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Indecision at the Illinois Lottery over new national game
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 ...
Yesterday, 7:06 am - Lottery News forum

New Arizona Lottery game on sale Sunday
'All or Nothing' to be drawn twice a day, replaces 2by2 game By Todd Northrop A popular new lottery game format is now finding its way to Arizona. Starting Sunday, Arizona lottery players will be able to buy tickets for the latest Arizona Lottery game called All or Nothing. In the new game, players choose 10 numbers from a total pool of 20 numbers, and they can win the top prize by matching either all or none of the 10 numbers drawn to the numbers on their game ticket. The top pri ...
May 17, 2014, 8:43 am - Lottery News forum

Illinois legislator urges Gov. to fire company running the lottery
Northstar disagrees, says revenue targets met Citing nearly three years of lackluster performance, an Illinois state lawmaker is urging Governor Pat Quinn to fire the company his administration hired to run the Illinois Lottery. State Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, said the state's contract with Northstar Lottery Group has cost taxpayers hundreds of millions in lost revenues due to the firm's failure to meet revenue goals. The privatization of the Illinois State Lottery has been nothing ...
May 15, 2014, 12:13 pm - Lottery News forum

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

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