Spain holds annual Christmas El Gordo lottery draw
The winners of Spain's cherished Christmas lottery the world's richest celebrated around the country Sunday, a moment of joy and relief after another year of a brutal financial crisis.
Millions had been glued to their televisions on Sunday as 2.5 billion euros (US$3.4 billion) in prize money was distributed. The drawing is so popular that most of Spain's 46 million people watched at least part of the live four-hour show, hoping they would hear their ticket as school children called out the lu ...
Dec 22, 2013, 9:02 pm - Lottery News forum
Georgia Lottery schedules Cash 4 bonus drawing
Makes up for mechnical error Wednesday
During a review of the Wednesday, Oct. 16 Cash 4 midday drawing, Georgia Lottery officials determined that a technical malfunction occurred with a ball machine. During the routine post-drawing process, a mechanical issue was identified in one of the draw machines, which negated the proper mixing of a ball set.
As a result of the malfunction, the Georgia Lottery will hold a bonus Cash 4 drawing, giving players an extra chance to win. The bonus drawing ...
Oct 18, 2013, 2:36 pm - Lottery News forum
Texas Lottery to double number of Pick 3 and Pick 4 draws
Four drawings per day starting Sept. 9
By Todd Northrop
In a few weeks, Texas Lottery players will have twice as many opportunities per day to play the Pick 3 and Pick 4 games.
Currently, both of the popular daily numbers games are drawn twice per day, at 12:27 pm and 10:12 pm. Starting September 9, four drawings per day will occur at 10:00 am, 12:27 pm, 6:00 pm, and 10:12 pm.
A year ago the Texas Lottery introduced a new game called All or Nothing, which broke new ground for the lot ...
Aug 19, 2013, 1:18 pm - Lottery News forum
Error prompts second Kentucky Pick 4 midday drawing
Kentucky Lottery players who bought Pick 4 tickets for Monday's midday drawing have an extra chance to win, thanks to an error that occurred during the drawing.
Lottery officials say a ball that was supposed to go into the draw machine's first chamber inadvertently bounced over to the second chamber when loaded. The result was nine balls in the first chamber and 11 in the second.
The lottery then held a second drawing and announced numbers from both drawings would be honored, although paym ...
Jul 30, 2013, 12:16 pm - Lottery News forum
Texas Lottery delayed Monday night because of suspicious package
A suspicious package near a Texas Lottery facility on Monday night forced a delay of the nightly drawing and the reporting of the results, officials said Tuesday.
Austin police instructed Texas Lottery personnel to evacuate the drawing studio on Sixth Street as a precaution, and the drawing was moved to a backup location, in accordance with official rules, Texas Lottery Commission spokeswoman Kelly Cripe said Tuesday.
The suspicious package did not end up presenting a threat.
These are ...
Jun 19, 2013, 10:12 am - Lottery News forum
Germany Lottery draw glitch caused announcement of wrong numbers
German broadcaster ZDF gave Lotto ticket holders a moment of false hope on Wednesday evening, after a glitch with the ball machine meant presenters read out the wrong numbers.
At 6:50pm, 2.33 million people turned on their TVs to see if they'd won this week's lottery jackpot. But what presenters in the ZDF studio had not noticed was that that two balls, 46 and 47, failed to roll into the see-through Lotto drum.
This meant that the first set of numbers 3,8,11,26,32,40 and 9 were void. The a ...
Apr 4, 2013, 11:57 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery moving drawing show to the Internet
Powerball and Mega Millions drawings still available In Kentucky on cable and satellite TV
Includes video report
The Kentucky Lottery has announced a major shift in its nightly televised drawing show. Starting September 16, the nightly drawing program will no longer be aired on broadcast TV stations. Instead, drawings will be streamed live and archived on the Lottery's website (kylottery.com).
There will however still be a cable and satellite outlet for the Mega Millions and Powerball d ...
Sep 4, 2012, 9:19 am - Lottery News forum
12 arrested in conspiracy to rig Mexico lottery drawing
Twelve people, including four public employees, are accused of attempting to embezzle 160 million pesos ($12.1 million) from Mexico's national lottery, authorities said.
Around $8 million of the money has been recovered, the Attorney General's Office and several other federal agencies said in a joint statement.
The announcement followed a front-page story in capital daily Reforma that revealed some details of the scheme to rig the Jan. 22 drawing.
Four directors of state-owned lottery a ...
Jul 20, 2012, 9:12 am - Lottery News forum
Virginia Lottery drawings now streamed live on Facebook
By Todd Northrop
The Virginia Lottery now is streaming its drawings live on its Facebook page, in addition to its Web site.
In order to view the live video stream on the Virginia Lottery Facebook page, visitors must first click the Like option on the page, according to a lottery news release.
The live streams began on Sept. 14, and can be viewed daily at 1:59 and 11:00 p.m.
Viewers can watch the Pick 3, Pick 4, and Cash 5 drawings, and also can watch the Mega Millions drawings on Tue ...
Sep 23, 2011, 9:30 am - Lottery News forum
Tri-State lottery players get extra chance to win Pick 4
Players of the Tri-State Pick 4 lottery had two chances to win this week when a ball left in the drawing machine led to two sets of winning numbers.
Lottery officials said they discovered that a ball was inadvertently left in the chute of the drawing machine before Tuesday's evening winning numbers were drawn, so the number wasn't included in the drawing.
Officials decided to hold another drawing Wednesday and pay out on both sets of Pick 4 numbers for the Tuesday evening draw.
The two ...
Aug 3, 2011, 5:43 pm - Lottery News forum