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N.J. Lottery Retailer Basking in Mega Millions Glory
Winning is good for business, said Yogi Patel, owner of the store that sold the winning $250 million Mega Millions lottery ticket. Now that I have a winner, business is up 100 percent, really 101 percent, Patel, owner of Leprechaun News in Rutherford, N.J., said Saturday. I always had a feeling I would have a big winner at my store, and I was right. The winning numbers drawn Friday night are 5, 16, 41, 46 and 50, with the Mega Ball number 1. The estimated cash value of the jackpot is about $15 ...
Sep 18, 2005, 12:09 am - Lottery News forum

Oklahoma Lottery ups the ante for retailers
Oklahoma Lottery commissioners have increased the financial incentive for store owners to sell scratch-off tickets, even before the games have begun.Commissioners decided Tuesday to give stores three-quarters of 1 percent of the value of each winning ticket cashed. They were already slated to receive 6 percent of ticket sales revenue.The scratch-off game is scheduled to begin next month.Under the new incentive, a store that sells $1,000 in tickets in a week and cashes winning tickets worth $500 ...
Sep 15, 2005, 10:48 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery tickets may soon be sold on military bases
More than 178,000 retail outlets across 41 states and the District of Columbia sell state lottery tickets. Last year these retailers earned more than $3 billion in commissions on ticket sales of almost $49 billion.Military exchanges want a piece of that action.Congress is weighing a first-ever proposal from the Department of Defense to amend current law to allow lottery ticket sales in stateside exchanges, except where such sales would pinch the businesses of blind vendors already selling lotter ...
Sep 12, 2005, 8:12 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. Lottery likely to stir store rivalry
For some North Carolina gas station and convenience store owners, the chance to sell lottery tickets is something they have sought for decades.Now that it's here, even those as leery of the lottery as the lawmakers who fought for years against its creation are likely to get into the game. We have not polled our people, but it seems like there's always been a big split, said Doug Howey, governmental-affairs director for the N.C. Petroleum Marketers Association, whose members include hundreds of ...
Sep 7, 2005, 7:53 am - Lottery News forum

No lottery for N.C. pleases S.C. retailers
With North Carolina's lottery hopes dashed until at least next year, some of South Carolina's top retailers say they're pleased to maintain the region's lottery monopoly.But despite relying heavily on Tar Heel residents for sales, retailers here say they were never really worried to begin with.Some stores along the state line in northern York County estimate that around 80 percent of their lottery sales come from North Carolina, though workers said Wednesday they weren't fretting over the potent ...
Aug 25, 2005, 1:38 pm - Lottery News forum

N.D. Lottery chief says gas price might hurt lottery sales
Higher gasoline prices appear to be slowing lottery ticket sales, the North Dakota lottery director says.Lottery Director Chuck Keller said convenience stores have reported that the rising prices at the pump are affecting the sales of lottery tickets as well as such items as candy and pop. Most of our retailers are truck stops, and C-stores, convenience stores that do distribute fuel, whether it's diesel, gas, or both, Keller said.More promotions are being planned, including one that would allo ...
Aug 16, 2005, 7:09 am - Lottery News forum

N.J. store owners win lottery jackpot
Not only did Jr.'s Wholesale on McBride Avenue in Paterson, New Jersey, sell two winning lottery tickets totaling $3.25 million last month, but the family that owns the convenience store includes the winners, New Jersey Lottery officials confirmed Monday.The DeLillos, of Garfield, took home the Pick 6 Lotto top prize for the July 14 drawing.Their numbers - 13, 15, 21, 28, 38 and 39 -represent various birthdays and years, said Bob DeLillo Sr., who started Jr.'s Wholesale 21 years ago. Yeah, it wa ...
Aug 3, 2005, 10:48 am - Lottery News forum

Store owner who stole customer's winnings stripped of lottery license
A North Andover, Massachusetts, convenience store owner who admitted stealing a customer's winning lottery ticket has been stripped of his license to sell Massachusetts Lottery tickets, a lottery spokeswoman said.Police said Simboli kept the ticket and claimed the prize.Gelarderes reported the incident to police after she realized she'd played the winning numbers.Simboli, who maintains addresses in Beverly and North Andover, pleaded guilty in Lawrence District Court on Tuesday to a charge of lar ...
Jun 29, 2005, 5:00 pm - Lottery News forum

Honest store clerk returns $100,000 lottery ticket
Leslee Hobson isn't just lucky when it comes to lottery tickets. She is lucky she buys her coffee from John Martin each morning.Hobson brought three Powerball tickets into the Circle K convenience store in Stayton, Oregon on May 29.Martin, a clerk at the store, went through the tickets and returned her winnings of $3. One of the tickets, however, couldn't be processed. Something came up on the screen on the Lottery machine I'd never seen before, Martin said. It said, This is not a ticket.' Ho ...
Jun 27, 2005, 7:42 pm - Lottery News forum

Oklahoma Lottery expects to have 3,500 sales locations
Oklahoma will have 3,500 lottery outlets after the statewide game gears up later this year, one for every 1,000 residents, the state's lottery director said.Speaking at the Oklahoma Grocers Association conference at the Cox Convention Center Wednesday, Director Jim Scroggins said about 80 percent of the tickets will be sold in grocery and convenience stores and retailers can expect a return of about 6 percent.Scroggins promised to keep retailers happy, because we're not going to succeed unless ...
Jun 10, 2005, 1:30 pm - Lottery News forum