Illinois Lottery privatization announcement expected Wednesday
Southtown Star Editorial
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is about to make a billion-dollar decision to which most of us haven't paid much attention. For months, consortiums and companies have been working behind the scenes to become the jackpot winner of a prize that will set an international gambling precedent.
Illinois is soon to become the first in the United States to turn over its state lottery operations to a privately owned company. How this experiment progresses undoubtedly will set preced ...
Sep 14, 2010, 8:08 am - Lottery News forum
Against the odds, KY Lottery returns record amount to state
Mega Millions helps power sales; Powerball keeps improving too
By Todd Northrop
The Kentucky Lottery Corporation (KLC) today announced a record-breaking $214.3 million was returned to the Commonwealth in Fiscal Year 2010, despite lottery sales dropping $38 million or 4.7% during the same period.
The $214.3 million surpasses the previous record set last year by $9.9 million or 4.8%. The figure is comprised of $200.7 million from profits for scholarship, grant and higher education program ...
Aug 2, 2010, 1:09 pm - Lottery News forum
Arkansas Lottery raffle bonus prizes failed to register
Lottery trying to track down the winners
45 Arkansas Lottery players who purchased Arkansas Million Dollar Raffle tickets are owed $20.
That's because the lottery terminal failed to alert the player or retailer that the player won a bonus prize.
The situation resulted from a vendor software issue triggered when a new lottery retailer began selling raffle tickets. The issue was recognized soon after, and the lottery made an announcement to inform players holding a raffle ticket to check ...
Jul 21, 2010, 9:17 pm - Lottery News forum
N.M. Lottery rockin' out with new Kiss scratch game
Legendary rock band to have their own New Mexico Lottery scratcher game
Kiss, the iconic rock band that has sold more than 80 million albums, played in front of millions and become an integral part of the American fabric over a 37-year career, can now add the Kiss Scratcher Game to their staggering list of accomplishments.
Kiss and the New Mexico Lottery today announced that they have signed a licensing agreement that will introduce the band to the $225 billion-a-year global lottery indust ...
Jun 22, 2010, 4:30 pm - Lottery News forum
Two big Penn. Lottery prizes due to expire July 4
Unclaimed winning tickets were sold in Westmoreland and Montgomery counties
Two Pennsylvania Lottery winning tickets a Powerball ticket worth $200,000 and a Quinto evening ticket worth $50,000 from the July 4, 2009, drawings have yet to be presented for payment.
The tickets and prizes will expire on July 4, one year from the date of the drawings.
The Lottery never likes to see large prizes like these expire, which is why we're reaching out and hoping someone steps forward to claim them ...
Jun 22, 2010, 3:58 pm - Lottery News forum
Georgia Lottery schedules Cash 4 bonus drawing after error detected
During a review of the Monday, June 7, Cash 4 evening drawing, Georgia Lottery officials determined that an equipment malfunction occurred with a ball machine. One of the balls ejected back into the chute from the mixing chamber before the winning number fell.
As a result, the Georgia Lottery will hold a bonus Cash 4 drawing on Monday, July 5, giving players an extra chance to win.
We are very serious about the security and integrity of our games, said Georgia Lottery President and CEO Ma ...
Jun 14, 2010, 4:32 pm - Lottery News forum
S.C. Lottery goes dark on Election Day
For those looking to test your luck in the South Carolina state lottery, you won't be able to Tuesday.
During statewide election days, South Carolina law prohibits the sale of all lottery products.
This applies to instant and online games.
Therefore, all lottery terminals will be offline from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Tuesday.
Lottery drawings will occur at their normally-scheduled times Tuesday, but only players who purchased tickets before the 12:01 a.m. terminal cutoff time are abl ...
Jun 8, 2010, 7:58 am - Lottery News forum
Pennsylvania Lottery announces Match 6 Lotto will return in June
Returning game will replace Mix Match on Monday, Thursday evenings
Next week, the Pennsylvania Lottery will bring back Match 6 lotto, a $2 terminal-based game offering a starting jackpot of $500,000 and four ways to win on each ticket.
Match 6 will replace Mix Match in the Pennsylvania Lottery's Monday and Thursday evening drawing shows at 6:59 p.m. Match 6 tickets go on sale Tuesday, June 1, and the first drawing will be Thursday, June 3.
Many of our players and retailers were disappo ...
May 28, 2010, 8:09 am - Lottery News forum
Illinois Lottery solicits companies for privatization
Lottery seeks 'private manager' to solve many of it problems
The Illinois Lottery today asked private firms for expressions of interest in managing its operations for a period of up to 10 years.
The Illinois General Assembly mandated private management of the Lottery in late 2009. Initial expressions of interest are due May 24 and the private manager is expected to be named before the end of the year.
The General Assembly mandated private management of the Lottery, together with sale of ...
May 13, 2010, 3:49 pm - Lottery News forum
New Maryland Lottery Director appointed
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley Friday announced the appointment of Stephen L. Martino as director of the Maryland State Lottery Agency.
The Lottery's director is appointed by the Governor with Senate advice and consent.
I am proud to appoint Mr. Martino to head the Maryland Lottery, said Governor O'Malley. Mr. Martino brings a wealth of expertise in the racing and gaming industry, as well as legal knowledge and experience. I am confident that Mr. Martino will oversee the operations of the ...
Apr 26, 2010, 7:55 am - Lottery News forum