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Colorado Lottery hosts first-ever hackathon for new game development
With VIP guests and cash prizes galore, GameJam aims to encourage innovators to envision a new future of the lottery By Kate Northrop A new event aiming to spark innovation in lottery game development will kick off this week. From July 31 through August 9, the Colorado Lottery will host GameJam, the first-ever hackathon specifically geared toward new game development and creating novel lottery products. According to the Colorado Lottery, the goal of the virtual event is to engage the ...
Jul 29, 2020, 2:42 pm - Lottery News forum

Texas Lottery introduces new in-lane option for purchasing lottery tickets
For the first time in the U.S., numbers can be printed directly on receipt paper By Kate Northrop The Texas Lottery just adjusted the way players can buy their lottery tickets the purchasing process, along with the appearance of a ticket, is gaining a new alternative. For the first time in the United States, players can buy their Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets printed on cash register receipt paper, otherwise known as a Receipt Ticket. Currently, the Texas Lottery is offeri ...
Jul 21, 2020, 4:07 pm - Lottery News forum

Illinois Lottery reopens 4 of 5 claim centers by appointment only
Des Plaines, Fairview Heights, Rockford, and Springfield to reopen By Todd Northrop The Illinois Lottery today announced that it will reopen four of its five Lottery Claim Centers by appointment only, starting July 27. The new appointment-only system for Illinois Lottery Claim Centers will help protect the health and safety of Lottery players and staff, while managing the volume of players visiting each center by strictly adhering to social distancing and the building capacity guideline ...
Jul 20, 2020, 12:38 pm - Lottery News forum

Hoosier Lottery Executive Director Sarah Taylor elected MUSL President
By Kate Northrop Sarah Monnett Taylor will take on a new responsibility as the Board President of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) for the 2021 fiscal year while continuing to fulfill her role as the Executive Director of the Hoosier Lottery. It is the first time anyone from the Indiana Hoosier Lottery serves in the role and marks the appointment of the 31st MUSL Board President. In 2013, she was originally appointed as the Hoosier Lottery's Executive Director by former Govern ...
Jul 9, 2020, 12:32 pm - Lottery News forum

Illinois Lottery decreases Lotto jackpot increments
Change to follow the drawing on Monday, July 13 By Kate Northrop The Illinois Lottery announced a change to its jackpot rollover increments on Tuesday. After the drawing on Monday, July 13, 2020, the Lotto jackpot will increase by increments of $150,000 between drawings when a jackpot is not won. Such an increase is commonly referred to as a rollover . The new rollover increase is down $100,000 from the current increase of $250,000. According to the Illinois Lottery in a press rel ...
Jul 9, 2020, 11:14 am - Lottery News forum

Four out of five Illinois Lottery claim centers reopen today
Virtual lobby claim procedures and safety precautions in effect By Kate Northrop Illinois lottery players will find it easier to claim winnings in person now that four out of five of the state's claim centers are open. As of today, the Des Plaines, Fairview Heights, Springfield (Lottery Headquarters), and Rockford claim centers are open. The claim center in the James R. Thompson Center (JRTC) in Chicago will remain closed to the public until a later date. Claim center hours of operatio ...
Jul 1, 2020, 11:22 am - Lottery News forum

Kentucky Lottery sales rebound
By Todd Northrop In Friday's meeting of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation's board of directors, it was announced strong sales in the month of May has helped get the lottery back on track to meet budgeted sales amounts for the year. According to Interim Chief Operating Officer Maggie Garrison, May sales were $132.1 Million, which is $33.7 Million or 31.9% more than budgeted. This was led by increases in our Scratch-off ticket sales, which jumped 46% or $29.4 million more than expected, she s ...
Jun 27, 2020, 9:14 am - Lottery News forum

Massachusetts lottery offices reopen for prizes of $5,000 or more
New claim procedure based on last names, some offices re-open by appointment only By Kate Northrop As of Wednesday, June 24, Massachusetts lottery offices are now open for large prize claims of $5,000 or more with some restrictions in place depending on the office location. According to the Massachusetts Lottery, the Braintree, Dorchester, New Bedford and Worcester claim centers are open for those collecting winnings valued $5,000 to $99,999. Lottery offices hours of operation are weekd ...
Jun 25, 2020, 7:43 am - Lottery News forum

NJ Lottery announces new evening draw times and other changes
By Todd Northrop The New Jersey Lottery is modernizing its core games line-up starting June 29 with a new draw time, new way to watch, and a bigger starting jackpot for Jersey Cash 5. The evening draw time for Pick 3, Pick 4, Jersey Cash 5, and Pick 6 is changing and moving exclusively to livestreaming. Additionally, the Jersey Cash 5 game is becoming a little harder to win, with a larger starting jackpot increasing from an estimated $75,000 to a guaranteed $100,000. New Jersey Lottery ...
Jun 22, 2020, 6:04 pm - Lottery News forum

Louisiana Lottery making changes to Lotto game in August
Multi-draw ticket purchases to be limited in run-up to first drawing of new format By Todd Northrop For just the fourth time in the Louisiana Lottery's 28-year history, the state's flagship Lotto game is being changed in August. The biggest change lottery players may notice is that the game's minimum starting jackpot has been doubled to $500,000. A large jackpot is important when trying attract current and new players to buy a ticket. There will be more to love about Lotto this summ ...
May 22, 2020, 11:42 am - Lottery News forum

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