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Powerball 'Ultimate Tailgate Party' promotion launched in 18 states
Includes video report By Todd Northrop As part of an effort to promote the multi-state Powerball game on a national level, 18 states are participating in a new promotion to send lottery players to a special NFL fan festival attended by several players in the NFL Hall of Fame. Winners in the Powerball Pro Football Hall of Fame trip will be treated to a 5 day/4 night trip to Cleveland, Ohio for the Ultimate Tailgate Party and Pro Football Hall of Fame's Fan Festival. The event will occur ...
Nov 16, 2013, 12:44 pm - Lottery News forum

Dallas Cowboys continue partnership with Texas Lottery
Includes video report Texas Lottery players and Dallas Cowboys fans have one more reason to celebrate football season with the latest version of the Dallas Cowboys scratch-off game. The fifth version of the $5 game offers more than $29 million in instant prizes including 12 top prizes of $100,000. To date, the Dallas Cowboys scratch-off game has resulted in $184 million in sales with $125 million in prizes awarded to winners. Players who do not win instantly can enter their tickets into ...
Sep 27, 2013, 10:42 am - Lottery News forum

Teammates fool Diamondbacks player with lottery prank
Includes video report Each Sunday when he is in town, Diamondbacks mental skills coach Peter Crone sits with pitcher Wade Miley and the two scratch off some lottery tickets. Earlier this year, Crone was talking with Diamondbacks reliever J.J. Putz, and the pair discussed what it would be like if they could pull a prank on Miley by convincing him that he actually won. Peter and I were talking one day and decided, 'Hmmm, that might be kind of funny,' Putz said. Fellow reliever Will Ha ...
Aug 19, 2013, 6:37 am - Lottery News forum

Wisconsin lottery auditors don't like branded scratch games
The Wisconsin Lottery is raking in record profits and that in turn benefits taxpayers. That was a key selling point when the lottery was approved, that some of the gambling sales would go to reduce property taxes. But state auditors think taxpayers could benefit even more. If you have an itch to play the lottery, the Wisconsin Lottery has a dizzying array of games to choose from. But the state's audit bureau says games requiring a licensing fee are not a good gamble for the state. Th ...
Jul 26, 2013, 9:48 am - Lottery News forum

Indiana math teacher wins $100,000 from free lottery ticket
A Fort Wayne, Indiana, high school math teacher won $100,000 on a free Hoosier Lottery scratch-off ticket that she received at a Mad Ants game. Holly Vogel, who has season tickets to the Mad Ants games, was in the Hoosier Lottery Lucky Section during a game back in March. She, along with around 100 other fans, received a Hoosier Lottery prize pack with free scratch-offs. The Mad Ants are an NBA Development League team based in Fort Wayne. Vogel's prize pack contained a $100,000 taxes pa ...
May 31, 2013, 2:36 pm - Lottery News forum

Maryland Lottery teams up with Super Bowl champs
The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency (MLGCA) and the Baltimore Ravens have joined forces for the fifth year in a row. The Board of Public Works yesterday approved the contract, which will include the Ravens Champions $2 scratch-off ticket. The contract gives the Lottery the rights to use the Ravens logo, marks and experiential prizes. As in previous years, Lottery players will have the chance to win cash and experiential Ravens' prizes through the scratch-off and other Ravens-themed ...
May 30, 2013, 7:30 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery jackpot a silver lining for 11 Red Sox fans
Everyone has favorite numbers, but this is ridiculous. On Oct. 3, 11 players bought Mass Cash tickets with the numbers 1, 4, 6, 8 and 9. All of the nine who have claimed their $100,000 prizes picked the numbers themselves rather than letting the lottery computer pick random numbers. Lottery officials said some winners said they played that combination because it represents five Red Sox players whose retired numbers hang above right field at Fenway Park: Bobby Doerr, Joe Cronin, Johnny Pesk ...
Oct 31, 2012, 8:52 am - Lottery News forum

UK Lottery to create 100 millionaires in special Olympic drawing
A one-off National Lottery draw will create 100 millionaires as a 'thank you' to players for helping fund the London Olympics. The EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle draw will take place on the night of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games on July 27, a National Lottery spokesman said. The event guarantees a million-pound check for 100 UK players, breaking the world record for the most millionaires created in a single draw. National Lottery players are contributing a whopping 2.2 bill ...
May 25, 2012, 7:39 am - Lottery News forum

Wisconsin Lottery to hold Green Bay Packers raffle
Fans buying tickets in this year's Green Bay Packers Wisconsin Lottery game will take home a raffle entry rather than a scratch-off ticket. Team and lottery officials Monday announced details of what they called the first-ever such game offered by a state lottery and NFL team. For $2 a ticket starting Saturday at lottery outlets statewide, fans can buy a chance at four tickets to all Packers road games next season airfare and accommodations included. Three raffle entries will cost $5. ...
Sep 27, 2011, 12:29 pm - Lottery News forum

Millionaire janitor buys school new track
Includes video report The lunch hour is over and Evergreen High School custodian Tyrone Curry gets out his broom for a quick sweep up. I try to make sure it's spotless and it's ready for the kids, he said. After cleaning, he's off to his second passion: coaching the track and field team. I just like staying busy, Curry said with a laugh. But in reality, he doesn't have to work. He's a millionaire. I know my wife says, 'Oh, you don't really have to work' and I say, 'Yeah. I d ...
Apr 20, 2011, 9:21 am - Lottery News forum

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