N.C. Woman Still Waiting For Lottery Payout
Gertrude Hill writes out checks to pay bills, but like most of us, she could use a little extra money to help pay.
Hill thought she'd gotten extra money in March when she won the N.C. Education Lottery for $500. She went back to the Sam's Mart in the University area where she'd purchased the ticket to redeem it.
(The clerk) took the ticket and he scanned and he said, 'I don't have that much money,' Hill said.
The clerk told her to take the ticket to a grocery store chain that they wou ...
Apr 25, 2007, 5:35 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery declares 'foul' during evening Daily Number drawing
Pennsylvania Lottery officials declared a foul during the Thursday night Daily Number drawing. Thursday night's official winning Daily Number combination is 1-7-2.
The first numbered ball in the combination, 1, and the second ball, 7, were successfully drawn. The third numbered ball was drawn into the selection chamber but fell back into the mixing chamber when a drawing official prematurely closed the drawing chamber before the ball was fully into position. At that point, a foul was called ...
Apr 13, 2007, 8:02 am - Lottery News forum
New N.C. lottery game exceeds expectations
Lottery officials say North Carolina's newest game sold more tickets than expected this weekend.
Carolina Pick 3 launched Friday with its first drawing. Those who know the pick 'em games were fired up to see the new game start last week.
It gives you more opportunity to win, plus it gives you the opportunity to spend more money, put it back into the state and back into the schools, lottery player Shawn James said.
More money was spent than lottery officials expected. Through Sunday, s ...
Oct 10, 2006, 9:45 am - Lottery News forum
New N.C. lottery games debut this month
First Pick 3 drawing this Friday
Two new North Carolina lottery games make their debut this month. The game Carolina Pick 3 launches Friday and lets you win as much as $500 by picking three numbers in a daily drawing.
OK, so you're doing 50/50's at $1 and we're doing four different games.
Wake Forest resident Sam Boone got a crash course Monday on how to play the new game.
A lot of numbers to choose from, you have three numbers, a lot of chances of winning, Boone said.
Oct 4, 2006, 12:29 pm - Lottery News forum
N.C. Lottery to roll out 3 new games in October
Numbers games coming sooner than expected because of demand
October will be a busy month for the N.C. Education Lottery.
That's when the state will debut Pick 3 and 5 games and plans to start selling a controversial scratch-off game featuring the Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes.
The pick-numbers games are coming a little sooner than expected because of high demand from players and retailers, state lottery director Tom Shaheen said. The N.C. lottery started just five months ago. ...
Aug 18, 2006, 3:48 pm - Lottery News forum
N.C. lottery announces dates for pick 3, pick 5
The state lottery announced this morning the dates for the start of its next two major games Pick 3 and Pick 5 numbers games.
The Pick 3 game will begin Oct. 6. The Pick 5 game will start Oct. 27.
The games are played similar to the multi-state Powerball game, but with fewer numbers to choose from, better odds and lower prize amounts.
Drawings will be held every day of the week.
Top prize for picking the exact numbers in the Pick 3 game is $500.
Top prize in the Pick 5 game will ...
Aug 16, 2006, 1:54 pm - Lottery News forum
"666" is hot with Maryland Lottery players
Yesterday's date inspired a popular Pick 3 lottery combination: 666.
But not for long.
The Maryland State Lottery stopped selling midday and evening Pick 3 tickets with that combination late yesterday morning, according to Buddy W. Roogow, the lottery's director. The agency cuts off play when the state's liability on a payout reaches $7 million.
Other sold-out combinations? 066, 660, 6666, 6606, 6066 for the evening drawings. All were variations of June 6, 2006 - a date that represen ...
Jun 7, 2006, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery's "666" numbers sell out
The number sequence 6-6-6 is seldom associated with luck, but Kentucky lottery players appear optimistic.
Thousands of hopeful players quickly snatched up the 10,000 available Pick 3 tickets with the numbers 6-6-6 for today's midday drawing at 1:20 p.m., lottery spokesman Chip Polston said. The 10,000 available tickets for the 11 p.m. drawing were expected to be sold by early afternoon.
Pick 4 tickets with the numbers 6-6-0-6 as many as 800 can be sold for both the midday and evening dra ...
Jun 6, 2006, 6:02 pm - Lottery News forum
S.C. Lottery Stops Selling Number "666"
The South Carolina Educational Lottery has stopped selling tickets Tuesday with combiations with 666 in it. That means no more 6-6-6, 6-6-0-6, and 6-6-6-6.
Tuesday is of course June 6, 2006 or 06/06/06, if you're so inclined. And apparently, a lot of people are.
Lottery officials say they've reached their liability on selling the above numbers, meaning they wouldn't be able to pay out all the winners if those numbers should be drawn. The lottery says they have a $3.5 million cap on P ...
Jun 6, 2006, 5:59 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery fever is alive and well in New Jersey
They call themselves the Coolers, based on the 2003 Las Vegas thriller The Cooler, starring William Macy. He plays a character who is hired in old-school casinos to subdue high rollers' action, until he falls in love.
Unlike the movie, this group has not encountered Lady Luck and has yet to pinpoint its cooler. But that doesn't stop them from continuing their 15-year tradition of Thursday lottery lunches.
It's no coincidence that Thursday just happens to be when the Pick 6 is drawn.
Apr 9, 2006, 10:39 am - Lottery News forum