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Iowa Lottery no longer sharing Illinois Lottery drawings
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 purchas ...
Apr 17, 2014, 8:38 pm - Lottery News forum

Illinois Lottery mulling changes to drawings
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 drawin ...
Apr 16, 2014, 8:07 am - Lottery News forum

Northstar fights to keep Illinois lottery documents secret
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. At a hearing before the Illinois Court of Claims, Northstar Lottery Group argued today that lottery officials have no duty to release a marketing study and a business plan even though the Illinois Attorney General has advised the documents should be made public. The firm asked the cou ...
Apr 15, 2014, 8:05 am - Lottery News forum

For some, Illinois Lottery app makes ticket-buying too easy
When Illinois launched its first-in-the-nation lottery app in January, Matthew Ruder quickly signed up so he could jockey for jackpots with just a tap of the finger on his smartphone. It's really easy to buy lottery tickets on the big draw days, said Ruder, 40, of Pekin in central Illinois. I can just log in to it, add some money to it, buy some tickets, and then I have them right there instead of stopping at the store. It just makes it easier sometimes. State lottery officials hope the ...
Apr 10, 2014, 8:31 am - Lottery News forum

$400 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot soars
Massive jackpot is 7th-largest of all time By Todd Northrop For only the 7th time in the history of United States lotteries, a lottery jackpot has grown to $400 million or more. After 20 drawings without a jackpot winner, the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game now boasts a swelling jackpot that is nearing a half-billion dollars and could instantly put someone among the wealthiest people on the planet. After nobody won Friday night's grand prize, the Mega Millions jackpot grew to ...
Mar 15, 2014, 11:57 am - Lottery News forum

$353 MILLION: Red hot Mega Millions jackpot set for Friday
5th-largest Mega Millions jackpot of all time By Todd Northrop Less than 3 months after the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game featured a near-record $648 million jackpot, it is two draws away from doing it again. Unless some lucky player happens to match all five numbers plus the Mega Ball before then. In the Tuesday night Mega Millions drawing no player won the top prize, increasing the jackpot estimate for Friday night's Mega Millions drawing to $353 million, with a lump-sum c ...
Mar 12, 2014, 10:31 am - Lottery News forum

$309 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot rolls into top 25
By Todd Northrop The multi-state Mega Millions lottery game continued growing its jackpot toward frenzy levels last night. After nobody won Friday night's grand prize, the Mega Millions jackpot grew to an estimated $309 million the largest since the near-record-setting $648 million jackpot on Dec. 17, 2013, and the 23rd-largest United States lottery jackpot of all time (see full list below). The lump-sum cash value rose to a massive $169.5 million the 20th-largest U.S. lottery cash valu ...
Mar 8, 2014, 8:04 am - Lottery News forum

New Georgia Lottery game starts Sunday
'All or Nothing' to be drawn four times daily By Todd Northrop A popular new lottery game format is now finding its way to Georgia. Starting Sunday, Georgia lottery players will be able to buy tickets for the latest Georgia Lottery game called All or Nothing. In the new game, players choose 12 numbers from a total pool of 24 numbers, and they can win the top prize by matching either all or none of the 12 numbers drawn to the numbers on their game ticket. The top prize is $250,000. ...
Feb 28, 2014, 4:57 pm - Lottery News forum

Tenn. lottery CEO gets award named after her
The president and CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. is being recognized by a leading lottery trade organization with an award named after her. According to the lottery, the Rebecca Hargrove Award for Mentorship is given in recognition of an individual's generous spirit that supports the wise and responsible development of the next generation of lottery industry leaders. Hargrove also is the first recipient of the award from the Public Gaming Research Institute. Institute CEO ...
Dec 31, 2013, 9:10 am - Lottery News forum

MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT SOARS TO $636 MILLION
Mega Millions buying frenzy sends jackpot to brink of world record Includes video report Updated at 1:03 pm with Maryland sales stats By Todd Northrop Certainly the state lotteries expected the multi-state Mega Millions October rules changes to increase jackpots, but it's fair to say the first jackpot run under the new rules exceeded their wildest expectations. When Mega Millions changed its number matrix and prize structure in October, Texas Lottery executive director Gary Grief ...
Dec 17, 2013, 12:08 pm - Lottery News forum

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