Will reveal new billboard at celebration event in Austin
WHAT: The Texas Lottery will celebrate surpassing $5 billion in sales for fiscal year 2016 with employees,
confetti canons, music and the revealing of a new billboard at its 6th Street headquarters in Austin.
Texas Lottery Executive Director Gary Grief and Chairman J. Winston Krause will unveil a new
billboard design on a 22’x10’ mobile billboard.
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 29
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Texas Lottery
611 E. 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
ï‚· The Texas Lottery has more than 17,000 retailers and introduces approximately 90 scratch tickets
ï‚· Scratch ticket sales for FY 16 totaled $3.72 billion, the highest scratch ticket sales in Texas Lottery
ï‚· The Texas Lottery’s $5 billion in annual sales is greater than the annual sales for many well-known
brands including Tesla Motors, Yahoo, Levi Strauss, Hyatt Hotels, Molson Coors Brewing and Tiffany.
ï‚· The Texas Lottery’s $537.8 million increase alone from FY 15 to FY 16 is more than the total annual
sales amounts for 20 other individual state lotteries.
ï‚· FY 16 sales resulted in a total contribution of $1.392 billion to Texas, the single largest annual
transfer of revenue to the state.
ï‚· The Texas Lottery has now contributed more than $19 billion to Texas public education and more
than $66 million to Texas veterans.
ï‚· This is the 13th consecutive year that the Texas Lottery generated more than $1 billion in revenue for