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Missouri man collects $1.7 million jackpot
Save one person, a retired southwest Missouri man doesn't plan to shower friends or family members with gifts after winning a $1.7 million Missouri Lotto jackpot. My family and friends haven't nurtured any sort of relationship with me, said Bill Michael, 66, of Carthage, and, in my best Jack Nicholson voice, 'What do you think of me now?' Michael, who is a retired laborer at a plant nursery, came forward Wednesday to collect his $1.7 million Missouri Lotto jackpot.Michael let the computer pick ...
Oct 21, 2004, 9:38 am - Lottery News forum

Missouri lottery winner to validate $3.1 million winning ticket
Missouri Lottery asks man to 'Show Me'He bought a lottery ticket at the Mini Mart in Ava. On Saturday he hit the jackpot. At least he thinks so.Now, an Ava man must wait until Wednesday or Thursday for state lottery officials to verify whether his lottery ticket will turn him into a $3.1 million winner in the Missouri Lottery. The man turned in his ticket Monday morning at the Ava convenience store, said worker Rhonda Yost. Her co-worker was on duty when the man arrived. She said he was just lik ...
Sep 21, 2004, 6:54 am - Lottery News forum

Group buys every Pick 3 lottery combination and wins
Pick a number, every number.That's how Ken Seidel and a few St. Louis-area buddies seized the opportunity to make a Missouri Lottery game a nearly sure thing.The numbers the lottery drew in Thursday's midday Pick 3 game were 4-5-2 in the regular drawing and 1-4-4 in a bonus drawing that Seidel says guaranteed him a 20 percent return on the $23,000 of chances he and his friends bought, at $1 a pop.That's an easy $4,600 profit.The daily Pick 3 drawing allows players to choose three numbers from 0- ...
Aug 9, 2004, 8:19 am - Lottery News forum

Missouri shuts down illegal lottery Web site
A young man from Festus, Missouri set up his own online lottery and named it after a TV show. He called his Web site pimpmyride.com. Pimp My Ride is a show on MTV. There's no connection between the show and the lottery.The lottery Web site invited people to enter the contest for a $2 fee. The winner of a random drawing was to get $20,000 to customize, or pimp out, their vehicle.The site drew entries from across the country. Some people entered as many as 100 times.According to court record ...
Jul 29, 2004, 1:30 pm - Lottery News forum

Missouri Lottery Ignites Controversy with Computerized Drawings
Lottery Post ExclusiveFalling in lockstep with a controversial industry trend, the Missouri Lottery decided to change its lottery drawings from mechanical lottery ball machines to a random number generator computer system.Opponents of the computerized drawings say that computers cannot achieve the true randomness of a physical drawing mechanism, mainly due to computers' inherent non-random properties.In addition, with computer hacking, viruses, and tampering on the rise, concerned citizens worry ...
Jul 21, 2004, 10:15 am - Lottery News forum

Missouri man wins $11.6 million lottery jackpot
A construction worker from the eastern Missouri town Wentzville had an extra dollar while grocery shopping and decided to buy a Missouri Lotto ticket.It turned out to be a good choice for David Spitznagel, 49, who matched all six numbers to win $11.6 million in the July 14 drawing. The Missouri Lottery released Spitznagel's name Tuesday.Spitznagel purchased the winning ticket at a Shop N Save store in O'Fallon. He let the computer randomly generate the winning numbers: 17, 21, 31, 34, 41 and 43. ...
Jul 21, 2004, 9:19 am - Lottery News forum

Missouri Lottery expands games to twice a day
The Missouri Lottery's daily games will expand from one to two drawings a day later this month, officials said Friday.Gary Gonder, the lottery's spokesman, said the Pick 3, Pick 4 and Show Me 5 games will have a mid-day drawing in addition to the evening drawing, starting July 26. As a customer convenience, we're adding the mid-day draw, he said.Gonder said 21 other states already offer mid-day drawings, including neighboring Iowa and Illinois, and Missouri is catching up. Prices to play the va ...
Jul 10, 2004, 3:37 am - Lottery News forum

Missouri lottery sales set record
The Missouri Lottery had record sales of nearly $800 million last fiscal year, the lottery said Wednesday.The lottery recorded $791.5 million in estimated sales for the fiscal year that ended June 30, an 11.5 percent increase from the previous year.Lottery director Jim Scroggins attributed the increase in sales to high jackpots in the state Lotto and multistate Powerball games, increased Scratchers sales and growth in Club Keno.Lottery players won more than $484 million for the year.The high sal ...
Jul 8, 2004, 10:03 am - Lottery News forum

Missouri Lottery sets profit record
The Missouri Lottery posted a record $230.3 million in profits for the 2004 fiscal year, well above state projections and the previous year's results.A year ago, state lottery director Jim Scroggins predicted a sharp downturn in sales, and thus lottery profits for education, following a second consecutive year of advertising budget cuts by state lawmakers. Despite record sales the past year, Scroggins said he was sticking by his story that the ad cuts dventually would take their toll.Up to now, ...
Jun 24, 2004, 8:02 am - Lottery News forum

New Tennessee Lottery hasn't hurt Kentucky ticket sales yet
The new Tennessee Lottery, for now, doesn't seem to be hurting the games in surrounding states.Kentucky and at least two other states are reporting increases in lottery sales over the period last year despite increased border competition.That may change, however, once Tennessee starts selling Powerball tickets later this year.Lotteries in Kentucky, Georgia and Virginia all have experienced higher ticket sales since Tennessee launched its lottery Jan. 20 with four scratch-off games.Although Kentu ...
Feb 17, 2004, 6:47 am - Lottery News forum