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NJ Lottery temporarily suspends sales and drawings for 5 Card Cash due to coronavirus
The New Jersey Lottery temporarily suspended sales and drawings of its 5 Card Cash, effective Monday, May 4, 2020, due to COVID-19. The temporary suspension of 5 Card Cash is designed to protect the health and safety of Lottery employees and its customers. Not only does this game require two additional staff members to be in the office beyond the teams for other drawings, it does not permit multi-draw play or advance play so purchases are only applicable to the day they are purchased. Play ...
Apr 30, 2020, 1:34 pm - Lottery News forum

Wisconsin Lottery launches new All or Nothing game
5 Card Cash retired to make room for new game By Todd Northrop A lottery game format that has grown in popularity in recent years is now finding its way to Wisconsin. Starting today, Wisconsin lottery players are able to buy tickets for the latest Wisconsin Lottery game called All or Nothing. In the new game, players choose 11 numbers from a total pool of 22 numbers, and they can win the top prize by matching either all or none of the 11 numbers drawn to the numbers on their game tic ...
Apr 7, 2019, 12:24 pm - Lottery News forum

CT Lottery chief questioned by lawmakers over mishaps, computerized drawings
By Jon Lender State lawmakers grilled Connecticut Lottery Corp. officials Thursday at a legislative hearing about long-running controversies including their alleged retaliation against former lottery security chief Alfred W. DuPuis, who says he was the victim of a vendetta for raising questions in 2015 about the fraud-plagued 5 Card Cash game, and their alleged lack of cooperation with the state Department of Consumer Protection that regulates them. On top of that, Rep. Joe Verrengia, D-We ...
Jan 25, 2019, 9:10 am - Lottery News forum

New CT lottery chief draws flak over his response to auditors' report on Jan. 1 drawing disaster
The Connecticut Lottery Corp.'s new president and CEO, Gregory Smith, was hired this past July amid hopes of a fresh start for the agency that was hit by a million-dollar mistake in a Jan. 1 drawing, after enduring two years of turmoil following a fraud scandal that shut down the 5 Card Cash game in 2015. But Smith has quickly been drawn into a controversy stemming from those very same problems after writing a letter to two key state legislators in which he defended the lottery agency for act ...
Nov 26, 2018, 7:45 pm - 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

NJ Lottery scrapped instant scratch-off game after only 3 days
High Card Poker rules were confusing By Todd Northrop The New Jersey Lottery pulled its latest instant scratch-off game from retailers' shelves after players became confused by the game's rules. High Card Poker (Game #01436) went on sale Aug. 7, and was canceled three days later on Aug. 10. In a statement, the NJ Lottery said the cancellation was due to the potential for players to misunderstand the game's win scenarios as stated on the back of tickets. Despite the game being voide ...
Aug 18, 2017, 9:13 am - Lottery News forum

Turmoil: Connecticut Lottery interim CEO quits
Frank Farricker, the Connecticut Lottery Corp.'s board chairman and interim CEO, resigned from both unpaid but influential positions Monday after drawing heavy criticism during a legislative inquiry into lottery officials' handling of the fraud-plagued 5 Card Cash lottery game. Saying that he hopes to help the lottery agency by ceasing any further distractions, Farricker wrote to the quasi-public agency's general counsel, Matthew Stone, and said he was quitting immediately. I am proud to ...
May 15, 2017, 7:09 pm - Lottery News forum

CT Lottery ignored warnings that game was vulnerable to fraud, investigation finds
Connecticut Lottery officials knew in January of 2015 that there was a way for retailers to illegally access the numbers of the 5 Card Cash game on their computer screens and manipulate tickets but waited 10 months to notify the Department of Consumer Protection that fraud was occurring. At a legislative hearing Tuesday morning Connecticut Lottery Corp.'s chairman and acting president, Frank Farricker, acknowledged that lottery officials put revenues over security issues concerning the game, ...
May 2, 2017, 4:38 pm - Lottery News forum

CT Lottery settles 5 Card Cash dispute with vendor
Will receive $300,000 from Scientific Games, not $4M sought The Connecticut Lottery Corp. has agreed to settle for a fraction of the nearly $4.2 million it had claimed that Scientific Games, the international gambling giant, lost in last year's hacking of the popular 5 Card Cash instant game. Frank Farricker, acting president of the lottery, said Monday that Scientific Games will provide about $300,000 to develop a new, more-secure operating system. The Las Vegas-based company has also agr ...
Nov 29, 2016, 2:03 pm - Lottery News forum

Report finds no conspiracy in CT Lottery scandal
New details of how vendors outsmarted their lottery terminals and printed themselves hundreds of thousands of dollars in instant, winning 5 Card Cash tickets, are revealed in the Connecticut Lottery Corp.'s final assessment of the scandal. Frank Farricker, chairman of the board overseeing the lottery, sent the eight-page assessment of the fraud to the state Department of Consumer Protection on Friday. The department regulates the lottery and investigates the wrongdoing. In a Sunday intervi ...
Nov 1, 2016, 12:13 pm - Lottery News forum

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