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Powerball to increase to three drawings a week
By Kate Northrop This morning, lottery officials announced that the multi-state Powerball lottery game will increase the number of nightly drawings from two to three times a week starting August 2021. Players will have another shot at that big jackpot prize now that a new Monday drawing is added to the weekly draw schedule. In addition to the drawings held on Wednesday and Saturday nights at 10:59 EST, Powerball will conduct a drawing on Monday nights at the same time. Our players r
May 3, 2021, 2:32 pm - Lottery News

Virginia Lottery announces new Pick 3 and Pick 4 feature
Fireball add-on will be available starting May 3 By Kate Northrop One week from now, players will have the opportunity to try out the Virginia Lottery's new Pick 3 and Pick 4 Fireball feature. The Lottery announced the arrival of a new draw game option for its Pick 3 and Pick 4 games that will improve chances of winning a prize. Starting Mon., May 3, players will be able to purchase the add-on. After each daytime and nightly Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawing, one of ten possible Fireball num
Apr 26, 2021, 9:44 pm - Lottery News

North Carolina Lottery adds Cash 5 Double Play feature
Players try out new feature for a second chance to win By Kate Northrop Sunday marked the release of the North Carolina Lottery's Cash 5 Double Play add-on feature, which gives players the chance to win a prize twice in one night for an extra $1 per play. Opting in for the Double Play feature will have the player's numbers for the original Cash 5 drawing entered for a second drawing that takes place immediately after. The prizes for the original Cash 5 drawing and the Double Play dra
Apr 26, 2021, 4:08 pm - Lottery News

Multi-state Lucky for Life lottery game starting daily drawings in July
By Kate Northrop This morning, the state lotteries participating in the multi-state Lucky for Life lottery game announced that players will get daily opportunities to win $1,000 a day for life starting this summer. The game, which currently holds drawings twice a week on Monday and Thursday evenings, will move to a daily format starting Jul. 19, 2021. The decision by the game group to add drawings increases the opportunities for players to win $1,000 a day for life and reinforces the o
Apr 26, 2021, 1:04 pm - Lottery News

Idaho lottery players get a new game and more drawings starting this week
State becomes fifth to offer multi-state 2by2; Weekly Grand goes daily By Kate Northrop This week the Idaho Lottery began offering the multi-state 2by2 game for the first time and expanded its in-state Weekly Grand game to daily drawings. Both of the changes went into effect Sunday, although for the 2by2 game tonight's drawing is the first for Idaho players in which they have a shot at winning the multi-state game's double-sized jackpot of $44,000. Idaho's entry into 2by2 comes just
Apr 20, 2021, 5:39 pm - Lottery News

New York Lottery launches "Money Dots" Quick Draw feature
By Kate Northrop New York Lottery players can now try out the Lottery's newest feature to accompany their Quick Draw keno-style game, an additional drawing called Money Dots that takes place every four minutes, right after the drawing for Quick Draw. For $1 a wager, players are given extra chances to win prizes of up to $50 with every Quick Draw game using the new Money Dots option, available at official Quick Draw retailers. Money Dots is a unique feature that is colorful and fun to p
Dec 29, 2020, 7:57 am - Lottery News

NY Lottery draw times changed
By Todd Northrop The New York Lottery Monday started drawing its games at different times of the day, upending years of ingrained habits by its players. Effective November 2, the New York Lottery games with new draw times include New York's Daily Numbers, Win4, Take 5, Pick 10, and Lotto. We are always looking for ways to provide convenience and accessibility for our players, said Lottery Director Gweneth Dean. The new draw times will help our retailers and players alike by moving draw
Nov 3, 2020, 11:58 am - Lottery News

Florida Lottery to update Lotto game
Changes coming to the Florida Lottery's most popular game By Kate Northrop The Florida Lottery announced they will be making changes this week to their most popular game, Florida Lotto. Introduced in 1988, the game that has awarded over $10.3 billion in prizes won't be going anywhere anytime soon. Instead, the Lottery will be introducing some changes related to the player experience, odds and prizes, and look of the game starting this Thursday, Oct. 8. While Florida Lotto is an esta
Oct 6, 2020, 2:12 pm - Lottery News

Washington Lottery making changes to Hit 5 game
Lottery reveals adjustments to Hit 5 a week after announcing rebranding of its Daily Game By Kate Northrop The Washington Lottery revealed modifications to its popular Hit 5 lottery game just a week after announcing its rebranding of Daily Game to Pick 3 . Starting Sunday, August 30, players will see those changes in effect. Currently, Hit 5 offers drawings three times a week and for a chance to win a minimum starting jackpot of $100,000. At the end of this month, the drawings will be r
Aug 19, 2020, 7:00 pm - Lottery News

Washington Lottery makes new changes to its oldest game
After 36 years, the last Daily Game draw will occur on August 29, 2020 By Kate Northrop The Washington Lottery is making new changes to its longest-running game of 36 years, with the final drawing under the name Daily Game to occur on August 29, 2020 at 8:00 pm. The draw game was initially released in 1984 under the name Triple Choice but then changed to Daily Game in 1987. 13,000 drawings later, it will be going through a rebranding once more. Starting August 30, the Daily Game will
Aug 11, 2020, 5:07 pm - Lottery News

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