Wisconsin Lottery to hold Green Bay Packers raffle
Fans buying tickets in this year's Green Bay Packers Wisconsin Lottery game will take home a raffle entry rather than a scratch-off ticket.
Team and lottery officials Monday announced details of what they called the first-ever such game offered by a state lottery and NFL team.
For $2 a ticket starting Saturday at lottery outlets statewide, fans can buy a chance at four tickets to all Packers road games next season airfare and accommodations included.
Three raffle entries will cost $5.
Sep 27, 2011, 12:29 pm - Lottery News forum
Mega Millions: $168M Christmas Eve lottery jackpot
Just like last year's 'Christmas Miracle'?
By Todd Northrop
Lottery players across the United States are buying their Mega Millions tickets in preparation for Friday's massive $168 million Christmas Eve drawing.
The lump-sum cash value stands at a staggering $107 million.
For gift-givers who enjoy giving loved ones and friends lottery tickets, the Friday Mega Millions drawing may make a good gift, as the recipient can instantly see if they have won. On the other hand, should nobody w ...
Dec 22, 2010, 7:47 am - Lottery News forum
Colossal Fail: Cowboys lottery game winners not getting tickets after all
By Todd Northrop
Two winners of a Cowboys-themed scratch game from the Texas Lottery were advised by letter that they won 2011 Season tickets, but then the lottery informed them it was a clerical error, and they would not get the tickets.
Instead of season tickets, Delvin Delamar of Irving and Kathy Clark of Amarillo, the two winners, will be allowed to have seats in the NFL team's war room during draft day selections, be invited to a draft-day party, plus get free lodging and transportati ...
Nov 17, 2010, 9:45 am - 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
Supreme Court rejects Delaware appeal to expand sports betting lottery
The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal from Delaware to expand its sports betting lottery beyond professional football.
The justices did not comment Monday in leaving in place a federal appeals court ruling that limits sports betting in Delaware to multi-game, or parlay, bets on National Football League games.
The professional sports leagues and the National Collegiate Athletic Association sued the state over its plan to boost revenues by offering single-game bets on a variety of prof ...
May 3, 2010, 10:43 am - Lottery News forum
Columnist proposes lottery for new Vikings stadium
by James Lileks, Star Tribune
A lottery for a new Vikings stadium? Sure. I'll buy a ticket. Don't know why the governor is opposed to racinos, unless it's opposition to slots. I don't play them it's like giving someone a dollar, asking him to make beeping noises for 10 seconds, then watching him put the dollar in his pocket and walk away. But if you put up a bank of Viking-themed machines, even idiots like myself might play. Sorry, we're talking about gambling: especially idiots like myself, ...
Feb 7, 2010, 6:41 am - 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
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
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