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Lottery Post can now 'speak' lottery results
Popular lottery website adds exclusive new feature By Todd Northrop Speednet Group, a leading lottery technology company, today announced a new voice synthesis feature for the Lottery Post website that can speak the winning numbers at the tap of a button. The new feature the first of its kind among all major lottery websites is not just a handy aid for having the numbers read aloud, but critical for people with eyesight deficiencies, as well as conditions such as dyslexia. It is immedia
Jan 26, 2020, 6:45 pm - Lottery News

Powerball winning ticket sold in Saturday's $245.6 million drawing
A single ticket sold in New York state won Saturday's Powerball jackpot worth $245.6 million, lottery officials announced early Sunday. The winning ticket was sold at the Stop Shop, 2754 Hylan Boulevard, on Staten Island, according to the New York State Lottery's Web site. There was no immediate word on who holds the winning ticket. Also Saturday there was a winner in Florida of a secondary prize of $2 million and a winner in Georgia of a $1 million prize. Saturday's winning Powerball n
Aug 12, 2018, 3:36 pm - Lottery News

Michigan Lottery's gamble on new website doesn't pay off on first try
The Michigan Lottery launched a refreshed website Wednesday morning, but it didn't go as planned. Users of the new experienced slowdowns after the change-over from the old site, lottery spokesman Jeff Holyfield said. We were getting calls, emails... from players saying the website wasn't responding well, he said. The project team took down the site for a couple minutes and tried to fix the issue, but it didn't immediately work. It then reverted to the old site so pl
Jan 18, 2018, 10:17 am - Lottery News

CT Lottery app mistakenly identified winning tickets as losers
By Todd Northrop If there was ever an example of why people should double-check their own lottery tickets, this is it. Over the weekend, the Connecticut Lottery's mobile app told people with winning lottery tickets that they lost. Hopefully there were not too many winning lottery tickets thrown in the trash, but one must imagine there were some. The lottery said Monday afternoon that its mobile app Scan Tickets feature operated incorrectly at 12:25 p.m. Saturday through 10:34 a.m. Monda
Aug 15, 2017, 9:57 am - Lottery News

$314 million jackpot puts Powerball back in spotlight
By Todd Northrop Big lottery jackpot hunters will have a jumbo-sized target this weekend, as the multi-state Powerball jackpot has crossed the $300 million mark. In fact, the lump-sum cash value of Saturday's $314 million Powerball jackpot is the 17th-largest of all time: $202.9 million. The complete top-25 list of United States lottery jackpot cash values can be found at the end of this article. Saturday's Powerball jackpot is the biggest US lottery jackpot since the world went bonkers
Apr 28, 2016, 10:14 am - Lottery News

Quebec bill would force Internet firms to block access to online gambling sites
A little-publicized bill that is making its way through Quebec's legislative process has digital-law experts and others worried that the concept of a free and open Internet is being threatened in the province. Bill 74 includes a provision that seeks to force Internet service providers to block Quebecers' access to online gambling sites that aren't approved by the government. The province's finance minister says the bill is necessary to protect the health and safety of Quebecers because ill
Apr 13, 2016, 12:01 pm - Lottery News

$300 MILLION: Massive Powerball jackpot fuels New Year's dreams
By Todd Northrop Lottery players looking to start off 2016 by with a bang might want to consider purchasing a Powerball ticket this week. For only the third time this year, the multi-state Powerball lottery jackpot has crossed the $300 million level, which traditionally triggers a substantial up-tick in lottery ticket sales. Wednesday's $300 million jackpot was achieved after no winning tickets were sold for Saturday night's $255 million grand prize. The lump-sum cash payout value of
Dec 27, 2015, 6:13 pm - Lottery News

$301 MILLION: Huge Powerball jackpot on tap for this week
By Todd Northrop This week Powerball will be the hot ticket, featuring a jackpot larger than any other United States lottery drawing in more than seven months. The new high-water mark of $301 million for the current Powerball jackpot was achieved after no winning tickets were sold for Saturday night's $267 million grand prize. The lump-sum cash payout value of Saturday's Powerball jackpot is $191.4 million the 19th-largest ever recorded in United States lottery history. Players looki
Sep 27, 2015, 8:12 am - Lottery News

Lottery Places mobile app featured on Discovery Channel
Lottery store locator app works on iPhone, Android and Windows Includes video report How many lottery tickets go unpurchased every day because people with an urge to play the lottery right now aren't sure where they can buy tickets? That's a question a new mobile app hopes to eliminate, by giving everyone a quick and easy and free way to find the nearest lottery retailers. The app is called Lottery Places, and it will be featured on the Discovery Channel Friday morning, Aug. 7, on th
Aug 6, 2015, 7:53 pm - Lottery News

Lottery Post moves to total encryption
All 2 million+ pages of website now secured by SSL encryption By Todd Northrop As of June 26, 2015, Lottery Post is serving all of its pages over SSL encryption. Previously, security-critical portions of the website, such as the Log In page and the password change page, were protected by SSL encryption, but the remainder of the site was transmitted over normal, non-encrypted HTTP communications. To make the transition to all-SSL connections, the website is currently redirecting all n
Jun 26, 2015, 9:42 am - Lottery News

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