Texas Lottery officials announced Wednesday that they will not award any new jackpot in the state’s lottery this year, but that they would be open to awarding the prize again next year.
“The state’s Lottery Corporation of Texas has decided not to issue a lottery jackpot,” lottery spokesman Jeff Salyer said in a statement.
Lottery employees are expected to receive an email from lottery officials soon with instructions on how to get their money back. “
We do not have any information about how a jackpot will be awarded in 2018.”
Lottery employees are expected to receive an email from lottery officials soon with instructions on how to get their money back.
The state’s winner, who won the jackpot by winning a $1,000 bet in the 2017 state lottery, is expected to be announced in the next couple of days.
The state lottery has been under pressure from outside interest groups to release more information about the winning player, which has been the focus of a federal lawsuit brought by the state of Louisiana and other states.
Louisiana officials have filed a lawsuit to block the release of the jackpots.
“We will continue to pursue all legal avenues to have this information released,” said Tom McBride, a spokesman for Louisiana’s attorney general.