Ohio Lottery signs up two NFL teams for branded games
With the signing of partnership agreements with the Ohio Lottery, the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns have become the sixth and seventh National Football League (NFL) teams to sign up to launch a limited number of team-branded lottery scratchcards through their state-sponsored lottery.
Set for launch in late August, the Ohio Lottery will debut $5 Cincinnati Bengals and $5 Cleveland Browns instant games, with a top prize for each game of $100,000.
The games will also offer a wide ar ...
Jul 31, 2009, 9:00 am - Lottery News forum
Canada's Lotto Max game to begin in Sept.
Replaces the retiring Super 7 game
First drawing Friday, Sept. 25
Canada lottery players will have the opportunity to play a new nation-wide game starting in September.
Lotto Max tickets go on sale at lottery retailers throughout the country starting Sept. 19, 2009, with the first drawing held on Friday, Sept. 25, 2009.
The new multi-province game, which replaces the retiring Super 7 game, will offer additional $1 million prizes once the jackpot reaches $50 million. Like Super 7, Lot ...
Jul 30, 2009, 7:37 pm - Lottery News forum
Washington Lottery-Seahawks team up on scratch game
Washington's Lottery is rolling out a scratch-off ticket with the Seattle Seahawks, now that the NFL owners have agreed to allow team logos to be used on lottery tickets.
The new Seahawks Winning Play Scratch tickets went on sale Tuesday and will be sold inside Qwest Field during Seahawks home games.
The new Seahawks Scratch ticket gives players another way to support their team throughout the season, said Washington's Lottery Director Christopher Liu said in a statement. In addition, tic ...
Jul 22, 2009, 5:57 pm - Lottery News forum
NY Lottery OKs video table games
The New York Lottery will permit state-run casinos to add video roulette, baccarat, craps and blackjack next year even if the Assembly fails to authorize the move.
We are ready to move forward now, said New York Lottery Deputy Director Bill Murray. We don't think we need the legislation.
Murray, who also is general counsel for the Lottery, announced the state's plan to allow video versions of traditional casino table games today during 8th annual New York Gaming Summit at the Gideon Putn ...
Jun 25, 2009, 1:39 am - Lottery News forum
Maryland Lottery teams up with Ravens
Officials hope scratch-off will boost sales
Maryland Lottery officials are gambling that Ravens football fever will bolster ticket sales when a new scratch-off is unveiled later this year, marking one of the first partnerships of its kind in the country.
Under the $810,000 deal with the Ravens approved by the state Board of Public Works on Wednesday, the team's logo will appear on $5 purple scratch-off tickets starting during the preseason in August. Prizes include lifetime season tickets ...
Jun 18, 2009, 9:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Virginia Lottery unveils Redskins scratch tickets
The Virginia Lottery and the Washington Redskins unveiled a new $50,000,000 Redskins Mania scratch ticket that will go on sale in August, in time for the start of the 2009 football season.
This is one of the first to be launched by a state lottery and an NFL team, according to a news release from the Virginia Lottery, taking advantage of a new NFL rule that allows teams to sign licensing deals with state-sponsored lotteries.
The Redskins went all out for the announcement, displaying their ...
Jun 10, 2009, 7:28 pm - Lottery News forum
Conn. AG urges changes before allowing Keno
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal advised Connecticut legislators Monday to amend the state's memoranda of understanding with two federally recognized Indian tribes before attempting to legalize Keno in the state.
He said the proposal to bring Keno to Connecticut, suggested last week by Gov. M. Jodi Rell as a way to raise about $60 million a year in new revenue, could risk the $400 million the casinos provide the state annually in slot machine revenues.
Under that memoranda between the t ...
Jun 2, 2009, 6:48 am - Lottery News forum
Latest Michigan Lottery raffle offer $1,000 a week for life
Tickets on sale Monday; drawing is June 22
Michigan Lottery officials are banking they've come up with a winning formula for the next raffle game: A top prize of $1,000 a week for the rest of the player's life.
Win for Life raffle tickets go on sale Monday for $20 each, and once 300,000 are sold, that's it.
Lottery Commissioner M. Scott Bowen said the state's 12th raffle not only offers players a whole new way to win, it gives them a way to stretch out a win.
The prize that keeps on ...
May 8, 2009, 10:39 am - Lottery News forum
Georgia Lottery holds first Weekly WinFall drawing
The Georgia Lottery held the first of 11 Weekly WinFall drawings, combining the big payout of a raffle game with the drawings of a weekly draw game.
The winning numbers for Weekly WinFall are updated at Lottery Post's Georgia Lottery Results page (www.lotterypost.com/results/ga) after each weekly drawing takes place.
The first drawing, conducted April 25, awarded 10 prizes of $5,000 to holders of tickets sold in the previous week.
Unlike other state raffle games with early bird -style d ...
Apr 29, 2009, 10:27 pm - Lottery News forum
Kansas Lottery is first in the world to offer electronic PushPlay
The Kansas Lottery is the first lottery in the world to offer its players a next generation lottery product called PushPlay. The Lottery is shipping out PushPlay game cards this week to all retailers that have requested them.
PushPlay game cards are instant lottery tickets, but instead of scratching off the tickets, a player uses a reusable electronic player with an LCD screen to display the game. A player will insert or push the card into the player, and then play the game, thus the name Pus ...
Apr 26, 2009, 1:21 pm - Lottery News forum