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Wisconsin Lottery

Wisconsin man's two winning lotto tickets said to be "misprints"

July 29, 2014, 9:42 am ET

Includes video report

Ivory Mitchell thought he had two $1,000 dollar winning crossword scratch tickets back on July 20th.

When he tried to cash them in, he was told there was an error and that the tickets were misprints.

He thinks the Wisconsin Lottery should pay up for a mistake they made.

He was told to fill out a claim form and that he would have to wait 30 days to hear if they would honor the tickets.

Illinois Lottery

Indecision at the Illinois Lottery over new national game

July 29, 2014, 7:06 am ET

The Illinois Department of Lottery is working to decide whether it wants to take a chance on a new Monopoly game that will be rolled out in October across the United States. 

The decision-making process is hurting the profitability of the Illinois Lottery, according the private company that manages it. 

Northstar Lottery Group, which was awarded a 10-year contract to manage the Illinois Lottery in 2010, is pushing for the state to include a new, national $5 Monopoly game. 

Northstar CEO Tim Simonson said there is lots of work to be done to become involved with a national game. 

Texas Lottery

Legislative committee to discuss killing the Texas Lottery

July 25, 2014, 11:23 am ET

The Texas Legislature's discussions about eliminating the state lottery are moving forward.

House Speaker Joe Straus on Thursday announced his appointments to the Legislative Committee to Review the Texas Lottery and Texas Lottery Commission, a new panel charged with studying the ramifications of ending the lottery, along with examining charitable bingo and how its revenue is distributed.

The appointees include three Harris County lawmakers, one of whom is a vocal lottery critic.

Houston Democrat Garnet Coleman has accused the lottery commission of a cozy...

New Jersey Lottery

16 siblings share $20 million lottery jackpot in New Jersey

July 24, 2014, 3:00 pm ET

Sixteen brothers and sisters from New Jersey who pooled money for a decade to buy lottery tickets got the ultimate payout — a $20 million Pick 6 jackpot they'll use to repair homes they lost in Sandy, send their children to college and preserve the legacy of their late mother, who urged them to vie for the pot together in the first place.

Missouri Lottery

Missouri Gov. orders review of Lottery operations

July 24, 2014, 10:13 am ET

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has asked the state Office of Administration to carry out a comprehensive review of the Missouri Lottery's operations after the lottery missed its profit goal in the last fiscal year.

Wyoming Lottery

Wyoming Lottery kicks off media blitz

July 23, 2014, 2:47 pm ET

The Wyoming Lottery Corporation today kicked off a comprehensive, statewide, multimedia marketing campaign as part of the countdown toward the initial sale of lottery tickets in Wyoming on August 24.

New Mexico Lottery

N.M. man had jackpot-winning lottery ticket in car for 2 months

July 22, 2014, 11:02 am ET

For almost two months, Dennis Romero of Albuquerque, New Mexico, drove around town with a lottery ticket worth $385,000 in the backseat of his car.

Missouri Lottery

Seeing sales slowing, Missouri Lottery officials seek new customers

July 22, 2014, 7:13 am ET

Steady growth has always been a challenge for state lotteries as they age, and the Missouri Lottery is trying to come up with solutions to that problem.

Massachusetts Lottery

Some lottery winning streaks have defied belief

July 20, 2014, 3:02 pm ET

The Massachusetts Lottery suspects the Brudnicks may be 'Ten Percenters,' people who claim others’ prizes for a fee. It’s a long-obvious problem the state has done little to stop.

Insider Buzz

Would you quit your job if you won the lottery?

July 18, 2014, 9:02 am ET

Rich enough to quit, but would you? Most people would keep working, even if those lottery balls lined up in their favor, says a Harris Poll survey released today.

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