A legislative committee will issue its report on the Texas Lottery later this year. One of the options is ending the Lottery.
Lottery Executive Director Gary Grief says the lawmakers are deciding whether having a lottery is good public policy for Texas.
Although opponents say it hurts low-income Texans, Grief says no segment of the population is targeted by its advertising.
“…Whether that be based on income, or education, etc. In fact,” Grief says, “our advertising just plays off the aspect of the lottery being a fun sort of entertainment.”
The full legislature approved this examination during its last session. The report is due in December. Grief says the Lottery is doing all it can to help.
“We have actively engaged with the members who have been appointed to this committee. We want to be a good resource for them,” he says. “We pride ourselves on being transparent.”