States sell out 9s in Wed. lottery draws
Lottery players around the United States hoping to win big by betting on all nines may have come up empty when they got to the lottery terminal.
Several states reported that Pick 4 combinations 9-9-9-9 and 9-9-0-9, as well as Pick 3 combination 9-9-9, sold out due to heavy buying.
The reason? Today's unique date numbers of 9/9/09 (September 9, 2009).
Lottery officials say people who play daily lotto games such as Pick 3 and Pick 4 tend to make their number choices based on special numbe ...
Sep 9, 2009, 11:00 pm - Lottery News forum
Maryland Lottery's Green Ball promotion adds bonus drawings
The Maryland Lottery's Green Ball Double Draw promotion was triggered three times this past weekend, paying out hundreds of thousands of dollars in extra prize money to players of the Pick 3 game.
The green ball appeared during Saturday's midday drawing and during both the midday and evening drawing on Sunday, paying out an additional $310,595 in winnings for Pick 3 players.
Since the promotion's start on July 20, seven green balls have been drawn, resulting in $730,800 in additional Pick ...
Aug 4, 2009, 4:15 pm - Lottery News forum
Ohio Lottery facts and trivia as it turns 35 years old
Thirty-five years ago this summer, the newly created Ohio Lottery held its first-ever drawing, a public spectacle at Parmatown Mall that drew more than 1,000 people.
Comedian Don Rickles had originally been invited to emcee the drawing of the new Buckeye 300 weekly game, but the public had to settle for Miss Ohio World 1974 and local TV stars Big Chuck and Hoolihan.
Since then, the Ohio Lottery has turned hundreds of people into millionaires and transferred about $16 billion to Ohio's publ ...
Jun 18, 2009, 12:01 pm - Lottery News forum
N.J. Lottery to end live broadcast of midday drawing
Is $100,000 in cost-savings worth the loss of midday drawing broadcasts?
Beginning Friday, the New Jersey Lottery Commission will stop airing live drawings at 1 p.m. on the state's public television network in an effort to save money.
Only summaries of the results of the Pick 3 and Pick 4 lotteries will be shown on New Jersey Network at 1 p.m., the state Lottery Commission said today.
Video of the actual drawings will only be available on the commission's Web site.
The midday winning ...
May 11, 2009, 10:41 pm - Lottery News forum
Neb. lottery numbers drawn twice in row
The odds are against something this odd.
A Nebraska Lottery official says the winning numbers for the state's Pick 3 lottery on Tuesday were exactly the same as the winning combination from the night before.
Lottery spokesman Brian Rockey says one of two lottery computers that randomly generate combinations picked the numbers 1, 9 and 6 in that order for Monday night's drawing. He says the other computer picked the same three numbers Tuesday in the same sequence.
The odds of such an occ ...
Jan 23, 2009, 10:28 am - Lottery News forum
Triples drawn again in Maryland Lottery
Triples are on a roll in Maryland.
Sunday night's winning Pick 3 numbers were 5-5-5, making it the second triple drawn in just one week.
That brings the total number of triples drawn since the beginning of the current fiscal year to eight.
Add in a quad in the Pick 4 drawings, and The Maryland Lottery has paid out $17.6 million to players of triples and quads since the first of July.
Triples have been very frequent this year, said Lottery Director Buddy Roogow. It seems like we've h ...
Nov 3, 2008, 5:27 pm - Lottery News forum
Missouri Pick 3 players get bonus drawing
A special promotion is giving Missouri Lottery Pick 3 players a shot at doubling their chances of winning cash in the Midday drawing.
From Oct. 19 through Nov. 15, the Lottery will draw the winning Pick 3 numbers along with a second drawing from among three white balls and one orange ball. If the orange ball is drawn, the Lottery will draw a bonus set of Pick 3 numbers, giving players a second chance to win cash to win from the same ticket purchase.
Even though there are no balls utilized ...
Oct 15, 2008, 7:00 pm - Lottery News forum
Pick 3 numbers in Kansas Lottery misreported
The Kansas Lottery says it misreported Pick 3 numbers for three dates because of a software glitch.
But it says it will pay players who picked the misreported numbers, as well as those with the correct winning numbers.
Lottery officials say the wrong numbers were reported Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. They say the random number generator used for Pick 3 drawings functioned properly, but the winning numbers reported to the public were not the numbers drawn.
Kansas Lottery Executive Directo ...
Jul 5, 2008, 2:30 am - Lottery News forum
Tenn. proposal for real lottery drawings withdrawn
Somber news for Tennessee Lottery players
A proposal to require the Tennessee Lottery to abandon computerized drawings has been withdrawn for the year.
The chairman of the House State and Local Government committee announced Tuesday that the bill sponsored by House Minority Leader Jason Mumpower, a Bristol Republican, was taken off notice.
Mumpower had said he introduced the manual drawings measure in response to a loss in consumer confidence following a computer programming error last ...
Apr 30, 2008, 7:38 am - Lottery News forum
Tennessee Lottery computerized drawings under suspicion again
Lottery draws same numbers 3 days in a row; same thing happened last month
When will the Tenn. Lottery dump the computer draws?
Seven was a lucky number for Tennessee lottery players last week. A very, very, very lucky number.
For three consecutive days, the winning ticket in the Cash 3 drawing was some combination of two sevens and a zero. Thursday, the winning Cash 3 number at midday was 0-7-7. Friday, the winning midday number was 7-0-7. And Saturday evening, the winning number was a ...
Apr 8, 2008, 8:26 pm - Lottery News forum