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Pennsylvania House passes bill giving Lottery odds and prize flexibility
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. But that flexibility is paired in the bill with a new requirement that the General Assembly have final approval over any Lottery plans to add new game categories like Keno or Internet-based games. The latter clause, added by the state Senate earlier this fall, was a response to ...
Today, 8:09 am - Lottery News forum

Casinos no death knell for lotteries
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. Citing a study written by a Massachusetts lawmaker in 2008, casino opponents issued a news release Oct. 8 predicting that lottery revenue would plummet by more than 20 percent, leading t ...
Today, 7:36 am - Lottery News forum

New multi-state lottery game launches Sunday
Includes video report Bold new game concept has been years in the making Updated with 'How to Play' video By Todd Northrop A new mutli-state lottery game featuring more but smaller jackpots will debut this weekend in some U.S. states. The Monopoly Millionaires' Club game has $5 tickets that will be sold starting Sunday in 23 states. The game will have a niche audience that won't compete with Powerball and Mega Millions, the two other national games, according to Rebecca Hargrove, ...
Oct 17, 2014, 11:12 am - Lottery News forum

Oregon man keeps childhood promise, splits $1M Powerball with brother
Best Brother Ever? 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. Eric Hale, 45, split the spoils 50-50 with his younger brother, Quinn Hale, of Yakima, Washington, on Thursday in Salem. Eric and Quinn each took home about $335,000 after taxes, according to the Oregon Lottery. Eric had picked the five numbers 7, 14, 21, 24 and 41 correctly but missed the Powerball itself, according to the Oregon Lotte ...
Oct 15, 2014, 2:27 pm - Lottery News forum

Chinese lottery winner claims jackpot in bear costume
Includes video report 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. The 520 million RMB issued by Shanxi province's welfare lottery is the third largest jackpot handed out in Chinese history (though not the highest handed to a bear). The winner said that he spent between 20,000 to 30,000 RMB ...
Oct 14, 2014, 7:08 pm - Lottery News forum

Iowa Lottery still hunting mystery Hot Lotto winner [video]
Includes video report 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. Investigators want to learn the identity of a white man wearing a hooded sweatshirt who purchased the lottery ticket at a QuikTrip near Interstate Highway 80 on Dec. 23, 2010, said Dave Jobes, an Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation assistant director, during a news conference Thursday. The ...
Oct 10, 2014, 8:06 pm - Lottery News forum

Poker star Phil Ivey loses casino case in Britain
Includes video report Imagine you go to a casino to play blackjack. You find a table, sit down and buy some chips. Gambling has few barriers to entry. After awhile, you notice: For some reason, all of the cards higher than 9 are marked. Because of some slight imperfection in the deck, you can tell whether a card is an ace, king, queen, jack or ten before it's turned over. Because of a manufacturer's mistake, you have a huge advantage over the house. And the dealer doesn't notice. You de ...
Oct 9, 2014, 10:02 am - Lottery News forum

Texas Lottery Director joins Lottery Industry Hall of Fame
Public Gaming Research Institute has inducted Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery, to its Lottery Industry Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony took place at the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries conference in Atlantic City. I want to congratulate Executive Director Grief for his much-deserved honor, said J. Winston Krause, chairman of the Texas Lottery Commission. Gary's knowledge, experience and leadership are key elements to the continued success ...
Oct 8, 2014, 4:25 pm - Lottery News forum

Jamaican DJ to plead guilty in lottery scam
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. Deon-ville O'Hara, also known as ZJ Wah Wa, is among 26 people who were indicted by a federal grand jury in North Dakota, where the investigation is centered. He is charged with three counts, including conspiracy, wire fraud, and money laundering. A plea agreement filed last month calls for O'Hara to plead guilty to conspiracy, which carr ...
Oct 8, 2014, 7:37 am - Lottery News forum

Arkansas Lottery marks 5th anniversary
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. Before that first ticket was bought at 12:01 a.m. on September 28, 2009, we could only guess at what this lottery could do for our state, Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Director Bishop Woosley said. ...
Oct 7, 2014, 9:25 am - Lottery News forum

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