Multi-state lottery options will expand in 33 states
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By Todd Northrop
On Jan. 31, a multi-state wave will roll over the USA. 33 out of 44 states with a lottery (including D.C.) will begin selling tickets for both of the USA's nation-wide games.
Powerball and Mega Millions, the two premier multi-state lottery games in the USA, entered into a cross-selling agreement late last year, in response to state legislators seeking new revenue sources.
Previous to the agreement, states were permitted only to sell tickets for ...
Jan 20, 2010, 9:49 am - Lottery News forum
Mega Millions lottery jackpot now stands at $207 million
The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game is growing even larger the largest jackpot in nine months and players nationwide are all trying to be the one that claims it all.
More than 1.4 million tickets sold for the Tuesday, December 9 drawing won a prize. Since no ticket matched all five lotto numbers plus the Gold Mega Ball to win the jackpot, the jackpot chase continues for the Friday, December 12, 2008 drawing, which will have an estimated jackpot of $207 million.
The wi ...
Dec 10, 2008, 9:35 am - Lottery News forum
$330 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot raised
Stronger than expected sales of Mega Millions multi-state lottery tickets have caused the 12 Mega Millions states to raise the Friday jackpot to $330 million.
The new cash option is worth $194 million.
The $330 million jackpot is the second-largest Mega Millions jackpot in history.
The mamoth jackpot has been rolling since Tuesday, July 10th, and represents the 16th drawing in the series.
During this jackpot run more than $79 million in prizes have been awarded to players in the for ...
Aug 30, 2007, 4:29 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery scams hard to resist for some
What if you got home today and found a letter in your mailbox telling you that you won thousands of dollars in a Canadian lottery?
It sounds like great news, but it's actually a scam that's costing Americans millions of dollars every year.
Too Good To Be True
This is the scam we get the most calls and e-mails about. And it's very convincing because the letter comes with a check that looks real.
So a Pennsylvania TV news crew went to Canada to find out how the scam works and where you ...
Jun 27, 2007, 10:46 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery results cell phone service is first of its kind
txtGroups and Lottery Post Team Up to Provide Text Message Lottery Results
txtGroups, Inc. and Lottery Post announced today that they are joining forces to provide instant lottery results to North American SMS subscribers.
The new cell phone text messaging service, called Lottery Results Mobile Alerts, covers every lottery game played in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and United Kingdom. Other worldwide lottery games will be added soon.
Anyone with a cell phone can sign up f ...
Feb 26, 2007, 11:41 am - Lottery News forum
Vacationing Vermont couple comes home to $200,000 lottery prize
The winners of a $200,000 Powerball prize from the August 2nd drawing redeemed their winning ticket at Vermont Lottery Headquarters Monday.
The ecstatic winners, The couple had no idea the ticket was a big winner until they had it checked; they have been in a state of disbelief ever since. Visibly delighted, and not appearing the least bit exhausted, Ron reported that he hadn't slept since Thursday.
Upon discovering their win, the ebullient couple visited each of their children and gave t ...
Aug 18, 2006, 12:34 pm - Lottery News forum
USA Mega adds lottery game start dates
An Internet web site offering information about the United States' largest multi-state lottery games, Mega Millions and Powerball, today introduced a new feature for players seeking start dates for both games.USA Mega (www.usamega.com) added the dates that Mega Millions and Powerball tickets went on sale in each state offering either game. In addition, historical information is provided for prior versions of each game.Both games began under different names and offered different drawing and priz ...
Nov 4, 2005, 7:30 pm - Lottery News forum
Powerball lottery states report brisk sales for huge jackpot
Hopeful lottery players are plunking down their money for Powerball lottery tickets at an astounding pace, in advance of tonight's estimated $300 million jackpot drawing.USA Mega will display the drawing results minutes after the drawing, which occurs at 11:00 PM Eastern Time (8:00 PM Pacific Time).Also on www.usamega.com, players will be able to see the Power Play number drawn, and within an hour or two the website will announce whether or not there was a jackpot winner. At that time, the Wedn ...
Oct 15, 2005, 4:55 pm - Lottery News forum
USA Mega debuts Powerball lottery annuity calculator
An Internet web site offering information about the United States' largest multi-state lottery games, Mega Millions and Powerball, today introduced a new feature for Powerball players.USA Mega (www.usamega.com) created a new annuity calculation feature in response to the new Powerball rules regarding jackpot annuity payouts.Prior to the August 31, 2005 Powerball drawing, jackpot winners who chose the annuity option would receive 30 equal-sized payouts, distributed over a 29-year period.Starting ...
Oct 9, 2005, 11:49 am - Lottery News forum
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