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Pennsylvania lottery machines knocked out by lightning
A lightning strike at a control center put more than two-thirds of the terminals selling Pennsylvania lottery tickets out of commission for almost four hours Wednesday evening, which officials said would certainly mean reduced sales.The lightning struck an online vendor facility in the Harrisburg area at about 4:25 p.m., Pennsylvania Lottery security director Jim Morgan said. The bolt damaged control equipment for a high-speed data line that allows the lottery machines to operate in convenience ...
Jul 28, 2005, 2:54 pm - Lottery News forum

'Beyond lucky': Woman wins same $1M lottery jackpot twice in 6 months
A woman who won $1 million playing a Pennsylvania Lottery scratch-off ticket earlier this year won another million on the same game Thursday.Donna Goeppert, 55, of Bethlehem said it was just unbelievable after filing her claim Friday at lottery headquarters. What are the odds of that? she asked.The odds of winning just once are 1.44 million-to-1, according to the lottery. Lehigh University engineering professor Bob Storer placed the odds of winning twice after buying 100 tickets at 419 milli ...
Jun 14, 2005, 9:03 am - Lottery News forum

Record PA Match 6 lottery winner flees media attention
Elmer Crone Jr., 69, might be happy to be Pennsylvania's newest millionaire.He is apparently not happy with all the attention the win has brought him, however.On Monday, the state Department of Revenue announced that Crone had won $5.9 million in the largest Match 6 payoff to date in the game's 16-month history.Crone lives in a secluded area in Carroll Twp. in one of three homes off a narrow cul-de-sac in a stand of hardwoods.A neighbor, who declined to give his name, said Crone packed up his ca ...
May 12, 2005, 1:21 pm - Lottery News forum

Penn. couple collect $10.16 million Powerball lottery jackpot
A couple from Cranberry, Butler County, Pennsylvania received a check for $10.16 million from the state yesterday after winning the Powerball jackpot ticket drawn March 16.Bob and Patty MacZura had the lone winning ticket for that drawing, which had an annuity value of $18.7 million. The couple chose to take the money all at once instead of annual payments.They bought their ticket at the Sunoco A-Plus convenience store on Perry Highway in Mars. The store will get a $100,000 bonus for selling the ...
May 4, 2005, 10:21 am - Lottery News forum

GTECH gets Pennsylvania Lottery deal
GTECH Corp., the world's largest online lottery operator, said Monday it will provide lottery-ticket vending machines to the Pennsylvania Lottery.GTECH (NYSE:GTK), of West Greenwich, R.I., said it received an order for 2,400 instant ticket vending machines from Scientic Games Corp., which will lease the machines to the Pennsylvania Lottery.The machines will be delivered in May, GTECH said in a news release. GTECH said the deal was valued at about $22 million. This (instant ticket vending machine ...
Apr 18, 2005, 11:39 am - Lottery News forum

Another winning Powerball ticket sold in Pennsylvania
For the third time in four months, a winning Powerball ticket was bought in Western Pennsylvania -- this time in Marshall, state lottery officials said Thursday.The ticket for Wednesday's $18.7 million drawing was sold at the Sunoco A-Plus convenience store on Route 19.The winner -- who has not come forward yet -- matched all five white balls, 11-19-25-38-50, and the Powerball, 35. The lucky buyer can opt for the full annuity value or take a lump sum payment of $10.16 million, less 25 percent fo ...
Mar 18, 2005, 6:30 am - Lottery News forum

Self-service lottery machines popular in Pennsylvania
To Billy Kaldes, owner of The Spot in downtown Harrisburg, selling Pennsylvania lottery tickets is the biggest thing for business since the introduction of the Rendell Burger in 2003.Kaldes installed one of the lottery's new self-service ticket dispensers this month, and its first-week sales of $4,297 set a record.It earned him a visit yesterday from The Spot's last big thing, Gov. Ed Rendell, who touted the lottery's growth and picked up a couple of burgers. This terminal allows the player to g ...
Mar 16, 2005, 11:21 am - Lottery News forum

Self-service lottery machines to be installed in Penn. liquor stores
Officials at two Pennsylvania state agencies are working on introducing player-activated lottery-ticket terminals in state liquor stores. We're interested in anything that helps the state produce revenue, said Bill Epstein, a spokesman for the state Liquor Control Board, which is working with the state Department of Revenue, the lottery's overseer.The terminals allow players to buy instant tickets plus tickets for daily lotteries and Powerball, making them a step beyond the instant-ticket vendi ...
Feb 28, 2005, 10:11 am - Lottery News forum

Penn. officials study slots' effect on lottery revenues
Pennsylvania state senators pressed state Revenue Secretary Greg Fajt last week on just one of the many multimillion dollar questions pertaining to the imminent arrival of slot machines.Will the new gaming harm the Pennsylvania Lottery, now flourishing due to the many small-time gamblers who focus their wagering dollars on the numbers and instant games?Fajt's answer on behalf of the pro-slots Rendell administration: We don't think so.But no one knows for certain. The question has not been studie ...
Feb 21, 2005, 9:30 am - Lottery News forum

Pennsylvania Lottery Scratch Games Investigated
Lottery tickets -- even the instant kind -- don't last forever.Not knowing about that expiration date could ruin your lucky day.If you've ever played a scratch-off lottery game, you have plenty of company in western Pennsylvania.Instant lottery ticket sales last year were $12 million in Beaver County, $14 million in Butler County, $36 million in Westmoreland County, $15 million in Washington County and $97 million -- the highest in Pennsylvania -- in Allegheny County.Ed Mahlman, Pennsylvania Lot ...
Feb 15, 2005, 10:06 am - Lottery News forum