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S.C. retailers fret over N.C. lottery
From his stool behind the counter at Miller's Produce, Jerry Warren surveys the steady line of noontime lottery players and laments the business's gloomy future.The players are mostly North Carolinians, lured to the convenience store at the state line by cheap gas and the chance to win big in the S.C. lottery.Miller's is a popular location. The store has sold $12 million in lottery tickets since the games were launched in 2002. Only two other retailers both also in York County brought in mor ...
May 9, 2005, 9:18 am - Lottery News forum

New machines bog down Colorado Lottery
The Colorado Lottery's switchover of computers has resulted in enormous problems, angry customers and long lines at checkout counters.On Sunday, the Lottery shut down and replaced more than 2,800 machines throughout the state. It also added new software for the entire system.About 1,500 of the new machines can check tickets immediately after they are purchased to see whether they are winners. Those include scratch-game tickets - the Lottery's largest sellers - which account for nearly two- third ...
May 4, 2005, 9:13 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery lightning strikes twice for NJ store owner
For 18 years, Glenn Pompei, owner of two liquor stores, never sold a winning state lottery ticket from either store.But twice in the past two months, a winning Jersey Cash 5 ticket has been sold from each of his stores in Morris County.On Wednesday night, some lucky ticket holder won the top Jersey Cash 5 jackpot prize of $263,820.The ticket holder, which was purchased at Pompei's Ridgedale Wine Liquors at 480 Ridgedale Ave., has yet to claim the prize.Pompei said he expressed disbelief when h ...
Apr 22, 2005, 10:02 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

Oregon Gov. pushes for larger lottery cut
Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski has become a quiet backroom force in pushing the Oregon Lottery into considering a nearly 50 percent cut in the share of proceeds that bars, restaurants and taverns receive for the lottery's new electronic slot games.People close to Kulongoski say he has become more involved than previous governors in determining how much money retailers should get for offering video gambling, which last year totaled $531 million in sales.Kulongoski prodded the new lottery director, Da ...
Mar 8, 2005, 9:51 am - Lottery News forum

Georgia Lottery looks to install kiosks at airport
About 84 million people pass through the Atlanta airport each year, and another 55,000 work there. But if they want to buy Georgia lottery tickets, they're out of luck.Gov. Sonny Perdue and the Georgia Lottery Corp. hope to change that by opening a lottery kiosk in the main terminal of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Other airport locations could follow.Lottery officials are in talks with airport General Manager Ben DeCosta, who said he's open to the idea. If we can make sure it work ...
Mar 8, 2005, 9:00 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

California's lottery retailer of the month is small family-owned store
A relatively small Vallejo, California family business in a diminutive strip mall beat out more than 18,000 stores of all sizes to be named California's State Lottery Retailer of the Month for March.A ceremony was held at Vallejo's Market Town Liquor Deli on Tuesday.The accomplishment is remarkable considering Market Town's size, said Lance De Anda, a lottery official. The store has generated $4 million in lottery sales and contributed $1.5 million to public education since going into business ...
Feb 23, 2005, 2:39 pm - Lottery News forum

NY Lottery Suspends 2 Downstate Quick Draw Vendors
The New York Lottery has suspended the Quick Draw licenses of two more vendors.This time the vendors affected are somewhere in the downstate region, a Lottery official told NewsWatch50.Friday evening, the Lottery abruptly shut off the Quick Draw feed to The Speakeasy and Kegler's in Watertown.The Lottery terms the action suspensions while they conduct an investigation sparked by the Watertown Daily Times detailed account of the multi million dollar gambling spree by Watertown's John Breen.Bree ...
Feb 15, 2005, 9:21 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery dealer opens his books to show he's not getting rich
Customers strolling into Jammer's Bar and Grill at 12th and Hoyt Street SE can spend their paychecks on 18 taps of beer, hard liquor, burgers and munchies, and five pool tables.But barkeep Scott McComas' biggest profits come from the folks glued to six video-poker machines lining his tavern's rear wall, alongside an ATM.The Oregon Lottery Commission is expected to vote Wednesday to add slot-machine-style games to its network of video-poker terminals housed in bars and restaurants across the stat ...
Jan 24, 2005, 10:09 am - Lottery News forum