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Ohio Lottery planning end for Super Lotto game
It's a good bet that the Ohio Lottery's big-money jackpot game won't be around much longer.The lottery is planning to replace Super Lotto Plus, which has existed in various Super Lotto forms since 1987, with another game designed to be different than the 12-state Mega Millions game played in Ohio.The new game, to be called Lot 'O Play, will be available at online sales terminals starting Oct. 9, Tom Hayes, Ohio Lottery director, said Wednesday. Its minimum jackpot will be $1 million and can incr
Aug 18, 2005, 5:51 pm - Lottery News

Texas Lottery May Eliminate Lotto Bonus Number
'5 + Bonus' format was a flop with playersLotto Texas players might be saying bye-bye to the bonus ball.One of the proposals being floated by the Texas Lottery Commission is to eliminate the new five numbers and bonus ball matrix and return to a 'pick six of fifty' (6/50) format for the Lotto game, which is the flagship of the Texas Lottery. I don't think that has been discussed specifically, but I think we're discussing all formats for the matrix, to determine what would be the best, to make it
Aug 17, 2005, 7:48 pm - Lottery News

D.C. Lottery to change lottery lineup
According to the D.C. Lottery Board, changes are coming to two of its games, in addition to the August Powerball changes.The quick cash game that pays a $250,000 top prize will be eliminated and replaced by a new D.C. Daily Six that will have similar prizes and have two plays for $1.Lottery board Executive Director Jeanette Michael said, After 15 years of a game, its time to introduce something new. Also, the city's Hot Five game with $25,000 payouts will be replaced in November with a similar
Aug 12, 2005, 1:00 pm - Lottery News

Middle Georgians have mixed feelings about California joining lottery
The chances of winning the Mega Millions jackpot at the beginning of this week were low, but now the chances are even lower.California became the 12th state to join the Mega Millions lottery Wednesday, bringing with it a population of 36 million to tonight's Mega Millions drawing.But even as California has joined the pool, that hasn't stopped Sharon Norton from playing. She said she keeps playing, hoping to hit it big and retire early. I think it's fine, said Norton, 39, an X-ray technician. T
Jun 24, 2005, 9:39 am - Lottery News

Californians snap up tickets for new Mega Millions lottery game
Californians dished out their first dollars Wednesday on a multistate lottery that has paid record jackpots as high as $363 million.The California debut of Mega Millions had people lining up at many stores as tickets were offered for the first time.The potential payoff seemed irresistible for players who ranged from parking attendants to sharp-dressed businesswomen.Computer administrator Eduardo Cartagena, 25, bought his ticket at a convenience store in downtown Los Angeles. I rarely buy tickets
Jun 23, 2005, 12:29 am - Lottery News

CA Lottery spars with legislator over Mega Millions legality
California lottery officials told a Senate committee Tuesday that they had the power to join the multistate Mega Millions lotto game even though the authorization wasn't spelled out in the 1984 initiative that set up the lottery.The Legislature's attorneys disagreed, and a key lawmaker said he would introduce legislation that would allow California to participate in Mega Millions but require the other 11 states to pay the bulk of administrative costs.Sen. Dean Florez, D-Shafter, said the legisla
Jun 22, 2005, 7:54 pm - Lottery News

Odds longer, prizes bigger as California joins Mega Millions
The odds of winning the Mega Millions lottery game got a bit longer on Wednesday, but the prizes also got sweeter.California became the 12th state in the Atlanta-based game, adding 36 million potential players that could swell the game's jackpots as high as half a billion dollars.At the same time, the odds of taking the grand prize were tweaked -- from one in 135 million to one in 175 million. We're not ever trying to hide the fact this is a very long-odds game, said Georgia Lottery CEO Margare
Jun 22, 2005, 7:06 pm - Lottery News

Mega Millions lottery goes on sale in California
Today, 35 million Californians get their first chance to buy a ticket on what may become the biggest lottery jackpot ever offered -- but the odds of winning a fortune are the longest ever seen.California becomes the 12th state to join the Mega Millions lottery game, where a ticket that costs only a dollar could, in time, win $500 million. The odds for this happening, however, are an astronomical one in 175 million, apparently a world record for a lottery.Until today, the longest odds of winning
Jun 22, 2005, 6:15 pm - Lottery News

A lottery for those bored by mini millions
Come Friday, California residents will no longer have to endure wimpy, yawn-producing California SuperLotto Plus jackpots that start at $7 million.State residents soon will be able to plunk down a dollar for a shot at the kind of winnings that could put them into the San Diego housing market.The state has joined the multistate lottery game Mega Millions. Tickets go on sale Wednesday for the first drawing, which is Friday.And look out.Mega Millions produced the nation's largest jackpot $363 mil
Jun 20, 2005, 2:51 pm - Lottery News

California could be golden for 12-state Mega Millions
At Bluebird Liquors in Hawthorne, California, where there's almost always a line to buy lottery tickets, owner Frank Kumamoto is eagerly awaiting California's entry into the multistate Mega Millions game. So are his regular customers. Oh, yeah, I'll play, because there's a bigger jackpot and more to win, said Barbara Fluffy Brown, a Boeing worker who drove from nearby Los Angeles to play the numbers here. It's only a dollar, so what the heck? A week from Wednesday, California will become the
Jun 15, 2005, 12:33 pm - Lottery News

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