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N.J. lawmakers trying to meddle with lottery's new Keno game
New Jersey lawmakers on Thursday considered overhauling a new keno-style lottery game that the bill's sponsor worries will draw business away from Atlantic City's casinos. The Democrat-led Assembly gaming committee heard testimony on legislation that would essentially gut how Quick Draw is played, reducing its drawings from every five minutes to just twice daily. The legislation comes about six months after the lottery, which has struggled to meet revenue projections in recent years, unvei
Feb 8, 2018, 7:41 pm - Lottery News

Georgia Senate passes bill that would give lottery winners anonymity
A proposal that would allow Georgia lottery winners to remain anonymous took an important step forward Monday. The state Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill that allows any Georgian who wins more than $250,000 in a lottery to keep their name from being disclosed. The bill's proponents have said eight states have laws that allow winners partial or complete anonymity. The legislation now goes to the state House of Representatives. The lawmakers who drafted Senate Bill 331 said the legislatio
Feb 6, 2018, 8:33 am - Lottery News

Tennessee bill would remove cash-only obstacle when purchasing lottery tickets
A billed filed by Tennessee legislators would make it easier to purchase lottery tickets. How many times have you wanted to get in on the latest Powerball craze only to realize once in line you don't have any cash? Under current law, all lottery tickets can only be purchased in-person and only with cash. SB 1996/HB 2057 is sponsored by Franklin's Republican Senator Jack Johnson and Republican Representative Charles Sargent. The bill authorizes the use of money orders, debit cards, an
Feb 1, 2018, 9:24 am - Lottery News

Georgia bill would allow lottery winners to remain anonymous — for a price
The Georgia Senate's higher education committee voted in favor Tuesday of allowing a bill to move forward that would allow lottery winners to remain anonymous but they would have to pay for that privacy. Senate Minority Leader Steve Henson, the lead sponsor of Senate Bill 331, said the legislation is aimed at protecting multi-million dollar lottery winners from scam artists and other criminals. It could put you at risk, Henson said during Tuesday's committee meeting. Henson said eight
Jan 31, 2018, 8:12 am - Lottery News

Georgia group fights to prevent lottery winners from claiming anonymously
An open-government advocacy group has denounced a bipartisan proposal being considered by the Georgia Senate that would allow lottery winners to remain anonymous. The Georgia First Amendment Foundation said in a statement that the proposed legislation raised transparency concerns. Clearly, letting a government agency hand out millions of dollars to private citizens with no public record is a bad idea, the group's statement said. Democratic Sen. Steve Henson of Stone Mountain, who sponsored
Jan 29, 2018, 8:30 pm - Lottery News

Wyoming would tap lottery money under proposed bill
A legislative panel has endorsed a proposal that would allow the state of Wyoming to grab some of the statewide lottery earnings. The Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee voted 9-3 Thursday in Cheyenne to sponsor a bill in the upcoming legislative session that would allow the state to take 5 percent of the gross proceeds earned by the Wyoming Lottery. State coffers would be enriched by about $1 million a year. WyoLotto started selling tickets in 2014 after the Legislature author
Jan 19, 2018, 3:01 pm - Lottery News

Oklahoma Lottery boosts sales with bigger prizes
Oklahomans spent 40 percent more on lottery tickets and scratch-offs since July 1 than they did during the same time period last year, a boost that has been attributed to changes that include larger payouts. The Oklahoma Lottery Commission also reported that sales of scratch-off tickets alone are up by 60 percent. Because of higher sales, the commission estimates a double-digit increase in its contribution to education funds next year. Even without sales related to recent Powerball jackpo
Jan 17, 2018, 12:22 pm - Lottery News

Pennsylvania expands gambling to pay for budget
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday affixed what he hopes will be a final patch on a $2.3 billion budget deficit by signing into law sweeping new gambling provisions. The state has doubled-down on its investment in the commercial gambling market, with new expectations of revenue from Internet-based games and a second string of casinos scattered around the Commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Senate passed the far-reaching gambling expansion bill Wednesday that would legalize Internet games, aut
Oct 30, 2017, 5:08 pm - Lottery News

Governments taking legislative action against 'fake' lotteries
Convenience store owners have applauded a Tasmanian Government decision to quickly draw up legislation to ban lottery outcome wagering in the island state. It's the latest move against growing gambling disrupter Lottoland as newsagents around Australia campaign to shut down the digital competitor they say is threatening their livelihood. Lottery outcome wagering also know as synthetic lotteries is an online gambling model where players bet on the outcome of an official lottery rather than
Oct 11, 2017, 3:30 pm - Lottery News

Mass. Lottery retailers fight online sales bill
The Massachusetts Lottery says it could stop being successful unless a bill allowing online ticket sales becomes law, while retailers say their future success hinges on the bill not becoming law. Now the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection will weigh the benefits and drawbacks of an online lottery. The Lottery is seeking authority from the Legislature to offer its current products scratch tickets, draw games, Keno and more to customers over the Internet, arguing that the Lottery's survival
Sep 20, 2017, 8:03 am - Lottery News