LOTTERY POST TURNS 20 YEARS OLD TODAY
By Todd Northrop, Founder of Lottery Post
On May 31, 2000, a small website called Lottery Post came online, offering lottery players a way to discuss and share anything about their passion for the games. Little did I know at the time that that humble little forum would one day become one of the most popular lottery-related websites in the world.
Back in those days, before the advent of social media, there were very few places for lottery players to discuss and share information. So I creat ...
May 31, 2020, 11:36 am - Lottery News forum
Hoosier Lottery celebrates 30 years in operation
State lottery honors retired community heroes who volunteer amidst the COVID-19 crisis
By Kate Northrop
This year, the Hoosier Lottery continues its celebration of the 30th anniversary since its first ticket went on sale October 13, 1989.
The celebration will conclude at the Indiana State Fair this August, assuming there are no scheduling changes due to COVID-19.
In the time since that first ticket was sold in October 1989, the Hoosier Lottery amassed a network of over 4,300 retailer ...
May 26, 2020, 2:51 pm - Lottery News forum
NJ Lottery celebrates 50th anniversary with new gigantic scratch-off ticket
Includes video report
Required retailers to install special 'double-wide' bins
By Todd Northrop
To honor its 50 years in operation, the New Jersey Lottery Monday released literally its biggest instant game ever: the Super 50 Scratch-Off.
At a full 8 inches wide and 12 inches tall, the new game is more than double the size of any prior scratch-off ticket in the state. It's so big, the game is housed in special double-wide bin available at most of the state's 7000 Lottery retailers.
Mar 5, 2020, 12:34 pm - Lottery News forum
Arkansas Lottery plans boost in Natural State Jackpot to celebrate 10-year anniversary
To celebrate its 10-year anniversary, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is planning a big boost in the Natural State Jackpot (NSJ) if it reaches $150,000 this week. The jackpot will jump to $200,000 Friday rather than its normal $150,000 if it hasn't been hit by then. The jackpot stands at $140,000 for Tuesday's drawing.
The Natural State Jackpot is exclusive to Arkansas. Drawings are held Monday through Saturday at 8 p.m. CST. The jackpot starts at $50,000 and increases by $5,000 every draw u ...
Feb 19, 2020, 6:48 am - Lottery News forum
NJ Lottery kicks off 50th anniversary with mall event
By Todd Northrop
The New Jersey Lottery, one of the largest lotteries and the third-oldest in the United States, kicked off a year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary Thursday with a heavily-attended event at a mall in central New Jersey.
Contests, sports stars, giveaways, food, and photos we on tap Thursday at the Bridgewater Commons Mall in Bridgewater, New Jersey, all courtesy of the New Jersey Lottery.
The biggest attraction was the giant CA$HNADO machine a life-size prize glob ...
Jan 10, 2020, 12:17 pm - Lottery News forum
One of the UK's first lottery millionaires reveals how she's lived off her $3.5 million win
UK National Lottery celebrates 25 years
Includes video report
Next week will mark a quarter of a century since the first National Lottery draw and to mark it, we have tracked down one of the first batch of millionaires it created.
The first draw was broadcast live on the BBC on 19 November 1994, with it hosted by TV favourites Noel Edmonds and Anthea Turner.
The first number drawn? 30. Followed by 3, 5, 44, 14 and 22 long before the relatively recent addition of numbers 50 to 59.
Jan 8, 2020, 8:07 am - Lottery News forum
Woman who won lottery before wedding wins again on anniversary
A North Carolina woman who won a $50,000 lottery jackpot three days before her wedding scored another big win on her one year anniversary.
Genia Harrell of Vanceboro told North Carolina Education Lottery officials her first brush with lottery luck came in October 2018, when she won $50,000 from a Powerball drawing.
Harrell said she experienced a sense of deja vu when she scored a $5,000 prize from the Lottery's October Lucke-Rewards drawing.
It's crazy, Harrell said. It's unbelievable. ...
Nov 8, 2019, 2:10 pm - Lottery News forum
New Jersey Lottery celebrates 50-year anniversary
New Jersey is celebrating the Golden Anniversary of voters approving the establishment of a State Lottery, which at the time made New Jersey only the third U.S. state to pass a legal lottery.
As part of the 1969 General Election, the measure was wholeheartedly welcomed by an astonishing 81.5% voter approval, making it one of the largest favorable public responses in New Jersey legislative history.
The goal was to establish a state lottery similar to those conducted in neighboring states a ...
Nov 1, 2019, 12:33 pm - Lottery News forum
Idaho Lottery celebrates 30 years by trying to set a new world record
The Idaho Lottery will celebrate 30 years in July and will try to break a Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people scratching scratch cards at once.
Jeff Anderson, the Idaho Lottery's director, said, Those who come, the public is invited, they'll all get one ticket to scratch for free and leading up to that event we've got the fastest scratcher in Idaho contest going on around Idaho and there will be 128 finalists who will come to Boise from all over the Gem State on buses to ...
Jun 15, 2019, 9:29 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery celebrates 30 years with new logo
With the Kentucky Lottery's 30th anniversary occurring in 2019, a new logo that better represents its roots in the Bluegrass State has been unveiled.
The lottery is a different organization than we were ten years ago when the last logo was rolled out, and I felt it was time for a redo, said Lottery President and CEO Tom Delacenserie. He said players and the public should see a gradual rollout of the logo over the course of the next year.
The new art, developed by Louisville advertising ag ...
Jan 9, 2019, 2:06 pm - Lottery News forum