Mother and son share bittersweet lottery win
At his mom's urging, a Manning, South Carolina, man bought a lottery ticket on the anniversary of his father's death. Winning $150,000 was bittersweet.
The winner declined to publicize his name but shared he will honor his late father by using the winnings to look after his mother.
The aptly named $150 Grand ticket was purchased at the Corner Food Stop on S. Boundary St. in Manning for $5.
As of August 19, one top prize of $150,000 remains in the $150 Grand game. Odds of winning the top ...
Aug 19, 2013, 12:25 pm - Lottery News forum
Maryland Lottery's 40th anniversary exhibit has couple recounting fond memories
Historical exhibit open to public through September
Includes video report
In 1973, a loaf of bread cost 27 cents, a postage stamp would set you back 8 cents and a gallon of gas sold for 45 cents. No wonder, then, that jaws dropped at reports of the new Maryland Lottery's plans to host a Millionaire Party on Jan. 31.
Lucky Lottery players Charles Buck and Pat Hofferbert of Rosedale joined 100 other hopeful players at that party 40 years ago and they still have the photos to prove it. The ...
Jul 2, 2013, 5:18 pm - Lottery News forum
New look for Florida Lottery
The Florida Lottery used its 25th anniversary to unveil a new logo on Monday, aiming to boost the $4.8 billion-a-year gaming system that is a major funding source for Florida's schools.
Lottery Secretary Cynthia O'Connell said the rebranding effort which includes a more energetic looking flamingo logo is targeted at keeping the online and scratch-off ticket games innovative and fresh.
But it is also about money.
The Lottery provides more than $1.3 billion a year for the education budge ...
Jan 8, 2013, 9:04 pm - Lottery News forum
Montana Lottery celebrates 25 years of jackpot dreams
The Montana Lottery celebrated its 25th anniversary late last month with parties at retail locations around the state and knowledge that it was on a roll.
We had a successful first 24 years, said Montana Lottery Director Angela Wong, who's been in the role 18 months. And we just completed a record fiscal year, with sales of more than $50 million for the first time and weekly sales exceeding $1 million for an unprecedented 19 weeks.
Fiscal year 2012 ended June 30, and preliminary data ind ...
Jul 23, 2012, 8:39 am - Lottery News forum
Montana Lottery celebrates 25th anniversary
Kimberly Pierce of Helena stopped into the Montana Lottery's 25th anniversary celebration Monday because, among other reasons, it was her birthday.
Maybe I thought I'd have a little added bonus, luckwise, she said.
The lottery served cake and punch and gave away lottery tickets during the promotional event. A mobile lottery unit, slated for stops around the state this week, offered special deals on tickets.
Pierce favors some of the more involved games like Crossword Club and Slingo, a ...
Jun 26, 2012, 8:12 am - Lottery News forum
Texas Lottery launches new scratch game to celebrate 20 year anniversary
Today, the Texas Lottery launched its new 20th Anniversary scratch-off game to commemorate the lottery's two decades of generating revenue for the state of Texas.
With more than $21.5 million in prizes, the 20th Anniversary game features nine top prizes of $250,000 and more than 100 second-tier prizes of $1,000. Odds of winning any prize in the new game are one in 3.52, including break-even prizes.
We continually strive to incorporate innovation into our products to provide Texans with th ...
May 14, 2012, 12:16 pm - Lottery News forum
N.M. lottery celebrates anniversary, tackles challenges
Amid revenue shortfall, officials launch new campaign to boost ticket sales
New Mexico Lottery officials this month are celebrating the 15th birthday of the lottery program with a special anniversary scratcher ticket and a new ad campaign.
Amid a revenue shortfall and the possibility that the lottery's scholarship money could be out of cash by 2014, the celebration is bittersweet.
This is a new era for us because we don't know how many people are going to play the lottery from now on, ...
Apr 25, 2011, 7:27 am - Lottery News forum
Louisiana Lottery celebrates 20 years of winning numbers
Millionaire Bonus Raffle coming in February
After being approved by voters by a seven-to-three margin in 1990 and subsequently launching its first scratch-off game in 1991, the Louisiana Lottery Corporation will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2011 with a host of player promotions and games.
For 20 years, we have been generating winning numbers that give Louisianans plenty of reasons to smile, including over $2.3 billion contributed to our state, more than $3 billion paid to winners an ...
Jan 26, 2011, 8:24 am - Lottery News forum
New Jersey lottery turns 40 with record $2.6B in revenue
The New Jersey Lottery sold a state record $2.6 billion in tickets for fiscal year 2010, an impressive number considering the state is in the midst of an historic recession.
It's also impressive because the New Jersey Lottery, which turns 40 in December, continues to be an economic force in a state desperate for cash. Even after all this years, for better or worse, the lottery remains a growth industry.
The lottery is a recession-proof business, says Carole Hedinger, acting executive dire ...
Nov 19, 2010, 10:12 am - Lottery News forum
New lottery game marks Kansas' 150th birthday
The state's anti-gambling founders probably wouldn't have approved, but Kansas unveiled a new lottery game Friday to get a jump on celebrating its 150th birthday.
The top prize for Celebrating Our Statehood is $1,500, but state officials hope it reaps big benefits for the Kansas Sesquicentennial by generating public awareness that events are coming, tied to next year's Jan. 29 anniversary.
The lottery began distributing 600,000 tickets Wednesday and expects 1,600 retailers to begin selling ...
Sep 3, 2010, 8:39 pm - Lottery News forum