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Kentucky Lottery launches online ticket sales
Without any fanfare, the Kentucky Lottery Monday began selling tickets online to try and attract more young adults. The initial offerings are limited to several lottery games, including Powerball, Mega Millions, Kentucky Cash Ball, and five instant games. Kentucky is the fourth state to sell lottery tickets on the Internet, joining Georgia, Illinois, and Michigan. Minnesota tried it for a while before the state's legislature decided to ban the practice. The Kentucky Lottery has worked w ...
Apr 19, 2016, 8:19 pm - Lottery News forum

NH Lottery may increase storeowners' lottery bonus
If someone walks into a New Hampshire corner store and walks away with a $160 million lottery ticket, the store owner's takeaway is capped at $30,000, the lowest such retail lottery cap in the United States. The NH Lottery Commission would like to increase that possible retail jackpot to $75,000, a 150 percent raise, although it would still lag behind Massachusetts's $100,000. Not that that those jackpot happen very often, mind you. A $3 million or more hit enough to reach that cap only st ...
Mar 25, 2016, 5:21 pm - Lottery News forum

Six now face charges in CT Lottery scheme
More arrests may be coming as probe expands Six people have been charged so far in connection with a scheme to manipulate Connecticut Lottery terminals to produce more instant winning tickets in the 5 Card Cash game, authorities said Tuesday. Additional arrests are possible as state Department of Consumer Protection criminal investigators continue their probe, authorities said. Former lottery retailers from Bloomfield and Windsor were identified Monday as being among those charged with ...
Mar 23, 2016, 11:03 am - Lottery News forum

At least two charged in scheme to manipulate Connecticut Lottery game
5 Card Cash has been offline since Nov. 2015 Connecticut Lottery retailers in Canton and Hartford face larceny and computer crime charges after authorities say they illegally manipulated the 5 Card Cash lottery game to produce more winning tickets. Vikas Patel, 32, of Windsor Avenue, Windsor, and Pravnav Patel, 32, of Revere Drive, Bloomfield, each face three felony counts of first-degree larceny, first-degree computer crimes and rigging a game. Both posted $25,000 bail and are scheduled t ...
Mar 22, 2016, 9:47 am - Lottery News forum

No $50K bonus for Washington retailer who sold winning lottery ticket
If you're Nirbhai Singh, 36, who started out delivering for Pizza Hut and now owns a couple of 7-Elevens, what else can you do but be philosophical about losing out on $50,000? It was his West Seattle store at 9200 35th Ave. S.W. that sold the winning $157 million ticket in Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot. The winner has yet to come forward. As for Singh, whom everybody calls Sonny, until last year his store would have gotten a $50,000 bonus for selling a winning Powerball or Mega Milli ...
Mar 10, 2016, 8:43 am - Lottery News forum

Pennsylvania Lottery testing payment with credit, debit cards
People can now use debit and credit cards to purchase Pennsylvania lottery tickets at nine Smoker's Express stores in the Harrisburg area as part of a new payment trial. The Pennsylvania Lottery is testing out the financial viability of allowing people to use credit and debit cards to purchase draw and instant lottery tickets. The test, which started this week, is the result of an ever-growing population of Pennsylvanians that don't carry cash and can't play the Lottery. We've been hearin ...
Feb 11, 2016, 3:50 pm - Lottery News forum

Suspended CT lottery game had too many winners
The Connecticut Lottery and state Department of Consumer Protection shut down the 5 Card Cash game after noticing there were more winners than the game's parameters should have allowed, and determining that some lottery agents were manipulating machines to print more winning tickets and fewer losers. The investigation is ongoing, Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan Harris said Friday afternoon, but lottery retailers found to have cheated could face criminal charges. Loss of license ...
Nov 13, 2015, 10:06 pm - Lottery News forum

Connecticut Lottery suspends 5 Card Cash sales after retailers found cheating
Game sales should resume next week Includes video report The Connecticut Lottery has halted the sales and payouts for its 5 Card Cash game after it learned some retailers might have been cheating the system. According to Connecticut Lottery officials, some retailers might have intentionally manipulated the reporting mechanism on the lottery terminals for their own personal gain. Officials did not say which retailers or exactly how the terminals were being manipulated. The game was su ...
Nov 13, 2015, 10:26 am - 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

[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

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