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
Retailer to testify before Tenn. lottery committee
A Tennessee retailer with a series of complaints about the corporation managing Tennessee's lottery has been asked to appear Wednesday in Nashville and testify before a state oversight committee.Denny Johnson, owner of Bestway Grocery in downtown Ridgely, said his decision to sell lottery tickets at his store cost him dearly in terms of lost dollars and said he was convinced some packets of tickets shipped to him were activated without his consent, a charge the lottery corporation has denied.At ...
Jul 14, 2004, 8:58 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery-ticket seller also a Mega winner
Whoever bought the winning ticket in the $290 million Mega Millions lottery drawing couldn't have been much happier Saturday than the person who sold it.Jay Patel, owner of Powers Liquors, was elated as he waited along with everyone else to find out which one of his customers won the huge jackpot in Friday's drawing with the numbers 10-25-38-39-50 and Mega Ball 12.A hand-lettered sign that read, We sold $290 million's jackpot here hung in the window of the store Patel called the luckiest Powe ...
Jul 5, 2004, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum
Mass. Lottery to present store with winning ticket commission
In a press conference to be held today at 4:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, the Massachusetts Lottery will present the store that sold last night's winning Mega Millions ticket with its commission check.At that time, the amount of the commission check with be announced.The winning ticket for last night's $290 million Mega Millions jackpot was sold at Powers Wine Company in Lowell, Massachusetts.The store owner, Jay Patel, will receive the commission check.The check will be presented by Doug Rubin, ...
Jul 3, 2004, 12:23 pm - Lottery News forum
Penn. Woman Admits Guilt in Lottery Scam
A woman in Scranton, Pennsylvania admitted she's guilty of running a lottery scam out of a convenient store.Angel Ziegler worked at the Kwik and E-Z Kwik Mart on North Sdventh Avenue. It was there that she and four others allegedly stole instant lottery tickets back in February.Investigators said they cashed in the winning ones and tossed the losers.The group is accused of stealing more than $62,000 worth of tickets.Ziegler has been ordered to pay $30,000 restitution.
Jun 22, 2004, 7:47 am - Lottery News forum
Drive-up lottery store opens
Theres no fuzzy intercom, and you cant super size it, but a new drive-through dedicated almost entirely to selling lottery tickets has popped up near the N.C. state line.The DriveThru Lottery I-777 has been open about a month, selling everything from scratch-off games and Powerball tickets to cigarettes and soda. Its off I-77 near the Carowinds amusement park less than a mile inside South Carolina, where the lottery is legal.A menu board picturing some 20 scratch-off games greets customers just ...
Jun 21, 2004, 7:19 am - Lottery News forum