We started a petition in January of 2016 at Change.org.  In our petition, we asked the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to restore honesty and fairness to the Texas Lottery.  To date, 8,945 concerned Texas lottery players have signed the petition.  If you agree with us, SIGN THE PETITION TODAY.  Here is the text of our petition:

Denice Deckard

The Texas Lottery is supposed to be fair and honest.  However, the Lottery and its private operator, GTECH, sold deceptive Fun 5’s scratch-off tickets to Texas lottery players promising they would win if their tickets revealed a Money Bag symbol. Over 1,000 players got Money Bags but GTECH refused to pay their prizes. The Lottery and GTECH continued to sell the deceptive tickets even though up to 100 players per day were complaining that they had been cheated. The Executive Director of the Lottery Commission, Gary Grief, testified in a deposition that the players’ complaints did not cause him any concern.  A Dallas judge has now ruled that both the TLC and GTECH are immune from suit even if they commit fraud on Texas lottery players.  We, the citizens of Texas, are shocked to hear that our lottery officials and GTECH can defraud us and cannot be held accountable.  We demand that our elected officials restore honesty and fairness to the Texas Lottery now.  The lottery operations contract says that GTECH can be terminated for cause if it “engages in any conduct that results in a negative public impression” with respect to Texas Lottery games.  GTECH sold a deceptive ticket to the Texas Lottery and refused to stand behind the promises it made on the ticket.  We call upon our elected leaders to exercise our contractual right to terminate GTECH for cause.  The Executive Director of the Lottery Commission showed a lack of respect for the lottery players by ignoring their concerns.  We call upon our elected leaders to hold him accountable and to shake up the top management at the Texas Lottery Commission.  If Texas is going to run a gambling operation, the least our state leaders can do is make sure it is fair and honest.

This petition will be delivered to:

  • Texas Governor Greg Abbott
  • Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick
  • Texas House Speaker Joe Strauss



  1. We won on the Fun 5’s tickets according to the instructions on the ticket so therefore we need to get paid our winnings that little .(period) made all the difference because you end a sentence with a period and start a sentence with a capital letter it’s not that hard to make a decision. I know that more than 1000 persons won and we all can’t be wrong. Judges and everybody involved wake up and smell the coffee. READ AND REREAD the ticket and PAY ATTENTION TO THE PERIOD.

  2. I am so tired of waiting. I believe the courts will rule in our favor. All we did was buy the tickets. Keep hoping and having faith. My husband and I home and auto was flooded in Harvey. Sure could use the money. Now living in a hotel.


  3. Run GTECH out of the country they’d run me or you out or imprison us for scams so hold gtech to the same level , when tx lottery started you could win buying scratch offs now it’s near impossible due to gtech defrauding tx n it’s citizens all to make themselves richer

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