Wisconsin Lottery starts midday drawings
Later evening draw times for Pick 3, Pick 4
By Todd Northrop
Wisconsin Lottery fans now have more opportunities to win big, with three of its games now drawing twice per day.
The state's Pick 3, Pick 4, and All or Nothing games will all receive new midday drawings, in addition to their current evening drawings. This brings Wisconsin games in line with most other state lotteries that already offer multiple daily drawings of popular games.
Now the only remaining states without midday d ...
Jun 14, 2020, 9:55 am - Lottery News forum
Texas Lottery to add new Fireball feature to Pick 3 and Daily 4
Replaces Sum It Up feature
Texas Lottery players will soon have more chances to win when they play Pick 3 and Daily 4 by purchasing Fireball, a new add-on feature for both daily draw games.
Fireball will replace the Sum It Up! feature starting Sunday, April 28. The first drawings for Pick 3 plus Fireball and Daily 4 plus Fireball will be Monday, April 29.
We are excited to refresh Pick 3 and Daily 4 with the launch of the Fireball add-on feature, said Gary Grief, executive director of ...
Apr 26, 2019, 8:53 am - Lottery News forum
The daily lottery was originally a Harlem game — then the government wanted in
By Bridgett M. Davis
In the early 1920s, Casper Holstein, a black man from the Danish West Indies who worked as a porter for a Fifth Avenue store, liked to study the Clearing House totals published in a year's worth of newspapers he'd saved. The Clearing House was an operation that managed the exchanges of money among New York City banks on a daily basis. It occurred to Holstein that the numbers printed were different every day.
Until then, lottery games existed, but the winning numbers we ...
Mar 1, 2019, 8:33 pm - Lottery News forum
Illinois Lottery fixes problem that prevented some ticket sales
Pick 3 and Pick 4 games were affected
Several lottery players in Illinois were unable to purchase Pick 3 and Pick 4 tickets from retailers Tuesday, just before the midday drawing.
Around 5:50 p.m. Tuesday, Lottery officials said that the technical issue they experienced with Pick 3 and Pick 4 has been resolved.
Players can resume purchasing tickets for these games at Illinois Lottery retailers, according to a tweet. We apologize for the inconvenience. Tonight's 9:22 p.m. draw will take ...
Jan 16, 2019, 11:11 am - Lottery News forum
Audit reveals 'questionable' Colorado Lottery wins
A handful of people seem to have been winning the Colorado Lottery a bit more often than the odds would dictate, raising the specter of possible wrongdoing, a state audit revealed Monday.
That audit showed that some individuals, including one licensed Lottery retailer, have won several high-dollar prizes over the past three years, raising concerns with the Colorado Auditor's Office that something could be amiss.
One person won $600 or more from the Lottery's Pick 3 game 47 times over a th ...
Sep 25, 2018, 9:16 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery offers new "1-off" wagering options
5 Card Cash game also gets enhancements
By Todd Northrop
Kentucky Pick 3 and Pick 4 lottery players now have an option to win just by getting close the numbers drawn.
Last week, starting on July 29, the Kentucky Lottery added a new feature for the Pick 3 and Pick 4 games which allows players to win prizes if their numbers are one digit higher or lower than the winning numbers drawn.
1-Off is a new wager type for Pick 3 and Pick 4. A player can select the 1-Off feature at the time of ...
Aug 6, 2018, 4:11 pm - Lottery News forum
Winning week for Georgia Cash 3 and Cash 4 lottery players
Georgia Lottery players are enjoying a winning streak with triples and quads falling in Cash 3 and Cash 4 within the past week.
Lucky players won a total of $3,285,616 in Wednesday's midday Cash 3 drawing with the winning combo 8-8-8.
In addition, thousands of Cash 4 players quadrupled their luck twice over the weekend when two sets of quads fell, winning a total of $6,149,740 in prizes in the June 8 midday drawing and $5,755,887 in the June 9 evening drawing.
Winning numbers for the Ju ...
Jun 14, 2018, 1:06 pm - Lottery News forum
Arizona Lottery pulls second computerized drawing machine over duplicate numbers
Lottery will TEMPORARILY switch to real ball drawings while new computerized drawing machines are prepared
By Todd Northrop
The Arizona Lottery has taken a second computerized lottery drawing machine out of operation because it repeatedly chose duplicate numbers.
Just last month the Arizona Lottery took its first computerized drawing machine out of service for the same problem. (See Arizona Lottery computerized drawing machine generated identical winning numbers, Lottery Post, Oct. 6, 2 ...
Nov 23, 2017, 12:37 pm - Lottery News forum
Cops bust long-running illegal Philly 'street lottery'
The locations were nondescript: unmarked buildings in impoverished Philadelphia neighborhoods, sometimes containing little more than a table, some folding chairs, and a coffee pot.
But behind the unremarkable facades, prosecutors alleged Friday, was an extensive and intricate network of illegal street lotteries, 40 places where people could place small-change bets with the profits allegedly helping the ring's boss, Gary Creagh, buy luxury cars and lavish apartments from New York City to Las V ...
Oct 20, 2017, 9:14 pm - Lottery News forum
Bahamas 'web shop' accused of failing to pay winners
Says Iowa and Indiana lotteries 'teamed up' on them
Irate patrons of Paradise Games, a Bahamas web shop, yesterday vowed to take their business elsewhere amid accusations the gaming house has refused to reward tens of thousands of dollars in winnings.
The customers, on the request of anonymity, allege after playing numbers and winning nearly $60,000 on one ticket and another $32,000 on an additional ticket in the 'Early Iowa' game, they were given the run around by Paradise Games and ultim ...
Jul 6, 2017, 11:04 am - Lottery News forum