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Online play taking off: Virginia Lottery hits milestone $2 billion awarded
Lottery sees increase in profits as well as major payouts By Kate Northrop The Virginia Lottery is seeing huge profits and payouts since the launch of its online games just two years ago. Online players in Virginia have won over $2 billion in online prizes in a little over the past two years alone, the Virginia Lottery reported on Thursday. Lottery players in Virgina have the ability to purchase and redeem tickets from the convenience of their personal devices for games including
Oct 5, 2022, 7:08 am - Lottery News

Iowa Lottery starts its own Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawings
Discontinues shared drawings with Hoosier Lottery By Kate Northrop Iowa Lottery players now have their own in-state versions of Pick 3 and Pick 4 after sharing drawings and results with the neighboring Hoosier Lottery since 2017. Both the Pick 3 and Pick 4 draw games in Iowa will now have winning numbers and drawings that are unique to Iowa only, following a procedural update. Iowa residents have been able to enjoy playing Pick 3 and Pick 4 since 1998 and 2003, respectively, but
Oct 4, 2022, 8:26 am - Lottery News

IGT prevails in DOJ lawsuit; Wire Act only applies to sports betting
Lotteries and poker are not controlled by Wire Act A fight spanning more than a decade over varying interpretations of the Interstate Wire Act of 1961 may finally be reaching its end after a Rhode Island District Court judge ruled that the US Department of Justice must formally state that the law only applies to sports betting. The ruling, a significant victory for online poker in the US, was made in a November 2021 lawsuit filed by International Game Technology (IGT) against the DOJ in
Sep 24, 2022, 9:26 am - Lottery News

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

Cyber attack affects New Hampshire Lottery website
Lottery recommends steps for players to protect themselves By Kate Northrop The New Hampshire Lottery experienced a cyber attack that forced their website offline for nearly a day. On Thursday, August 25, a cyber attack impacted the NHiLottery website (NHLottery.com) after Lottery officials elected to bring it offline while they worked through security details. At around 9:30 am on the morning of Friday, August 26, the Lottery announced that their third-party hosting provider had
Sep 5, 2022, 1:52 pm - Lottery News

Lottery Post launches new website
Old desktop, mobile websites retired New unified website is the future of the popular lottery brand Lottery Post Founder Todd Northrop today announced the launch of the new Lottery Post website, unifying the mobile and desktop experience and implementing numerous improvements, while positioning the popular lottery website for the future. In an intense but carefully-orchestrated two-year project, the world's most popular website devoted to official government-run lottery games complet
Aug 14, 2022, 10:16 am - Lottery News

Kentucky Lottery Instant Play jackpot winner celebrates by handing out money
What better way to use the cash? By Kate Northrop A Kentucky woman made it her goal to spread the love from winning an Instant Play jackpot by handing out some of her winnings to strangers. Christmas in July must have struck a chord with Crystal Dunn of Louisville, who decided there was no better way to celebrate her win than gifting some of the money to random strangers. On the night of July 7, a message popped up on Dunn's computer alerting her that she had won a jackpot worth
Aug 1, 2022, 4:49 pm - Lottery News

Lottery rigger Eddie Tipton released on parole
Final decision after back-and-forth fate of convicted former MUSL Security Director By Kate Northrop Convicted lottery rigger Eddie Tipton was released from prison on Friday following a series of events that had his freedom in limbo. According to the Iowa Department of Corrections online prison records, Eddie Tipton, 59, was released from prison in Clarinda, Iowa on parole. Tipton changed lottery history forever when he was sentenced to the maximum 25 years in prison for rigging
Jul 21, 2022, 7:45 am - Lottery News

LOTTERY POST ANNOUNCES NEXT CHAPTER OF WEBSITE
Preview of new website available for use starting today Complete makeover includes many new features and equal usability on phones, computers By Kate Northrop Lottery Post Founder Todd Northrop today announced a complete rebuild of the popular lottery website, improving the experience for lottery players on all devices and creating a solid foundation for future growth. After two years of design and development, the new Lottery Post website is available starting today as a spec
Jun 24, 2022, 5:09 pm - Lottery News

Washington Lottery to begin accepting debit card payments
In a digital age, convenience is key By Kate Northrop The Washington Lottery is planning to rollout debit card payments for tickets at all its vending machines. In an increasingly digital and cashless era, offering different modes of convenience is a necessity for businesses that aim to stand out and thrive. By accepting debit payments, the Washington Lottery hopes to make it easier for players who don't always have cash on-hand. We recognize the world is evolving into a cashle
Jun 3, 2022, 12:52 pm - Lottery News

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