Texas Lottery unveils scratch-off ticket that benefits veterans
The Texas Lottery Commission on Nov. 9 just ahead of Veterans Day will start selling the first scratch-off ticket dedicated to a cause other than public education, where game profits now go.
The Veterans Cash scratch-off ticket is predicted to pour $9 million a year into veterans' services when fully operational, and $5 million for the start-up year. The red, white and blue, eagle-adorned tickets will cost $2 apiece with a top prize of $20,000.
Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio, and ...
Oct 19, 2009, 8:33 pm - Lottery News forum
America's multi-state lottery titans agree to ticket-selling partnership
Even bigger, unified national game could be next
They are the two marquee games in American lotteries: Mega Millions and Powerball. Each lottery state currently has one, but not the other. However, the Mega Millions consortium and Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) have reached an agreement in principle to cross-sell Mega Millions and Powerball in all U.S. lottery jurisdictions.
The agreement means that lotteries from across the United States, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, will be able ...
Oct 14, 2009, 9:13 am - Lottery News forum
N.M. Lottery's Roadrunner Cash game changing this weekend
The New Mexico Lottery is changing the in-state Roadrunner Cash game to create a larger starting prize and jackpots that grow larger, faster.
The game will feature a starting jackpot of $25,000, up from $20,000, and a new $1 prize for matching two of five numbers.
The changes will take effect this weekend, starting with the Oct. 5th drawing.
To offer the enhancements, more numbers will be added to the game's number pool. Players will pick five numbers from 1 to 37, up from the current m ...
Oct 2, 2009, 3:45 pm - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery draws airing on new TV stations
The TV stations which air the nightly Kentucky Lottery drawing program in the state's three largest media markets has changed, effective today.
In Louisville, the drawing program will move to WBKI/The CW Louisville. Lexington viewers will now be able to watch the drawings on the CWKYT. Players in Northern Kentucky will see the drawing show on WKRP-TV.
Affiliates will remain the same in Bowling Green (WBKO) and Paducah (WDKA). A new affiliate has been added in Evansville (WAZE), while the s ...
Oct 1, 2009, 6:26 pm - Lottery News forum
N.Y. Lottery debuts Sweet Million game Sept. 15
Tickets for the New York Lottery's newest game go on sale September 15.
Sweet Million is a lotto game in which players will choose 6 numbers from a pool of 40 (a 6/40 game). The top prize for matching all 6 numbers is $1 million cash.
The New York Lottery says, For only a dollar, Sweet Million provides the best chance to win a million dollars.
Drawings will be every Monday and Thursday at 9:30 p.m., starting Sept. 17. The winning numbers will be published at Lottery Post's New York Lot ...
Sep 2, 2009, 11:42 am - Lottery News forum
$333 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot increased
Rare mid-week increase spurred by massive sales
Mega Millions lottery players across the United States are pulling out the stops for tonights drawing, which now stands as the largest Mega Millions grand prize in 2 years.
Because of the frantic ticket sales rate, lottery officials revised the jackpot earlier today to a staggering $333 million, with a lump-sum cash option of $210.4 million.
It is the second-largest Mega Millions jackpot of all time or third-largest, if you count the $365 ...
Aug 28, 2009, 3:22 pm - Lottery News forum
Massive sales push Powerball lottery jackpot to $250M
Greater-than-expected sales prompt rare mid-week jackpot increase
The rush to buy tickets for a chance at Wednesday's $245 million Powerball jackpot has pushed the prize to $250 million.
The cash option is an estimated $124.8 million.
The current jackpot run-up began July 1 and has grown to $250 million through 14 consecutive drawings.
To play Powerball, players choose five numbers from 1 to 59 and one Powerball number from 1 to 39. Players can also ask for a quick pick, a set of num ...
Aug 18, 2009, 3:06 pm - Lottery News forum
Connecticut lottery players' prize claim period cut in half
From now on, Connecticut Lottery winners will have six months less time to claim their prizes, in a change expected to reap $6.1 million in unclaimed prize money for the cash-starved state government during the first year.
Effective Aug. 2, the Connecticut Lottery Corp. adopted a prize redemption period of 180 days, discarding the longtime claim period of 365 days.
Last year, $604 million in Connecticut Lottery winnings were awarded and $13 million went unclaimed, roughly in line with the ...
Aug 13, 2009, 1:05 am - Lottery News forum
New Colorado Lottery scratch game offers 'best chance of winning ever'
The Colorado Lottery has launched a new $20 Scratch game that provides players with the best odds of winning ever offered by the Lottery.
The overall probability of winning any prize in the new $18 Million Money Machine is 1 in 2.7 better than any other Lottery game offered in the state.
As its name suggests, $18 Million Money Machine is packed with $18 million in prizes, including 15, $50,000 top prizes.
For $20, our players will be getting a pretty good shot at winning, said Colorado ...
Aug 10, 2009, 5:58 pm - Lottery News forum
Maryland Lottery's Green Ball promotion adds bonus drawings
The Maryland Lottery's Green Ball Double Draw promotion was triggered three times this past weekend, paying out hundreds of thousands of dollars in extra prize money to players of the Pick 3 game.
The green ball appeared during Saturday's midday drawing and during both the midday and evening drawing on Sunday, paying out an additional $310,595 in winnings for Pick 3 players.
Since the promotion's start on July 20, seven green balls have been drawn, resulting in $730,800 in additional Pick ...
Aug 4, 2009, 4:15 pm - Lottery News forum