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Mega wait almost over for lottery's Mega Millions
A day doesn't go by without a customer asking Duc Lu when he's going to start selling the Mega Millions lottery tickets. They say, `When do they come in?' I say, `Don't worry, you come in, I'll tell you what day they come out,' said Lu, 47, who has run the HLD Food Mart on Koenig Lane for 18 years.Lu hasn't sold a winning lottery ticket, but it hasn't discouraged people from making his store the No. 1 retailer for Texas Lotto and scratch-off ticket sales in Austin. He attributes his high sales
Dec 2, 2003, 4:26 am - Lottery News

Instant ticket grand-prize lottery game still under wraps
Tennessee lottery officials planning an instant ticket grand-prize game, probably as early as February, are still being mum about the details.Lottery CEO Rebecca Paul told reporters after a Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. meeting yesterday that details of the game and the amount of payoff it would provide are still being worked out. However, it is expected to be a drawing from among entries in such games as pull-tabs and scratch-offs, which reveal instantly whether a player is a winner. Most l
Dec 2, 2003, 4:14 am - Lottery News

Will Mega Millions be the ticket for Texas?
Multistate game debuts this week with long odds, mixed predictionsTexas' plunge into the multistate lottery market this week with its promise of mega-jackpots and new revenues for the state is a bit of a gamble, supporters and critics agree.Tickets for the Mega Millions game go on sale Wednesday (December 3, 2003), followed by one of the twice-weekly drawings two days later (Friday, December 5, 2003). Texas is the 11th state to join the game.Yet-to-be answered questions: Will players be turned
Nov 29, 2003, 9:29 pm - Lottery News

Reaction to keno vote is mixed
The Kentucky Lottery Commission authorized the creation of a new keno game Friday to shore up a cash-strapped state scholarship program despite opposition to the move by state political leaders.Lottery board Chairman Bill Covington said that the decision to add keno, while difficult, will prove correct in the long term.History will say that we have done the right thing, Covington said after the board approved the new game by a 6-1 vote. We have done what we think is best for the state of Kentuck
Nov 17, 2003, 4:40 am - Lottery News

Patton proposes Keno to raise funds for scholarships
Kentucky Gov. Paul Patton has urged the state lottery to launch a Keno game to raise more money for college scholarships, and lottery officials will discuss the proposal tomorrow.Patton made the suggestion in a Tuesday letter that was released by his office yesterday. The letter went to Bill Covington, the board chairman at the Kentucky Lottery Corp.Patton noted in the letter that a recent legislative study found that lottery revenue in coming years won't be enough to fully fund the state's meri
Nov 13, 2003, 5:07 am - Lottery News

New games are boon for Michigan
Club Keno, the Michigan Lottery's first video game, sold more tickets than expected in its first week.Playing nearly around the clock in 752 bars and restaurants, customers bought $2,113,344 in Club Keno tickets through early Tuesday, Lottery Commissioner Gary Peters said. We're very pleased with the launch, he said.The Michigan Bureau of State Lottery had projected sales per terminal would average $2,000 in the first week starting Oct. 27. The actual figure: $2,810.Club Keno and a new paper-ti
Nov 5, 2003, 5:47 am - Lottery News

Lottery officials hope pull tabs pull in $20 million a year
Iowa is turning to a new gambling source in hopes of pulling in $20 million a year in additional revenue.Iowa Lottery officials are installing about 4,000 high-tech video pull-tab machines in taverns, restaurants and fraternal clubs.The equipment, featuring cheery music and colorful video monitors, has been a big hit during a market test in 10 Iowa communities. Revenues averaged $900 to $1,000 weekly per machine, demonstrating a potential to increase lottery profits.The Iowa Lottery made $48 mil
Nov 3, 2003, 6:39 am - Lottery News

New Michigan lottery games to start Monday, but controversy arises
A group on Thursday said it is opposing Monday's kickoff of two new Michigan lottery games because the games might let Indian casinos stop paying the state a share of their profits.The group -- Worried Residents Opposing Neighborhood Gaming, or W.R.O.N.G. -- said the state could lose $30 million to $40 million that Indian casinos contribute each year to the state's Strategic Fund, which encourages economic development.It says the new games, Club Keno and Pull Tabs, would let the tribes off the h
Oct 24, 2003, 4:01 am - Lottery News

New Minnesota Lottery Game: Northstar Cash
At 6 a.m. this morning, the Minnesota State Lottery launched the Lottery's newest Minnesota only, daily all-cash lotto game called Northstar Cash. For $1 players select five numbers from 1 to 31 for a chance to win Northstar Cash's jackpot that will start at $25,000 and grow until it is won. Players can purchase up to 14 draws at one time. Northstar Cash fits well within our Online Game lineup, Lottery Director George Andersen said of the game. We think it will be popular with Lottery players
Oct 7, 2003, 5:33 am - Lottery News

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