College students audition to become a Lottery announcer
Nine students from several Rhode Island colleges gathered at Twin River Casino Wednesday night to audition for jobs reading the Daily Numbers and Wild Money numbers for the Rhode Island Lottery.
Although the Lottery numbers are broadcast on Channel 12, they're read inside a small glass-enclosed studio at Twin River, just off a busy casino floor.
It's one thing to practice in front of a mirror and it's another to be in front of a real camera, said Jahnna Burke, a 21-year-old URI student wh ...
Apr 27, 2017, 3:12 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery players gain access to powerful new analysis tool
Combinations Analysis for Pick 3 and Pick 4 puts unprecedented power in the hands of every lottery player
Lottery Post today announced the release of Combinations Analysis for Pick 3 and Pick 4, a brand-new reporting and analysis tool unlocking new insights into lottery drawing histories, delivering unprecedented power into the hands of every lottery player while being incredibly easy to use.
For decades, lottery players have been frustrated by an inability to find patterns and trends in l ...
Mar 16, 2017, 7:11 am - Lottery News forum
California Lottery delaying payouts to winners
If you win a California Lottery scratchers prize above $600, you'll now have to wait much longer to get that money.
The California Lottery says the reason is simple: they can't keep up with all the recent winnings.
Winners used to receive their payouts in less than 6 weeks, but due the high volume of recent winners the estimated time is now between 12 to 14 weeks.
While you can still redeem scratchers winnings of $599 or less at the stores where you bought them, $600 prizes require peop ...
Mar 9, 2017, 7:53 am - Lottery News forum
Online Michigan lottery winners get instant notification after the drawing
If you play the Michigan Lottery online and win, expect a phone call.
If you don't, keep an eye on your ticket and the phone number on the back.
Anthony Frabotta, 66, of Rochester Hills played online, he kept getting phone calls until someone from Lansing got him on the phone earlier this month and informed him he had won $1 million in the Jan. 24 Mega Millions drawing.
Online jackpot winners are the only ones contacted by phone, said Jeff Holyfield, a spokesman for the Michigan Lottery ...
Mar 1, 2017, 7:34 pm - Lottery News forum
Should a town that doesn't sell lottery tickets take in less lottery revenue?
A steady flow of customers pulled up to the Harvard General Store one recent afternoon, picking up groceries, beer and wine, or prepared foods like quiche lorraine and split pea and ham soup.
But lottery tickets, a lucrative staple of convenience and liquor stores in nearly every corner of Massachusetts, were nowhere to be found. In fact, the entire town forgoes the scratch-ticket business, standing on the sidelines of a nearly $5 billion enterprise.
At least when it comes to playing. One ...
Feb 24, 2017, 1:11 pm - Lottery News forum
US lottery operators worry as fewer millennials line up to play
Young Americans are showing less interest in buying lotto tickets than their parents, prompting lottery officials to worry about the odds for future growth.
While overall ticket sales rose 9 percent last year versus 2015, the number of millennials adults in their late teens to early 30s who play is falling.
That is creating consternation among leaders of the industry, which generates $80 billion in annual revenue, more than the combined U.S. sales of movie tickets, music and concerts.
Feb 10, 2017, 11:36 am - Lottery News forum
Older Pennsylvanians lose from lawmakers' raid on lottery fund
Includes video report
Pennsylvania is now six years into the glut of baby boomers aging into their senior years and it's taking a toll on the Pennsylvania Lottery, which pays for the programs that serve them.
Unless some changes happen and/or lottery ticket sales rise dramatically, the budget office projects the lottery fund that pays for senior programs could come up more than $70 million short in the next fiscal year and the situation worsens in ensuing years.
We've been hit by the t ...
Jan 13, 2017, 7:32 pm - Lottery News forum
The legendary luck of this Spanish lottery shop keeps El Gordo players coming back
Less than two weeks before Christmas, the line to buy a ticket for Spain's biggest lottery at Do a Manolita, which some consider the country's luckiest ticket vendor, was roughly 100 people long on a chilly Tuesday evening.
Considering the frenzy that builds as the holiday nears, it was a short wait. Would-be players will stand for up to three hours in a line that snakes along back streets and past storefronts, crowding the capital city's holiday-festooned pathways for a chance to win the mor ...
Dec 17, 2016, 8:45 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery ticket worth $1,000 dropped in Salvation Army kettle
The winning Pennsylvania Lottery ticket, worth $1,000, was slipped into the Salvation Army red kettle, tucked inside a wad of $1 bills.
No one knew it at the time.
The anonymous donation, made Dec. 6 outside the Walmart in Harborcreek Township, 5741 Buffalo Road, had the appearance of any other donation.
But the timing of the generous gift could not have been better for the Erie County Salvation Army, as the agency's kettle drive continues to struggle once again through a holiday season ...
Dec 14, 2016, 12:07 pm - Lottery News forum
Study: N.C. Lottery scammers have cheated state out of $7 million
Lottery scammers have cheated North Carolina out of an estimated $7 million in back taxes and delinquent child support since 2009, a non-partisan arm of the General Assembly said.
At the request of a state legislator, the Fiscal Research Division teamed up with a UNC-Chapel Hill statistician to calculate the loss following an Observer investigation that found dozens of players winning the lottery so often that their luck defies logic.
Highlighted in the Observer's series was a lucrative se ...
Dec 7, 2016, 3:55 pm - Lottery News forum