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N.C. Lottery posts record returns
Loosened restrictions on prizes boosts revenue to the state The North Carolina Education Lottery may not be recession-proof, but it's posting financial returns that would be a long shot for almost any other business in this economic environment. The lottery generated $1.29 billion in sales in the fiscal year that concluded at the end of June, according to unaudited figures provided by the commission that oversees the games. That's a 19 percent increase over the $1.08 billion in gross sales
Jul 17, 2009, 8:29 am - Lottery News

Two winners to share record A$106 million Australian lottery
A couple from Queensland state and a man from South Australia will share more than A$106 million (US$86 million) as the only jackpot winners in the nation's record lottery drawn last night. Holders of the winning Oz Lotto entries, who asked to remain anonymous, will each take about A$53 million in the second-largest single payouts in Australian lottery history. The previous record jackpot of A$58.7 million was won on a single ticket last year. The first division prize pool, created after 1
Jul 1, 2009, 2:00 am - Lottery News

N.Y. Lottery posts record sales
Lottery posts small gains in traditional lottery games; higher sales but lower profits in video gaming The New York Lottery is feeling lucky despite the woes of the economy. According to Director Gordon Mendecina, the New York Lottery sold $7.66 billion in lottery tickets in the last fiscal year. $2.54 billion of that went to education, and another four billion dollars was given away as prizes to lucky winners. NY Lottery divides its revenue into traditional lottery (jackpot games and s
Apr 14, 2009, 10:36 am - Lottery News

10 N.J. co-workers will split $216M lottery jackpot
Winners work in the Chubb IT Department Includes video report Robert Space got into work at the Chubb Insurance company at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, realized the lottery ticket he was holding matched the winning numbers, and fired off a one-line e-mail to his nine co-workers who had pitched in to buy it. We won the big one, it read. The replies came back instantly: Hahahaha wrote one. GREAT. Where do I pick up the cash? joked another. Then they saw the ticket for themselves. Space and
Mar 4, 2009, 9:01 pm - Lottery News

Kentucky Lottery reports record revenues, lower profits
The Kentucky Lottery brought in record revenues despite a souring economy, an audit released Wednesday showed. The audit of the Kentucky Lottery showed that the lottery brought in $778.2 million up about 4.6 percent from the previous year but its profits were down about 2.7 percent. That's because the lottery increased its prize payouts to players and paid higher retailer commissions. But the amount of money the lottery paid to state scholarship programs, including the Kentucky Educational
Nov 28, 2008, 10:54 am - Lottery News

Michigan Lottery replacing terminals statewide
Michigan celebrates 36th anniversary of state lottery As the Michigan Lottery turns 36 this week, about 11,000 lottery machines across Michigan are being replaced with new state-of-the-art terminals. The new Michigan Lottery terminals are smaller, faster and easier to use, with features including touchpad screens and laser printing instead of keyboards and the usual ticket paper. About 3,420 retailers statewide already have converted to the new machines. State's first lottery ticket
Nov 14, 2008, 10:42 am - Lottery News

N.C. lottery turns record profits for state
Economic times on Wall Street are tough these days, but not so for the North Carolina Lottery. North Carolina's lottery has made its largest transfer of money to state education programs in the game's 2 -year history. The North Carolina Education Lottery said it sent $99.8 million to a dedicated state fund Wednesday morning. The money is used for class-size reduction and pre-kindergarten initiatives, public school construction and college scholarships. The lottery began selling tickets
Oct 22, 2008, 10:43 pm - Lottery News

Group of nine claims $207M Powerball lottery jackpot
Nine friends from Roswell came to the New Mexico Lottery today to collect a Powerball jackpot of $206.9 million the New Mexico Lottery's largest prize ever. The nine winners are Carl and Holly Baldwin, Kevin and Jessica Breedyk, Ron and Cindy Miller, Ryan and Nicole Miller, and Randy Miller. The friends elected to take the prize in a cash payment of $102.9 million rather than the annuity option of 30 payments over 29 years. I Started Bawling With money chipped in by her friends, a d
Oct 3, 2008, 5:25 pm - Lottery News

N.Y. Lottery launches record-breaking scratch game
The latest New York Lottery scratch game offers the state's biggest scratchoff prize ever along with the most expensive scratch game in state history. Lottery officials unveiled the new game last Friday. The record-breaking game has a top prize of $1 million a year for life. The cost to play is also a New York record $30 per ticket $10 more than the highest-priced instant games peviously on the market in New York. The $1 Million a Year for Life game began Tuesday, Sept. 2. The first-
Sep 3, 2008, 1:07 am - Lottery News

Connecticut Lottery sets sales record
The Connecticut Lottery Corp. says it set a record during the last fiscal year with $998.5 million in sales. The state received $283 million of that for its General fund, about $4.5 million more than expected. The Lottery says sales were up by 4.3 percent or $41.5 million over the 2007 fiscal year, and contributions to the state rose by 1.4 percent, or $4 million. Scratch ticket sales showed the largest gain, up $24 million from fiscal 2007.
Jul 15, 2008, 10:11 pm - Lottery News

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