Mass. Lottery doubles up on drawings
Today the Massachusetts State Lottery adds a second daily drawing of the Numbers game in a move that's projected to generate $7 million annually for cities and towns.
Starting today, June 9, the midday draw will take place at 12:55 p.m., in addition to the established nightly draw at about 7 p.m.
Lottery spokesman Dan Rosenfeld said players have asked for two drawings to increase their chances to make money.
The lottery projects the extra drawing will generate $27 million in sales, incl ...
Jun 9, 2008, 8:04 am - Lottery News forum
Illinois Lottery gives players a second chance
Non-winning tickets can be replayed for a chance to win $1 million
To launch its Replay for Riches summer promotion, the Illinois Lottery invited people across the state of Illinois to share one moment in their lives that deserved a second chance.
A camera crew set to the streets and talked to nearly 100 people about their second chance moments. Some responses included:
I would have called the guy that gave me his number. I wouldn't have re-gifted. I received a little mug and the ...
Jun 4, 2008, 1:06 pm - Lottery News forum
Councilor seeks city-only lottery game
In the city of Worcester, Massachusetts, a council member is suggesting that the city launch its own lottery game to raise money for cash-strapped public schools.
District 1 Councilor Joffrey Smith is asking the city manager to file special legislation that would authorize the State Lottery Commission to create scratch ticket game that would be sold only in Worcester. Smith says proceeds from the game would do directly to public schools in the state's second-largest city.
Smith says he has ...
May 9, 2008, 11:59 am - Lottery News forum
N.M. Lottery 'whips up' Indiana Jones scratch game
New game coincides with release of Indiana Jones movie later this month
When the latest Indiana Jones movie makes its debut later this month, lottery players in New Mexico will be able to continue the movie characters' quest for fortune by picking up the latest scratch game.
New Mexico lottery players will have a much safer archaeological adventure than the movie characters however, as they can dig for gold with just a spare quarter, and signing the back of the card is all it takes to keep ...
May 8, 2008, 3:11 pm - Lottery News forum
N.C. Lottery conducts first Pick 3 Midday drawing
The North Carolina Education Lottery on Monday launched its second daily Carolina Pick 3 game.
Drawings are now held at 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday, in addition to the existing 11:22 p.m. drawing, held every day including Sundays.
The first winning number for the afternoon ( midday ) drawing was 672.
Players have been asking us to add another drawing, so we expect it to be good for sales, lottery director Tom Shaheen said in a statement. Increased sales should mean more money fo ...
Mar 31, 2008, 3:56 pm - Lottery News forum
N.M. Lottery's delicious new scratch game
The New Mexico Lottery's latest scratch-off game looks good enough to eat.
The $10,000 Hershey's Milk Chocolate instant scratch-off game is inspired by the candy manufacturer that produced the first affordable milk chocolate candy bar more than a century ago.
Available now, the $2 game features top prizes of $10,000.
The game's ticket is a replica of Hershey's well-recognized chocolate-brown and silver-foil candy wrapper.
In the play area, 10 potential winning numbers are concealed ...
Mar 26, 2008, 10:51 am - Lottery News forum
Ohio Gov. plans lottery expansion to increase revenues
Gov. Ted Strickland's plan to boost Ohio's struggling economy anticipates $73 million in new revenue from an expansion of the lottery, which includes a video version of Keno to be offered in bars and other age-controlled venues.
The governor said he distinguishes the new games from the video gambling machines outlawed in 2007 because they will be state-monitored, state-controlled and state-regulated. His spokesman, Keith Dailey, said the Keno game is much different from video slot machines ...
Feb 1, 2008, 10:24 am - Lottery News forum
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