Kansas Lottery sets sales record
The Kansas Lottery hits the jackpot itself record sales are recorded for the fiscal year ended June 30th.
Lottery officials report sales of nearly $241 million. That's up two percent from the previous year, which also showed record sales. Some $71 million will go into state coffers, the highest transfer in a single year since Lottery sales began in 1987.
Kansas Lottery director Ed Van Petten cited the success of the lottery's first $20 scratch ticket and Kansas-themed tickets promoting b ...
Jul 11, 2007, 1:29 pm - Lottery News forum
N.C. Lottery Millionaire Raffle sells out
If you haven't gotten a North Carolina Lottery raffle ticket, you're out of luck.
Less than a week before the Fourth of July drawing, the state sold out of its entire stock of Sizzlin' Millionaire Raffle tickets.
Instead of selling paper tickets from a roll, retailers sold 500,000 numbers through the lottery's computer network.
With four grand prizes of $1 million, a $20 ticket will carry a 1 in 125,000 chance of winning the top prize. For comparison, the odds of buying a winning mult ...
Jul 3, 2007, 6:27 pm - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery Lucky 7's raffle draw delayed
The drawing date for the Kentucky Lottery's latest raffle-style game is being postponed due to slower than expected ticket sales.
Dubbed the Lucky 7's Raffle, the winning numbers were set to be drawn and then announced on July 7th (7-7-07).
As of July 1st, there were still 305,730 of the game's 500,000 tickets remaining. With only 39% of the overall tickets sold, Kentucky Lottery officials decided to push back the draw date to allow players more time to purchase tickets.
There were seve ...
Jul 3, 2007, 6:01 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery results cell phone service is first of its kind
txtGroups and Lottery Post Team Up to Provide Text Message Lottery Results
txtGroups, Inc. and Lottery Post announced today that they are joining forces to provide instant lottery results to North American SMS subscribers.
The new cell phone text messaging service, called Lottery Results Mobile Alerts, covers every lottery game played in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and United Kingdom. Other worldwide lottery games will be added soon.
Anyone with a cell phone can sign up f ...
Feb 26, 2007, 11:41 am - Lottery News forum
Pennsylvania Lottery Chosen to Host 2008 International Conference
Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell Thursday announced that the Pennsylvania Lottery has been selected to host the annual conference and trade show for the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) in September 2008.The conference will be held in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania has the finest lottery operation in the country, and this conference will give us a chance to showcase its many successes while giving visitors a glimpse of the beauty and vitality of Pennsylvani ...
Sep 30, 2005, 9:27 am - Lottery News forum
California's lottery retailer of the month is small family-owned store
A relatively small Vallejo, California family business in a diminutive strip mall beat out more than 18,000 stores of all sizes to be named California's State Lottery Retailer of the Month for March.A ceremony was held at Vallejo's Market Town Liquor Deli on Tuesday.The accomplishment is remarkable considering Market Town's size, said Lance De Anda, a lottery official. The store has generated $4 million in lottery sales and contributed $1.5 million to public education since going into business ...
Feb 23, 2005, 2:39 pm - Lottery News forum
California Lottery to consider multi-state game
In the California Lottery commission meeting next week, lottery staffers will present a report to the commission about the potential for California to join a multi-state lottery game.The will be the first presentation of this kind to the commission. The group giving the presentation has not publicly revealed the content of their presentation.The presentation will be made by employees of the California Lottery, and will not include presentations from the multi-state gaming groups, such as MUSL ( ...
Feb 2, 2005, 12:24 pm - Lottery News forum
Seven Days Left Until $14 Million Illinois Lottery Jackpot Expires
Time Is Quickly Running Out for One Lucky Winner of Huge Illinois Lottery PrizeA $14 million Illinois Lottery jackpot will expire at midnight on January 31, 2005 if no winner steps forward with the winning ticket.If the jackpot remains unclaimed, it will be the largest unclaimed prize in Illinois Lottery history.All Lottery players in the border states of Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, and Kentucky; as well as anyone that has traveled to Illinois and played the Lottery are urged to check fo ...
Jan 26, 2005, 12:09 pm - Lottery News forum
Tennessee Lottery to finally reveal Lotto 5 jackpots
The Tennessee Lottery announced that it will remove some of the mystery from its Lotto 5 computerized game by giving players an estimated jackpot before each of the tri-weekly drawings.Prior to estimating the jackpot, players only knew the rollover amount from the previous drawing if there was no winner. At the games launch, it was announced that the top prize would range from the tens of thousands to more than one-hundred thousand dollars.After just over four months of playing Lotto 5, players ...
Jan 13, 2005, 7:48 am - Lottery News forum
UK National Lottery gives $22.5 million to tsunami appeal
The UK National Lottery today pledged 12 million towards reconstruction projects in the wake of the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster.The Big Lottery Fund, which distributes lottery cash to good causes, said the money would fund a three-year programme to help rebuild communities and restore local infrastructure.Sir Clive Booth, the chairman of the fund, said the lottery wanted to respond quickly and effectively to public opinion that lottery cash should go to devastated areas.He said: Money is n ...
Jan 6, 2005, 10:11 am - Lottery News forum