Gambling opponents see trouble with new Florida Lottery instant rewards game
A new Florida Lottery game offers payouts of up to $3 million and instant rewards a combination that has gambling opponents worried.
Lucky Lines, which debuts Monday, lets players know right away if they're won big money. That's different from the Lottery's other computer-based games, such as Cash 3, Lotto and Powerball, and likey will appeal to compulsive gamblers, experts say.
For somebody who is compulsive about gambling, they need instant results, said Pat Fowler, executive director o ...
Oct 11, 2010, 8:58 am - Lottery News forum
New Tennessee lottery game debuts tonight
The latest game from the Tennessee Lottery begins tonight, with the first drawing of Tennessee Cash.
In the game, players select any five numbers from a field of 1 to 35, and one Cash Ball number from a field of 1 to 5. Players can also choose a Quick Pick, which has the computer assign random numbers to the ticket.
Players win if they match any of 8 winning combinations.
Tennessee Cash replaces the retired Pick 5 game, which saw its last drawing on Oct. 1.
Tickets cost $1 per play.
Oct 4, 2010, 9:31 am - Lottery News forum
Tickets on sale for Oregon Lottery's Thanksgiving Raffle
The Oregon Lottery is doubling the stakes for this year's Thanksgiving Raffle.
There will be two $1 million prize winners when the numbers are drawn Nov. 23 at the state lottery office in Salem. There will also be 20 people who win $20,000 prizes and 2,000 winners who claim $100 prizes.
Tickets for the raffle cost $10 each, and went on sale Sunday, Sept. 26.
It's the second Thanksgiving Raffle in Oregon Lottery's history.
The winning numbers for the raffle will be published on Lotter ...
Sep 29, 2010, 1:39 pm - Lottery News forum
New lottery game marks Kansas' 150th birthday
The state's anti-gambling founders probably wouldn't have approved, but Kansas unveiled a new lottery game Friday to get a jump on celebrating its 150th birthday.
The top prize for Celebrating Our Statehood is $1,500, but state officials hope it reaps big benefits for the Kansas Sesquicentennial by generating public awareness that events are coming, tied to next year's Jan. 29 anniversary.
The lottery began distributing 600,000 tickets Wednesday and expects 1,600 retailers to begin selling ...
Sep 3, 2010, 8:39 pm - Lottery News forum
First Arkansas Lottery raffle on sale Wednesday
By Todd Northrop
The Arkansas Lottery is rolling out its latest game Wednesday, Million Dollar Raffle, which will award two grand prizes of $1 million each.
The drawing date for Arkansas' first-ever raffle is anticipated to be September 9, 2010, or after all tickets have been sold, whichever occurs last.
A limit of 500,000 tickets will be made available for the raffle. Tickets cost $10 each. Raffle tickets cannot be canceled once they are purchased.
Arkansas Million Dollar Raffle tic ...
Jul 13, 2010, 10:18 am - Lottery News forum
N.H. Lottery delays online game amid controversy
The state Lottery Commission has pulled back its planned July 1 launch of new games that add an Internet element to scratch ticket gambling.
In an announcement late yesterday, the commission said it will push back the soft launch of PlayNowNH.com, and use the time to educate state leaders about its new interactive game.
The commission ran into stiff headwinds among lawmakers last week when it posted advance notice on its website of the PlayNowNH suite of games. The Legislature rejected ex ...
Jun 29, 2010, 7:44 am - Lottery News forum
NH Lottery offering online gambling games
Gamblers will be able to buy lottery tickets in New Hampshire next week to play online a move seen by some as an expansion of the kind of gambling that state lawmakers oppose.
PlayNowNH interactive games go on sale July 1.
In them, players choose the game baseball, super slots, speed bingo or New Hampshire poker and the amount they want to play.
For example, players can buy chances for the $1 baseball game on one ticket or a separate ticket with chances for the $5 poker game. They can b ...
Jun 25, 2010, 7:30 am - Lottery News forum
N.M. Lottery rockin' out with new Kiss scratch game
Legendary rock band to have their own New Mexico Lottery scratcher game
Kiss, the iconic rock band that has sold more than 80 million albums, played in front of millions and become an integral part of the American fabric over a 37-year career, can now add the Kiss Scratcher Game to their staggering list of accomplishments.
Kiss and the New Mexico Lottery today announced that they have signed a licensing agreement that will introduce the band to the $225 billion-a-year global lottery indust ...
Jun 22, 2010, 4:30 pm - Lottery News forum
Maryland Lottery and Baltimore Ravens team for another scratch game
The Maryland Lottery and Baltimore Ravens have renewed their partnership and will release a new Ravens Cash Fantasy scratch-off on August 9th.
The Maryland Lottery was one of the first lotteries in the country to partner with the NFL, following a decades-long, no-gambling policy that was overturned by NFL owners in 2009. The original ticket, which was released last August, holds the distinction of being the best-selling $5 scratch-off ever sold by the Maryland Lottery.
The new $5 Ravens Ca ...
Jun 16, 2010, 11:47 am - Lottery News forum
Pennsylvania Lottery announces Match 6 Lotto will return in June
Returning game will replace Mix Match on Monday, Thursday evenings
Next week, the Pennsylvania Lottery will bring back Match 6 lotto, a $2 terminal-based game offering a starting jackpot of $500,000 and four ways to win on each ticket.
Match 6 will replace Mix Match in the Pennsylvania Lottery's Monday and Thursday evening drawing shows at 6:59 p.m. Match 6 tickets go on sale Tuesday, June 1, and the first drawing will be Thursday, June 3.
Many of our players and retailers were disappo ...
May 28, 2010, 8:09 am - Lottery News forum