Arkansas lottery plan garners some support
Arkansas Lt. Gov. Bill Halter found support Thursday among Arkansas' city officials for his proposed constitutional amendment to establish a state-run lottery.
The proposal, for which supporters are gathering signatures to place on the November general election ballot, would earmark lottery proceeds for college scholarships.
Using a football analogy Thursday, Halter pitched his proposal to the winter conference of the Arkansas Municipal League as a way to move Arkansas from mired at or nea ...
Jan 11, 2008, 9:11 am - Lottery News forum
NC lottery to begin Pick 3 midday game in spring
The North Carolina Education Lottery wants to begin a midday numbers drawing early this spring.
Lottery executive director Tom Shaheen says the Pick 3 drawing would be performed identically to the numbers drawing held every night.
The midday drawing would be held Monday through Saturday.
Shaheen says an extra daily drawing would raise more revenues while giving the lottery another opportunity to attract players. Shaheen didn't give an exact start date to lottery commissioners hold ...
Dec 6, 2007, 10:25 pm - Lottery News forum
N.M. Lottery introduces peppermint-scented holiday scratch game
The New Mexico Lottery last week introduced a new scratch game that is certain to be a hot gift item for lottery players this holiday season.
A scented Scratcher game from the New Mexico Lottery is available now to holiday shoppers seeking fun surprises for stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, greeting cards and those ever-practical and predictable presents of sweat socks and underwear.
The peppermint-scented Candy Cane Magic conceals 10 numbers under images of red-and-white candy mints.
Nov 20, 2007, 10:40 am - Lottery News forum
New $20 Mass. Lottery scratch game off to a record start
The Massachusetts State Lottery rolled the dice when it launched its first ever $20 instant ticket, the most expensive new product in its history.
A week after its big rollout, the gamble already appears to be paying off, with sales of the Billion Dollar Blockbuster off to one of the fastest starts of any ticket in Lottery history.
Nearly 2 million tickets have been sold so far, ringing up more than $40 million in sales. That edges two other tickets that in recent years got off to fast sta ...
Oct 4, 2007, 4:23 pm - Lottery News forum
Tickets for new Washington Lottery raffle go on sale Sunday
Feeling lucky? Try Washington State Lottery's new lottery game.
Lottery officials announced a brand new game in honor of its 25th anniversary. Starting this Sunday, the odds of becoming an instant millionaire is about to go way up.
You've never seen a Washington lottery ticket like this one.
Each raffle ticket will have a number printed on it that will be your number and it will be between one and 375,000, said Jacque Coe, Washington State Lottery. When they're sold out, they're g ...
Sep 19, 2007, 3:34 pm - Lottery News forum
Michigan Lottery again to offer $50 Super Raffle tickets
Michigan residents can start dreaming of potential purchases next week when they get another chance to try their luck at one of Michigan's most expensive lottery games.
Residents can fork over $50 for one of 250,000 tickets the Michigan Lottery will begin selling at 6 a.m. Monday for its second Super Raffle.
Two $2 million prize-winning tickets will be drawn Oct. 22, or within 10 days after tickets sell out.
Those who don't win millionaire status in the raffle could win one of 25 $100 ...
Sep 14, 2007, 6:37 pm - Lottery News forum
Iowa Lottery planning first ever raffle
They're used by all sorts of groups to raise money, and now the Iowa Lottery is preparing to launch its first ever raffle, joining several other state lotteries across the nation that have done the same.
Lottery spokeswoman, Mary Neubauer, says the lottery has been considering a raffle for some time.
Neubauer says the raffles offered in other states and have done exceedingly well, and the Iowa Lottery has been trying to figure out how to fit the raffle in with its other games.
Sep 12, 2007, 3:44 pm - Lottery News forum
Mass. Lottery to introduce $20 scratch game
Touted at first scratch game to award $1B in prizes
After a year of declining sales and a sweepstakes that left the Massachusetts State Lottery with a $12 million loss, the agency plans to release its first-ever $20 instant ticket, which will reward winners with the largest total prize amount ever given out in the country.
Lottery officials tout the game named Billion Dollar Blockbuster as the first instant game in the country to pass the billion-dollar mark in terms of prizes.
Sep 5, 2007, 8:57 am - Lottery News forum
South Dakota adds new raffle game
The first-ever state lottery raffle will be held later this year to mark the 20th anniversary of legalized lottery games in South Dakota.
Lottery Advertising and Public Relations Director Mike Mueller says 100,000 of the $10 tickets will go on sale September 30th.
The drawing for the top prize of $250,000 will be held on New Years Eve unless the tickets sell out much earlier. There will be five prizes of $25,000 and 250 prizes of $500.
Mueller says the state stands to make $309,000 from ...
Aug 24, 2007, 10:22 am - Lottery News forum
UK Lottery operator plans $500 million global lottery game
'American states' are in talks to participate in the Christmastime mega-draw
Camelot, the operator of the UK National Lottery, is poised to launch a worldwide draw with a record jackpot of about 250m (US $500 million), now that it apparently won a new 10-year license this week.
The company was named on Tuesday as the preferred bidder for a license to run from 2009, after fending off a bid from Sugal Damani, an Indian rival.
It is the third victory for Camelot, which has run the l ...
Aug 9, 2007, 2:17 pm - Lottery News forum