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Lottery News for August, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
WV Lottery considers online gaming options. 9:09 am - To help combat out-of-state competition, the West Virginia Lottery is considering introducing online gaming options, including smartphone applications that would allow players to purchase Powerball and Mega Millions tickets on their phone.
California $26 million lottery winner claims prize. 8:43 am - A winner has stepped forward to claim his prize after a ticket he bought at a South El Monte, California, liquor store won a $26 million jackpot earlier this month, California Lottery officials announced this week.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Kentucky Lottery finally able to advertise where the money goes. 9:02 am - For the first time in its 25 year history, the Kentucky Lottery is advertising where proceeds from the sale of its games are spent.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
With Northstar terminated, what will the Illinois Lottery do now? 10:27 pm - In the wake of Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's politically-expedient move late last week to fire Northstar Lottery Group, the question becomes, what's next for the Illinois Lottery?
Thursday, August 21, 2014
$3 million lottery winnings just chicken feed to farmer. 9:00 am - A Michigan chicken farmer who won a $3.3 million lottery jackpot was on the brink of losing everything.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
$160 MILLION: largest Mega Millions jackpot in 5 months. 12:04 pm - The Mega Millions grand prize has increased to $160 million for the Tuesday evening drawing after nobody matched all 5 numbers and the Mega Ball Friday night.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Irish Lottery winner giving away $44 million fortune. 3:59 pm - A Northern Ireland woman who won €34 million (US$45.4 million) in the EuroMillions lottery is giving away a whopping €33 million (US$44.1 million).
Iowa Lottery chief addresses online ticket sales. 12:30 pm - Terry Rich, president and chief executive officer of the Iowa Lottery, on Monday said the Iowa Lottery is educating itself for a coming time when Iowa Lottery players likely will be able to purchase tickets for lotto games like Powerball and Mega Millions via phone, tablet or computer.
Texas Lottery to launch new game after AG gives OK. 11:45 am - The Texas Lottery Commission is moving forward with next year's launch of an unusual new game after getting a favorable ruling on its legality from Attorney General Greg Abbott.
Friday, August 08, 2014
Arkansas, Georgia and Kentucky lotteries to cancel Decades of Dollars. 1:23 pm - There are just twenty remaining chances to play and win the multi-state Decades of Dollars game in Arkansas, Georgia, and Kentucky.
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Cottage industry helps lottery winners dodge taxes. 11:33 am - With few rules or law enforcement to stop it, a cottage industry has popped up to help lottery winners avoid taxes, child support, and other debts, potentially costing the state and federal governments millions in lost revenue.
Michigan Lottery hot streak: Fantasy 5 has 43 jackpot winners in last 4 months. 10:45 am - According to the Michigan Lottery, the Fantasy 5 jackpot is riding an unprecedented hot streak, claiming 43 winners since April 7.
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
More people playing, winning in SC Lottery. 9:57 am - The South Carolina Education Lottery announced Monday it set records for ticket sales and the amount of money raised for education in the last fiscal year. It also set records for the amount of prize money paid out and the commissions paid to lottery retailers.
Saturday, August 02, 2014
Is it game over for the Texas Lottery? 8:31 pm - More than two decades after Texas voters legalized the game of chance in the state, a group of lawmakers will soon start reviewing whether to end at multibillion-dollar industry that pumps more than $1 billion a year into schools.
Friday, August 01, 2014
24-year-old single Michigan mom wins $66 million lottery. 11:58 am - A Port Huron, Michigan, woman who won a $66 million Mega Millions jackpot that was drawn in mid-June said Thursday that she didn't learn for 11 days that the winning ticket was in her purse.
New Mexico Lottery offers free Pick 3 ticket promotion. 11:03 am - To acquaint players with drawing games played only in the "Land of Enchantment," the New Mexico Lottery will give away a free ticket with purchase during August.