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Lottery Post launches new mobile experience
By Todd Northrop The world's most popular lottery website Monday announced the launch of a new website for visitors using mobile phones. With phone usage comprising more than 50% of all Web traffic today, making the mobile experience as content- and feature-rich as possible is a primary mission for Lottery Post Founder Todd Northrop. Because Lottery Post was established long before the first smartphone was invented, the drive to improve the website on mobile devices involved more than j
Mar 5, 2018, 1:06 am - Lottery News

Michigan Lottery's gamble on new website doesn't pay off on first try
The Michigan Lottery launched a refreshed website Wednesday morning, but it didn't go as planned. Users of the new MichiganLottery.com experienced slowdowns after the change-over from the old site, lottery spokesman Jeff Holyfield said. We were getting calls, emails... from players saying the website wasn't responding well, he said. The project team took down the site for a couple minutes and tried to fix the issue, but it didn't immediately work. It then reverted to the old site so pl
Jan 18, 2018, 10:17 am - Lottery News

Network of dummy online stores used to hide internet gambling payments
A network of dummy online stores offering household goods has been used as a front for internet gambling payments, according to a recent investigation. The seven sites, operated out of Europe, purport to sell items including fabric, DVD cases, maps, gift wrap, mechanical tape, pin badges and flags. In fact, they are fake outlets, part of a multinational system to disguise payments for the $40 billion global online gambling industry, which is illegal in many countries and some U.S. states.
Jun 26, 2017, 6:55 am - Lottery News

Friends sue NJ Lottery, saying they're owed $1 million for discarded ticket
Two friends who claim they bought a Powerball ticket worth $1 million at a Mahwah convenience store last year sued the New Jersey Lottery Commission yesterday, claiming they tossed out the ticket because the state was too slow to update its website with the winning numbers. Salvatore Cambria and Erik Onyango claim in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Trenton that they picked five of six numbers drawn on March 23, 2013, the same day a Passaic deli owner scored the $338 million Powerbal
Jun 25, 2014, 7:43 pm - Lottery News

Washington Lottery published wrong numbers after raffle draw
Blames 'computer glitch' A North Seattle man couldn't believe his eyes. His ticket in the lottery's Veteran's Raffle was a winner. He checked the numbers, and then checked them again. I was so excited! I couldn't believe I had won the lottery! he said. The problem is, he didn't. What he thought was a $1,000 winner was a dud. I got up early and went to the lottery office, and they told me my ticket was invalid, he said. Lottery officials say a computer glitch posted the wrong numb
Jan 3, 2013, 7:32 pm - Lottery News

Lottery Post ranked among biggest lotto Web sites in March
Mega Millions $656 million jackpot causes traffic spike at lotto sites The record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot on March 30 caused a huge lift in traffic to lottery-related Web sites, according to the latest comScore Media Metrix report released today, with LotteryPost.com cited among the industry's biggest winners. comScore reported that the Lotto/Sweepstakes category attracted nearly 29 million visitors in March, a 25 percent increase, making it the top-gaining category for the mont
Apr 25, 2012, 10:30 am - Lottery News

Illinois to become first state to allow online lottery sales
A Justice Department opinion issued last year cleared the way. It said the Wire Act of 1961, which bars wagering over telecommunication systems across state or national boundaries, applies only to sports betting. At least 21 states and the District of Columbia are considering online lottery sales or other wagering such as poker, says Frank Fahrenkopf, president of the American Gaming Association, which represents commercial casinos. New York and several other states sell lottery subscripti
Mar 23, 2012, 12:36 pm - Lottery News

Feds seize gambling site Bodog, indict founder
The sports gambling site Bodog was shut down and four Canadians indicted, including founder Calvin Ayre, for illegal gambling that generated more than $100 million in winnings, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday. The website's domain name was seized Monday and the indictments, which were returned Feb. 22, were unveiled Tuesday in Baltimore, prosecutors said. The indictments follow federal prosecutions last year of three of the biggest websites involved in online poker. More than 75 comp
Feb 29, 2012, 7:19 am - Lottery News

Oregon Lottery doesn't allow public to comment at meetings
Some are upset over new Web site Northwest Portland resident Bill Crane, bothered by news reports that the Oregon Lottery might be targeting youths with its planned new Internet site, The ORcade, wanted to give the commission that oversees the agency his two cents worth. The timing was good. The Lottery Commission meets Friday morning, and Crane figured he'd drive south to Salem and sign up to talk. Problem is, the commission doesn't allow public testimony at its regular meetings, and told
Oct 21, 2011, 8:51 am - Lottery News

LOTTERY POST ANNOUNCES LOTTERY PRIZE PAYOUT RESULTS
Free access to entire past year of lottery data also announced Lottery Post, the world's largest community of lottery players and home of the Internet's most popular lottery results service, announced today the launch of its latest industry-leading innovation: current and past lottery prize payout results for all of the hundreds of lottery games shown at the Lottery Post Web site, on both computers and smartphones, such as iPhone and Android. Although the 'winning numbers' portion of lotte
Oct 18, 2011, 2:30 am - Lottery News

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