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Minnesota Lottery turns 25, shows off new logo

April 19, 2014, 1:15 pm ET

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The Minnesota Lottery celebrated its 25th birthday Thursday with a splash of color. In fact, there were many splashes of color, courtesy of celebrity performance artist David Garibaldi.

The 32 year old finalist on the "America's Got Talent" program leapt onto a stage at Target Plaza before the noon Twins game and speed-painted the new Lottery logo on a black canvass in 5 minutes. The new logo features the iconic loon, but this loon has wings spread in flight.

Iowa Lottery

Iowa Lottery no longer sharing Illinois Lottery drawings

April 17, 2014, 8:38 pm ET

State started conducting its own Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawings Wednesday

Starting this week, it won't be share and share alike for Iowa Lottery players anymore.

Beginning Wednesday, April 16, Iowa Lottery players finally got their own Pick 3 and Pick 4 lottery numbers. Iowa has been sharing Pick 3 and Pick 4 numbers with Illinois since the games were introduced, in 1998 and 2003, respectively.

The time of the drawings also changed slightly, as did the deadline by which players must purchase tickets for the drawings.

Illinois Lottery

Illinois Lottery mulling changes to drawings

April 16, 2014, 8:07 am ET

Could this be a move to all-computerized drawings — and the death of real drawings — in Illinois?

After 20 years of perky hosts and ping pong balls, the future of live Illinois Lottery drawings on WGN-Ch.9 is up in the air.

Lottery officials said Tuesday they are considering parting ways with WGN-TV, home to daily drawings since 1994, when the current one-year contract expires in June. Advances in lottery technology, an influx of new games and the move by Tribune Co. to pull the evening drawings off of national cable channel WGN America in February are playing into the decision.

Illinois Lottery

Northstar fights to keep Illinois lottery documents secret

April 15, 2014, 8:05 am ET

The company hired to run the Illinois Lottery continued its fight to keep some documents under wraps, arguing their release would violate its contract with the state and expose company secrets to competitors.

Pennsylvania Lottery

Man threw away $1.25 million worth of lottery tickets

April 13, 2014, 9:13 am ET

A Pennsylvania man misread his winning lottery tickets and threw them away, losing out on a $1.25 million payout.


NJ casino alleges famous poker player cheated in $9.6M win

April 11, 2014, 7:29 pm ET

An Atlantic City casino is suing a big-time gambler, claiming he won $9.6 million in a card-cheating scheme in baccarat.

Illinois Lottery

For some, Illinois Lottery app makes ticket-buying too easy

April 10, 2014, 8:31 am ET

Anti-gambling groups say an Illinois Lottery smartphone app makes playing too convenient and tempting; convenience store owners say it hurts their customer base.

Ohio Lottery

Ohio Classic Lotto goes more than 2 years without winner

April 9, 2014, 7:41 am ET

The Classic Lotto jackpot currently stands at $66.2 million after no ticket was sold for Monday's draw -- or any draw for the past two years.

Wisconsin Lottery

Wisconsin Lottery kicks off new '5 Card Cash'

April 6, 2014, 1:14 pm ET

Sunday, April 6 marks the start of the Wisconsin Lottery's first new lottery game in over 10 years.

Mega Millions

$20M Mega Millions winner didn't believe lottery scanner

April 4, 2014, 4:25 pm ET

A lottery player scanned his tickets at a Shirley, New York, convenience store called JackSpot! and when the screen flashed "BIG WINNER," he told the cashier, "The machine is broken."

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