Search for news stories tagged with the keyword you specify

See all tags:
TagResults 301 - 310 of 370 for new lottery game. (0.01 seconds)

New Georgia lottery scratch game popular with players
Frank Stone of Phenix City was sitting at a counter Thursday morning inside the Spectrum across from the Columbus Civic Center.He had a cigarette tucked tightly between the middle and ring fingers of his right hand. He had a silver coin in the same hand. And he was scratching away at the silver film on the oversized lottery card.Stone was playing the $100 Million Cash Spectacular, a new game offered by the Georgia Lottery Corp. It gets to you, Stone said. It seems like you have more chances of
Feb 28, 2005, 10:47 am - Lottery News

Mega Millions lottery to introduce changes when California joins game
Buddy Roogow, president of Mega Millions and Maryland Lottery director, offers no detail of changesThe California Lottery Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to join the multistate lottery Mega Millions in a drive to pump up annual ticket sales by $500 million.Joining Mega Millions gives Californians the first significant new choice in lottery games since the California Lottery began 20 years ago - and more chances per year of winning jackpots of $100 million or more.The state will continue to
Feb 10, 2005, 10:36 am - Lottery News

Californians react to Mega Millions decision
Odds are, people who play the state's SuperLotto will also play Mega Millions, and those who don't will consider giving it a shot.An unscientific survey Wednesday found that most people say they won't be able resist plunking down a buck or two to play Mega Millions, even if it's only one time.Mega Millions is the new lotto game coming to California this year. The game offers jackpots that range from $200 million to $300 million, with tickets for only a buck. Mega Millions officials say a $400 mi
Feb 10, 2005, 10:03 am - Lottery News

Mega Millions lottery jackpots will get bigger, quicker
The odds of record-setting jackpots in the Mega Millions lottery will improve tremendously after California joins the multistate game later this year.The nation's most-populated state will bring an influx of new players and money that promises to boost the lottery's prize pool for players in all Mega Millions states. Jackpots will grow much faster and at much higher levels, said Carole Everett at the Mega Millions lottery's headquarters in Baltimore. The lottery is drawn in Atlanta.California w
Feb 10, 2005, 9:26 am - Lottery News

Updated: Feb.8, 2005, 6:11pmThe California Lottery Commission today approved the California Lottery joining the multi-state lottery game Mega Millions.The Commission voted 3-0 Tuesday to approve the move. We are excited to enter into this partnership and look forward to providing our players with what they have asked for, jackpots in the $200-$300 million range, says Chon Gutierrez, interim lottery director, in a written statement.California has been considering joining a multi-state lottery ga
Feb 8, 2005, 5:51 pm - Lottery News

California to decide multi-state lottery question today
Cash-hungry California may soon team up with either Powerball or Mega Millions, the popular multistate lotteries that entice players with head-reeling jackpots.State lottery commissioners are poised today to decide whether to join one of the long-odds, big-payday games for the first time in the 20-year history of California's lottery.Barring legislative or court challenges, Californians could be competing with gamblers from across the country for supersized jackpots by June.At the same time, how
Feb 8, 2005, 11:19 am - Lottery News

Georgia Lottery Unveils New Game
$100 Million Cash Spectacular Features $1 Million Top Prize, Biggest Statewide Promotion and Highest Payout Percentage in Georgia Lottery HistoryThe Georgia Lottery Corporation (GLC) yesterday announced the launch of $100 Million Cash Spectacular, a new instant game with 10 $1 million top prizes and the highest payout percentage in GLC history. GLC President and CEO Margaret DeFrancisco unveiled the new game in a press conference at Philips Arena.Atlanta business leaders Michael Gearon and Ruthe
Feb 2, 2005, 1:57 pm - Lottery News

Oregon Lottery adds slot games to video poker machines
The electronic version of one-arm bandits is coming to Oregon bars and restaurants this summer.Under prodding from Gov. Ted Kulongoski, the Oregon State Lottery Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to allow slot-machine-style games on the state's network of video-poker terminals.That means more than 2,200 bars and restaurants across Oregon could offer electronic slots as soon as July 1. But first the state must persuade retailers to accept new contracts that reduce their share of video-poker
Jan 27, 2005, 12:57 pm - Lottery News

Florida Lottery set to roll out changes
The Florida Lottery will implement a series of changes January 31, including new lottery machines, changes to the Pick 4 game, and new game called Grouper.The new game Grouper is really a new way to play Florida lottery games, rather than being a new game itself. When players purchase a Grouper ticket, they pay $5 for quick picks of five existing games and get a sixth quick pick -- for free -- of a randomly selected game.On the same day Grouper sales begin, lottery retailers throughout the stat
Jan 24, 2005, 11:45 am - Lottery News

NJ Lottery may use environmentalist's idea for new game
The Department of Environmental Protection commissioner has promised to discuss with the New Jersey state treasurer an idea for a lottery game to benefit the environment, but he cannot promise that the game will receive approval, according to a letter from the DEP.Bradley M. Campbell, commissioner for the DEP, stated in a letter Wednesday that he favored the idea of such a lottery but budget issues must be carefully considered. Given the current dedication of lottery revenues to support the stat
Jan 24, 2005, 10:51 am - Lottery News