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Arizona Lottery launches new poker-themed game
Replaces the retired Weekly Winnings game By Todd Northrop Arizona Lottery players now have a new evening draw game to play featuring a playing card theme is proving to be very popular throughout North America. The new $2 lotto game called 5 Card Cash is modeled after the popular poker-themed games found in several state and provincial lotteries throughout the United States and Canada. While most Arizona Lottery games either have the opportunity to win instantly, or in a daily drawin ...
Oct 5, 2015, 10:40 am - Lottery News forum

Pennsylvania Lottery seeking volunteer witnesses on evening drawing show
Includes video report The Pennsylvania Lottery is looking for volunteers who are Pennsylvania residents over the age of 55 to appear as witnesses on the evening drawing show in Harrisburg. Witnesses perform different functions on two consecutive evenings, and will appear on-camera one of those days. The process lasts approximately 2.5 hours and starts at 5 p.m. each night. All witness are directly involved in the selection of the drawing machines and ball sets used for drawings. They a ...
Oct 3, 2015, 9:49 pm - Lottery News forum

Oregon man claims $6.3 million Arizona Lottery jackpot
By Todd Northrop An Oregon man who purchased a lottery ticket in Arizona is now a multi-millionaire. Frederick Hallwyler purchased a few lottery tickets while visiting Arizona, including four quick picks for The Pick drawing on Saturday, Sept. 26, from a vending machine at a Fry's Food Store in Avondale. He returned to Portland and remembered to check his tickets three days later. What he found out was that one of his tickets matched all six numbers for the $6,285,618 jackpot. Hallwy ...
Oct 2, 2015, 12:22 pm - Lottery News forum

Sons win lottery after listening to mom's advice
By Todd Northrop Two brothers who just hit the lotto jackpot have their mother to thank. Jay Young and Christopher Saddler of Garfield Heights, Ohio, played the Ohio Lottery's Pick 5 last Friday, using the numbers their mother, Betty Burton, suggested. Mom gave me the numbers to play, and I gave the numbers to Chris so we both decided to get a ticket, Young told Ohio lottery officials. As usual, mother knew best. Each brother won $25,000 that's $17,750 after taxes. Ohio Lottery offic ...
Sep 30, 2015, 10:09 am - Lottery News forum

By Todd Northrop If the Illinois Lottery issued stocks, now would be the time to sell. Despite widespread player sentiment that is strongly against computerized drawings, the Illinois Lottery stated Friday that it is dropping real lottery ball drawings, and moving to the despised computerized draws. Computerized drawings are conducted by having a computer system that picks the winning numbers using a Random Number Generator, or RNG . Players generally dislike the fact that it is imposs ...
Sep 25, 2015, 2:15 pm - Lottery News forum

Texas Lottery starts new 'Texas Triple Chance' game next week
Includes video report By Todd Northrop Texas Lottery players will be getting a brand new game to play, starting next week. On Sunday, Sept. 27, tickets for the new Texas Triple Chance game will go on sale at lottery retailers throughout the state. It is the Texas Lottery's first all-new draw game since All or Nothing was launched on Sept. 9, 2012. The new game is played like a traditional lotto-style game, in which players choose seven numbers between 1 and 55. But unlike the other T ...
Sep 21, 2015, 4:58 pm - Lottery News forum

N.C. Lottery looking for new HQ as revenues grow
Executives of the North Carolina Education Lottery have initiated a search for new office space that's more than double the size of the lottery's headquarters on Yonkers Road in Raleigh. N.C. Lottery spokesman Van Denton explains that since the lottery program was enacted by the General Assembly in 2006, lottery sales have more than doubled to more than $2 billion per year, requiring a need to increase the lottery's administrative staff. The N.C. Education Lottery currently has 160 people on ...
Sep 18, 2015, 6:56 pm - Lottery News forum

[UPDATE] D.C. woman who tried to redeem faulty ticket admitted to forging second 'winner'
By Todd Northrop A Washington, D.C. woman who enlisted the help of local media to try and claim a faulty Virginia Lottery scratch-off ticket actually tried to claim a second lottery ticket of the same exact game that she admitted was a forgery. Lottery Post reported Wednesday morning that Ardella Newman of Washington, D.C. is taking the Virginia Lottery to task for denying her claim of a scratch-off ticket that she claims is worth $20,000. The Virginia Lottery had issued a statement that t ...
Sep 9, 2015, 7:48 pm - Lottery News forum

Minnesota retiree scores his second big payout in 2015
Turns out, when it comes to beating long odds, Jeffrey Bock has just the right touch. For the second time this year, the 65-year-old St. Paul retiree has struck lottery gold, with his latest odds-defying reward proving even more lucrative than the first. Bock scored a $100,000 top prize payout by matching all 12 numbers in Sunday's All or Nothing drawing, Minnesota Lottery officials said Tuesday. About eight months ago, Bock won $20,000 with a $2 scratch-off ticket. After Sunday's dr ...
Sep 2, 2015, 8:27 am - Lottery News forum

Kentucky Lottery and legislature tussle over cash reserves
Straining to find hidden money within state government's bureaucracy to balance a tight state budget two years ago, the Kentucky Senate discovered about $16.9 million in unrestricted reserves held by the Kentucky Lottery Corp. Senators concluded the lottery didn't need that much in reserve and put into the budget bill a directive that in addition to the normal flow of dividends the lottery sends to the state the lottery transfer $11 million to the general fund by June 30. But, in a rare de ...
Sep 2, 2015, 7:39 am - Lottery News forum

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