New Arkansas Lottery jackpot game kicks off today
By Todd Northrop
Starting today, Arkansas Lottery players can play the state's new Natural State Jackpot game, featuring a rolling jackpot that starts at a minimum of $25,000.
Lottery officials estimate the average jackpot will be more than $150,000.
The Arkansas-only jackpot game was created in response to player request, with dozens of calls to Lottery headquarters asking for a lotto-style game exclusive to Arkansas players.
Tickets for the new game went on sale this morning at 12 ...
Aug 27, 2012, 8:02 am - Lottery News forum
Georgia Lottery approves online ticket sales
Georgia Lottery officials approved for the first time Thursday an online ticket system, with sales to the public set to begin as soon as November.
The move is expected to increase the Georgia Lottery's revenue by millions of dollars a year thus helping the state's lottery-funded HOPE Scholarships and pre-kindergarten programs and positions Georgia among the first states nationwide to officially expand lottery sales to the Internet.
While the lottery's governing board voted unanimously for ...
Jul 20, 2012, 8:33 am - Lottery News forum
Vermont Lottery appoints new Executive Director
Greg Smith, an executive with The Vermont Country Store, has been tapped to head the Vermont Lottery, replacing retiring Lottery Executive Director Alan Yandow.
Smith will take over the operation on June 7.
The Lottery Commission thanks Alan for his 14 years of exceptional service to Vermont, said Martha O'Connor, chair of the Vermont Lottery Commission. After the nationwide search, we are pleased to be moving forward with the appointment of Greg Smith.
I am honored to have been chos ...
Jun 1, 2012, 12:37 pm - Lottery News forum
UK Lottery to create 100 millionaires in special Olympic drawing
A one-off National Lottery draw will create 100 millionaires as a 'thank you' to players for helping fund the London Olympics.
The EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle draw will take place on the night of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games on July 27, a National Lottery spokesman said.
The event guarantees a million-pound check for 100 UK players, breaking the world record for the most millionaires created in a single draw.
National Lottery players are contributing a whopping 2.2 bill ...
May 25, 2012, 7:39 am - Lottery News forum
Vermont Lottery announces new 'Play It Again' program
The Vermont Lottery announced today that it will launch a new program, Play It Again, in June, as a new way to participate in second chance drawings.
Play It Again will replace the current second chance drawing program, Recycle Win.
Doing away with the mailing in of non-winning tickets to the Lottery, Play It Again will allow players to simply go to the Vermont Lottery Website (www.vtlottery.com/playitagain) to enter their ticket numbers for quarterly online drawings.
In addition to the ...
May 18, 2012, 12:11 pm - 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
Lottery Post ranked among biggest lotto Web sites in March
Mega Millions $656 million jackpot causes traffic spike at lotto sites
The record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot on March 30 caused a huge lift in traffic to lottery-related Web sites, according to the latest comScore Media Metrix report released today, with LotteryPost.com cited among the industry's biggest winners.
comScore reported that the Lotto/Sweepstakes category attracted nearly 29 million visitors in March, a 25 percent increase, making it the top-gaining category for the mont ...
Apr 25, 2012, 10:30 am - Lottery News forum
MD Lottery: winner has not come forward yet
Rumors may be swirling, but the lucky Maryland winner who shares in Friday evening's record-breaking $656 million Mega Millions jackpot has not yet come forward.
Despite numerous rumors to the contrary, no one has come in to claim the prize, said Maryland Lottery Director Stephen Martino. We will announce when we have a confirmed winner.
The Lottery urges the ticket holder, who has 182 days from the drawing date to claim, to sign the back of his/her ticket, keep it in a ...
Apr 2, 2012, 12:32 pm - Lottery News forum
Arkansas Lottery Commission picks new director
The Arkansas Lottery Commission picked Bishop Woosley, the lottery's chief legal counsel, to be the state's new lottery director.
The nine-member commission made the decision at the end of a day-long meeting Saturday at its headquarters in downtown Little Rock, after interviewing Woosley and six other candidates, lottery spokeswoman Julie Baldridge said.
Baldridge, who has been serving as interim lottery director since Ernie Passailaigue resigned in October, said she looks forward to worki ...
Feb 12, 2012, 1:43 am - Lottery News forum
2011 Lottery Results Almanac Published
Latest edition of highly-regarded annual lottery reference book
U.S. and Canada editions published simultaneously
The latest edition of Lottery Post's highly-regarded lottery results reference book officially went on sale today.
Lottery Post 2011 Lottery Results Almanac, United States Edition (ISBN 978-0-9826272-4-2), written by the founder of the popular Lottery Post web site and published by Speednet Group, is available for purchase immediately online at the publisher's web site (http ...
Jan 24, 2012, 9:15 pm - Lottery News forum