IL Senator again pushes for online lottery ticket sales
When Illinois lottery jackpots swell into the hundreds of millions, so do the lines for tickets. What if you could simply purchase lottery tickets online, at home or work?
That's been the vision of Illinois State Senator John Cullerton since February of this year, when Lottery Post reported that the Senator was pushing for lottery ticket sales over the Internet (www.lotterypost.com/news/189242).
When a jackpot gets up over eighty million, that's when people want to buy at least one ticket ...
Jun 8, 2009, 8:55 am - Lottery News forum
€126M Euro Millions lottery ticket was purchased online
Euro Million's biggest lottery winner didn't know she had won 126 million (US$170 million) because she was in bed with flu.
The lucky but ill woman was the only jackpot winner of Friday's Euro Millions drawing.
She failed to realize her numbers had come up until she dragged herself to work on Monday to save herself from being fired in recession-hit Spain.
The unnamed 25-year-old, from Majorca, said, I still had flu on Monday but with the crisis we are going through, I decided I had to g ...
May 14, 2009, 7:20 am - Lottery News forum
Q&A with the CT Lottery CEO
The Hartford Business Journal recently conducted an interview of the Connecticut Lottery CEO.
Q: The lottery has a rich history in our country, dating back to the Revolutionary War when it was used to finance armaments. A legislator floated the idea of a super lottery for deficit reduction. Is there a lottery game out there that could generate $1 billion for the state in profit?
Currently, our revenues to the state exceed a quarter-billion dollars annually. It is unlikely that there exists ...
Apr 14, 2009, 9:36 am - Lottery News forum
Illinois Senate president hopes to expand lottery
Internet sales being contemplated
Hoping to squeeze more money out of the state lottery, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton wants to sell tickets online and hire a private company to manage and market the games.
Cullerton thinks new technology and fresh ideas could help Illinois facing what could be a $9 billion hole in next year's budget dramatically boost lottery revenues.
I would venture to say you could potentially even double it, the Chicago Democrat said in a recent intervi ...
Feb 16, 2009, 9:38 pm - Lottery News forum
N.J. lawmaker wants to expand lottery reach, sales
Targets Internet sales, mobile phones, and 'big box' stores
Saying it would generate more cash for the state, New Jersey Senate President Richard Codey will push a plan to expand the New Jersey Lottery by selling tickets at big box stores such as Home Depot or Target, adding internet sales and even allowing people to play the games with their cell phones.
Codey (D-Essex) said the Lottery has untapped potential that can help ease New Jersey's fiscal woes over the next decade. He said he bel ...
Apr 8, 2008, 7:54 am - Lottery News forum
N.D. Lottery wrestles with credit card buying options
The North Dakota Lottery's recently announced holiday sale of ticket subscriptions highlights a quirk in its operations. Gamblers are barred from using a credit card to buy tickets, but they may use plastic to play one of the lottery's four games dozens of times over an extended period.
Credit card sales are limited to subscriptions, said Chuck Keller, the director of North Dakota's lottery. A subscription allows a gambler to buy a chance to play the same lottery number for 13, 26 or 52 strai ...
Dec 4, 2007, 7:10 pm - Lottery News forum
Florida lottery raffle tickets being illegally re-sold
Special Florida Lottery $20 holiday raffle game tickets that sold out over the weekend are now appearing for sale illegally on an online auction site, in some cases for thousands of dollars.
Since the Florida Lottery only printed up 1.25 million tickets, the Holiday Millionaire Raffle is the best chance ever for Floridians to win a $1 million.
However, some Floridians are trying to cash in early by illegally selling their tickets.
We found that these $20 slips of paper are in extrem ...
Dec 6, 2006, 7:14 am - Lottery News forum
UK online lottery company fizzles
Editor: Lottery Post previously reported that the creators of this 'alternative' UK lottery had allegedly enriched themselves more than the charities the lottery is supposed to support.
Are the owners squeezing out the profits and then leaving the company and its stockholders in the lurch?
It started out as a small but brazen challenger to the national lottery, hoping to capitalize on a stream of damaging stories that have caricatured many of the good causes benefiting from lottery cash a ...
Jun 6, 2006, 9:18 am - Lottery News forum
Illinois Lottery exploring Internet sales again
Could keno be out and Internet lottery in?A proposal from last spring to authorize Internet sales of Illinois lottery tickets popped up again Thursday, a week after Gov. Rod Blagojevich unveiled a controversial initiative to include keno in the lottery as a way to finance school construction bonds.A Blagojevich spokeswoman said the governor was not backing off the keno proposal but seemed to hedge her bets. We are willing to consider other ideas from the General Assembly, Rebecca Rausch said.Th ...
Jan 20, 2006, 10:57 am - Lottery News forum
Powerball lottery fever hits the USA
Jackpot hits record $340 million for WednesdayThe Powerball jackpot will be the most ever for the multi-state lottery game after no one won Saturday night.The estimated $305 million jackpot Saturday went unclaimed, pushing the jackpot to an estimated $340 million for Wednesday's drawing.It is the biggest jackpot in the game's history and eclipses the previous record high of $314.9 million won on Christmas Day 2002 by a West Virginia man.Joe Hrdlicka, a spokesman for the Iowa Lottery, said lotter ...
Oct 17, 2005, 8:48 am - Lottery News forum