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Lottery News for July, 2020
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Hoosier Lottery Executive Director Sarah Taylor elected MUSL President. 12:32 pm - Sarah Monnett Taylor will take on a new responsibility as the Board President of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) for the 2021 fiscal year while continuing to fulfill her role as the Executive Director of the Hoosier Lottery.
Illinois Lottery decreases Lotto jackpot increments. 11:14 am - The Illinois Lottery announced a change to its jackpot rollover increments on Tuesday.
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Small-town newsstand in Ireland sells its fourth winning lottery ticket. 10:31 am - Third time's the charm is apparently not enough for a small-town newsstand in west Ireland. Irish lottery players might find themselves drawn to the lucky little store in Ballinrobe after it sold its fourth significant winning lottery ticket.
Monday, July 6, 2020
Arkansas Lottery claim center closed after possible exposure to COVID-19. 6:59 pm - The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery took immediate action today after a possible exposure to COVID-19 at their facilities. As of July 6, 2020, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has temporarily closed its claim center at 124 West Capitol Avenue in Little Rock to rectify the situation.
Mississippi Lottery announces three new scratch-off games. 7:48 am - In a press release, the Mississippi Lottery announced three new scratch-off lottery games. Starting Tuesday, July 7, Mississippi players will be able to find these scratch-off lottery games at official retailers.
Saturday, July 4, 2020
Thursday, July 2, 2020
Powerball lottery winner Andrew "Jack" Whittaker dies at 72. 12:56 pm - Andrew "Jack" Whittaker, a Powerball player infamous for the string of bad luck following his record-breaking jackpot win, died at the age of 72 on Saturday, June 27 after battling a long illness, according to his obituary.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Quebec couple married for 57 years wins $200,000 in Banco lottery game. 5:06 pm - A couple from Quebec has a plenty of reason to celebrate after bringing home a $200,000 (US$147,260) prize in the June 9 Banco lottery draw.
Four out of five Illinois Lottery claim centers reopen today. 11:22 am - Illinois lottery players will find it easier to claim winnings in person now that four out of five of the state's claim centers are open.