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Minnesota Lottery confirms technical communications error delayed $2 billion Powerball drawing
A telecommunications error more than likely means that a piece of networking hardware failed and went down. The lottery terminal at your local lottery retailer is just one piece of many pieces of communications hardware that's connected in a chain of other network communications hardware in between the lottery terminal and a datcenter where a mainframe or a powerful server resides . It's the mainframe/server that actually processes the data sent back and forth over the network. If any one de
Nov 13, 2022, 8:41 am - GiveFive - Lottery News

New York Lottery draws identical Take 5 results two drawings in a row
there have never ever been 52 winners for picking out all 5 numbers. Not even close. And how many other times has the winning combination been the same as the previous winning combination? I spoke to numerous NY Lottery retailers and they can't understand it either. The world is full of people who can't understand really simple concepts when they're explained, let alone figure them out on their own. Back before QPs existed the NY lottery ran ads telling people to stop playing d
Nov 21, 2022, 3:06 pm - KY Floyd - Lottery News

Mississippi Lottery Match 5 will move to daily drawings
Pick 5 jackpot game will become a daily draw game this fall By Kate Northrop Later this year, the Mississippi Lottery's Match 5 draw game will move to a daily draw schedule, joining other daily draw games in the evenings. Beginning Sept. 10, Mississippi lottery players will be able to enter daily drawings for the Pick 5-style Match 5 game. As of now, drawings for the game take place every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 9:30 pm CT. Now, the draw schedule will align with the Lo
Jul 15, 2023, 8:16 am - Todd - Lottery News

Canadian man will never work again after winning $66 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot
Winner splurges on new cars, eyes up new home, and tells boss to kick rocks Includes video report By Kate Northrop A Canadian man declared that he will never work again after scooping a $66 million (US$48.4 million) Lotto 6/49 Gold Ball jackpot, the largest Lotto 6/49 prize ever won in Western Canada. Upon claiming his record-breaking $66 million Lotto 6/49 Gold Ball jackpot, one Canadian lottery player has announced that he is retiring for good and looks forward to enjoying life
Jul 10, 2024, 8:07 am - Todd - Lottery News

UPDATE: Proposed changes to Mega Millions game will raise ticket price to $5
Montana Lottery reveals game modifications that could come as soon as 2025 UPDATE Watch Lottery Post's exclusive video report UPDATE 2 New information from Montana Lottery Includes video report By Kate Northrop Note: One state lottery indicated that these amendments to the game are in progress of undergoing final review, but we are attempting to confirm it with a second source. State lotteries may not yet be ready to officially announce the following changes, and it is unco
Jun 13, 2024, 5:14 pm - Todd - Lottery News

Editorial: Study of lottery winners still receiving food stamps is flawed but raises good points
Independent group finds that more than 65,000 lottery winners stayed on food stamps after their wins By Kate Northrop An independent group surveyed government data and found that over 65,000 individuals who won significant lottery prizes have continued collecting food stamps. A think tank called the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) submitted Freedom of Information Act requests to all 50 U.S. states for data on lottery winners collecting food stamps since 2019 and found
Oct 23, 2023, 6:01 pm - Todd - Lottery News

Iowa man claims largest Lotto America jackpot at $40 million
Lottery winner claims biggest Lotto America prize in history Includes video report By Kate Northrop An Iowa man claimed the largest Lotto America jackpot in the game's history a prize of $40.03 million. Earl Lape, of Dubuque, is the winner of the biggest Lotto America prize ever, and despite thinking it was just an April Fool's prank, it was no joke. On Monday, Lape was greeted with confetti, fanfare, and a warm welcome from Iowa Lottery staff upon his arrival at Lottery head
Apr 11, 2023, 7:27 am - Todd - Lottery News

$1.35 BILLION: Mega Millions jackpot set to deliver unimaginable wealth
its starting to look like it might be rigged for whomever the lottery wants to win with a quickpick.
Jan 11, 2023, 12:40 pm - scorpio45 - Lottery News

Allwyn to become new operator of Illinois Lottery after acquisition of Camelot LS Group
I'm wondering why this is going on. And a company from a different country? I'm thinking some kinda liability. And money . Mabye if it's run by a different country and they get caught riggin it. Maybe its harder for people to sue. Who knows. People just need to stop buying tickets. I played md lottery and stopped as soon as they went computerized. Weird world we are starting to live in that's for sure. Seems like globalization from every angle to me. But there is a simple solution to this. And i
Jan 3, 2023, 4:34 pm - Justing618 - Lottery News

$825 MILLION: Powerball jackpot raised due to surging ticket sales
Still the 5th-largest lottery jackpot in US history, but cash value now 11th-biggest ever By Todd Northrop Due to larger than expected sales volume, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) has raised the official Powerball lottery jackpot estimate for Saturday's drawing to $825 million. The all-important lump-sum cash value of the jackpot has been raised to $410.2 million. The newly-increased jackpot amount still ranks as the 5th-largest ever recorded in United States lottery
Oct 28, 2022, 11:39 am - Todd - Lottery News

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