Texas Lottery was first approved by voters on November 5, 1991.
The Texas Lottery Commission administers the revenue generated and providing authorized organizations the opportunity to raise funds for their charitable purposes by conducting bingo in the State of Texas. The commission consists of three members which are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the senate for overlapping six-year terms. One of the members must have experience in the bingo industry. The governor appoints the Chair. The laws governing lottery and bingo activities contain extensive conflict-of-interest provisions that are applied to commission members, staff members as well as to game operators and sales agents.
Proceeds from Lottery ticket sales and unclaimed prizes go back to the community for -Education, Veterans, and some "Other State Programs"
Texas Lottery Commission
P.O. Box 16630
Austin, TX 78761-6630