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Virginia Lottery retailers resume selling tickets following talks with Governor about skill game ban
Store owners hope for a quick resolution, but skill game critics say leave it alone By Kate Northrop Virginia Lottery retailers who participated in a boycott of lottery ticket sales over the weekend have begun selling tickets again, saying they are seeing progress being made in negotiations regarding the recent skill game ban. Virginia Lottery retailers have paused their protest and have resumed selling lottery tickets again after hearing hopeful news from the Virginia Governor that
Yesterday, 10:19 am - Lottery News

Virginia Lottery retailers escalate boycott, halt ALL lottery ticket sales until further notice
Virginians could have a tougher time buying lottery tickets By Kate Northrop Nearly a month after hundreds of Virginia Lottery retailers participated in a temporary boycott of ticket sales to protest the ban of skill games, many of those stores are now refusing to sell tickets altogether. In protest of a recent amendment made to a bill that regulates the operation of skill games in the state, licensed Virginia Lottery retailers have taken last month's ticket sale boycott a step furth
May 11, 2024, 8:03 am - Lottery News

Virginia Lottery retailers refuse to sell tickets to draw attention to skill games amendment
Amendment would effectively prohibit most small businesses from having skill games in stores Includes video report By Kate Northrop Hundreds of Virginia Lottery retailers across the state participated in a boycott of ticket sales on Monday to protest an amendment to a bill that regulates skill games. Virginia lottery players may have had difficulty buying tickets Monday, since hundreds of licensed Virginia Lottery retailers halted ticket sales to voice their frustrations with the
Apr 18, 2024, 7:05 am - Lottery News

Court finds that skill games are legal in Pennsylvania
State casinos and lottery to co-exist with skill game machines By Kate Northrop The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court found that unregulated skill games are legal in Pennsylvania, much to the disappointment of online and retail casinos. Unregulated skill games are now considered legal in Pennsylvania after a court order from the Commonwealth Court clarified their stance on whether skill games are considered games of chance or skill. The legality of skill games, as well as what exac
Dec 8, 2023, 7:22 am - Lottery News

New bill in Wisconsin could allow some lottery winners to remain anonymous
Bill advocates for a balance between transparency and a winner's right to privacy By Kate Northrop A bill was recently introduced in Wisconsin that would allow certain lottery winners to hide their identity when claiming a prize. Some lottery winners might have access to more privacy in Wisconsin should bill LRB-4130 pass, which calls for extended confidentiality for those winning above a certain amount. Representative William Penterman, the bill's primary sponsor, published a pr
Dec 7, 2023, 11:32 am - 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 - 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 - Lottery News

Maryland woman wins $1 million in lottery two weeks after winning $50,000
Maryland Lottery sees Mrs. Millionaire claim a prize just two weeks apart By Kate Northrop A Maryland woman won $1 million just two weeks after winning $50,000 in the lottery. An anonymous Oxon Hill resident, dubbed Mrs. Millionaire to keep her identity private, made a swift return to Maryland Lottery headquarters to claim an even bigger prize since her first $50,000 win. On July 25, the 67-year-old claimed a $50,000 Pick 5 prize she won in the July 23 midday drawing. During that
Aug 10, 2023, 1:11 pm - Lottery News

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