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Ryan Mindell appointed Executive Director of Texas Lottery
By Kate Northrop The Texas Lottery Commission announced the appointment of Ryan Mindell as the new Executive Director of the Texas Lottery in a press release issued Thursday. With a track record of multiple leadership functions at both the Texas Lottery and in the lottery industry, Ryan Mindell will serve as the new Executive Director of the Texas Lottery. With a unanimous decision, we are proud to appoint Ryan Mindell as the Texas Lottery Commission's newest Executive Director, Texa
Yesterday, 8:03 am - Lottery News

Canadian man claims record $64 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot right before it expires
Region's biggest lottery prize almost fades away By Kate Northrop A record-breaking $64 million (US$47.26 million) Lotto 6/49 jackpot was claimed by one Canadian man just mere weeks before the winning ticket expired. Atlantic Canada's largest lottery prize almost went unclaimed, but the lucky winner stepped forward with the ticket with just 19 days left on the clock. Merel Chiasson of Bas-Caraquet, New Brunswick, had a winning lottery ticket worth $64 million in his bedroom dress
Mar 30, 2024, 11:50 am - Lottery News

One New Jersey ticket is sole winner of $1.13 billion Mega Millions jackpot
Largest lottery jackpot ever won in the Garden State Updated with retailer that sold the winning ticket By Todd Northrop After a run of 30 drawings without a jackpot winner, the 31st drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions game produced a single $1.13 billion winner last night when one lottery ticket sold in New Jersey matched all five numbers plus the Mega Ball. It was the 10th time a lottery jackpot had grown to more than $1 billion, and the ninth time a single ticket won $1
Mar 27, 2024, 7:18 am - Lottery News

Accusations of "disturbing" new claims procedures after Allwyn sends investigator to winner's home
Former lottery fan says she'll never play again after being treated like a criminal By Kate Northrop A devoted UK lottery player says she will no longer be forking out cash for lottery tickets after Allwyn launched a disturbing investigation into her identity. A lottery winner says she was treated like a criminal in her own home after the UK National Lottery sent an investigator to her house to take photos of her and she has still not received her prize. Since Allwyn took over a
Mar 11, 2024, 1:53 pm - Lottery News

Nearly 68 million US adults plan to wager on Super Bowl
Nearly 68 million American adults about 1 in 4 plan to bet on this year s Super Bowl, setting a record by a wide margin, according to the gambling industry s national trade association. Figures released Tuesday by the American Gaming Association include bets placed with legal outlets, as well as with illegal bookies and online operations in other countries. The volume of betting participation is projected to be 35% higher than last year, which was the previous record. Bettors plan to
Feb 10, 2024, 7:50 pm - Lottery News

Florida man arrested after buying $31,000 worth of lottery tickets using company credit card
He didn't luck out with this one By Kate Northrop A Florida truck driver was arrested this week after getting caught racking up more than $31,000 on his company credit card to buy lottery tickets. Law enforcement put a stop to one Florida man's outrageous lottery spending habits after his company discovered he had used their credit card to spend over $31,000 on scratch-off tickets. Warren Alexander Johnson, 47, of Clearwater, was arrested on Monday and charged with conducting a s
Feb 8, 2024, 9:32 am - Lottery News

Texas Lottery Executive Director Gary Grief announces retirement
Lottery industry leader to step back after 32 years of service By Kate Northrop The Texas Lottery's Executive Director and longest-serving member Gary Grief announced he will retire at the end of February 2024. After 32 years of loyal service and dedication to the Texas Lottery, Executive Director Gary Grief will retire next month. Since 2010, Grief led the Texas Lottery in its mission to generate revenue for public education and veterans' services. He dedicated himself to a vari
Jan 26, 2024, 12:10 pm - Lottery News

Florida LLC revealed to have claimed $1.6 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot
Temporary anonymity period is up By Kate Northrop The winner of the $1.6 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot has been revealed following the 90-day grace period of anonymity given to lottery winners in Florida. The winner of the third-largest lottery jackpot in history, a $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot drawn on Tues., Aug. 8, 2023, was won by a single ticket in Florida. Whoever claimed it had 90 days of anonymity before the Florida Lottery would release their name. Today, t
Dec 27, 2023, 6:36 pm - Lottery News

New York man wins $10 million lottery prize for the second time in a year
Lottery winner finds incredible luck a second time while playing for fun By Kate Northrop A New York man has now collected two lottery prizes, both valued at $10 million, just about a year apart from each other. A Brooklyn resident won $10 million for the second time in a little over a year, the New York Lottery announced this week. Wayne Murray's total winnings have skyrocketed to at least $20 million, with his total take-home generous enough to comfortably keep him in multi-mil
Dec 9, 2023, 10:05 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

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