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Iowa Lottery upgrading retailer systems
Iowa Lottery officials are ready to roll out a new computer system in April at 2,400 retail sites in hopes that it will boost sales of popular games such as Powerball and Mega Millions and reduce crime. The first new system in a decade will offer Iowa Lottery customers the promise of speedier service and a reduced chance of being cheated out of a jackpot by unscrupulous retail clerks, state officials said. For die-hard lottery players, and thousands of Iowans fall into this category, the b
Mar 16, 2011, 9:09 am - Lottery News

Iowa Lottery celebrates 25th anniversary
The newspaper headlines in August 1985 were a sign of the unbridled enthusiasm over the arrival of the Iowa Lottery. Lottery mania grips Iowans. Iowa lottery tickets selling like hotcakes. Eager lottery players stampede for startling 1.6 million in tickets. Twenty-five years and $4.8 billion in sales later, the Iowa Lottery remains popular statewide, generating $256 million in sales for the 12 months ending June 30. It's also a game that has changed with the times, moving from simp
Aug 6, 2010, 9:51 am - Lottery News

Iowa Lottery to look at online options
The 25-year-old Iowa Lottery is an offline business in an online world, but Director Terry Rich is out to change that. Later this month, the Lottery will take bids on a new computer system that will allow players to check their tickets at automated kiosks in retail stores as July 1, 2011, Rich said Tuesday (Aug. 3). He also expects the Lottery to attract younger, tech-savvy players by delivering games electronically, including games played on smart phones. There are security issues prev
Aug 4, 2010, 10:18 am - Lottery News

Big winners reduce Iowa Lottery profitability
Iowa Lottery sales rose over the past 12 months, although profits dipped slightly amid a surge of lucky prize winners. Preliminary figures released Tuesday show sales totaled $256.3 million for the state budget year ending June 30, up about 5 percent from a year earlier. Lottery proceeds, spent on state government programs, totaled $57.9 million, down about 4 percent from a year ago. Iowa Lottery Chief Executive Terry Rich said two key factors reduced lottery profits. One is that prize pay
Jul 28, 2010, 10:52 am - Lottery News

$1 million Powerball winner arrested
A Marshalltown, Iowa, man who won $1 million in the Powerball lottery last year has been charged with supplying alcohol to a minor and prescription drug possession. Marshalltown Police Assistant Chief Brian Batterson says Ricky Rushton was arrested early Tuesday after officers responded to a complaint about underage drinking at his business, Memories Banquet Hall. Batterson says Wednesday that officers found an underage employee at the business who was intoxicated. Rushton was arrested
Jun 9, 2010, 6:59 pm - Lottery News

Amid family tragedies, man wins $1M lottery jackpot
Reeling from the loss of his wife to cancer last month and the earlier death of his son in a construction accident, an Iowa man found a spot of brightness this week by cashing in a $1 million lottery ticket. Fifty-eight-year-old Richard Koenigsfeld of Marble Rock, Iowa, bought a $20 lottery ticket April 18 to commemorate the birthday of Dian, his wife of 32 years, who died March 26. That's when his luck changed. I scratched it off and I couldn't believe what I was seeing, Koenigsfeld said
Apr 29, 2010, 9:03 am - Lottery News

States go all in, expand gaming to plug the budget
Faced with a drop in gambling revenue, states are adding games, considering new casinos and increasing lottery options anything to keep their cut of the profits rolling in. States are adamant that they don't want to take advantage of anyone, but with budgets in free-fall and tax increases a losing hand politically, lawmakers acknowledge they are dependent on gambling dollars. At least 18 states this year are looking to expand games of chance because of a drop-off of anywhere from 5 to 14 p
Mar 15, 2010, 9:24 pm - Lottery News

Iowa Lottery gives raffle game another try
The Iowa Lottery is giving a raffle game another try and hoping for more luck with the weather. Lottery vice president, Mary Neubauer says the first raffle game launched in the spring of 2008 timing that turned out not to be so lucky. Neubauer says the raffle sales started just at the time when the tornadoes and flooding hit the state and that had a big impact on the raffle says. The new raffle is called Pot O' Gold Raffle and the winner will be drawn on St. Patrick's Day. She says the
Jan 19, 2010, 8:01 am - Lottery News

Iowa lottery offering bonus holiday drawing
Officials with the Iowa Lottery say those playing holiday scratch-off games shouldn't throw away their tickets if they lose. Terry Rich, the chief executive of the Iowa Lottery, says for the first time this year, holiday tickets that aren't winners are eligible for other prizes. Rich says players can enter the ticket serial number online to play a bonus game. The lottery is calling the promotion Tech the Halls and Rich says electronics and cash prizes are available. Players can enter th
Dec 28, 2009, 11:12 am - Lottery News

Lawmakers to mediate spat over Iowa Lottery security
Relations have become so strained between feuding directors of two state agencies that a couple of Iowa lawmakers have agreed to step in as mediators. The standoff pits state ombudsman William Angrick against Iowa Lottery chief executive Terry Rich. Angrick's staff, which investigates citizen complaints, has spent more than two years investigating the Iowa Lottery and has concluded that lottery players could be at risk of being cheated. Rich says he has responded fully to each of the om
Dec 14, 2009, 9:33 am - Lottery News