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- The Players Issues -
As of Feb 2003

NO Video Lottery ...
NO to $20 Scratch Tickets ...
NO to 22 drawings per week ...
NO more deceptive advertising ...

to making Lotto Texas harder to win ...
NO more "reserve funds" for the online games ...

to joining multi-state/multi-jurisdictional games ...
YES to pari-mutuel payouts across the board ...
RETURN Unclaimed prize monies to the players...
Retailers from checking players lottery tickets ...
a return of a minimum of 50% of lottery sales ...
PROVIDE Consumer protection to the lottery players of Texas ...
the Retailers a raise and/or an incentive to increase revenues ...
IF Texas cannot provide fair payouts and games, then abolish the Texas Lottery ...

Originally Posted: September 1999
Revised: April 21, 2024

The Lotto Report
Dawn Nettles
P. O. Box 495033
Garland, Texas 75049-5033
(972) 686-0660 Phone
(I am not associated with the
Texas Lottery in any way. I just
watch over them and report the
latest news to you - the players.)


Texas Lottery Commission
Customer Service

Open Records Requests
All information is available to the public by
just making an "Open Records" request.
State agencies have 10 days to respond.


Executive Staff

Ryan Mindell
Executive Director of the Texas Lottery
(Effective April 18, 2024)
P. O. Box 16630
Austin, Texas 78761-6630

Bob Biard
General Counsel
P. O. Box 16630
Austin, Texas 78761-6630
Sept 2012

Lottery Commissioners

Charirman Robert Rivera

Commissioner Mark Franz

Commissioner Jamey Steen

Commissioner Clark E Smith

Commissioner Cindy Lyons Fields


Chairman Robert Rivera
Director FMSbonds, Inc
(214) 302-2246
Stephens, Inc
Investment Banker
Vice President of Public Finance
(214) 258-2712
Dallas, Texas

Served as a City of Arlington
Council Member (since 2005 - 2017)
Appointed August 3, 2015
Expires February 1, 2021
On July 21,2020 - Gov Abbott named
Mr. Rivera as Chairman of the TLC

Commissioner Mark A Franz
Real Estate Developer & Investor
Austin, TX
Appointed May 7, 2019
Expires on February 1, 2025

Commissioner Clark E Smith
A partner at Vela Wood P. C.
Formerly was General Counsel for the
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission &
Special Counsel to the Executive Commissioner
of the Texas Health & Human Services
Appointed Nov 7, 2023
Expires on February 1, 2029

Commissioner Cindy Lyons Fields
El Paso

A Certified Public Accountant
Tax partner in the firm Lauterbach,
Borschow & Company, P.C
She serves as board chair of the El Paso Children's Hospital,
as board treasurer of the Pioneers 21 economic development
and small business incubator group, as a member of the investment
and finance committees of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation,
and as a member of the University of Texas at El Paso
Appointed Jan 30, 2020
Expires on February 1, 2023

Commissioner James H "Jamey" Steen

Partner - Buckhorn Resources
A Private Investment Firm
Steen serves on the Board of Trustees of the
San Jacinto Museum History Association, a non-profit
organization that operates the San Jacinto Museum in
association with the Texas Historical Commission.
Additionally, he is an Eagle Scout.
Appointed July 21, 2020
Expires on February 1, 2025


Former TX Lottery Commissioners

Chairman J. Winston Krause
(Tax Law, Estate Planning &
Probate, Business Law)
504 W. 13th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
Telephone: 512-477-6707
Fax: 512-477-6708
April 2009
(Chairman effective Sept 1, 2013)
(Departed 2020)

Commissioner Doug Lowe
Attorney - Lowe Law Firm
(Civil & Criminal Litigation)
(903) 391-0869
Previously Criminal District Attorney
Anderson County
Tyler, Texas
Appointed August 3, 2015
Expires February 1, 2017
Resigned April 2019

Commissioner Carmen Arrieta-Candelaria
El Paso ISD
Deputy Superintendent of Finance and Operations
CFO and COO of Integrity Asset Management, LLC.
Chief Financial/Operating Officer
(915) 772-5170

El Paso, TX
Appointed August 3, 2015
Expires February 1, 2017
Resigned March 11, 2019

