Texas Lottery kicks off Green Ball promo Monday
Increases Pick 3 prizes by 20%
By Todd Northrop
The Texas Lottery Monday is bringing back the Pick 3 Green Ball promotion, which gives Pick 3 players a chance to increase their prizes by approximately 20 percent.
Pick 3 has consistently been one of our most popular drawing games, and we believe this promotion will only increase the excitement around this game, said Texas Lottery Commission Executive Director Gary Grief.
The promotion begins Monday, April 4 and runs through Saturday, ...
Mar 31, 2011, 7:44 pm - Lottery News forum
N.M. Lottery dog contest has entrants howling over voting cheats
By Todd Northrop
The New Mexico was forced to put their Lucky Dog Photo Contest on a leash yesterday when it was determined that some entrants were piling on extra votes.
Between Jan. 4 and Jan. 23, dog owners were able to submit photos of their dogs to the New Mexico Lottery. Entry was free, and the top 25 photos, based on public voting, will be finalists. The New Mexico Lottery will select six of those finalists to appear on a new line of scratch card tickets.
The Lucky Dog game, sche ...
Jan 26, 2011, 5:42 pm - Lottery News forum
Louisiana Lottery celebrates 20 years of winning numbers
Millionaire Bonus Raffle coming in February
After being approved by voters by a seven-to-three margin in 1990 and subsequently launching its first scratch-off game in 1991, the Louisiana Lottery Corporation will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2011 with a host of player promotions and games.
For 20 years, we have been generating winning numbers that give Louisianans plenty of reasons to smile, including over $2.3 billion contributed to our state, more than $3 billion paid to winners an ...
Jan 26, 2011, 8:24 am - Lottery News forum
Idaho Lottery offers free ticket deal
Special deal is for Tuesday and Wednesday only
Just in time for the late holiday season shoppers, the Idaho Lottery is offering a two-day special for players on Tuesday and Wednesday this week only.
All day on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 players that purchase a $10 Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle ticket will receive a free Mega Millions ticket and a have chance at that night's $145 million jackpot.
All day Wednesday, December 22, 2010, players that purchase a $10 Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle ticket w ...
Dec 21, 2010, 7:48 am - Lottery News forum
Hoosier Lottery's promotional RV destroyed by fire
The Hoosier Lottery's promotional RV has gone up in flames.
Lottery officials say a state worker picked up the recreational vehicle known as Big Fun 1 from an Indianapolis repair shop Friday morning and drove it Hoosier Lottery headquarters.
As he was later driving it to a lottery distribution center, he smelled smoke. The worker pulled the RV over and fled to safety before it caught fire.
The vehicle had been gutted by flames by the time firefighters arrived. The lottery says the RV wa ...
Jun 7, 2010, 7:46 am - Lottery News forum
Powerball lottery 10x promotion starts today
Starting today, May 1, lottery players across the United States purchasing Powerball tickets with the Power Play option will have a chance to increase their winnings by ten times.
Between now and May 29, the Multi-State Lottery Organization (MUSL) will replace one of the 5x multipliers with a 10x when drawing the Power Play number. The Power Play multiplier determines how many times non-jackpot prizes are multiplied for players who purchase the option.
Power Play costs an extra $1 per tick ...
May 1, 2010, 10:34 am - Lottery News forum
Colorado Lottery launches new jackpot game next week
The Colorado Lottery will launch its first new Jackpot game in nine years next week.
Called MatchPlay, the game will offer a rolling, $100,000 jackpot and more ways to win than the Lottery's current Jackpot games.
Drawings for MatchPlay will be held on Tuesdays and Fridays at approximately 7:40 p.m.. The first tickets for the game will be sold on Sun., Feb. 21, and the first drawing will be held on Tue., Feb. 23.
MatchPlay is a fresh, new game that will provide our players with fun fea ...
Feb 17, 2010, 12:11 pm - Lottery News forum
Iowa lottery offering bonus holiday drawing
Officials with the Iowa Lottery say those playing holiday scratch-off games shouldn't throw away their tickets if they lose.
Terry Rich, the chief executive of the Iowa Lottery, says for the first time this year, holiday tickets that aren't winners are eligible for other prizes. Rich says players can enter the ticket serial number online to play a bonus game.
The lottery is calling the promotion Tech the Halls and Rich says electronics and cash prizes are available.
Players can enter th ...
Dec 28, 2009, 11:12 am - 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
Players can get credit for Iowa lottery error
The Iowa Lottery says it will pay qualified players after an operator error on its computer system vendor interrupted its Big Beepin' Deal promotion.
Officials say any player who made a qualifying purchase on Sunday, Monday and part of Tuesday can receive a $20 bonus by mailing the ticket to the lottery.
Officials say the error prevented the promotion from running for a time.
The Big Beepin' Deal began May 3. For every 20th purchase statewide of a $10 Powerball with a Power Play option, ...
May 27, 2009, 10:53 am - Lottery News forum