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Canada's Lotto 6/49 is getting a makeover in Fall 2013
Canada's national Lotto 6/49 game is getting ready for a makeover. Starting in September 2013, Lotto 6/49 will offer Canadian lottery players a new $1 million prize that's guaranteed to be won with each and every draw, jackpots that start at $5 million, and new free play prizes that can be won by matching just 2 numbers. With the new $1 million prize that's guaranteed to be won with every draw, Lotto 6/49 will be creating more millionaires every week, said Greg McKenzie, Senior Vice Presi
May 7, 2013, 2:04 pm - Lottery News

Multi-state Wild Card game to change
By Todd Northrop Starting with the Wednesday night drawing, the multi-state Wild Card 2 lottery game will undergo some minor changes that will make the jackpots a little bigger, while making the game a little harder to win. Wild Card 2 is currently available to play in Idaho, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. After somebody wins the jackpot, the new starting jackpot will be $200,000 doubling the old starting jackpot of $100,000. Also, players who win the second prize by matchin
Jan 15, 2013, 2:18 pm - Lottery News

Powerball multi-state lottery to raise prices, jackpots
By Todd Northrop, with AP wire sources Powerball lottery organizers are betting that bigger jackpots will entice more people to play, but gamblers are going to have to dig deeper into their wallets to try their luck. Game changes that have been in the works for months perhaps years are finally going into effect this month. (See Changes coming to Powerball multi-state lottery game in January, Lottery Post, Jun. 27, 2011.) Tickets for the multi-state game are doubling in price to $2 be
Jan 3, 2012, 9:40 am - Lottery News

Kentucky Lottery installing self-service machines
State prepares for upcoming Powerball changes A one-dollar Powerball ticket will soon be a thing of the past. Changes are coming to the Kentucky Lottery. After the first of the year a Powerball ticket will cost $2 instead of $1. There are some changes coming to the Powerball game in January, says lottery spokesman Chip Polston, where Powerball is going to become a $2 game that we really hope is going to spur those larger jackpots that players really like to play. That is just one of th
Oct 21, 2011, 8:32 am - Lottery News

Changes coming to Powerball multi-state lottery game in January
Starting jackpots double to $40 million Better overall odds for more winners Ticket price will increase to $2 Changes coming Jan. 15, 2012 As Powerball prepares to celebrate its 20th year in 2012, the game is being redesigned to bring more value to its players. Jackpots will start at $40 million and the jackpot is being made easier to win. The overall odds of winning any prize are also easier, and there are more chances to win a prize of at least $1 million cash. The ticket pr
Jun 27, 2011, 5:15 pm - Lottery News

Euro Millions launches new Tuesday draw with €100M jackpot
Euro Millions, the multi-country lottery game played amongst European countries, is set to implement changes to the game and launch a new weekly lottery draw on Tuesdays with a massive 100 million (US$143M) jackpot. A sales frenzy is expected for the first draw as players have just four days to buy their tickets, which went on sale yesterday. The special draw marks Euro Millions moving to twice a week, as well as other changes to the game which are designed to create bigger jackpots and mo
May 8, 2011, 9:26 am - Lottery News

N.M. Lottery's Roadrunner Cash game changing this weekend
The New Mexico Lottery is changing the in-state Roadrunner Cash game to create a larger starting prize and jackpots that grow larger, faster. The game will feature a starting jackpot of $25,000, up from $20,000, and a new $1 prize for matching two of five numbers. The changes will take effect this weekend, starting with the Oct. 5th drawing. To offer the enhancements, more numbers will be added to the game's number pool. Players will pick five numbers from 1 to 37, up from the current m
Oct 2, 2009, 3:45 pm - Lottery News

Oklahoma Lottery starts daily drawings of Cash 5 game
Beginning tonight, July 1, the Oklahoma Lottery will conduct daily drawings of its Cash 5 game. For $1 per play, lottery players now have more chances to win the top prize of $25,000 with taxes paid. We wanted to offer our players more chances to win and increase the excitement surrounding this popular game, said Jim Scroggins, executive director for the Oklahoma Lottery. For just one dollar, a return of $25,000 is a thrilling win. The drawings were previously held every Tuesday, Thur
Jul 1, 2009, 8:41 am - Lottery News

Mass. Lottery proposes changes to Megabucks game
Game will get new name, longer odds, bigger jackpots For devotees of Megabucks, the odds of winning may soon be getting longer under a proposal to update the 27-year-old jackpot game. Though it will be harder to win the twice-weekly drawing, with odds falling from approximately 1 in 5 million to 1 in 13 million, there's an upside, says a lottery official. The game will be getting richer, meaning bigger jackpots. A lot of the things that are going to change will be more user-friendly, s
Mar 30, 2009, 8:48 am - Lottery News

N.M. Lottery to replace Powerball tickets printed in error
The New Mexico Lottery has discovered that approximately 450 Powerball wagers were printed in error earlier this month. The wagers were purchased from two self-service lottery machines provided by Intralot, Inc., the lottery's gaming system vendor. Players who purchased those wagers will be offered a replacement ticket for the Jan. 28 drawing. The error occurred when Intralot deployed two self-service lottery machines before upgrading internal software supporting Powerball's new format.
Jan 23, 2009, 6:56 pm - Lottery News

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