Changes coming to Powerball multi-state lottery game in January
Starting jackpots double to $40 million
Better overall odds for more winners
Ticket price will increase to $2
Changes coming Jan. 15, 2012
As Powerball prepares to celebrate its 20th year in 2012, the game is being redesigned to bring more value to its players.
Jackpots will start at $40 million and the jackpot is being made easier to win. The overall odds of winning any prize are also easier, and there are more chances to win a prize of at least $1 million cash. The ticket pr ...
Jun 27, 2011, 5:15 pm - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery launches 50/50 raffle Friday
State's first raffle in 4 years
Lottery Post Exclusive
by Todd Northrop
On Friday, the Kentucky Lottery kicks off sales for its newest game, 50/50 Split the Pot Raffle.
Tickets for the new raffle game will only be available for a period of less than four weeks, and on June 10, one lucky winner is going to win half the proceeds.
Unlike a traditional raffle, the 50/50 game does not impose a limit on the number of tickets sold; rather, the more tickets that are sold, the better, beca ...
May 12, 2011, 5:35 pm - Lottery News forum
2 NY Powerball winners of $170M being introduced
New York Lottery officials say they'll present checks worth more than $170 million to two upstate New York winners of two recent Powerball drawings.
New York Lottery is holding a news conference at a 11 a.m. Friday in downtown Albany to present a $48.8 million check for a winning ticket sold in Wilton, Saratoga County, and a $122 million check for a winning ticket sold in Catskill, Greene County.
Lottery officials say the winners, New York's first in the multi-state lottery, will be introd ...
Feb 11, 2011, 10:15 am - Lottery News forum
Canada lottery almanac for 2010 published
By Todd Northrop
Canada lottery players can obtain all of last year's lottery winning numbers for each of the country's games in one book, now that the latest edition of Lottery Post's Lottery Results Almanac series has hit the stands.
Lottery Post 2010 Lottery Results Almanac, Canada Edition (ISBN 978-0-9826272-3-5), available for purchase immediately by publisher Speednet Group, is offered just two weeks after the United States edition of the same title was published.
Over time these ...
Feb 8, 2011, 7:47 pm - Lottery News forum
Arkansas Lottery sets raffle draw date
Sales to end April 6th; drawing the next day
By Todd Northrop
At long last, the Arkansas Lottery has fixed the drawing date for its Arkansas Million Dollar Raffle.
The Raffle game, which the lottery claims to have the best odds of a $1,000,000 win in Arkansas Scholarship Lottery history, will sell its last ticket on Wednesday, April 6. The drawing will be held the following day, Apr. 7.
The Raffle will pay off big two ticket numbers will be drawn to win $1,000,000. Also, there will b ...
Feb 1, 2011, 1:18 pm - Lottery News forum
2010 Lottery Results Almanac Published
Latest edition of highly-regarded annual lottery reference book
The latest edition of Lottery Post's highly-regarded lottery results reference book officially went on sale today.
Lottery Post 2010 Lottery Results Almanac, United States Edition (ISBN 978-0-9826272-2-8), written by the creator 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://books.speednet.biz). The title also will be availa ...
Jan 31, 2011, 4:23 pm - Lottery News forum
Mega Millions Wash. lottery winner to be revealed
Idaho winner still a mystery
One of the two winners of the $380 million Mega Millions jackpot will come forward today.
The unidentified Washington state lottery winner bought the ticket at a Safeway store in the small town of Ephrata.
The same player also bought another ticket that won $150.
Scott Kinney, Washington state Lottery spokesman, said the winner hand-picked the magic numbers at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
The numbers drawn in the second-largest jackpot in U.S. history were: 4, 8, ...
Jan 6, 2011, 9:02 am - Lottery News forum
PA Millionaire Raffle lottery tickets on sale today
Tickets for the Pennsylvania Lottery's 11th Millionaire Raffle, which offers 6,000 cash prizes totaling more than $5 million, go on sale today, Nov. 19.
The Lottery is bringing back the Millionaire Raffle game for another New Year's Day drawing, said Lottery Executive Director Ed Trees. This Pennsylvania Lottery game offers our best odds of winning a $1 million prize.
Each of the game's $20 tickets offers a 1-in-125,000 chance of winning $1 million. The overall odds of winning any prize ...
Nov 19, 2010, 8:54 am - Lottery News forum
Historic lottery award ceremony Friday in Michigan
By Todd Northrop
For the first time in Michigan Lottery history, two mega jackpot winners will collect their winnings at the same time Friday at Michigan Lottery headquarters in Lansing.
Most public interest will likely be centered on the winner of Saturday's $128.6 million Powerball drawing. That's because of the unique location where the winning ticket was purchased: an adult video and book store in Highland Park.
The location also includes a walk-up window for lottery ticket purchase ...
Nov 11, 2010, 9:30 am - Lottery News forum
NJ Lottery warns of telephone scam artists
The New Jersey Lottery and New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs are warning everyone to be wary of any caller who claims he or she represents the Lottery. New Jerseyans are getting calls saying they will receive a big jackpot if they only pay small processing fees, said Carole Hedinger, Acting Lottery Director.
The Lottery never requires winners to pay a fee to collect what they are owed, and prizes can never be claimed over the telephone, Hedinger said. Recipients of these fraudulent cal ...
Oct 25, 2010, 2:27 pm - Lottery News forum