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Lottery News for October, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pennsylvania House passes bill giving Lottery odds and prize flexibilty8:09 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 lotteries7:36 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

New multi-state lottery game launches Sunday11:12 am - A new mutli-state lottery game featuring more but smaller jackpots will debut this weekend in some U.S. states.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Oregon man keeps childhood promise, splits $1M Powerball with brother2:27 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 costume7:08 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 numbers6:26 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 schedules4:04 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

Poker star Phil Ivey loses casino case in Britain10:02 am - Ten-time World Series of Poker winner Phil Ivey has lost his case against a British casino he accused of improperly withholding his winnings.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Texas Lottery Director joins Lottery Industry Hall of Fame4:25 pm - Public Gaming Research Institute has inducted Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery, to its Lottery Industry Hall of Fame.
Jamaican DJ to plead guilty in lottery scam7:37 am - A prominent Jamaican disc jockey charged for his role in a lottery scam targeting older people in the Dakotas and elsewhere is scheduled to plead guilty.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Arkansas Lottery marks 5th anniversary9:25 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 minors9:13 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

Puerto Rico joins Powerball today11:02 am - Tonight's Powerball drawing is the first in which residents of Puerto Rico can participate and win in one of the world's most popular lottery games.