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Hunt for N.C. lottery director pared to 4
S.C.'s top 2 lottery officials are finalists with Tenn., New Mexico counterparts; startup experience is keyNorth Carolina lottery commissioners searching for a lottery director plan to interview South Carolina's top two lottery officials next Wednesday, as well as senior lottery officials from New Mexico and Tennessee.Commissioners have narrowed their list to at least four finalists for the job, according to two officials familiar with the search. The lineup demonstrates the commission's push to
Nov 3, 2005, 12:30 pm - Todd - Lottery News

Wyoming closer to starting a lottery
A bill that would bring a lottery to Wyoming made it past a second hurdle Thursday, prompting some to wonder how far it will go this year.Similar bills in recent years haven't progressed far.Rep. Wayne Reese, D-Cheyenne, said he thinks this year's legislation will make it through the House and be delivered to the Senate.This year, as in the past, the argument for having a lottery is based in the amount of money that goes outside state lines as Wyoming residents drive to Nebraska, South Dakota, M
Feb 4, 2005, 10:27 am - Todd - Lottery News

Mississippi lawmaker forms group to study why lottery would be bad for state
Your tax dollars at work Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn said weeks ago that he would form a group to study the pros and cons of starting a state lottery. As the group met for the first time Wednesday, Gunn repeated his opposition to the game of chance. I do not believe a lottery is based on sound economic policy, and it violates a number of conservative, Republican principles, Gunn, a Republican who is also a leader in his local Baptist church, said in a news release. The purpo
May 4, 2017, 8:12 am - Todd - Lottery News

Paul's pay checked
With much still to do, lottery organizer faces criticism over salariesWith Tennessee's new lottery set to begin in just three months, Rebecca Paul has a lot to do and little time to do it.Paul and her senior staff must hire contractors, test software, rent offices, hire hundreds of people, train retailers and build a computer network. And those are just the highlights.To get everything done by Feb. 10, Paul works from 9 a.m. to midnight nearly every day - a schedule that hasn't left time for cul
Nov 10, 2003, 4:48 am - Todd - Lottery News

Hawaii is the latest state to take first steps of starting a lottery
Lottery bill is passed by Senate education committee By Kate Northrop A bill that advocates for the creation of a state lottery was approved by the Hawaii Senate Education Committee on Wednesday, which means that the state is one step closer to potentially operating its own lottery. Following Alabama, Hawaii is the latest state to push a lottery bill to the Senate Judiciary to further the discussion of starting a lottery that could generate additional revenue for the state. The bill
Feb 12, 2021, 12:11 pm - Todd - Lottery News

First Oklahoma lottery tickets go on sale
Oklahoma will become the 41st state to offer a lottery when 1,200 businesses start selling instant tickets this morning.Online lottery games, such as Pick 3, are planned for November, and the state is scheduled to join the national Powerball game in January.Voters overwhelmingly approved starting a lottery last fall after Gov. Brad Henry promoted the statewide game as a way to raise money for public schools.All the states that surround Oklahoma except Arkansas have a lottery.Education will get 3
Oct 12, 2005, 9:17 am - Todd - Lottery News

N.C. Lottery passage threatens S.C. education programs
The South Carolina lottery's impact can be felt throughout the education system, and the state faces several challenges if North Carolina gets into the lottery business.Look no further than Irmo High School to get a feel for how important lottery-funded scholarships are in South Carolina.Some Irmo parents were furious recently after learning that select college-prep courses, available to just 29 students, could alter class rankings. That could affect who qualifies for a $5,000 or $6,700 lottery
May 9, 2005, 8:47 am - Todd - Lottery News

$325 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot increased before draw date
I want to see a billion dollar jackpot, the media will lose their mind if that happens. I don't know how much I would throw at that, but it would be significant. There is a guy here in my town who no one really knows who he is, but everyday at the same store, he has slips already there, and plays thousands of dollars in 3 digit, 4 digit, Keno and other lottery every day. He played $8,000 in one day the clerk told me. I can only imagine how much money he is going to throw at this. If this
Feb 10, 2012, 6:25 pm - VenomV12 - Lottery News

$1.35 BILLION: Mega Millions jackpot set to deliver unimaginable wealth
Starting a lottery pool with strangers on the internet sounds like a great idea for someone to lose their money. Especially if the pool actually won. The smart thing to do is play a couple bucks on A TICKET and don't make promises to strangers you never met.
Jan 13, 2023, 9:23 am - rcbbuckeye - Lottery News

Lottery player wins $150,000 in New Jersey, $100,000 in Pennsylvania
Winning in two states is pretty wild. One weekend a few years ago, I played the lottery in 3 states!. I bought tickets in Idaho where I was on business, then bought tickets in Colorado when I changed planes in the Denver airport, then bought tickets when I got home to Louisiana. Unfortunately, I had no winners. Since Mississippi is starting a lottery, might need to run across the border every so often to get tickets.
Nov 15, 2019, 5:29 pm - PrisonerSix - Lottery News

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