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Lottery News for October, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
Massachusetts man is lucky for two lifetimes. 10:29 pm - Luck struck twice for a Norwood, Massachusetts, man who found out his lottery ticket had the winning numbers in this week's Lucky For Life drawing — then realized, minutes later, that he had another ticket with the same number.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
EuroMillions jackpot at record levels, capped at €190 million. 9:46 am - For players of Europe's EuroMillions multi-country lottery game, Friday's drawing is the start of a special capped drawing feature that could inflate the second prize level to extraordinary levels.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Pennsylvania House passes bill giving Lottery odds and prize flexibility. 8:09 am - The Pennsylvania House has voted 195-1 to send to Gov. Tom Corbett a bill that Pennsylvania Lottery officials say will give them more flexibility in setting player odds and prizes, increasing sales in the long run.
Casinos no death knell for lotteries. 7:36 am - Casino opponents are forecasting a doomsday for the Massachusetts State Lottery if casinos are allowed to open in the state, but their predictions are not supported by the results in other large states that have introduced casinos into mature lottery markets, according to specialists and local media analysis.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Oregon man keeps childhood promise, splits $1M Powerball with brother. 2:27 pm - A Bend, Oregon, man who won $1 million with a Powerball ticket last month decided to share the wealth in a gesture of brotherly love.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Chinese lottery winner claims jackpot in bear costume. 7:08 pm - To pick up his giant check worth 520 million yuan (US$84.8 million) in lottery winnings, a Shanxi man disguised himself in a silly cartoon bear costume yesterday morning, providing perhaps the most delightful-looking press conference of the year.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
S.C. Lottery to honor 2 sets of Pick 3 numbers. 6:26 pm - The South Carolina Lottery says it will honor two sets of Evening Pick 3 numbers for Tuesday night's drawing.
Three Mass. Lottery games get new drawing schedules. 4:04 pm - The Massachusetts State Lottery has announced that there will be new drawing times for The Numbers Game, Mass Cash and Keno games.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Iowa Lottery still hunting mystery Hot Lotto winner [video]. 8:06 pm - Iowa investigators are asking the public for help in identifying the person who bought a lottery ticket worth $14.3 million that spawned a bizarre, two-year fraud investigation.
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Texas Lottery Director joins Lottery Industry Hall of Fame. 4:25 pm - Public Gaming Research Institute has inducted Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery, to its Lottery Industry Hall of Fame.
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Arkansas Lottery marks 5th anniversary. 9:25 am - With over 150,000 Arkansas students awarded almost half a billion dollars in lottery-funded Academic Challenge Scholarships, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is celebrating five full years of big wins and big opportunities as an engine for higher education and an educated, higher-earning workforce.
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Supermarket chain accused of allowing lottery sales to minors. 9:13 am - Northeastern University's Public Health Advocacy Institute is demanding that Star Market remove scratch lottery ticket vending machines from its Massachusetts stores after, PHAI claims, a 14-year-old was able to purchase tickets from two stores.
Wednesday, October 01, 2014