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
Keno to debut in Ohio on Monday
Critics and Keno players say it's Ohio's closest thing yet to casino gambling.
Instead of a lottery drawing daily or once a week, Keno games will be played every four minutes, from 11 a.m. until 1:44 the next morning, approximating bar and restaurant hours.
Eight hundred bars, restaurants, bowling alleys and racetracks will be equipped with computer terminals for placing bets beginning Monday. The number of locations is expected to grow to 2,000.
On a betting slip, Keno players will e ...
Aug 1, 2008, 9:08 pm - Lottery News forum
Oregon Lottery to start new raffle game
Officials hope the game will attract players lost when a smoking ban takes effect
In January, the Oregon Lottery will tread into territory dominated by schools, churches and other charitable causes: the raffle.
Tickets will be $10 each the priciest yet for a single lottery ticket in Oregon for a chance to win $1 million, as well as a number of $20,000 and $100 prizes. Unlike other lottery gambling, sales will be limited to 250,000 tickets.
We sell a limited amount of tickets, so th ...
Jul 17, 2008, 10:04 am - Lottery News forum
Florida Lottery joins Powerball
January start date; drawings will move to Florida
Florida Lottery officials on Wednesday said they will add the national Powerball game to the state's portfolio in January and become the new host for the game's semiweekly drawings.
Florida was the only state with a lottery to not offer a multi-state game.
Powerball the multi-state lottery game known for its mega-jackpots that can top $300 million is bouncing into Florida lottery retailers in January.
Florida becomes the 30th state t ...
Jul 3, 2008, 11:32 am - Lottery News forum