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According to Texas lottery officials earlier today, there was an 85.8 percent of the possible number combinations had been sold.
...If anyone here on ATS won, please let us know. It'd be good to know who I can ask for a personal loan next time the mood strikes
originally posted by: AccessDenied
I truly hope the winners are some people who truly deserve a life changing event for the better, and not some corporate big wig with an already bulging bank account and ego to match.
In Virginia, for example, where the lottery used to boast "Helping Virginia's Public Schools" on the back of tickets, 30 percent of ticket sales went to K-12 public education in the 2015 fiscal year, according to Virginia Lottery spokeswoman Jill Vaughan. At $534 million, that sounds like a lot of money — but the number can be deceiving.
"The state legislators added the funding in to the budget, and then they take it out," said John O'Neil, communications director for the Virginia Education Association, an organization of more than 50,000 teachers and school professionals.
But that's not the fault of the lotteries — it's because of state legislators.