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
Mass. Lottery launches Red Sox scratch ticket
The Boston Red Sox are swinging for the Green Monster with the launch of another Massachusetts State Lottery instant ticket.
Monster Money, the new $10 Boston Red Sox scratch ticket, debuted yesterday at 7,500 Lottery agents across the state.
The game offers three $3 million instant prizes and seven prizes of $1 million. Other prizes include Red Sox gear such as jackets, pants, warm-up jerseys and duffel bags.
There's even some luck for people who scratch off losing tickets: They can b ...
Mar 31, 2010, 8:21 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery earns first Responsible Gaming Certfication
The Kentucky Lottery Corporation has been awarded Level 2 Certification of the World Lottery Association's (WLA's) Responsible Gaming Framework. The Kentucky Lottery is the first United States lottery to achieve this level of certification for its responsible play programs.
To receive this certification, WLA members must adopt the organization's responsible gaming principles. The principles helps lotteries assess their responsible gaming programs and to keep them on a course of continuous imp ...
Mar 9, 2010, 2:19 pm - Lottery News forum
Colorado Lottery launches new jackpot game next week
The Colorado Lottery will launch its first new Jackpot game in nine years next week.
Called MatchPlay, the game will offer a rolling, $100,000 jackpot and more ways to win than the Lottery's current Jackpot games.
Drawings for MatchPlay will be held on Tuesdays and Fridays at approximately 7:40 p.m.. The first tickets for the game will be sold on Sun., Feb. 21, and the first drawing will be held on Tue., Feb. 23.
MatchPlay is a fresh, new game that will provide our players with fun fea ...
Feb 17, 2010, 12:11 pm - Lottery News forum
Canada lottery almanac for 2009 published
For the first time, Canada lottery players can obtain a year's worth of lottery winning numbers for each of the country's games in one book.
Lottery Post 2009 Lottery Results Almanac, Canada Edition (ISBN 978-0-9826272-1-1), 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 lottery results almanacs will become increasingly important to daily lottery players, says Todd N ...
Feb 9, 2010, 6:14 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery Results Almanac is first mainstream lottery results reference book
Creator of Lottery Post publishes milestone title
Lottery players finally get the respect they deserve, with the publication of the first in a series of lottery results reference books geared to a market that has been largely underserved by mainstream publishers.
Lottery Post 2009 Lottery Results Almanac, United States Edition (ISBN 978-0-9826272-0-4), written by the creator of the popular Lottery Post web site and published by Speednet Group, is available for purchase immediately online a ...
Jan 24, 2010, 2:12 pm - Lottery News forum
Iowa Lottery gives raffle game another try
The Iowa Lottery is giving a raffle game another try and hoping for more luck with the weather.
Lottery vice president, Mary Neubauer says the first raffle game launched in the spring of 2008 timing that turned out not to be so lucky.
Neubauer says the raffle sales started just at the time when the tornadoes and flooding hit the state and that had a big impact on the raffle says. The new raffle is called Pot O' Gold Raffle and the winner will be drawn on St. Patrick's Day.
She says the ...
Jan 19, 2010, 8:01 am - Lottery News forum
Arkansas Lottery announces 'points for prizes' rewards program
The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is adding even more value to instant lottery tickets with a new program called Points for Prizes.
In the new program, players earn points by going to the lottery's website and entering their non-winning instant tickets. These points can then be redeemed for exciting merchandise.
The Play It Again second-chance drawing program began with the Lottery on September 28, 2009. Since then, more than 100,000 players have registered for an online player services acc ...
Jan 19, 2010, 1:06 am - Lottery News forum
Missouri Lottery names new director
The Missouri Lottery Commission named May Scheve Reardon of St. Louis as the executive director of the Missouri Lottery during a commission meeting held today in Jefferson City. Her appointment takes effect immediately.
Reardon will be the Lottery's fifth executive director since Lottery sales began in January 1986.
Reardon, the first woman to hold the position, brings extensive leadership experience in the financial, nonprofit and government sectors, including 12 years as a state represen ...
Dec 10, 2009, 10:30 pm - Lottery News forum