Read the following, adapted from a letter to the editor.
The revenue from the Texas Lotto is falling. Texans are not buying lottery tickets as much as previously.
It had to happen - the odds of winning are so tiny that, after a while and many losing tickets, they find better things to do with their money.
If they would reduce those odds and reduce the payouts so more people could win, they might get some of the lost business back. Winning something, even if small, is better than never winning at all.
The Texas Lottery must change if it is not to die a slow death.
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