January 5, 2011 by staff
Tx Lottery, Texas Lottery turnout reached its lowest level ever recorded. A report submitted to the lottery commissioners earlier this month found that less than 34 percent of Texas residents now buy lottery tickets and scratch-off, which is the participation of 8 percent less than in 2009. “I play scratch-offs probably once or twice a week, sometimes more than that. The biggest I’ve ever touched has been like and $ 200,” said John Caldwell Wayne Schulz.
Schulz plays the lottery for fun and for the opportunity to possibly win big.
“I have friends who have hit a good size, like $ 50,000 and stuff like that. One of my aunts, it was a great once a week so I’ll try mine on some regular Lotto ticket is all I’m trying, “said Schulz.
“Have been playing the lottery since the lottery every night out. I have not hit the jackpot the only thing I touch is $ 500 or so like it or and I really play Pick 3 daily and night, “said Bryan Chequita Tennell.
Tennell hopes to benefit from the Lottery and Texas Tuesday night and $ 145 million Mega Millions jackpot. She was not surprised to learn that participation in the games reached their lowest point this year.
“Everything has got it drop you know, so this course in mind, as you say will stimulate the economy and I hope I’m the only strengthen with Mega Millions tonight …. Ha ha! Tennell said.
Dhaval Patel has the Oaks Food Mart and says lottery games are the bread and butter of sales for him. In fact, his store had a winning lotto millions of dollars in the past.
“Until now, it was good. I mean he has dropped a bit, but I could not make a difference, we are fairly stable in this place,” said Dhaval Patel, owner of the Mart Food Oaks in Bryan.
Lottery participation has been in a downward spiral with a peak of 71 percent of people who buy tickets in 1995, with the number of participation this year falls to 34 percent.
“We will continue to develop new games and in response to what our players needs and desires are you know and hopefully on the basis that we will increase our sales,” said Bobby Heith, director of Media Relations for the Texas Lottery Commission.
“I just say you will not win if you do not play is my best suggestion,” said John Wayne Schulz.
At the suggestion of the Texas Lottery Commission hopes will appeal to more people.
The Lottery Commission said the economy is the main reason for the change.
Although participation is declining, revenues for fiscal 2010 is actually up from the previous year with a total of $ 1,000,434,318 to be transferred to fund the state base for schools.
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