Commissioner Mary Ann Williamson
Widow of the late Ric Williamson,
TX Transportation Commissioner & Former State Legislator
CPA & Owner of MKS Consulting (Gas Production)
200 Cochran Rd
Weatherford, Texas 76085
Appointed Oct 2008 - Replaced Fernando Reyes
Appointed to Chairman March/April 2009
Resigned 8/16/13
Re-appointed March 2014
Resigned May 30, 2015

Commissioner Jodie Baggett
Ozona, Texas
Partner in a family-owned ranching
operation and former elementary teacher
Appointed Sept 2013
Term expires: Feb 1, 2017
Resigned May 30, 2015

Commissioner John W Townes III
Retired Senior VP USAA
Retired US Navy (Rear Admiral)
Granbury, TX
Appointed Jan 15 2014
Term Expires: Feb 1, 2015
Resigned May 30, 2015

Commissioner Jeff Meador
2414 Exposition Blvd
Suite BC-230
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-0795 Office
A Certified Public Accountant
Founding partner of Meador & Jones, LLP
Appointed: October 22, 2014
His term expired on February 1, 2015
Resigned May 30, 2015

Commissioner Katie Stavinoha
The Woodlands, Texas
Former public affairs consultant for
energy and agriculture businesses
and agencies. Former employment -
Koch Companies, Dept of
Mental Health, Texas Comptroller
Appointed Sept 2013
Term Expires: Feb 2, 2019

Resigned: Effective June 30, 2014

Commissioner Veronica Edwards
Owner and CEO of InGenesis
San Antonio
April 2013
(Resigned Feb 2014- Effective March 31, 2014)

Commissioner Cynthia Tauss Delgado

President: Cyndel Industries
3800 N Mesa Street, Suite A2-152
El Paso, TX 79902
(915) 373-9650
(League City)
(Governor Perry finally appoints another
new commissioner - Sept 2011)

Commissioner James A. Cox (Chair)
Prefers to be contacted through the TLC
(The TLC will open his mail but
is suppose to give to him
P. O. Box 16630
Austin, Texas 78761-6630
Attention: Commissioner Jim Cox
Resigned March/April 2009

Commissioner Fernando Reyes
Reyes Industry
1554 Cantrell Dr
San Antonio, TX 78221
(210) 924-4809
(Appointed March 2008)
Resigned June 2, 2008

Commissioner Rolando Olvera, Jr.
(Appointed 8-28-03)
Fleming & Olvera PC
1650 Paredes Line Rd.#102
Brownsville, Texas 78521-1665
(956) 982-4404
Resigned 9-28-05 - Appointed District Judge

Commissioner C. Tom Clowe Jr.
3521 Northridge
Waco, Texas 76710
(254) 751-0766
(Moved to Texas Public Safety Commission
March 2008)

Commissioner Betsy Whitaker
(Resigned 8-27, 2003)

Attorney at Law
2811 McKinney Ave.
Suite 310
Dallas, Texas 75204
(214) 754-9190

Commissioner David Schenck
Law Firm: Jones Day
2727 N Harwood St
Dallas, Texas 75201
(214) 969-5124
(After TWO years, Governor Perry finally
appoints a new commissioner - Oct 17, 2007)

Commissioner Peggy Heeg
Attorney - Partner Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
(Corporate and Regulatory Attorney)
(713) 651-8443
Houston, TX
Appointed August 3, 2015
Expires February 1, 2019
Resigned Nov 2017 to go to work
for IGT's Law Firm

Commissioner Erik Saenz
Managing Member of ECS Inc
Quest LNG Partners, LLC.
Co-founder of LNG 21, LLC
Currently serves on the Board of
Directors as Chief Accounting Officer.
Serves as Vice Chairman of the Harris County
Cultural Education Facilities Finance Corporation
Foster for Animal Justice League - an avid
supporter of various animal rescue organizations.
Appointed Aug 13, 2019
Expires on February 1, 2023

Texas' Big Three
Governor Greg Abbott
State Capitol, Room 2S.1
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 463-2000
Click on "Contact" located at top of page
then "E-mail the Governor's Office"

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick
Box 756
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 463-0001
(512) 936-6700 (Fax)
Click here to contact the Lt. Govenor

Representative Joe Straus Dennis Bonnen
Speaker of the House

Capitol Office
Room CAP 2W.13
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
(512) 463-10006
(512) 463-8414 Fax
(You must email him from his website)

Sunset Advisory Commission

Attorney General of Texas - Ken Paxton
For consumer complaints
Website click here


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