Oregon Lottery tries first raffle
For $10, the Oregon Lottery says the odds of becoming a millionaire will be better than than the average lottery ticket.
The lottery is offering its first raffle, with a guaranteed $1 million jackpot to be announced on March 17, St. Patrick's Day. The drawing is scheduled for 8 p.m. Pacific Time.
Beginning Sunday, the lottery will sell 250,000 tickets for $10 each, making the odds of winning the jackpot 1-in-250,000 a long shot but far better than Powerball, at 1 in 195 million, or Megabuc ...
Jan 25, 2009, 8:19 am - Lottery News forum
Calif. Lottery introducing new game show
After nearly 24 years and millions in prizes, the California Lottery is replacing its Big Spin television game show with what it hopes will be a more attractive, four-part successor, Make Me a Millionaire.
The weekly half-hour show will air for the first time Saturday on 10 stations in the same 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. time bracket as The Big Spin.
Over the years, in the realm of game shows, we've seen a lot of newer, more exciting shows come along, said Alex Traverso, a lottery spokesman. This ...
Jan 16, 2009, 8:27 am - Lottery News forum
Human error caused expensive Va. Lottery mistake
New Game Generated More Than 600 Winning Tickets
Debra and Raul Bennett are faithful lottery players, though in nearly 15 years of playing they never had won much more than pocket money.
So on Sunday, when the retired Hampton, Va., couple realized they had a winning ticket from the Virginia Lottery's brand-new Fast Play Super 7s game, they were ecstatic. Plans for spending the $7,777 the game's top prize came fast and furious.
But when the Bennetts went to the Hampton Virginia Lottery o ...
Oct 22, 2008, 6:44 pm - Lottery News forum
International super lottery to create jackpots of $500 million or more
A massive, multi-country lottery with $500 million jackpots is expected to launch within four years
Camelot, operator of the United Kingdom's lottery, has been in talks with firms in 48 countries, including Australia and the US, to launch a global draw.
The plans involve a monthly game creating up to 100 millionaires plus a once-a-year super prize likely to be on a holiday such as New Year.
They are being drawn up in response to the public's love of big-prize draws.
The National lott ...
Sep 12, 2008, 12:56 am - Lottery News forum
Missouri Lottery changing games Monday
Missouri Lottery players will get a new numbers game Monday, but also lose one.
Show Me Cash, a daily on-line drawing, is set to begin Monday when the twice-daily and struggling Show Me 5 Paydown game goes out of business.
Lottery spokesman Gary Gonder said the new Pick 5-style game would offer players bigger jackpots and better odds of winning.
The top prize in every Paydown drawing was a tax-free, lump sum $50,000. But if no player won that prize, cash trickled down to increase the a ...
Sep 6, 2008, 2:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Ohio Lottery's new Keno does $7.2M in business the first month
Keno attracting players, but sales below projections
Mike Winiasz of Lorain watches his neighbor pick numbers in the Ohio Lottery's new game, Keno, but he does not indulge.
The last time I was in a lottery, I was picked No. 1 in the draft, he said. I figured I used up my lottery luck.
Keno, the Ohio Lottery's newest game, finished up its first month of operation this week. As of Sunday, Keno brought in $7.2 million and awarded $4.6 million in prizes, Ohio Lottery officials said.
Sep 6, 2008, 9:50 am - Lottery News forum
N.Y. Lottery launches record-breaking scratch game
The latest New York Lottery scratch game offers the state's biggest scratchoff prize ever along with the most expensive scratch game in state history.
Lottery officials unveiled the new game last Friday. The record-breaking game has a top prize of $1 million a year for life.
The cost to play is also a New York record $30 per ticket $10 more than the highest-priced instant games peviously on the market in New York.
The $1 Million a Year for Life game began Tuesday, Sept. 2.
The first- ...
Sep 3, 2008, 1:07 am - Lottery News forum
Pennsylvania Lottery's new Quinto game starts tomorrow
The Pennsylvania Lottery is adding Quinto, a numbers game similar to The Daily Number and BIG 4, but played with five numbers instead, to its lineup of mid-day and evening drawings.
The Pennsylvania Lottery constantly strives to provide its players with new and innovative games, said Lottery Executive Director Ed Trees. Quinto, which offers multiple ways to play and a top prize of $50,000 cash, will appeal to players who enjoy playing The Daily Number and BIG 4 games.
Quinto tickets go o ...
Aug 25, 2008, 10:09 am - Lottery News forum
Michigan Lottery starts two big new games
After starting its latest raffle game last week with a $2 million top prize the Michigan Lottery will introduce a new instant win game next week awarding eleven ticket holders $1 million each.
The $10 tickets for the Million Dollar Madness go on sale on Aug. 29.
The Lottery Commission announced Wednesday it will print 4.5 million tickets for the new game, with one million of the tickets offering prize awards ranging from $10 to $1 million.
The lottery's latest raffle game is only ...
Aug 21, 2008, 9:35 am - Lottery News forum
New Penn. Lottery 5-digit game on sale Aug. 26
The Pennsylvania Lottery's latest game is the 5-digit numbers game, Quinto, offering 13 ways to play and win up to $50,000 cash.
Drawings will be held both at midday and evening, seven days a week.
Tickets for Quinto will cost $1 each. The new game is played similar to Pick 3 and Pick 4 games, except with Quinto there are 5 positions for the numbers 0 through 9.
For a $1 purchase, players can wager Straight, Front 4, Back 4, Front 3, Back 3, Front Pair, Back Pair or Box, as follows:
Aug 5, 2008, 12:59 pm - Lottery News forum