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7 state lotteries join forces for multi-state raffle
Tickets on sale Sept. 8 by Todd Northrop Seven United States lotteries will offer a first-of-its-kind multi-state raffle that goes on sale in about a week. Called the Multi-state Millions Raffle (and possibly other names in the participating states), it's guaranteed to hand out $1 million prizes just how many depends on how many of the $10 tickets are sold in the participating states. All of the lotteries are looking for new ideas and new games and new things to do to generate reven
Aug 30, 2013, 4:34 pm - Lottery News

Michigan Lottery puts Internet ticket sales on hold
The Michigan Lottery is indefinitely halting plans to sell tickets and offer games on the Internet after skeptical lawmakers blocked funding to launch an online lottery in early 2014. Plans for an iLottery system have been suspended so that the Lottery may further evaluate the program, lottery spokeswoman Andi Brancato told The Associated Press Tuesday, declining further comment. Gov. Rick Snyder asked for nearly $3.4 million in the next state budget to implement the iLottery as a way to
Jun 26, 2013, 6:33 am - Lottery News

Michigan lottery workers paid $300,000 in bonuses
Performance pay is rare in government jobs. But the Michigan Lottery Bureau has paid 75 employees more than $300,000 in incentive pay in the past year. And, according to the state's Civil Service Commission, the group is alone among about 50,000 state employees in being eligible for performance bonuses. The program was initially set up for about 75 sales representatives who met quarterly goals for instant tickets and certain club games. It was expanded this year to include 16 more lottery
Jun 24, 2013, 8:44 am - Lottery News

Online lottery plans criticized by some West Michigan lawmakers
Lounging on the couch at home playing Keno and buying lottery tickets on your iPhone or computer doesn't sit well with some West Michigan lawmakers. I know seniors right now whose Social Security doesn't last a month because they're buying lottery tickets at the local store. If they can do it from home, their checks will be gone in less than two weeks, said State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge. A new game system called iLottery would begin offering online sales of single tickets and insta
Apr 17, 2013, 4:05 pm - Lottery News

Loopholes allow some Michigan lottery winners to stay on welfare
A Michigan agency has removed more than 500 lottery winners from certain welfare programs because of a new state law that cross-references winners with recipients of some types of aid. But the Department of Human Services says many more welfare cases could be ended if what it calls loopholes were closed, or if laws were altered or expanded. The Department of Human Services on Monday issued a report that covers findings from April through December 2012. It relates to a law signed last Ap
Apr 16, 2013, 8:18 am - Lottery News

Michigan Lottery gears up for online sales in spring
The Michigan Lottery plans to begin selling online subscriptions for games such as Mega Millions and Powerball starting this spring. The state says the move will bring in more revenue for schools and improve the lottery experience, but some businesses are concerned it will hurt in-store ticket sales. Daily 3, Daily 4 and Club Keno would not be part of the initial program, which allows customers to sign up for multiple ticket purchases over a period of time. A new system called iLottery
Feb 28, 2013, 8:55 am - Lottery News

Army vet uses last 4 quarters to buy lottery ticket, wins $1.3M jackpot
A man who used his last four quarters to buy a lottery ticket at a Macomb County, Michigan, market won a $1.3 million Classic Lotto 47 jackpot, according to the Michigan Lottery. The winner, whose name, age and hometown weren't released, is an Army veteran whose has been disabled since 2009 with a back injury, lottery officials said in a press release. The jackpot came at just the right time to help the man deal with undisclosed family issues and to help his four children, the press release s
Oct 31, 2012, 6:22 pm - Lottery News

Mich. lottery winner who kept collecting welfare found dead
A Lincoln Park, Michigan, woman who won $1 million in the Michigan Lottery and was later convicted for still collecting state welfare died Saturday from an apparent drug overdose. Ecorse Police confirmed Saturday afternoon that Amanda Clayton, of Lincoln Park, was found dead at a residence on Sunnyside Street at 9 a.m. Shortly after winning the lottery in March, Clayton's story garnered national media attention when she revealed she was still collecting $5,500 from the state in food aid an
Sep 29, 2012, 10:24 pm - Lottery News

$337M Powerball winner prowls Internet for a 'big and beautiful' woman
After winning a whopping $337 million, Donald Lawson might seem like something of a catch, but take a closer look at the Powerball Lottery winner from Michigan and most women might think twice before going on a date with him. The self-confessed 'hillbilly' is single and looking for love on the Internet with the nickname 'Dinodadog' and the promise to 'please a women any way she wants'. On dating websites he claims he is 'stocky' and is seeking a woman who is: 'Big and beautiful, Curvy, Ful
Sep 20, 2012, 9:41 am - Lottery News

'Robot' to replace Michigan Lottery readers
It's the end of the line for the three people who read the lottery numbers on Detroit TV. WWJ Newsradio 950's Sandra McNeil reports Aggy Usedly, Beth McCleod and Darryl Wood will no longer announce the winning numbers on TV. Usedly said she and the two others who read the numbers got the word a couple of weeks ago and it came as a surprise. Our contract was up September 29th and our union rep had been contacting this gentleman in Lansing about getting together to renew the contract and
Sep 14, 2012, 3:54 pm - Lottery News