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
Titans, Tenn. Lottery team up for new instant game
Count the Titans among the NFL teams partnering with state lotteries.
The Titans and the Tennessee Lottery will announce their partnership today. The deal gives lottery players an opportunity to win prizes including season tickets, cash up to $100,000 and team memorabilia.
The NFL began allowing its teams to partner with state lotteries in May.
The Titans logo will be featured on the instant scratch-off tickets. The blue and red instant ticket, which features 15 Titan helmets, offers a ...
Jul 31, 2009, 11:51 am - Lottery News forum
Canada's Lotto Max game to begin in Sept.
Replaces the retiring Super 7 game
First drawing Friday, Sept. 25
Canada lottery players will have the opportunity to play a new nation-wide game starting in September.
Lotto Max tickets go on sale at lottery retailers throughout the country starting Sept. 19, 2009, with the first drawing held on Friday, Sept. 25, 2009.
The new multi-province game, which replaces the retiring Super 7 game, will offer additional $1 million prizes once the jackpot reaches $50 million. Like Super 7, Lot ...
Jul 30, 2009, 7:37 pm - Lottery News forum
Ontario Lottery recalls 92 tickets
Attention Ontario lottery players: check your tickets but not for a winner. You may be holding a bogus entry that can't win a prize.
It's not a huge amount of tickets but there's another new controversy surrounding the beleaguered Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. The OLG has been forced to issue a public notice about a recall of 92 tickets sold over a wide area of the province. The reason? They have the wrong date on them.
The tickets in question center on a series of the organizati ...
Apr 22, 2009, 5:54 pm - Lottery News forum
N.Y. Lottery posts record sales
Lottery posts small gains in traditional lottery games; higher sales but lower profits in video gaming
The New York Lottery is feeling lucky despite the woes of the economy.
According to Director Gordon Mendecina, the New York Lottery sold $7.66 billion in lottery tickets in the last fiscal year. $2.54 billion of that went to education, and another four billion dollars was given away as prizes to lucky winners.
NY Lottery divides its revenue into traditional lottery (jackpot games and s ...
Apr 14, 2009, 10:36 am - Lottery News forum
Michigan Lottery to offer less-pricey raffle
Paying heed to tough economic times, new Lucky 7 offers players $10 chances at winning up to $700K
Responding to tough economic times, the Michigan Lottery is launching its latest raffle game and you won't see a $50 ticket price, or a $2 million top prize.
Tickets for the raffle, Lucky 7s, go on sale Monday for $10 each. The top prize is $700,000, the first time in the two-year history of the raffles that it will fall below the $1 million mark.
We have a lot of players who really like ...
Feb 25, 2009, 8:37 am - Lottery News forum
Illinois Lottery awards $105M ad contract
Energy BBDO awarded multi-year contract worth $105 million
The Illinois Lottery announced Thursday that it has awarded Energy BBDO its $105 million general market advertising contract.
Energy BBDO, along with Omnicom partners OMD and The Integer Group, will assist Lottery with strategic planning, media planning and buying, creative development and production, promotion, Web development and other marketing communication endeavors.
The Illinois Department of Revenue put out a request for ...
Jan 23, 2009, 1:12 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery Post member subject of new motion picture
'Infringed' opens in theaters early 2009
Known at Lottery Post as Jim695, Jim Grimes lived a story compelling enough for the silver screen
As the producer of director Neil LaBute's award-winning In the Company of Men and other features, Fort Wayne filmmaker Mark Archer knows a good story when he sees one.
He knows Jim Grimes' story is a good one and will soon be telling it on the big screen.
I don't think 'Infringed' will make it into many film festivals. I'm in the super-minority i ...
Oct 29, 2008, 11:48 am - Lottery News forum