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New Jersey Lottery will begin selling tickets online
I have a huge s--t eating grin reading this just now. Todd Kate...thought of you guys IMMEDIATELY and perhaps all your stories about buying on-line in other states woke them up a bit. That is a myth that brick and mortar stores will suffer. Like I've said for years in Kentucky you can't buy the same type of scratch tickets like in the store, they have totally different ones for that. When other states see how much the consumers LIKE this convenience they may too adopt t
Aug 22, 2023, 9:16 am - Bleudog101 - Lottery News

New Jersey Lottery will begin selling tickets online
While some celebrate the move toward digital convenience, in-person retailers bite back By Kate Northrop The New Jersey Lottery has announced that it has voted to approve selling tickets online. During a meeting on Aug. 17, the New Jersey Lottery Commission announced its decision to start selling tickets directly to players online. The change applies to its popular draw games, such as Mega Millions, Powerball, and Jersey Cash 5, but it will not include scratch-off instant games.
Aug 22, 2023, 8:50 am - Todd - Lottery News

Maryland man hoping for second-chance lottery prize ends up winning $50,000 instead
Lucky player is no stranger to winning second-chance prizes By Kate Northrop A Maryland man who bought a lottery ticket hoping to enter a second-chance promotion ended up winning a $50,000 top prize from a Corvette-themed scratch-off game. One lucky lottery winner bought a scratch-off ticket with his eye on a second-chance prize promotion, but now he'll have to buy another ticket if he still wants to enter because his lottery purchase landed him a $50,000 top prize instead. The w
Jul 31, 2023, 2:35 pm - Todd - Lottery News

UPDATE: Proposed changes to Mega Millions game will raise ticket price to $5
The Lucky for Life Jackpot Odds are 1:30,821,472. The jackpot is not won every day. I won't throw a party just because the odds are not 1: 278.369M. I buy one ticket for each draw plus the multiplier for a total of $6 a week. To keep my play constant I have to add $4 to my weekly budget. The 1X multiplier is a scam, there will be more 1X balls that the other numbers. I don't view it a win for me, it's more money out of my pocket. Regardless of the reduced odds and the
Jun 13, 2024, 5:56 pm - JustMaybe - Lottery News

N.J. Lottery retailer says $221M Powerball winner is bus driver who spends $60 a day on tickets
New Jersey Lottery presents retailer with check, whose clerk hints at identity of winner Includes video report By Kate Northrop On the day the New Jersey Lottery presented the retailer that sold the winning ticket for a $221 Powerball jackpot with a commission check, a clerk at the store asserted that the winner is a regular customer who frequently plays the lottery. The winner of the $221 million Powerball jackpot drawn on Mon., June 10, 2024 may not have officially come forward
Jun 13, 2024, 6:37 am - Todd - Lottery News

U.K. convicts used stolen card to win £4 million lottery prize; now card owner wants the winnings
Blotto Louts bender is short-lived Includes video report By Kate Northrop The owner of the debit card two United Kingdom convicts used to purchase a winning lottery ticket worth 4 million (US$4.98 million) says he wants to see at least a portion of the prize. Joshua Addyman, 29, was on the receiving end of a fraudulent debit purchase made by two jobless convicts, Mark Goodram and Jon-Ross Watson, which resulted in a 4 million lottery win. Just having learned of the win last w
Apr 16, 2024, 8:12 am - Todd - Lottery News

Ohio Lottery halts some prize payouts due to Christmas Eve cybersecurity incident
Fifth day of investigation into cybersecurity event, some prize payouts still paused By Kate Northrop The Ohio Lottery temporarily suspended lottery payouts for prizes over a certain amount after a cybersecurity event impacted their computer systems on Christmas Eve. Payouts for Ohio Lottery prizes of $599 and above have been suspended for some claim methods due to a cybersecurity incident that occurred on Sun., Dec. 24. Viewing results for some games has also been impacted, maki
Dec 28, 2023, 12:10 pm - Todd - Lottery News

Lottery rigger Eddie Tipton released on parole
Looking at the timeline included in the article is a trip down memory lane. It's pretty wild that Lottery Post has been covering this story for 11 years now, starting before any kind of crime was known about, to inklings of something wrong, to conviction and imprisonment, to parole. Hopefully Lottery Post's coverage of this story has helped the public to understand the risks and pitfalls of computerized drawings. Although computerized drawings have made inroads in some states, I'd like to th
Jul 21, 2022, 8:13 am - Todd - Lottery News

Lottery Post's guide to 2023 holiday raffles across the USA
U.S. states to host annual holiday raffles this year Montana Millionaire raffle tickets sell out in five hours By Kate Northrop Within a mere five hours of sales for Montana's Millionaire raffle going live, all 380,000 tickets were sold out. This year marked an unheard-of demand for the Montana Millionaire raffle, even more so than the unprecedented response that Montana Lottery officials saw to their statewide raffle last year. For reference, tickets sold out in 29 hours after g
Nov 2, 2023, 7:16 pm - Todd - Lottery News

California's 2022 lottery winners: A mystery billionaire and 100+ millionaires
One California mom recycled cans to buy a scratcher worth $13 million. Another winner was literally shoved into buying her winning ticket. If 2021 was a good year for California lottery players, 2022 was even better. This year, Powerball's biggest prize a $2.04 billion jackpot went to the Golden State. Many more scratchers, Mega Millions, and Super Lotto Plus players in California became millionaires, too. Over the past 12 months, the California Lottery changed the lives of more than 100
Dec 26, 2022, 11:33 am - Todd - Lottery News

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