Lottery contract draws criticism

Lottery contract draws criticism

There are 1 comment on the El Paso Times story from Nov 22, 2010, titled Lottery contract draws criticism. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Citing performance issues and alleging a conflict of interest, critics blasted a decision by the Texas Lottery Commission to renew a 10-year operations contract with Rhode Island-based GTECH Corp., the state's primary lottery vendor since its 1992 inception.

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Austin, TX

#1 Nov 23, 2010
Texans are playing the lottery less because the prize payouts have dwindled over the years. As someone that used to win small amounts fairly regularly, things have changed. Winning any amount of money has become more a rare happening. The odds of having a winning ticket has decreased significantly, while the odds of having a non-winning ticket have increased. A ticket that returns purchases price, winning two dollars on a ticket that cost two dollars, is a non-winning ticket. The lottery commission should look at what was happening when players were actually playing, and take steps to return to that payout system.

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