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Employee strike at Québec Lottery halts introduction of new Lotto 6/49 in the province
Multi-province Lotto 6/49 game will be unplayable in Qu bec until strike is settled By Kate Northrop Lottery players in Qu bec will be unable to participate in Canada's national Lotto 6/49 game due to an employee strike at the Qu bec Lottery (Loto-Qu bec). Over 400 professionals at the Qu bec Lottery went on strike following failed negotiations around pay raises and rising inflation, causing a delay in ticket validation and the scheduled rollout of the new nationwide Lotto 6/49 game
Sep 13, 2022, 12:02 pm - Lottery News

Camelot to sue UK Gambling Commission over lottery operator selection process
Current National Lottery operator claims they were duped in scoring system By Kate Northrop Camelot Group, who currently holds the license to operate the UK National Lottery, has announced that it is filing suit against the Gambling Commission for allegedly botching the final scoring during the selection process for the Lottery's next license holder. This week, Camelot will launch a legal battle against the UK Gambling Commission following claims that it broke the law in choosing t
Mar 29, 2022, 6:26 am - Lottery News

New UK National Lottery operator wants to cut ticket prices in half
Company will pull back on scratch-offs to focus on draw games By Kate Northrop Allwyn Entertainment, which was selected to replace Camelot as the UK National Lottery's new operator after nearly three decades , revealed intentions to halve ticket prices and reduce the emphasis on scratch-off games. After Camelot UK Lotteries Ltd. lost the bid to have its license renewed as the National Lottery's operator, replacement Allwyn Entertainment already hinted at plans to slash the cost of
Mar 20, 2022, 12:23 pm - Lottery News

Camelot set to lose license as operator for UK National Lottery
Gambling Commission announces new preferred candidate By Kate Northrop Today the United Kingdom's Gambling Commission announced their intentions to drop Camelot as the operator of the National Lottery, to be replaced by Czech company Allwyn Entertainment. Camelot will not have its licensed renewed to run the National Lottery after 28 years. Instead, a new operator is set to take the helm. Since the Lottery's inception in 1994, Camelot has held three licenses, with its current a
Mar 15, 2022, 4:37 pm - Lottery News

VIDEO: Why we hate computerized drawings
You'll never want to watch an animated lottery drawing again By Kate Northrop If you know Lottery Post, you know we hate computerized drawings, but it's not that we dislike computers and technology... so why all the hate? There are far too many documented incidents that prove again and again why computerized lottery drawings are too risky, no matter how many safety precautions and procedures are in place. Lottery players overwhelmingly prefer traditional ball machine drawings b
Jan 28, 2022, 5:48 pm - Lottery News

Texas Lottery drawings supervisor receives top industry award
By Kate Northrop The Texas Lottery announced Thursday that its drawings supervisor, who helped lead her team to design the first in-house draw studio, was presented with a top industry award for her significant contributions to the lottery through her exceptional job performance. Conchita Daniel, who is responsible for pioneering optimal traditional draw practices in the industry, received the 2021 Powers Award at the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) dig
Oct 8, 2021, 3:21 pm - Lottery News

Iowa Lottery brings major upgrades to retailer terminals
New operating system joins brand-new equipment By Kate Northrop Iowa Lottery players might have begun to notice some changes the state lottery made to its retailer lottery terminals last weekend. Not only that, but the Lottery says that its recent changeover to a new operating system has opened the door to using updated technology, instruments, and consumer-facing hardware. This is a huge project the Lottery only takes on about once a decade because it involves replacing all of the
Oct 4, 2021, 7:13 pm - Lottery News

NY Lottery draw times changed
By Todd Northrop The New York Lottery Monday started drawing its games at different times of the day, upending years of ingrained habits by its players. Effective November 2, the New York Lottery games with new draw times include New York's Daily Numbers, Win4, Take 5, Pick 10, and Lotto. We are always looking for ways to provide convenience and accessibility for our players, said Lottery Director Gweneth Dean. The new draw times will help our retailers and players alike by moving draw
Nov 3, 2020, 11:58 am - Lottery News

Texas Lottery to reopen claims centers June 1
Claims initially to be processed by appointment only The Texas Lottery Commission plans to reopen all 16 claim centers around the state on Monday, June 1, 2020. Claims will be processed by appointment only and recommended safety and cleaning guidelines will be followed. The claim centers will operate under this method for an undetermined period of time and until further notice. Details on how to schedule an appointment, as well as safety precautions to be put in place, will be announced at
May 15, 2020, 11:39 am - Lottery News

Update: Every US state lottery's COVID-19 response
By Todd Northrop and Kate Northrop While life has been upended and millions of Americans are staying home due to the national COVID-19 response, state lotteries continue to operate every day selling tickets, drawing numbers, and awarding prizes. Two weeks ago Lottery Post surveyed every state lottery to determine what modified procedures have been put in place by each lottery to protect players and those who run the lottery from spreading the coronavirus. The responses we saw varied fro
Apr 6, 2020, 9:06 am - Lottery News

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