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Kansas Lottery plans to unveil pocket-sized slot machines
If the Kansas Lottery has its way, thousands of people soon will be carrying small electronic slot machines in their coat or shirt pockets.The lottery plans to begin selling the battery-powered devices in early November for $20 each. They're about the size of a credit card, though a little thicker.The Lottery Commission unanimously approved the yet-unnamed game Monday, and Kansas would be the second state in the nation to try it. Iowa was the first, having started sales in May.Lottery Director
Sep 14, 2005, 6:39 am - Lottery News

Oklahoma Lottery votes to join Powerball
The Oklahoma Lottery Commission voted Monday to join the Powerball multi-state lottery game, making Oklahomans eligible for mega lottery prizes beginning next year.Oklahoma will be the Multi-State Lottery Association's 30th jurisdiction to offer the game.Powerball is currently played in 27 states, plus the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands.It is one of two groups that operate games that offer huge, multi-million dollar prizes to participating states. The other is Mega Millions.Oklahom
Aug 30, 2005, 9:17 am - Lottery News

D.C. Lottery to change lottery lineup
According to the D.C. Lottery Board, changes are coming to two of its games, in addition to the August Powerball changes.The quick cash game that pays a $250,000 top prize will be eliminated and replaced by a new D.C. Daily Six that will have similar prizes and have two plays for $1.Lottery board Executive Director Jeanette Michael said, After 15 years of a game, its time to introduce something new. Also, the city's Hot Five game with $25,000 payouts will be replaced in November with a similar
Aug 12, 2005, 1:00 pm - Lottery News

Powerball lottery creator patents new games
The co-creator of the Powerball lottery game has patented an international jackpot game and a new lotto game that could some day be played in the United States.Edward Stanek is president of the Iowa Lottery and one of two men who came up with the Powerball game, which is now played in 27 states.The Powerball game has generated about $17 billion in sales for lotteries nationwide over the past 14 years, but Edward Stanek has never cashed a dime in royalty checks.Stanek chuckles when anybody asks h
Jul 6, 2005, 7:36 am - Lottery News

New tri-state lottery game to go on sale Sunday
Declining sales have prompted lottery officials from Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont to replace the Tri-State Heads or Tails game.The last Heads or Tails drawing is Saturday.Tickets for a new game, Tri-State Triple Play, are to go on sale Sunday, and the first drawing is Tuesday. Subsequent drawings will happen twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays.Triple Play tickets will sell for $2.In the new game, players may choose 5 numbers from a field of 1 through 45, or they can have the lottery termina
Jun 24, 2005, 11:33 am - Lottery News

Democrats trying to ruin Calif. Mega Millions lottery participation
Democrat lawmakers in California will convene an emergency hearing on what their attorneys call Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's illegal linking of California with the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game.Republicans say this is the latest Democrat obstruction, as the Governor continues his bid to rescue California from its fiscal and electoral problems.National and state anti-gambling groups said they would delay filing a lawsuit against Schwarzenegger's deficit-easing entrance into Me
Jun 17, 2005, 11:09 am - Lottery News

N.M. Lottery introduces first joint lottery/tribal casino game
The New Mexico Lottery and Santa Ana Star Casino have entered into the first joint lottery/tribal casino game in the state and possibly the United States.The two have launched LottoSino(C), an instant (Scratcher) game with two distinct playing fields: one for the lottery and the other for the casino.The traditional New Mexico Lottery portion features 11 ways to win with top cash prizes of $30,000. Santa Ana Star's portion includes a scratch-off playing field revealing various casino prizes rangi
Jun 14, 2005, 12:24 pm - Lottery News

Iowa Lottery introduces electronic instant game card
The world's first electronic version of a lottery instant-scratch game begins statewide sales this week in Iowa.The Iowa Lottery is the first to bring the new product, known as the electronic game card, to market. The first game card is Quarter Play, which aptly describes it - with 80 plays on a card sold for $20, each play costs 25 cents. The game cards are being distributed for sale to lottery retailers beginning today.Each electronic game card, about the size of a driver's license, is batte
May 17, 2005, 12:04 pm - Lottery News

N.H. Lottery To Sell $20 Scratch Tickets
New Hampshire scratch lottery ticket buyers soon will have a new choice and price range of games to play.The House on Wednesday approved a new $20 lottery ticket. The higher-priced scratch tickets will offer larger prizes and are expected to add about $5 million to state revenues during the next two years. They've already been approved by the Senate and have the support of the governor.Rick Wisler, executive director of the Sweepstakes Commission, said the $20 scratch tickets likely will be offe
May 12, 2005, 12:42 pm - Lottery News

'Classic' lottery game replacing Michigan Winfall
Computerized lottery drawings may spoil the fun for somePick a number, any number.When Classic Lotto 47 launches Sunday, nostalgic Michigan lottery players will get a new crack at an old favorite. The game allows players to vie for a grand prize starting at $1 million. Ticket buyers pick six of 47 numbers; matching all six yields the jackpot.The latest lottery creation is a throwback to the past, said Lottery Commissioner Gary Peters.It's based on the Lotto 47, which ran from 1989 to 1993. The
May 11, 2005, 2:07 pm - Lottery News