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Price and prize changes coming this Sunday for Illinois Lotto
By Todd Northrop Citing the success of the multi-state lottery games like Powerball and Mega Millions offering jackpots in excess of $100 million every other month, the Illinois Lottery has decided to revamp one of its original games, Lotto, in order to give lottery players a chance at potentially bigger jackpots and better overall odds. Starting Sunday, July 14, 2013, Lotto will cost $1 for each game-set, up from a price of $1 for two game sets. The higher price will enable larger jackpot ...
Jul 11, 2013, 1:58 pm - Lottery News forum

Mega Millions multi-state lottery to get harder to win in Oct.
Come this fall, winning the multi-state Mega Millions lottery jackpot will become even more difficult in the 45 states and jurisdictions that offer the lotto game. The consortium that operates Mega Millions is upping the odds to 1 in about 258.9 million that someone picks all six numbers right. The current odds are 1 in about 175.7 million that a person correctly chooses five of 56 numbered white balls and one of 46 gold balls. The odds will change under a new format for the Oct. 22 dra ...
May 20, 2013, 6:14 am - Lottery News forum

Canada's Lotto 6/49 is getting a makeover in Fall 2013
Canada's national Lotto 6/49 game is getting ready for a makeover. Starting in September 2013, Lotto 6/49 will offer Canadian lottery players a new $1 million prize that's guaranteed to be won with each and every draw, jackpots that start at $5 million, and new free play prizes that can be won by matching just 2 numbers. With the new $1 million prize that's guaranteed to be won with every draw, Lotto 6/49 will be creating more millionaires every week, said Greg McKenzie, Senior Vice Presi ...
May 7, 2013, 2:04 pm - Lottery News forum

Multi-state Wild Card game to change
By Todd Northrop Starting with the Wednesday night drawing, the multi-state Wild Card 2 lottery game will undergo some minor changes that will make the jackpots a little bigger, while making the game a little harder to win. Wild Card 2 is currently available to play in Idaho, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. After somebody wins the jackpot, the new starting jackpot will be $200,000 doubling the old starting jackpot of $100,000. Also, players who win the second prize by matchin ...
Jan 15, 2013, 2:18 pm - Lottery News forum

Powerball multi-state lottery to raise prices, jackpots
By Todd Northrop, with AP wire sources Powerball lottery organizers are betting that bigger jackpots will entice more people to play, but gamblers are going to have to dig deeper into their wallets to try their luck. Game changes that have been in the works for months perhaps years are finally going into effect this month. (See Changes coming to Powerball multi-state lottery game in January, Lottery Post, Jun. 27, 2011.) Tickets for the multi-state game are doubling in price to $2 be ...
Jan 3, 2012, 9:40 am - Lottery News forum

Kentucky Lottery installing self-service machines
State prepares for upcoming Powerball changes A one-dollar Powerball ticket will soon be a thing of the past. Changes are coming to the Kentucky Lottery. After the first of the year a Powerball ticket will cost $2 instead of $1. There are some changes coming to the Powerball game in January, says lottery spokesman Chip Polston, where Powerball is going to become a $2 game that we really hope is going to spur those larger jackpots that players really like to play. That is just one of th ...
Oct 21, 2011, 8:32 am - Lottery News forum

Changes coming to Powerball multi-state lottery game in January
Starting jackpots double to $40 million Better overall odds for more winners Ticket price will increase to $2 Changes coming Jan. 15, 2012 As Powerball prepares to celebrate its 20th year in 2012, the game is being redesigned to bring more value to its players. Jackpots will start at $40 million and the jackpot is being made easier to win. The overall odds of winning any prize are also easier, and there are more chances to win a prize of at least $1 million cash. The ticket pr ...
Jun 27, 2011, 5:15 pm - Lottery News forum

Euro Millions launches new Tuesday draw with €100M jackpot
Euro Millions, the multi-country lottery game played amongst European countries, is set to implement changes to the game and launch a new weekly lottery draw on Tuesdays with a massive 100 million (US$143M) jackpot. A sales frenzy is expected for the first draw as players have just four days to buy their tickets, which went on sale yesterday. The special draw marks Euro Millions moving to twice a week, as well as other changes to the game which are designed to create bigger jackpots and mo ...
May 8, 2011, 9:26 am - Lottery News forum

N.M. Lottery's Roadrunner Cash game changing this weekend
The New Mexico Lottery is changing the in-state Roadrunner Cash game to create a larger starting prize and jackpots that grow larger, faster. The game will feature a starting jackpot of $25,000, up from $20,000, and a new $1 prize for matching two of five numbers. The changes will take effect this weekend, starting with the Oct. 5th drawing. To offer the enhancements, more numbers will be added to the game's number pool. Players will pick five numbers from 1 to 37, up from the current m ...
Oct 2, 2009, 3:45 pm - Lottery News forum

Oklahoma Lottery starts daily drawings of Cash 5 game
Beginning tonight, July 1, the Oklahoma Lottery will conduct daily drawings of its Cash 5 game. For $1 per play, lottery players now have more chances to win the top prize of $25,000 with taxes paid. We wanted to offer our players more chances to win and increase the excitement surrounding this popular game, said Jim Scroggins, executive director for the Oklahoma Lottery. For just one dollar, a return of $25,000 is a thrilling win. The drawings were previously held every Tuesday, Thur ...
Jul 1, 2009, 8:41 am - Lottery News forum