Washington Lottery published wrong numbers after raffle draw
Blames 'computer glitch'
A North Seattle man couldn't believe his eyes. His ticket in the lottery's Veteran's Raffle was a winner.
He checked the numbers, and then checked them again. I was so excited! I couldn't believe I had won the lottery! he said.
The problem is, he didn't. What he thought was a $1,000 winner was a dud.
I got up early and went to the lottery office, and they told me my ticket was invalid, he said.
Lottery officials say a computer glitch posted the wrong numb ...
Jan 3, 2013, 7:32 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery Post ranked among biggest lotto Web sites in March
Mega Millions $656 million jackpot causes traffic spike at lotto sites
The record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot on March 30 caused a huge lift in traffic to lottery-related Web sites, according to the latest comScore Media Metrix report released today, with LotteryPost.com cited among the industry's biggest winners.
comScore reported that the Lotto/Sweepstakes category attracted nearly 29 million visitors in March, a 25 percent increase, making it the top-gaining category for the mont ...
Apr 25, 2012, 10:30 am - Lottery News forum
Illinois to become first state to allow online lottery sales
A Justice Department opinion issued last year cleared the way. It said the Wire Act of 1961, which bars wagering over telecommunication systems across state or national boundaries, applies only to sports betting.
At least 21 states and the District of Columbia are considering online lottery sales or other wagering such as poker, says Frank Fahrenkopf, president of the American Gaming Association, which represents commercial casinos.
New York and several other states sell lottery subscripti ...
Mar 23, 2012, 12:36 pm - Lottery News forum
Feds seize gambling site Bodog, indict founder
The sports gambling site Bodog was shut down and four Canadians indicted, including founder Calvin Ayre, for illegal gambling that generated more than $100 million in winnings, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.
The website's domain name was seized Monday and the indictments, which were returned Feb. 22, were unveiled Tuesday in Baltimore, prosecutors said.
The indictments follow federal prosecutions last year of three of the biggest websites involved in online poker. More than 75 comp ...
Feb 29, 2012, 7:19 am - Lottery News forum
Oregon Lottery doesn't allow public to comment at meetings
Some are upset over new Web site
Northwest Portland resident Bill Crane, bothered by news reports that the Oregon Lottery might be targeting youths with its planned new Internet site, The ORcade, wanted to give the commission that oversees the agency his two cents worth.
The timing was good. The Lottery Commission meets Friday morning, and Crane figured he'd drive south to Salem and sign up to talk. Problem is, the commission doesn't allow public testimony at its regular meetings, and told ...
Oct 21, 2011, 8:51 am - Lottery News forum
LOTTERY POST ANNOUNCES LOTTERY PRIZE PAYOUT RESULTS
Free access to entire past year of lottery data also announced
Lottery Post, the world's largest community of lottery players and home of the Internet's most popular lottery results service, announced today the launch of its latest industry-leading innovation: current and past lottery prize payout results for all of the hundreds of lottery games shown at the Lottery Post Web site, on both computers and smartphones, such as iPhone and Android.
Although the 'winning numbers' portion of lotte ...
Oct 18, 2011, 2:30 am - Lottery News forum
Maryland woman's winning lottery ticket mistake
Includes video report
Many of us have had the dream. We've imagined what it would be like to have a winning lottery ticket in hand.
A Maryland woman thought she was getting just a little taste of that dream. But it turned out it was all a mistake.
You see, Donna Allen loves to play the lottery. She checks the numbers right after the drawing.
Saturday night, just like any other night, I checked at ten after 8pm and it said 4157, says Allen.
It appeared she had a winning ticket for ...
Sep 21, 2011, 10:34 am - Lottery News forum
Florida Lottery to update branding, Web site
The Florida Lottery is not aging gracefully.
Voters enthusiastically approved state-run gambling 25 years ago, but the Lottery is struggling to keep up with today's demands.
Sales are lagging. Its approach to online media is sluggish. And other forms of gambling, such as Indian-run casinos and Internet cafes, are luring customers away from lucky numbers and scratch-offs.
State officials are well aware of the shortcomings.
Gov. Rick Scott's choice to lead the agency is a branding expe ...
Aug 1, 2011, 6:56 am - Lottery News forum
Minnesota Lottery suspended during government shutdown
By Todd Northrop
The budget impasse in the Minnesota state capital is having a widespread effect across the state including at the state lottery.
Many state services, including the Minnesota state lottery, ceased operations Friday.
The Lottery closed all its offices 5 p.m. Thursday, and no lottery tickets were available for sale after 11:59 p.m. During the shutdown, lottery tickets cannot be validated or paid out.
Players currently holding winning tickets should sign them immediately ...
Jul 2, 2011, 9:51 pm - Lottery News forum
NJ Lottery to be first with live draws on Internet
Includes video report
By Todd Northrop
The New Jersey Lottery will be the first state lottery to stream its lottery drawings live over the Internet on Facebook.
The first live streamed drawing will be on July 1, 2011.
In addition to the live video streaming service, the lottery will also launch a new Web site at njlottery.net.
This is an exciting time for New Jersey Lottery players, retailers, and staff, said Executive Director, Carole Hedinger. Live streaming our draw online at ...
Jun 29, 2011, 4:17 pm - Lottery News forum