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Massachusetts Lottery announces new draw schedule
Schedule for all in-state drawings to change By Kate Northrop The Massachusetts Lottery will be changing the draw schedule for all its in-state games later this month. On Wednesday, the Lottery announced that it will be shifting its draw times to make viewing live drawings easier for players. Starting Wednesday, June 15, Massachusetts players can tune in to live drawings at the new times below: Midday Numbers Game (daily) ... 2:00 pm Evening Numbers Game (daily) ... 9:00 pm
Jun 2, 2022, 5:05 pm - Lottery News

New York Lottery legend Yolanda Vega retires after 32 years
Face of the New York Lottery finishes her final day as the state's most iconic TV host By Kate Northrop Famed New York Lottery television host and personality Yolanda Vega has retired after more than three decades delivering the winning numbers (and checks) to players across the state. Yolanda Vega, 66, is stepping down as the face of the New York Lottery, having had touched the lives of Empire State residents with her exuberance while greeting players with her trademark phrase, I'
Jan 28, 2022, 6:30 am - Lottery News

MUSL to debut new Powerball Draw Show
Organization considers future of lottery industry in wake of pandemic By Kate Northrop As businesses across every industry have been adapting to survive amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) is taking a look at their own business practices to chart out their latest approach for keeping the Powerball game in the minds of lottery players across the nation. One of their upcoming ventures includes a new Powerball Draw Show, a refreshed and modern rehash of
Sep 1, 2020, 8:17 am - Lottery News

A reporter won the lottery and quit her job, live on air — only to find the payout was about $5,500
A Spanish television reporter appeared to celebrate and quit her job on live television after realizing she had a winning El Gordo lottery ticket. It was a decision for which she would later apologize. On Sunday, Valencia community journalist Natalia Escudero was covering Spain's annual Christmas lottery, called El Gordo (The Fat One), when she found out that she was also a winner. The state-run lottery is the world's richest draw, boasting 2.24 billion euros (about $2.43 billion) in prize
Dec 26, 2019, 8:31 pm - Lottery News

NC grandmother wins $350,000 in lottery's first Big Spin event
Includes video report Julia Earp of Wilmington, North Carolina, is the first player to spin the lottery's Big Spin prize wheel and win $350,000, according to the NC Education Lottery. She spun the wheel Tuesday during a live event in Raleigh. I figured no matter what I won, I'd be tickled with what I got, Earp said. I came out with more than I had when I came in, so this is amazing! The grandmother of eight said she's a big game show fan and developed a strategy of how to spin the
Oct 23, 2019, 8:28 am - Lottery News

HGTV's 'My Lottery Dream Home' Season 5 premiere wins record ratings
By Todd Northrop The Season 5 premiere of HGTV's My Lottery Dream Home just scored the series' best Nielsen numbers ever, hauling in 3.3 million total viewers and a 0.85 rating among adults 25-54. You could say Host David Bromstad has hit the jackpot. Episode 501 of My Lottery Dream Home, which premiered on Friday, Sept. 21 from 9-9:30 p.m., was the No. 3 cable show in the time slot in the all-important demographic. The evening ended up being HGTV's highest-rated Friday night in the
Sep 26, 2018, 8:12 pm - Lottery News

College students audition to become a Lottery announcer
Nine students from several Rhode Island colleges gathered at Twin River Casino Wednesday night to audition for jobs reading the Daily Numbers and Wild Money numbers for the Rhode Island Lottery. Although the Lottery numbers are broadcast on Channel 12, they're read inside a small glass-enclosed studio at Twin River, just off a busy casino floor. It's one thing to practice in front of a mirror and it's another to be in front of a real camera, said Jahnna Burke, a 21-year-old URI student wh
Apr 27, 2017, 3:12 pm - Lottery News

Michigan Lottery apologizes for costly game gaffe
Includes video report When it comes to live TV, mistakes can and will happen. Remember this year's Academy Awards when the wrong film was announced for Best Picture? So it might not come as a surprise that Michigan Lottery Public Relations Director Jeff Holyfield was feeling a little like the Warren Beatty of lottery drawings Tuesday. Well, thank heavens it wasn't that bad, Holyfield said, laughing at the comparison. A technical error during Monday night's Michigan Daily 3 and Daily
Mar 15, 2017, 8:52 am - Lottery News

Lottery winner who spent $20M on boyfriend's bail money to appear on 'Fix My Life' series
A North Carolina woman who spent part of her $188 million lottery jackpot bailing her boyfriend out of jail is due to appear on a Fix My Life reality series. Marie Holmes, who won a $188 Powerball jackpot in 2015, made headlines when she spent more than $20 million of her newfound fortune bailing her boyfriend, Lamar Hot Sauce McDow, out of jail on multiple occasions. The Oprah Winfrey Network announced Holmes is slated to appear on Iyanla: Fix My Life in September. The network said Holmes
Aug 24, 2016, 6:07 pm - Lottery News

Ohio Lottery's Cash Explosion Show wildly popular after 29 years
Twenty-nine years after it launched, the Ohio Lottery's Cash Explosion show remains must-see TV for thousands of Ohioans, who turn in every Saturday evening to watch ordinary folks jump, cry and scream over winning tens of thousands of dollars. The attraction is easy; it takes no skill to be chosen to appear on the slightly corny show or to win just a lot of luck. Every contestant walks away with about $10,000. Like Cindy Feasel, who always wanted to swim with dolphins. Now, with a $50,000
Feb 16, 2016, 9:29 am - Lottery News

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