Colorado Lottery ends MatchPlay game
By Todd Northrop
The Colorado Lottery conducted its final MatchPlay drawing Friday, capping a two-year run for the jackpot game.
The $2 game, which launched in February, 2010, was originally designed to be on the market for approximately 18-24 months. In a statement issued earlier this month, the Lottery is said to be reviewing different game options to offer players in the near future.
We want to offer a product mix that is fresh and entertaining, said Abel Tapia, director of the Colo ...
Jun 30, 2012, 5:57 am - Lottery News forum
Mass. Lottery ends game that was exploited by high-rollers
State will add New England multi-state game in March
By Todd Northrop
Massachusetts lottery players looking to buy Cash WinFall tickets this week had their last chance on Monday, the game's final drawing.
The canceled game was the talk of the lottery industry last year, when it was revealed that a small group of high-rollers had identified a weakness in the game's prize structure that would occasionally make the payouts astronomical for players who could afford to wager huge amounts of ...
Jan 27, 2012, 7:57 am - Lottery News forum
Three state lotteries set to begin new multi-state game
Decades of Dollars to replace Win For Life game
By Todd Northrop
UPDATED: Since the original news story was written, it has come to our attention that Arkansas will not be participating in the new lottery game, due to legislative hurdles, and the Win For Life game will continue to be played in Virginia. The title of the story has been changed to reflect three state lotteries, rather than the four state lotteries originally referenced, and the body of the article has been updated with the a ...
Jan 11, 2011, 10:00 am - Lottery News forum
N.H. Lottery cancels proposed online game
The New Hampshire Lottery Commission announced Tuesday it is abandoning a proposed new online, interactive game and shifting its focus to the state's current games, especially instant scratch tickets.
Charles McIntyre, the lottery's executive director, said the commission will cancel efforts to launch PlayNowNH because the game would not be a strong revenue producer.
It was my belief that the game would have produced modest revenue, McIntyre said in a statement. In light of our other chal ...
Aug 17, 2010, 11:29 pm - 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
California Lottery cancels 'Millionaire' TV show
The television game show that made Snow White a multimillionaire is going off the air.
California Lottery officials are canceling the lottery's weekly Make Me a Millionaire game, citing poor ratings. The last episode is July 3.
Launched in January 2009, Make Me a Millionaire was supposed to be a lively, entertaining promotion for the state lottery. It replaced The Big Spin program, which lasted for more than 20 years.
Last August, Natalie Marston, 22, who plays Snow White at Disneyland, ...
May 5, 2010, 8:57 am - Lottery News forum
Pa. Lottery to pull the plug on Super 7
Pennsylvania Lottery officials announced the final drawing for Super 7 will be later this month, but it doesn't seem like players will miss the game.
Officials cite higher jackpots in the Mega Millions drawing as the decision to cancel the Super 7 game. The last chance for Pennsylvania residents to play will be April 27.
Super 7 was successful for the past year, Pennsylvania Lottery Deputy Press Secretary Kirstin Alvanitakis said, but people are more interested in games with bigger jackpot ...
Apr 15, 2010, 7:46 am - Lottery News forum
S.C. Lottery ending MegaMatch 6 game
To avoid confusion with Mega Millions
The South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL) announced MegaMatch 6 will end with the Tuesday, December 29 drawing.
The MegaMatch 6 rolling jackpot game has enjoyed a successful run for nearly two years, generating more than $24 million in sales and over $16 million in prizes.
MegaMatch 6 has been a vital part of our family of games, said Paula Harper Bethea, SCEL's Executive Director. These games are fun but are primarily designed to raise money for ...
Dec 3, 2009, 8:42 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
Missouri Lottery sold tickets after game ended
Players to get refunds if they saved their tickets
The Missouri Lottery blundered Monday when it ended one numbers game and launched another, but will correct their mistake for players who saved their game tickets.
A total of 473 people were able to buy lottery tickets for the Show Me 5 Paydown game on Monday, even though the game's final drawing was held Sunday evening.
On Monday, the Missouri Lottery replaced its twice-daily Show Me 5 Paydown game with Show Me Cash, a similar Pick 5-s ...
Sep 10, 2008, 12:04 pm - Lottery News forum