Lottery to the rescue: Will 4-minute Keno fill Washington budget gap?
Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire is seriously considering legislation that would allow four-minute Keno games as a way to help deal with a projected $2.6 billion budget shortfall.
The games could bring in an estimated $30 million a year. That's not much money compared with the budget gap, but lawmakers are hunting for any cash they can find.
Similar bills have been proposed and have died in the past. Things could be different this time, given the severity of the state's budget crisis, but th ...
Dec 7, 2009, 7:52 am - Lottery News forum
Arizona Lottery announces raffle with 'Early Bird' drawing
Early buyers also get free Powerball tickets
With Christmas and New Year's Day approaching, the state lotteries are once again preparing their latest holiday raffle promotions.
Thursday the Arizona Lottery announced their Holiday Edition of the Millionaire Raffle game that will award more than $3 million in total cash prizes, including one $1 million grand prize and a special Early Bird drawing on Nov. 19 worth $100,000.
Tickets for the Arizona Lottery's latest Millionaire Raffle go on ...
Oct 30, 2009, 7:29 am - Lottery News forum
Texas Lottery unveils scratch-off ticket that benefits veterans
The Texas Lottery Commission on Nov. 9 just ahead of Veterans Day will start selling the first scratch-off ticket dedicated to a cause other than public education, where game profits now go.
The Veterans Cash scratch-off ticket is predicted to pour $9 million a year into veterans' services when fully operational, and $5 million for the start-up year. The red, white and blue, eagle-adorned tickets will cost $2 apiece with a top prize of $20,000.
Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio, and ...
Oct 19, 2009, 8:33 pm - Lottery News forum
Del. bettors can wager up to $3K in sports lottery
The Delaware sports betting lottery starting this week will allow gamblers to plunk down a couple of bucks, or a few thousand, on NFL teams, officials said Tuesday.
Minimum wagers in the new lottery, which starts Thursday, will be $2. The maximum wager, depending on the type of bet, will be $3,000.
For each wager, bettors must pick the correct outcomes of at least three NFL games, called parlay bets, or as many as 12.
A federal appeals court ruled that the lottery must be restricted to ...
Sep 9, 2009, 9:46 pm - Lottery News forum
N.Y. Lottery debuts Sweet Million game Sept. 15
Tickets for the New York Lottery's newest game go on sale September 15.
Sweet Million is a lotto game in which players will choose 6 numbers from a pool of 40 (a 6/40 game). The top prize for matching all 6 numbers is $1 million cash.
The New York Lottery says, For only a dollar, Sweet Million provides the best chance to win a million dollars.
Drawings will be every Monday and Thursday at 9:30 p.m., starting Sept. 17. The winning numbers will be published at Lottery Post's New York Lot ...
Sep 2, 2009, 11:42 am - Lottery News forum
Scholarship student designed N.M Lottery scratch game ticket
Full circle: student educated with lottery scholarship funds now works for lottery
The New Mexico Lottery in August launched Red vs. Green, an instant scratch-off game that was designed by a 22-year-old lottery graphic designer who attended UNM on a Legislative Lottery Scholarship.
The new game depicts the state's favorite cuisine as overheated chile track stars competing in a frantic footrace.
Red vs. Green tickets cost $1 each. Players can win instant prizes up to $2,000, and non-winn ...
Sep 1, 2009, 11:11 am - Lottery News forum
Jets and N.J. Lottery partner for new scratch game
Chrebet takes high-profile role supporting lottery venture
The New York Jets, the New Jersey Lottery, Gov. Jon S. Corzine and State Treasurer and Sports and Exposition Authority Commissioner R. David Rousseau today announced an extension of their partnership that will now include a new Jets-themed instant lottery ticket and the chance to win several once-in-a-lifetime Jets-themed prizes.
Cash prizes for Jets Football Fantasy range from $5 to $100,000 for a single winner. One lucky second-c ...
Aug 11, 2009, 8:24 pm - Lottery News forum
Packers Team Up with Wisconsin Lottery
The Green Bay Packers and the Wisconsin Lottery are teaming up, and it may open the door for other forms of gambling to advertise at Packers games.
The partnership features a new, $10 scratch-off game offering a top instant cash prize of $50,000.
There's also a second prize.
I think the fans will also be very excited about the second-chance prizes, Packers president/CEO Mark Murphy said, which will include the chance to win four club seat tickets for three years. So I think Packer fans ...
Aug 11, 2009, 7:42 pm - Lottery News forum
New Colorado Lottery scratch game offers 'best chance of winning ever'
The Colorado Lottery has launched a new $20 Scratch game that provides players with the best odds of winning ever offered by the Lottery.
The overall probability of winning any prize in the new $18 Million Money Machine is 1 in 2.7 better than any other Lottery game offered in the state.
As its name suggests, $18 Million Money Machine is packed with $18 million in prizes, including 15, $50,000 top prizes.
For $20, our players will be getting a pretty good shot at winning, said Colorado ...
Aug 10, 2009, 5:58 pm - Lottery News forum
CT Lottery partners with Giants for new scratch game
The New York Giants are now in the lottery business.
Monday the team announced a partnership with the Connecticut Lottery Corporation to launch a Giants-branded scratch-off ticket game later this month.
License agreements between lotteries and NFL teams became possible after a vote by league owners at their May meetings. It's just one of the new ways NFL owners have found to enhance their bottom line in these tough financial times.
The new lottery game is also expected to add $1 million ...
Aug 4, 2009, 11:39 pm - Lottery News forum