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Powerball Power Play variable multiplier to return in January
The Powerball Power Play variable prize multiplier will return starting with the Jan. 22, 2014, drawing, the Pennsylvania Lottery said today. Under new game rules, a separate drawing will be performed to select the Power Play number a 2, 3, 4 or 5 for all prizes except the jackpot and the Match 5 prize. The Match 5 prize is $2 million if the Power Play option is purchased. The return of the Power Play variable multiplier is expected to be popular with our Powerball players, said Lottery E
Oct 23, 2013, 7:21 pm - Lottery News

Tickets for updated Mega Millions game on sale Saturday
By Todd Northrop Starting Saturday, October 19, lottery players from around the United States will be able to buy tickets for the newly-refreshed Mega Millions game, with a ticket price that is remaining just $1 per play. Mega Millions drawings will have larger, faster growing jackpots, million-dollar second prizes and better odds of winning any prize. We think that players will respond favorably to the new Mega Millions changes and expect even greater sales for the game, said Gary Gri
Oct 18, 2013, 3:21 pm - Lottery News

Threat to boycott the UK National Lottery as tickets double to £2
UK National Lottery bosses came under fire last night as Britons voiced their outrage at today's price rise. A poll carried out to coincide with the hike revealed 78 per cent of Lotto customers say the increase in price is unfair. The price of a ticket will double from today to 2 a line, prompting furious players to threaten to boycott the game. A survey of more than 1,500 people found 73 per cent of weekly players are either unhappy or very unhappy . It also found more than half of
Oct 3, 2013, 7:28 pm - Lottery News

New England's 'Lucky for Life' game to gain second lifetime prize
Lucky for Life, the multi-state draw game that offers lottery players throughout New England the opportunity to win up to $1,000 a day, every day, for their entire life, is going to get a lot more lively with the addition of another lifetime prize to its robust prize offerings. Beginning with the September 19, 2013 drawing, Lucky for Life's second-tier prize will be elevated to a $25,000 a year for life payout, making it the only game in the country that offers two lifetime prizes. This new p
Sep 5, 2013, 4:57 pm - Lottery News

Illinois Lottery adds new feature to numbers games
'Fireball' feature now on sale Includes video report By Todd Northrop On Sept. 1, Illinois Lottery retailers will begin offering a new, optional feature called Fireball to its long-standing Pick 3 and Pick 4 daily draw games. The new play option provides a chance to obtain more winning combinations. The standard Pick 3 and Pick 4 games remain the same, as does the drawing schedule (seven days a week, twice a day) and game ticket price (starts at 50 cents). Beginning Sunday, Sep
Sep 1, 2013, 11:49 am - Lottery News

Texas Lottery to double number of Pick 3 and Pick 4 draws
Four drawings per day starting Sept. 9 By Todd Northrop In a few weeks, Texas Lottery players will have twice as many opportunities per day to play the Pick 3 and Pick 4 games. Currently, both of the popular daily numbers games are drawn twice per day, at 12:27 pm and 10:12 pm. Starting September 9, four drawings per day will occur at 10:00 am, 12:27 pm, 6:00 pm, and 10:12 pm. A year ago the Texas Lottery introduced a new game called All or Nothing, which broke new ground for the lot
Aug 19, 2013, 1:18 pm - Lottery News

Texas Lottery bringing back All or Nothing game
Ticket sales resume August 25 By Todd Northrop After the Texas Lottery shut down All or Nothing for nearly 3 months, sales for the lottery game will resume on Sunday, August 25, with the first drawing on August 26 at 10:00 am. On June 3, 2013, the Texas Lottery stopped sales for the All or Nothing game when it was discovered that the game's design could possibly lead to unusually and unreasonably high prize payouts. Even though the game has more than 2.7 million possible number combinat
Aug 6, 2013, 9:59 am - Lottery News

Mega Millions lottery game's redesign aims at bigger jackpots, better overall odds
Megaplier to be expanded The Mega Millions multi-state lottery game is being redesigned to offer bigger starting jackpots and better overall odds beginning Oct. 22. (First reported by Lottery Post in May: Mega Millions multi-state lottery to get harder to win in Oct., May 20, 2013.) The updated Mega Millions game will offer a starting jackpot of $15 million, up from the current $12 million, and will grow by at least $5 million every time the jackpot rolls, said Pennsylvania Lottery Exe
Jul 17, 2013, 6:06 pm - Lottery News

Price and prize changes coming this Sunday for Illinois Lotto
By Todd Northrop Citing the success of the multi-state lottery games like Powerball and Mega Millions offering jackpots in excess of $100 million every other month, the Illinois Lottery has decided to revamp one of its original games, Lotto, in order to give lottery players a chance at potentially bigger jackpots and better overall odds. Starting Sunday, July 14, 2013, Lotto will cost $1 for each game-set, up from a price of $1 for two game sets. The higher price will enable larger jackpot
Jul 11, 2013, 1:58 pm - Lottery News

Mega Millions multi-state lottery to get harder to win in Oct.
Come this fall, winning the multi-state Mega Millions lottery jackpot will become even more difficult in the 45 states and jurisdictions that offer the lotto game. The consortium that operates Mega Millions is upping the odds to 1 in about 258.9 million that someone picks all six numbers right. The current odds are 1 in about 175.7 million that a person correctly chooses five of 56 numbered white balls and one of 46 gold balls. The odds will change under a new format for the Oct. 22 dra
May 20, 2013, 6:14 am - Lottery News

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