New Jersey Lottery launches new Quick Draw game
Kick-off party to be held Tuesday in Hoboken
By Todd Northrop
The New Jersey Lottery today launched the fast-paced Quick Draw game in 400 locations across the state.
Quick Draw, a keno-style game, offers a type of lottery play new to the state, in which winning numbers are electronically drawn and then displayed on a television screen that is installed in retail locations where tickets are sold. Drawings are held every five minutes.
Quick Draw is a strong addition to the Lottery's p ...
Jul 17, 2017, 12:11 pm - Lottery News forum
NJ Lottery adding Quick Draw game to its lineup
Keno-style game will have drawings every five minutes
The New Jersey Lottery announced that it will soon be adding a new style of lottery play to its product lineup with Quick Draw, a game with drawings held every five minutes. Winning numbers are displayed on a television screen installed in retail locations where tickets are sold.
Quick Draw will most commonly be played in social settings such as bars, restaurants, bowling alleys, etc., where players stay for a period of time to socializ ...
Apr 19, 2017, 10:12 am - Lottery News forum
Keno lottery games coming to North Carolina this fall
North Carolina's state-run lottery is expanding its gambling options with a new game starting this fall that could attract younger players and satisfy the thirst of legislators seeking more money for education initiatives.
The North Carolina Education Lottery Commission agreed Tuesday to offer the draw game called keno, which is already offered by lotteries in 16 other states. It's billed as an amusement for people who like to socialize in bars, restaurants, truck stops and other settings.
Mar 15, 2017, 7:54 am - Lottery News forum
Pennsylvania Lottery launches new Fast Play Games
The Pennsylvania Lottery today launched Fast Play, a new type of games offering players the chance to win prizes without scratching the ticket or waiting for a drawing.
Fast Play launch is a milestone in the evolution of the Pennsylvania Lottery, said Executive Director Drew Svitko, noting that this is the Lottery's first entirely new game category introduced since scratch-off tickets premiered in 1975. The first draw game went on sale in March of 1972.
Fast Play games print on-demand fro ...
Feb 28, 2017, 12:46 pm - Lottery News forum
Indiana lawmaker wants scratch-off lottery game to help homeless veterans
An Indiana Senate lawmaker wants the Hoosier Lottery to create a new scratch-off game to benefit homeless veterans.
Sen. Ron Alting's (R-Lafayette) bill would allow the Hoosier Lottery to create a new scratch-off game. Money from the game would go into a Veterans Homelessness Assistance Fund, created by the bill.
Alting says those dollars would flow, via grants, to organizations that help homeless veterans.
It goes for temporary housing and yes it goes for clothing and yes it can go fo ...
Feb 1, 2017, 6:38 pm - Lottery News forum
Wyoming Lottery adds multi-state Lucky for Life game
The Wyoming Lottery players now have a new game to test their luck.
WyoLotto officials on Monday celebrated the launch of the Lucky for Life game. The lottery began selling tickets for the new game on Sunday.
Lucky for Life is a national game, which costs $2 per ticket. The top prize is $1,000 a day for life. Lucky for Life also offers players the opportunity to win $25,000 a year for life and smaller prize options.
The game is currently offered in 23 jurisdictions, including Arkansa ...
Dec 5, 2016, 6:12 pm - Lottery News forum
Candy Crush-type game for state lotteries debuts
A new puzzle game, Star Match, looks to inject new life into state lotteries.
Available first in the state of Georgia, the gem-matching game puzzle think Bejeweled or Candy Crush lets players pay $2 per play for a chance to win up to $10,000.
Publisher LottoInteractive, which released the game Friday (on Android, iOS and desktop computers), aims to attract smartphone gamers who perhaps don't play traditional scratch-and-match lottery games, as well as lottery junkies looking for the next b ...
Sep 19, 2016, 6:15 pm - Lottery News forum
Pa. Lottery adds 'Wild Ball' feature to all numbers games
Includes video report
By Todd Northrop
The Pennsylvania Lottery has launched Wild Ball, an optional add-on that gives players more chances to win the daily numbers games.
The new feature is available for all of its PICK games (Pick 2, Pick 3, Pick 4, and Pick 5), which are drawn twice daily. The first drawings featuring the new add-on were on Tuesday, Sept. 13.
Adding Wild Ball to your PICK ticket could allow you to win multiple times on a single play, making it even more fun to pla ...
Sep 14, 2016, 10:52 am - Lottery News forum
Idaho Lottery, legislature may be headed for showdown over new games
Idaho State Lottery officials are asking potential vendors to provide information on how they would offer Keno, simulated racing, fantasy sports and other illegal gambling games when they bid on a lucrative decade-long contract.
The state Lottery Commission could select the winner of the 10-year contract which comes with two optional 5-year extensions as early as November.
But some lawmakers are upset about the lottery's request for information on games like Keno, which is specifically ban ...
Sep 12, 2016, 11:20 am - Lottery News forum
Florida Lottery revamps daily game lineup
By Todd Northrop
The Florida Lottery is overhauling some of its long-running daily games, adding two new games and renaming two others.
Lottery officials announced last week that it is launching two new daily games called Pick 2 and Pick 5 Monday, Aug. 1.
Pick 2 players can select two numbers, from 0 through 9, to win a top prize of up to $50 for a Straight play, up to $25 for a Box play, or up to $37.50 for a Straight/Box play.
Pick 5 players can select five numbers, from 0 through ...
Aug 1, 2016, 11:16 am - Lottery News forum