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Multi-state Cash4Life may become daily lottery game
Lottery players in nine states may soon have a chance to play the game Cash4Life on daily basis. The move from a twice-per-week to daily drawings was approved Monday by members of the the New York State Gaming Commission. If approved by the other eight states that offer the game, Cash4Life could adopt a daily drawing schedule starting on July 1. New York started Cash4Life with New Jersey in 2014. Since then, seven other states have joined: Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania,
Jan 29, 2019, 9:09 am - Lottery News

Michigan Lottery adds Double Play 2nd-chance option for Fantasy 5, Lotto 47
So you didn't hit the jackpot on Fantasy 5 or Lotto 47? A new option being offered by the Michigan Lottery is giving players a second chance to win big and doubles non-jackpot prizes. The lottery's new Double Play option, which costs $1 more per panel per draw, begins Sunday at Michigan lottery retailers. Here's how the add-on game works: Double Play drawings will take place after each Lotto 47 and Fantasy 5 drawing. Another set of winning numbers will be drawn from the pool for each
Jan 19, 2019, 6:55 am - Lottery News

Kentucky Lottery adds new Keno game feature
Keno is Kentucky's 2nd-most popular draw game Kentucky Lottery players now have a new way to win even more prizes in the popular game Keno, as the new Bulls-Eye feature is now available. Players can choose to add the Bulls-Eye to their base Keno wager for a chance to win additional prizes. Adding Bulls-Eye will double the cost of the base Keno wager. For example, if a player wagers $5 on their base Keno game, adding Bulls-Eye will cost an additional $5. During every drawing, a Bulls-Eye
Dec 18, 2018, 9:45 am - Lottery News

Some players unhappy with UK Lotto game changes
Loss of Millionaire Raffle rankles Scots The United Kingdom National Lottery is facing a boycott from outraged Scottish players who branded the Lotto game's prize draw an absolute con after lottery operator Camelot changed its rules. Lotto bosses have come under fire for scrapping the Lotto Millionaire Raffle which awarded a 1 million payout twice a week. Since the canceled game add-on was a raffle and not a lotto draw, there was a guaranteed 1 million prize winner every drawing, rather
Dec 3, 2018, 11:00 am - Lottery News

UK National Lottery to increase Lotto game prizes
Raffle side game will be dropped United Kingdom National Lottery operator Camelot has announced it will be increasing the prize amounts for its Lotto game. From November, players who match five or more balls plus the bonus ball will win a fixed 1 million (US$1.28 million). Five balls will win at least 1,750 and four 140, both increases from their current estimated values, and three balls will net 30, up from 25 now. This is up from an estimated 50,000 which is currently based on sale
Sep 4, 2018, 8:27 am - Lottery News

Kentucky Lottery offers new "1-off" wagering options
5 Card Cash game also gets enhancements By Todd Northrop Kentucky Pick 3 and Pick 4 lottery players now have an option to win just by getting close the numbers drawn. Last week, starting on July 29, the Kentucky Lottery added a new feature for the Pick 3 and Pick 4 games which allows players to win prizes if their numbers are one digit higher or lower than the winning numbers drawn. 1-Off is a new wager type for Pick 3 and Pick 4. A player can select the 1-Off feature at the time of
Aug 6, 2018, 4:11 pm - Lottery News

Multi-state Mega Millions lottery game changing this week
Later this week, the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game will undergo changes including a price hike designed to increase jackpots and make them grow faster. The cost of a Mega Millions ticket will climb from $1 to $2 starting with the Oct. 31 drawing. Tickets for that drawing go on sale Saturday, Oct. 28. Starting jackpots will increase from $15 million to $40 million. Both changes will put Mega Millions on equal footing with Powerball, which usually offers more lucrative jackpots.
Oct 24, 2017, 8:46 am - Lottery News

Mega Millions lottery tickets double to $2 starting in October
Game matrix also changed to increase jackpots Five years after Powerball lottery ticket prices were increased to $2, the multi-state Mega Millions game is following suit. Mega Millions lottery tickets will increase from $1 to $2 later this year, and the odds of winning the jackpot will decrease, according to a measure adopted Monday by New York's lottery regulator. The move is meant to boost headline-grabbing jackpots for the multi-state lottery game, which is offered in more than 40 st
Apr 25, 2017, 8:37 am - Lottery News

Georgia Lottery to add extra Cash 3, Cash 4 drawings
By Todd Northrop Georgia Lottery daily numbers games players will get extra opportunities to play every day starting Sunday. Beginning on Feb. 12, the Georgia Lottery is adding an additional Cash 3 drawing late at night, and an extra Cash 4 drawing in the early evening. The new drawings mean that a total of three Cash 3 and Cash 4 drawings will be held every day, at the same times. The current drawing schedule is a bit odd, with Cash 3 and Cash 4 both holding a midday drawing at 12:29 p
Feb 10, 2017, 11:49 am - Lottery News

Nebraska Lottery adding Sunday drawings
Starting Nov. 6, 2016, the Nebraska Lottery's in-state lotto games will have drawings Monday through Sunday, seven days a week. Currently the only game in Nebraska to offer Sunday drawings is the multi-state 2by2 game. Nebraska's in-state lotto games consist of Pick 3, Pick 5, and MyDaY. Nebraska Lottery has considered the expansion for years, with the move in its business plan since 2008, Lottery spokesman Neil Watson said. Nebraska's is one of just four lotteries in the U.S. that didn't
Nov 5, 2016, 7:27 pm - Lottery News

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