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Texas Lottery moves Two Step drawing days
Drawing days for the twice-weekly Texas Two Step lottery game have been changed.The drawings will be Monday and Thursday nights instead of Tuesday and Friday nights, the Texas Lottery Commission said Monday.Lottery officials said the change gives players a chance to win jackpots every night except Sunday, when there are no Texas drawings.
Jun 29, 2004, 7:49 am - Lottery News

Changes to Canada Lotto 6/49 now in effect
Changes to Canada's most popular lottery game since 1982 are now in effect.Lotto 6/49 buyers are now paying $2 per ticket, an increase of $1, first announced last November by the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation. The price hadn't increased since its inception 22 years ago, Don Pister, spokesman for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.The $2 tickets were first sold Sunday morning and the first draw will be held Wednesday night.The game is unchanged, except for an additional $5 prize for
Jun 1, 2004, 12:52 pm - Lottery News

Canada to change Lotto 6/49
Canada's Lotto 6/49 is going for gold with bigger jackpots and better chances of winning. Starting May 30, the first major changes in the game's 22-year history will take effect. We're hoping these changes will provide added excitement, said Kathleen Polyak, spokeswoman for the Western Canada Lottery Corporation.The game will still be based on the popular 6/49 format, but it will offer bigger jackpots more often, a new $5 prize category and better overall odds of winning a prize.But to enable b
May 20, 2004, 7:25 am - Lottery News

Oregon Lottery increases number of Keno drawings
The Oregon State Lottery has increased the number and frequency of its Keno drawings in an attempt to boost revenue.The drawings will be held every four minutes, instead of five.Keno sales have increased an average of 19 percent in the five states that have made the switch from five minutes to four, said Chuck Baumann, a lottery spokesman.Keno is the state lotterys third-highest revenue producer, topped by video poker and Scratch-its. Keno brought in sales of $111.3 million in the past fiscal ye
Feb 25, 2004, 4:21 am - Lottery News

Texas Two Step likely to move to new days
Texas Two Step lotto games probably will be moved to new days because of a loss in sales to Mega Millions, the multistate game new to the state.Drawings for both games are on Tuesday and Friday nights, and Reagan Greer, the lottery's chief administrator, said Thursday that average weekly ticket sales for Texas Two Step have slipped below $1 million for the first time.Those sales, which previously averaged $1.5 million, dipped to an average of $936,091, he said.Mr. Greer told lottery commissioner
Dec 19, 2003, 3:17 am - Lottery News

Lottery players vent fury
Outraged Canadian lottery players made their voices heard yesterday with complaints about the 6/49 lottery doubling its price to $2 next year.It was the same at Lotto Centres and was the top story last night on the CBC national news after the Interprovincial Lottery Corp. announced that $1 Lotto 6/49 tickets would be eliminated after the May 29, 2004, draw in order to offer larger jackpots. We've had negative feedback -- nothing positive, said Peter Low, manager of the Lotto Centre in Pacific C
Nov 28, 2003, 6:03 am - Lottery News

Atlantic Lotto boosts 6/49 ticket prices and jackpots
Odds of winning will also improve when price of Lotto 6/49 ticket doubles to $2Atlantic Lottery Corporation's Lotto 6/49 is getting a face lift - its first since the game's inception in 1982.The changes will see bigger jackpots offered more often, better odds of winning at least something, and a new $5 prize category, all to be funded by doubling the cost of a ticket.Known by most players simply as the 6/49, Lotto 6/49 is one of the most popular lottery games ever. 6/49 is played on average by
Nov 26, 2003, 4:48 am - Lottery News

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