Canada lotteries changing biggest games to computerized drawings
Random number generators will be used for Lotto Max and Lotto 649 after May 14
Starting mid-May, players of Canada's two largest multi-province lottery games will no longer be able to rely on real lottery ball drawings to choose the winning numbers.
Instead, the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation will retire the lottery balls that generate the winning numbers for Lotto Max and Lotto 649 on May 14, moving to a computer program called a random number generator.
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Apr 24, 2019, 6:19 pm - Lottery News forum
Canada's Lotto Max to increase jackpot, add drawing in May
Canadians will soon have a chance to win a bigger lottery jackpot and twice as often.
Come May 2019, the Lotto Max jackpot cap is increasing to $70 million, up from the current $60 million.
Also, beginning May 11, 2019, Canadians will be able to play Lotto Max every Tuesday, in addition to the existing Friday draw.
The Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC) said the second draw every week means lottery players will see jackpots grow more quickly than ever before.
The WCLC also sai ...
Apr 3, 2019, 8:35 am - Lottery News forum
Multi-state Cash4Life may become daily lottery game
Lottery players in nine states may soon have a chance to play the game Cash4Life on daily basis.
The move from a twice-per-week to daily drawings was approved Monday by members of the the New York State Gaming Commission. If approved by the other eight states that offer the game, Cash4Life could adopt a daily drawing schedule starting on July 1.
New York started Cash4Life with New Jersey in 2014. Since then, seven other states have joined: Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania, ...
Jan 29, 2019, 9:09 am - Lottery News forum
Michigan Lottery adds Double Play 2nd-chance option for Fantasy 5, Lotto 47
So you didn't hit the jackpot on Fantasy 5 or Lotto 47?
A new option being offered by the Michigan Lottery is giving players a second chance to win big and doubles non-jackpot prizes.
The lottery's new Double Play option, which costs $1 more per panel per draw, begins Sunday at Michigan lottery retailers.
Here's how the add-on game works:
Double Play drawings will take place after each Lotto 47 and Fantasy 5 drawing. Another set of winning numbers will be drawn from the pool for each ...
Jan 19, 2019, 6:55 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery adds new Keno game feature
Keno is Kentucky's 2nd-most popular draw game
Kentucky Lottery players now have a new way to win even more prizes in the popular game Keno, as the new Bulls-Eye feature is now available.
Players can choose to add the Bulls-Eye to their base Keno wager for a chance to win additional prizes. Adding Bulls-Eye will double the cost of the base Keno wager. For example, if a player wagers $5 on their base Keno game, adding Bulls-Eye will cost an additional $5.
During every drawing, a Bulls-Eye ...
Dec 18, 2018, 9:45 am - Lottery News forum
Some players unhappy with UK Lotto game changes
Loss of Millionaire Raffle rankles Scots
The United Kingdom National Lottery is facing a boycott from outraged Scottish players who branded the Lotto game's prize draw an absolute con after lottery operator Camelot changed its rules.
Lotto bosses have come under fire for scrapping the Lotto Millionaire Raffle which awarded a 1 million payout twice a week.
Since the canceled game add-on was a raffle and not a lotto draw, there was a guaranteed 1 million prize winner every drawing, rather ...
Dec 3, 2018, 11:00 am - Lottery News forum
UK National Lottery to increase Lotto game prizes
Raffle side game will be dropped
United Kingdom National Lottery operator Camelot has announced it will be increasing the prize amounts for its Lotto game.
From November, players who match five or more balls plus the bonus ball will win a fixed 1 million (US$1.28 million).
Five balls will win at least 1,750 and four 140, both increases from their current estimated values, and three balls will net 30, up from 25 now.
This is up from an estimated 50,000 which is currently based on sale ...
Sep 4, 2018, 8:27 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery offers new "1-off" wagering options
5 Card Cash game also gets enhancements
By Todd Northrop
Kentucky Pick 3 and Pick 4 lottery players now have an option to win just by getting close the numbers drawn.
Last week, starting on July 29, the Kentucky Lottery added a new feature for the Pick 3 and Pick 4 games which allows players to win prizes if their numbers are one digit higher or lower than the winning numbers drawn.
1-Off is a new wager type for Pick 3 and Pick 4. A player can select the 1-Off feature at the time of ...
Aug 6, 2018, 4:11 pm - Lottery News forum
Multi-state Mega Millions lottery game changing this week
Later this week, the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game will undergo changes including a price hike designed to increase jackpots and make them grow faster.
The cost of a Mega Millions ticket will climb from $1 to $2 starting with the Oct. 31 drawing. Tickets for that drawing go on sale Saturday, Oct. 28.
Starting jackpots will increase from $15 million to $40 million. Both changes will put Mega Millions on equal footing with Powerball, which usually offers more lucrative jackpots.
Oct 24, 2017, 8:46 am - Lottery News forum
Mega Millions lottery tickets double to $2 starting in October
Game matrix also changed to increase jackpots
Five years after Powerball lottery ticket prices were increased to $2, the multi-state Mega Millions game is following suit.
Mega Millions lottery tickets will increase from $1 to $2 later this year, and the odds of winning the jackpot will decrease, according to a measure adopted Monday by New York's lottery regulator.
The move is meant to boost headline-grabbing jackpots for the multi-state lottery game, which is offered in more than 40 st ...
Apr 25, 2017, 8:37 am - Lottery News forum