For example,
sometimes the state Lottery will offer a
stating that if you buy a ticket with five Drawing
a given Lottery, you will get
an additional quick pick for free. If you
make an order with Jackpocket with five
Drawing Entries, you will get
the Drawing Entries
you order, but you will not receive the additional
By agreeing to use our application you are agreeing
to our terms of
service, which as stated above,
we do not honor free ticket promotions.
While we know that this is a disappointment
our team is actively working
on building out a
way to support these promotions in the future.
Please let me know if you have any other
questions please let me know.
After reading these emails, my 1st question was,
WHY didn't Jackpocket respond on March 11th?
Why was it necessary to copy the TLC, the press,
and a lawyer before Jackpocket responded???
Texas Lottery Enforcement/Security
The Player copied Gary Grief and Ryan Mindell. Obviously,
they forwarded the complaint to the Enforcement Division.
I am in receipt of emails between Enforcement and the Player.
From what I saw, Enforcement tried to tell the Player that he
didn't qualify for the FREE ticket because there was NO $5
Lotto ticket purchased on the same ticket. DUH ....
That was the whole point .... He bought two separate
$5 tickets but never received the free tickets. Jackpocket
eventually confirmed that they don't honor free tickets.
From what I saw, the TLC failed to take any action.
I made an Open Records request for any complaints the
TLC had received on the various apps but they responded
with a 4 month delay to provide any info. I revised my request
to just complaints handled by TLC Enforcement/Security
and they responded by telling me there were no
documents responsive on May 10, 2023.
.I am in receipt of at least 13 communications
between the Player and Enforcement. As I write this,
I have not responded to Open Records response to let
them know that documents responsive SHOULD exist.
Below is the $4 and $1 Lotto Texas tickets
Jackpocket provided to the Player.
Jackpocket, and most likely all other apps, had to split
the players $5 Lotto Texas purchases into $4 ticket
$1 tickets or $3 and $2 tickets because they NEVER
really sent a "messenger" to a brick and mortar store to
"purchase" lottery tickets. Also, notice the time these
tickets were purchased/printed - one at 9 am
and the other one at 12:12 pm.
You see, a REAL free ticket would have been
a genuine Texas Lottery Quick Pick and the only
way Jackpocket could have told their customers
what their numbers were in advance was to have
actually purchased a $5 Quick Pick via a TX Lottery
terminal. The freebie is printed automatically.
I hope you understand what I'm trying to say here!
Notice the "Free Friday's" message on the ticket.
In concluding this section, not only do the apps allow
jackpots to be bought EASILY, but they can't
honor promotions. Yet players are paying
MORE than a dollar for each ticket.
The unbelievable costs players are paying for their
lottery tickets, the GPS tracking programs, links to very
interesting stories about the apps and finally, the
use of AI - Artificial Intelligence.
attempt to buy the
$95 million dollar win.
look at the 311 tickets
five of six numbers
4/22/23 $95 M Lotto Texas drawing.
All but 20 of these tickets were sold by
"retailers" who sell lottery tickets via an app.
I hope to have this posted Sunday,
May 28, 2023. It's not as
hard as the
first 3 Parts plus half of it is already done!