Maryland lottery players winning big with Pick 4
Gamblers in Maryland are getting lucky, and that's bad news for the state lottery.
The Maryland Lottery is losing more money than it expected to on its Pick 4 game, said Stephen Martino, director of the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency. The lottery's revenue is down through the first month of this fiscal year largely because of winnings it's paying out to Pick 4 players. Pick 4 sales are up and players are winning more often than usual.
Our Pick 4 is killing us, Martino said at ...
Aug 17, 2014, 8:00 am - Lottery News forum
Rhode Island Lottery starts midday drawings
Lottery fans now have another opportunity to win big. The Rhode Island Lottery is adding a midday drawing to the Numbers Game.
Up until now, the Numbers Game only had an evening drawing. This new midday drawing begins Sunday, May 11.
Drawings will take place at 1:30 p.m. Videos of the midday drawings will be posted to the Rhode Island Lottery Web site and the Rhode Island Lottery's YouTube channel.
The televised evening drawings will continue to be televised on WPRI 12 at 6:59 p.m. Mond ...
May 11, 2014, 10:51 am - Lottery News forum
Iowa Lottery no longer sharing Illinois Lottery drawings
State started conducting its own Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawings Wednesday
Starting this week, it won't be share and share alike for Iowa Lottery players anymore.
Beginning Wednesday, April 16, Iowa Lottery players finally got their own Pick 3 and Pick 4 lottery numbers. Iowa has been sharing Pick 3 and Pick 4 numbers with Illinois since the games were introduced, in 1998 and 2003, respectively.
The time of the drawings also changed slightly, as did the deadline by which players must purchas ...
Apr 17, 2014, 8:38 pm - Lottery News forum
Lucky Va. couple claims three major lottery prizes in one month
Calvin and Zatera Spencer are having an amazing month. First they won $1 million in the March 12 Powerball drawing. Then on March 26, Mr. Spencer won $50,000 with 10 winning tickets in the Virginia Lottery's Pick 4 game.
But it doesn't stop there.
The next day, shortly after dropping his wife off for an appointment, Mr. Spencer bought a Virginia Lottery Scratcher ticket the $100 Million Cash Extravaganza and won the $1 million prize.
Baby, we did it again! he told her.
The $1 millio ...
Mar 31, 2014, 8:04 am - Lottery News forum
Man wins $200,000 playing Pick 4
Wiley Tuley is a lucky, lucky man.
The retired electronics technician from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, won $200,000 in Thursday's evening drawing of the Iowa Lottery's Pick 4 game.
Tuley actually won the game multiple times in the single drawing, which was why his prize was so large. He bought 14 tickets, with three plays per ticket. He played different combinations of the same four numbers 1, 9, 4, 3, his birth year for each of the plays. Those four numbers were all winners, which means he won a ...
Feb 21, 2014, 9:44 pm - Lottery News forum
Georgia Lottery schedules Cash 4 bonus drawing
Makes up for mechnical error Wednesday
During a review of the Wednesday, Oct. 16 Cash 4 midday drawing, Georgia Lottery officials determined that a technical malfunction occurred with a ball machine. During the routine post-drawing process, a mechanical issue was identified in one of the draw machines, which negated the proper mixing of a ball set.
As a result of the malfunction, the Georgia Lottery will hold a bonus Cash 4 drawing, giving players an extra chance to win. The bonus drawing ...
Oct 18, 2013, 2:36 pm - Lottery News forum
'Red Ball' drawings coming back to N.J. Lottery
By Todd Northrop
For the second year in a row, the New Jersey Lottery is conducting a month of 'Red Ball' drawings that will occasionally double some evening drawing prizes.
The 2nd Annual Red Ball promotion is for players of the evening Pick 3 and Pick 4 games. The Red Ball promotion doubles all prizes for both the Pick 3 and Pick 4 evening games every time the Red Ball is drawn. The Red Ball is guaranteed to be drawn at least once every seven days during the promotional period.
The Re ...
Sep 2, 2013, 8:21 am - Lottery News forum
Illinois Lottery adds new feature to numbers games
'Fireball' feature now on sale
Includes video report
By Todd Northrop
On Sept. 1, Illinois Lottery retailers will begin offering a new, optional feature called Fireball to its long-standing Pick 3 and Pick 4 daily draw games.
The new play option provides a chance to obtain more winning combinations.
The standard Pick 3 and Pick 4 games remain the same, as does the drawing schedule (seven days a week, twice a day) and game ticket price (starts at 50 cents).
Beginning Sunday, Sep ...
Sep 1, 2013, 11:49 am - Lottery News forum
Texas Lottery to double number of Pick 3 and Pick 4 draws
Four drawings per day starting Sept. 9
By Todd Northrop
In a few weeks, Texas Lottery players will have twice as many opportunities per day to play the Pick 3 and Pick 4 games.
Currently, both of the popular daily numbers games are drawn twice per day, at 12:27 pm and 10:12 pm. Starting September 9, four drawings per day will occur at 10:00 am, 12:27 pm, 6:00 pm, and 10:12 pm.
A year ago the Texas Lottery introduced a new game called All or Nothing, which broke new ground for the lot ...
Aug 19, 2013, 1:18 pm - Lottery News forum
Error prompts second Kentucky Pick 4 midday drawing
Kentucky Lottery players who bought Pick 4 tickets for Monday's midday drawing have an extra chance to win, thanks to an error that occurred during the drawing.
Lottery officials say a ball that was supposed to go into the draw machine's first chamber inadvertently bounced over to the second chamber when loaded. The result was nine balls in the first chamber and 11 in the second.
The lottery then held a second drawing and announced numbers from both drawings would be honored, although paym ...
Jul 30, 2013, 12:16 pm - Lottery News forum