Finding The "Winning Ticket" May Be Easier
POSTED: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 5:40pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 11:05am
Finding a winning lottery ticket may soon be easier.
Players could become instant winners, or losers, without so much as picking a number, or scratching a ticket.
The Texas Lottery Commission is proposing a new type of lottery ticket that some say could resemble slot machines.
With this new ticket, all players have to do is hand their money to the clerk, and a lottery terminal spits out either a winning or losing ticket.
Proponents of the idea say it's a way to give instant gratification to players, and add a sales revenue source.
Those against the proposal say the results would be predetermined in the lottery's computer system- too closely resembling a video lottery system.
If approved, the new game could start as early as october second.