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Pa. Lottery's new keno game gets a lot of play
The Pennsylvania Lottery's new keno game tickets have been selling like gangbusters since debuting at the beginning of the month, lottery spokesman Gary Miller said. Since May 1, the lottery took in $2.7 million in keno sales and players have already won more than $1.8 million in prizes, Miller said. About 9,400 retailers statewide sell keno tickets. About 900 bars and restaurants have big screen monitors to play the keno game and that number continues to grow every day, he said. The gamin
May 26, 2018, 6:44 am - Lottery News

All Delaware Wawa stores adding self-service lottery machines
Fans of the Delaware Lottery can finally get a lottery ticket with their Wawa coffee or hoagie. And they can spend the time it takes to fill their gas tank by scuffing up a scratch-off. The state has been installing machines at Wawa sites throughout the First State and has finished about half of the more than 40 Delaware stores. By June 10, Wawa thinks every Delaware store will be outfitted with the new self-service kiosks. It will be the first time Wawa customers in Delaware can purchase
May 24, 2018, 6:32 pm - Lottery News

Connecticut woman stole more than $25K in lottery tickets
Police in a small Connecticut town said a former gas station worker in stole more than $25,000 in scratch-off lottery ticket revenue from the business. Juliana Perillo, 55,was charged with first-degree larceny Monday in connection to lottery revenue that went missing from Petro Pat's in Wolcott. She was released on a promise to appear and is next scheduled to appear in court on July 2. Police said Perillo faked numbers on a store log sheet to make it seem like customers had returned their
May 23, 2018, 11:09 am - Lottery News

Lottery tickets will not be sold in South Carolina for more than 12 hours this weekend
You're out of luck if you planned on buying Powerball or Pick 3 tickets in South Carolina on Mother's Day morning. Stores will stop selling tickets for computerized lottery games including Mega Millions and Palmetto Cash 5 at 11:45 p.m. Saturday as the state switches to a new contractor's computer system. Exactly when stores will start selling again is unclear, but it will be sometime Sunday afternoon, more than 12 hours after going dark, state lottery Director Hogan Brown said. The lotte
May 10, 2018, 11:02 am - Lottery News

Amid delay in new lottery policy, repeat winners keep on winning
It's been a charmed decade for Ali Jaafar. The Watertown man keeps hitting it big on the Massachusetts State Lottery, winning millions of dollars from thousands of scratch tickets. For the past two years, Jaafar has held the title of the state's winningest lottery player. But he is just one of hundreds of individuals who repeatedly cash in on the Massachusetts lottery. The lottery does not know how some of these so-called frequent winners manage to win so often. Many of these players hold
Apr 28, 2018, 10:00 am - Lottery News

Speculation begins about NJ winner of Mega Millions lottery
Final jackpot tally reaches $533 million As speculation swirled around the identity of the world's newest multi-millionaire, the owner of the mini-mart where Friday's winning Mega Millions ticket was sold said he reviewed surveillance footage to see if he could pinpoint the lucky customer. New Jersey Lottery officials have not identified the winner of what they now say is a $533 million revised upward from $521 million jackpot yet, a spokeswoman said. But based on time and date informat
Apr 2, 2018, 8:33 pm - Lottery News

Are repeat Wisconsin Lottery winners playing fair?
Since 2009, Khalil Audi of Cudahy has cashed in lottery tickets 33 times to the tune of about $80,000. His $10,000 win from Badger Cash Blowout? A one-in-72,000 chance. When he bought a $30 Super Millions scratch-off ticket, he had a one-in-200,000 shot of winning $5,000 the same odds as giving birth to conjoined twins. But that ticket was also a winner. Audi's success is surprising, but he is not the luckiest person in Wisconsin. According to Wisconsin Lottery data obtained by Gamin
Mar 25, 2018, 10:02 am - Lottery News

Gas station clerk finds lottery ticket worth $1 million, returns to owner
A Lincoln County, Kansas, man is $1 million richer, thanks to a Salina gas station employee. The lottery winner's brother accidentally dropped the winning ticket at a gas station over the weekend, before the numbers were checked. The winner, who lives in Lincoln Co. and chose to remain anonymous, told lottery officials he was rushing to go watch the NCAA Tournament when they decided to stop in Salina for gas. My brother went in to check my tickets. He apparently dropped the unsigned Mega
Mar 22, 2018, 9:54 am - Lottery News

Australian man sues lottery for $3.3M ticket discarded decades ago
An Australian man is suing New South Wales Lotteries, saying a store clerk threw away his $3.3 million winning ticket more than two decades ago. David Owen Renshaw said he entered an OzLotto draw in September 1997 by buying a ticket from Greenfield Park and when he returned a week later to have it processed the lotto terminal displayed the words provisional winner. Renshaw said the attendant then informed him his ticket wasn't winner and threw it away. I believe my ticket was destroye
Mar 7, 2018, 10:18 am - Lottery News

Ohio Lottery rolls out new initiatives
The Ohio Lottery is undertaking several new initiatives expected to increase revenue and offer new options to players. Here's what's new: Cashless payments Lottery self-service terminals now accept credit and debit cards and eWallet payments. The lottery began installing payment systems last fall on instant ticket kiosks and self-service games. All pin pads should be installed by mid-February. Once complete, there will be 7,550 self-service terminals with cashless pin pads. Cashle
Feb 13, 2018, 10:38 am - Lottery News