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Scholarship student designed N.M Lottery scratch game ticket
Full circle: student educated with lottery scholarship funds now works for lottery The New Mexico Lottery in August launched Red vs. Green, an instant scratch-off game that was designed by a 22-year-old lottery graphic designer who attended UNM on a Legislative Lottery Scholarship. The new game depicts the state's favorite cuisine as overheated chile track stars competing in a frantic footrace. Red vs. Green tickets cost $1 each. Players can win instant prizes up to $2,000, and non-winn
Sep 1, 2009, 11:11 am - Lottery News

Teacher won Powerball lottery jackpot in 1993, now runs camp for kids
Down a near mile-long driveway, past farm fields overflowing with hay, corn and beans, there is a magical place along Lake Winnebago's eastern shore, where hundreds of children come to ride horses, play games, paint pictures and spend time in the great outdoors. It's called Camp Winnegator, a local day camp that runs four or five weeks every summer, primarily catering to kids from in and around Fond du Lac. In fact, knowledge of the camp passes mostly by word of mouth, from one family to the
Aug 23, 2009, 5:08 pm - Lottery News

Lottery heartbreak: Florida man says he lost $500,000 ticket
Florida Lottery security officials have opened an investigation into the case of a 69-year-old Wellington man who lost a scratch-off ticket worth $500,000. But it's too early to tell if Louis Tolentino will get the money. They have begun an investigation, but there's nothing conclusive at this time, said Laurie Wright, spokeswoman for The Florida Lottery. Tolentino is behind on his mortgage. His maintenance payments are past due. Medical bills are mounting. His $500,000 scratch-off
Aug 3, 2009, 3:35 pm - Lottery News

Texas Lottery drawings inspire confidence
Contrasted to the Arkansas Lottery decision last week to hide their drawings inside a computer, Texas has a model approach Stephanie Guidry and Mickey Roberts didn't have much else to do, so they stopped in front of the Texas Lottery Commission offices to watch the winning numbers be drawn. And because she and boyfriend Mickey Roberts had nothing pressing against their schedule from 10:09 to 10:13 on a weeknight, she stayed for the adventure. Even though they did not purchase a lottery
Aug 2, 2009, 1:21 pm - Lottery News

True love: lottery winner reveals secret only after engagement
He wore shabby clothes, drove a wreck and took Lisa on cheap dates. Then they got engaged and Joe revealed the truth: having been stung by other women, he'd concealed his 10 million lottery fortune from her. Lisa Johnson treasures a ring given to her by husband Joe even though it is unremarkable, with a tiny stone, and cost less than 200 from High-Street jeweler H. Samuel. It was her Christmas present during their first heady months of dating, and when he presented it to her, she was thril
Jul 11, 2009, 12:53 pm - Lottery News

Ohio Lottery facts and trivia as it turns 35 years old
Thirty-five years ago this summer, the newly created Ohio Lottery held its first-ever drawing, a public spectacle at Parmatown Mall that drew more than 1,000 people. Comedian Don Rickles had originally been invited to emcee the drawing of the new Buckeye 300 weekly game, but the public had to settle for Miss Ohio World 1974 and local TV stars Big Chuck and Hoolihan. Since then, the Ohio Lottery has turned hundreds of people into millionaires and transferred about $16 billion to Ohio's publ
Jun 18, 2009, 12:01 pm - Lottery News

N.C. Lottery snatches back some prizes
Some lottery winners have no luck. Before anyone can claim a big prize, state law requires lottery officials to first check on whether the winner owes the government any money. Lots do. Since the first ticket went on sale in North Carolina in March 2006, the lottery has collected $1.3 million in back taxes, delinquent child support, overdue student loans and other debts. For some winners, the hit is a few hundred dollars out of thousands. For others, the debt wipes out their whole prize
Apr 28, 2009, 10:37 pm - Lottery News

A Nevada Lottery? The Line Forms in California
On a recent afternoon, lines of customers snaked to the door of the Primm Valley Lotto Store, a bustling hut just over the border in California. The parking lot was packed with cars sporting Nevada license plates. The hut, on a dead-end street paved for the sole purpose of crossing that border, holds two important distinctions. It is the lottery ticket vendor closest to Las Vegas, 45 miles to the northeast. And it sells more lottery tickets than any other vendor in California, according to th
Apr 26, 2009, 12:36 pm - Lottery News

Hitting the jackpot: Rebecca Hargrove's winning strategy
Tenn. Lottery CEO says tickets seem recession-proof, help fund college educations You may not have heard of Rebecca Paul Hargrove, but in the lottery world, she's a celebrity. The brash, hard-charging CEO of the Tennessee lottery has accomplished what nobody else has in the state-run gaming business. She ran the lottery in Illinois where sales topped $1.3 billion. Next, Hargrove moved to Florida, where she set a new record: $95 million in sales the first week. In Florida, Hargrove's mar
Mar 29, 2009, 11:37 am - Lottery News

Unemployed: Play the lottery or not?
by Dan Weiser The Mega Millions lottery jackpot is worth an estimated $212 million. Right now, it is the largest lottery jackpot in the country, including the multi-state Powerball. In fact, it's the largest lottery jackpot in the world. The next drawing is Tuesday night and a winning ticket will bring riches to at least one person. $212 million dollars is the stuff dreams are made of, but in these uncertain times winning would be ... well, hard to put into words. The unemployment rate
Mar 2, 2009, 9:39 am - Lottery News