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Thousands of smaller lottery prizes unclaimed in N.D.
More than $50,000 in small lottery prizes sit unclaimed in North Dakota, a common occurrence in states relatively new to the high-stakes Powerball game.It's the honeymoon period, in which players are unfamiliar with the game, North Dakota Lottery spokeswoman Eileen Walsh said.Nearly a quarter million Powerball tickets are purchased weekly in North Dakota, with thousands of small winners remaining unclaimed.As of June 2, 10,470 winning tickets worth $51,755 had not been turned in for a prize. T ...
Jun 7, 2004, 10:53 am - Lottery News forum

N.D. to add two new lottery games
North Dakota lottery players will have a second game to play come June 24, four months after the state introduced Powerball.The North Dakota Lottery has announced the arrival of Hot Lotto, a game lottery officials describe as similar to Powerball.For a $1 ticket, Hot Lotto players have a shot at a $1 million jackpot. Players select five numbers from 1 to 39 and one number from 1 to 19 and have a 1 in 16 chance of winning.Drawing dates will take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays and jackpot prize ...
Jun 7, 2004, 10:50 am - Lottery News forum

$100,000 Powerball lottery prize shared by five in North Dakota
Five players who bought a ticket in Valley City, North Dakota are claiming a $100,000 prize from the weekend Powerball drawing, the largest prize paid since the state joined the game.The winning ticket, bought at a Valley City convenience store, matched the first five numbers, but missed the Powerball, state lottery officials said. Players matching all six numbers would have won or shared the $33.2 million jackpot, but none of those tickets was sold.The $100,000 prize had people buzzing in Valle ...
May 25, 2004, 6:34 am - Lottery News forum

N.D. Powerball lottery sales reach $2 million
In the first month since North Dakota joined the Powerball lottery, more than $2 million worth of Powerball tickets have been sold at the state's 400-plus participating retailers, the state lottery director says.The total is nearly one-fifth of the $11 million that organizers had projected North Dakota would sell in the game's first 15 months.Director Chuck Keller said sales broke the $2 million mark on Monday, thanks in part to strong weekend sales. An expected $103 million prize may have helpe ...
Apr 28, 2004, 7:38 am - Lottery News forum

North Dakota lottery sales still going strong
The North Dakota Lottery was approaching $1 million in sales through two weeks of play, lottery officials said Thursday.In the first 14 days North Dakota had member status in the Multi-State Lottery Association's Powerball game, players in the state placed $946,674 in bets, according to lottery spokeswoman Liz Brocker.That would put the state on pace for $24.6 million in lottery sales annually. And that's without the introduction of two additional games, Hot Lotto and Wild Card Two, which come o ...
Apr 9, 2004, 4:29 am - Lottery News forum

North Dakota Lottery a model of efficiency
As a business with a limited number of potential customers in a sparsely populated territory, North Dakota's state lottery office has been concentrating on ways to keep its expenses down.It has only six employees, including its director. Its main computer sits in Montana, a few feet from another machine that handles the river of numbers for the Montana Powerball game and other lotteries.Because it does not sell scratch tickets, the games that let players know immediately whether they've won or ...
Mar 29, 2004, 4:25 am - Lottery News forum

North Dakota's first-day lottery sales set per-capita record
North Dakota's lottery debut was one for the record books.Powerball lottery tickets went on sale at 390 sites around the state late Thursday morning. By 6:05 p.m., $119,453 worth of tickets had been sold - a Powerball record for per-capita spending on the game, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said.Vermont had $116,213 in one day's sales in July 2003, or 18.77 cents per person. North Dakota's 6:05 p.m. total represented 18.84 cents spent per person on the lottery, Stenehjem said.Rep. Andy Marago ...
Mar 26, 2004, 8:52 am - Lottery News forum

Powerball ready to roll today in N.D.
The North Dakota Lottery begins today when Powerball tickets go on sale at 11:15 a.m. CST at almost 400 locations statewide.The first lottery ticket will be sold at 8:30 a.m. in a Fargo grocery store to lottery leader Andy Maragos, a Republican representative from Minot. Lottery launch ceremonies will be held at 11 a.m. CST in Grand Forks, Bismarck, Minot, Dickinson and Williston. All remaining retailers will begin selling tickets 15 minutes later.Bismarck's lottery launch ceremony will be held ...
Mar 25, 2004, 5:09 am - Lottery News forum

North Dakota lottery selling first tickets this week
After decades of arguing, thousands of petition signatures, a 19th-century bribery scandal and five statewide votes, North Dakota this week joins the crowded ranks of states that play the lottery.For its supporters, Thursday's debut of the Powerball game is a tardy acknowledgment of the pervasiveness of lotteries -- North Dakota's neighboring states all have Powerball -- and a chance for players to have fun while they drop a few dollars into the state's treasury. I think North Dakotans are just ...
Mar 22, 2004, 4:15 am - Lottery News forum

N.D.'s Lady Luck Not Backing Down to Virginia Lottery
Officials in North Dakota have decided there can be two Ladies Luck in the world of lottery promotion.The state's ad campaign for its new lottery drew some scrutiny from officials in Virginia -- who say luck was a lady in that state first.Both ads use a Lady Luck character to promote the lotteries. Virginia's has been around for more than a dozen years.But North Dakota lottery officials say the two characters are different enough that the North Dakota campaign will continue.A spokesman for the ...
Mar 22, 2004, 4:02 am - Lottery News forum