$3 million jackpot winner won't quit work
Lucky player at N.D. casino doesn't want to put employees out of a job
Orville Erickson could hardly believe it but his wife, Dorothea, says she just had a feeling it might be a lucky weekend.
Orville Erickson hit a $2.98 million jackpot on a nickel slot machine Saturday at the Dakota Magic Casino near Hankinson. Slots manager Darrell Mireau said it was the largest jackpot in the casino's 11-year history.
I still can't hardly believe it, Orville Erickson, 63, said Monday from the ...
Oct 25, 2007, 11:21 am - Lottery News forum
N.D. woman duped in lottery scam
An elderly woman from Bismarck, North Dakota, reportedly has been fleeced of more than $100,000 in an apparent lottery scam.
According to a report filed recently at the Bismarck Police Department, a 70-year-old woman has contributed more than $100,000 to the scam since January 2003, including more than $50,000 in the last year.
An employee at a local convenience store phoned police after watching the woman wire large amounts of cash on several occasions.
According to the report, the mo ...
Nov 29, 2006, 7:10 am - Lottery News forum
North Dakota a Gambling Haven?
Outside the Beltway, way out there in flyover land on the prairies of North Dakota, not all Republicans are lining up to support U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's call to ban Internet gambling.
In fact, North Dakota State Rep. Jim Kasper says, My fellow Republicans just don't get it when it comes to Internet gambling.
In July, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006, which updates the 1961 Wire Act banning sports wagering o ...
Sep 16, 2006, 12:22 pm - Lottery News forum
Forklift operator wins N.D.'s biggest lottery prize
Kevin Green was driving a forklift at work last week when he heard a North Dakota Powerball outlet had sold a $1 million ticket. He didn't think twice about the news, until he heard where the prize winner was sold at the Williston convenience store where Green normally buys his tickets.
Green, who had bought 25 Powerball tickets before the March 15 drawing, began scanning the rows of numbers on the slips of paper he pulled from his pocket.
I was looking down the line and nothin', nothin ...
Mar 22, 2006, 6:59 am - Lottery News forum
N.D. lawmaker quits anti-lottery group
The North Dakota Senate's top officer has quit a lottery opposition group, saying it has become too partisan.
No Lottery 2000 Inc. has become closely affiliated with ambitious Republican politicians who are exploiting the lottery debate by attempting to convert the issue into one that is partisan, Senate President Pro Tem John Drummond, D-Ninety Six, wrote to the group's chairwoman, Kathy Bigham.
Mr. Drummond said he would continue to oppose the lottery that the Democratic Party's leade ...
Mar 9, 2006, 8:03 am - Lottery News forum
N.D. Lottery director discusses new game possibilities
Possible joint venture between Mega Millions and Powerball could produce massive new game
North Dakota's four lottery games have been more profitable than expected, and the state's gambling market could handle another two games before it is saturated, lottery director Chuck Keller believes.
Some North Dakotans, who believed Powerball would be the only game introduced by voters' approval of a November 2002 lottery initiative, are wondering when the steady introduction of new gambling variet ...
Feb 28, 2006, 8:13 am - Lottery News forum
N.D. Lottery sales remain strong after two years
North Dakota will add multi-state 2by2 game starting February 2nd It's too early to determine if lottery sales are leveling off nearly two years after the first tickets were sold, according to Chuck Keller, director of the North Dakota Lottery Division. Our sales have pretty well held steady, Keller said.Since the first tickets were sold on March 25, 2004, the North Dakota Lottery has had sales of $34.9 million.Keller said from July 1 to Dec. 26 of this year, sales were approximately $9.9 millio ...
Dec 29, 2005, 9:36 am - Lottery News forum
N.C. Democrats tried to sneak lottery in 'the back door'
North Carolina Senate Democrats saw an opening early Wednesday they say would have allowed them to pass a lottery bill and give Gov. Mike Easley a big political victory.But they didn't walk all the way through.Here's what happened: Senate Democrats contended that Sen. Hamilton Horton, R-Forsyth, did not properly request a leave of absence to miss the session Wednesday.The leave is necessary to allow an absent member to pair up with a colleague who is present and would vote differently on a bill. ...
Aug 24, 2005, 10:32 am - Lottery News forum
N.D. Lottery chief says gas price might hurt lottery sales
Higher gasoline prices appear to be slowing lottery ticket sales, the North Dakota lottery director says.Lottery Director Chuck Keller said convenience stores have reported that the rising prices at the pump are affecting the sales of lottery tickets as well as such items as candy and pop. Most of our retailers are truck stops, and C-stores, convenience stores that do distribute fuel, whether it's diesel, gas, or both, Keller said.More promotions are being planned, including one that would allo ...
Aug 16, 2005, 7:09 am - Lottery News forum
Buyer of 10 millionth N.D. lottery ticket to win $10,000
North Dakotans can win $10,000 by buying a lottery ticket -- without even having a winning number.The state lottery office says whoever buys the ten millionth ticket sold will win the ten-grand.The promotion includes Powerball, Hot Lotto and Wild Card Two tickets.Lottery officials say the date of the ten millionth ticket sale depends entirely on the pace at which lottery tickets sell.
Aug 12, 2005, 12:03 pm - Lottery News forum