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Maryland woman's winning lottery ticket mistake
Includes video report Many of us have had the dream. We've imagined what it would be like to have a winning lottery ticket in hand. A Maryland woman thought she was getting just a little taste of that dream. But it turned out it was all a mistake. You see, Donna Allen loves to play the lottery. She checks the numbers right after the drawing. Saturday night, just like any other night, I checked at ten after 8pm and it said 4157, says Allen. It appeared she had a winning ticket for
Sep 21, 2011, 10:34 am - Lottery News

Florida Lottery to update branding, Web site
The Florida Lottery is not aging gracefully. Voters enthusiastically approved state-run gambling 25 years ago, but the Lottery is struggling to keep up with today's demands. Sales are lagging. Its approach to online media is sluggish. And other forms of gambling, such as Indian-run casinos and Internet cafes, are luring customers away from lucky numbers and scratch-offs. State officials are well aware of the shortcomings. Gov. Rick Scott's choice to lead the agency is a branding expe
Aug 1, 2011, 6:56 am - Lottery News

Minnesota Lottery suspended during government shutdown
By Todd Northrop The budget impasse in the Minnesota state capital is having a widespread effect across the state including at the state lottery. Many state services, including the Minnesota state lottery, ceased operations Friday. The Lottery closed all its offices 5 p.m. Thursday, and no lottery tickets were available for sale after 11:59 p.m. During the shutdown, lottery tickets cannot be validated or paid out. Players currently holding winning tickets should sign them immediately
Jul 2, 2011, 9:51 pm - Lottery News

NJ Lottery to be first with live draws on Internet
Includes video report By Todd Northrop The New Jersey Lottery will be the first state lottery to stream its lottery drawings live over the Internet on Facebook. The first live streamed drawing will be on July 1, 2011. In addition to the live video streaming service, the lottery will also launch a new Web site at njlottery.net. This is an exciting time for New Jersey Lottery players, retailers, and staff, said Executive Director, Carole Hedinger. Live streaming our draw online at
Jun 29, 2011, 4:17 pm - Lottery News

Three largest online poker sites shut down by FBI
Executives indicted, arrested The founders of the three largest online poker sites were indicted by the FBI on Friday in what could serve as a death blow to the thriving industry. Eleven executives at PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker were charged with bank fraud and money laundering in an indictment unsealed in a Manhattan court. Two of the executives were arrested on Friday morning in Utah and Nevada. Federal agents are searching for the others. Prosecutors are seeking to
Apr 15, 2011, 4:40 pm - Lottery News

Atlantic Lottery Web site suffers three-day outage
The Atlantic Lottery Corp. website was down for a third day as technicians worked behind the scenes to do an upgrade on the site, widely used by lottery players to check winning ticket numbers or play games. The Atlantic Lottery includes the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. The site was to have been functional by Tuesday night but was still down early Thursday morning. Spokeswoman Sarah McBeath said the upgrades were taki
Jan 20, 2011, 12:09 pm - Lottery News

What a mess: B.C. Lottery Corp. shuts down gambling site
Some placed bets with other peoples' money Includes video report The B.C. Lottery Corp. disabled its online gambling site last week because the accounts belonging to 134 users had been compromised, organization president and CEO Michael Graydon said Tuesday. Graydon said that after a major relaunch of the website on Thursday, about $8,000 was wagered by accounts controlled by someone other than the owner and in 12 cases, users were able to view other people's personal information. In
Jul 21, 2010, 7:59 am - Lottery News

Canada's new online gambling website may have been hacked
PlayNow may have compromised users' personal information, opposition party says British Columbians' personal information may have been compromised when the government's online gambling website, PlayNow.com, crashed last week, according to the New Democratic Party. PlayNow, the first government-sanctioned online casino in North America, was shut down only hours after it was launched last Thursday. The B.C Lottery Corp. said unexpectedly high traffic caused the server to crash, so it had
Jul 20, 2010, 9:59 am - Lottery News

High demand crashes B.C. gambling website
First-ever government-run online casino in North America The British Columbia Lottery Corporation's expanded online gambling website PlayNow.com crashed hours after its launch Thursday due to overwhelming popular demand, an official says. Michael Graydon, president of the corporation, said the casino site saw so much traffic it had to be closed for maintenance. It's been an overwhelming success with people in British Columbia to the point where we hit 100 per cent capacity in the first
Jul 17, 2010, 10:00 am - Lottery News

Movie box office: Real betting is on the way
People in the industry like to place little wagers on the weekend boxoffice. They're probably nothing more than five bucks, or a coffee shop lunch if x beats y this weekend. That sort of thing. That's about to change, though, in a major way. Soon, everyone will be able to bet on the boxoffice, and make or lose lots of money on the outcome. Cantor Fitzgerald's Howard Lutnick is right now beta testing something called The Cantor Exchange. Lutnick already operates the Hollywood Stock Exchange
Feb 23, 2010, 6:02 pm - Lottery News

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