New Jersey Lottery celebrates 50-year anniversary
New Jersey is celebrating the Golden Anniversary of voters approving the establishment of a State Lottery, which at the time made New Jersey only the third U.S. state to pass a legal lottery.
As part of the 1969 General Election, the measure was wholeheartedly welcomed by an astonishing 81.5% voter approval, making it one of the largest favorable public responses in New Jersey legislative history.
The goal was to establish a state lottery similar to those conducted in neighboring states a ...
Nov 1, 2019, 12:33 pm - Lottery News forum
Mississippi Lottery to start sales of Powerball and Mega Millions on Jan. 30
Includes video report
Mississippi residents looking forward to buying lottery tickets for the multi-state Powerball and Mega Millions games now can mark their calendars.
Jan. 30, 2020 is the date when people in the Magnolia State will be able to test their luck on two of the hottest drawing games in the lottery business.
Lottery equipment is already being installed at convenience stores. So far, more than 400 retailers have been approved to sell the tickets around the state.
The Miss ...
Oct 23, 2019, 7:10 pm - Lottery News forum
Mississippi to start selling lottery tickets Nov. 25
First MS Lottery retailers have been approved
By Todd Northrop
People wanting to play the Mississippi lottery will be able to do so slightly sooner than expected.
The Mississippi Lottery Corp. announced it will start selling scratch-off lottery tickets Nov. 25 the Monday before Thanksgiving. Lottery officials had originally planned to begin sales on Dec. 1.
Multi-state lottery tickets for games such as Powerball and Mega Millions are expected to go on sale in early 2020.
The lotte ...
Oct 16, 2019, 8:50 pm - Lottery News forum
20 years later: Will a lottery vote come before the people of Alabama again?
Saturday will mark 20 years since the people of Alabama voted against allowing a lottery.
This is something that citizens have asked us for by their actions, said Sen. Linda Coleman-Madison (D- Birmingham). They're telling us if we can't get it here, we'll go someplace else to get it.
Coleman-Madison is among many legislators who say it's time to let the people vote again. The details of that lottery proposal haven't been as easy for legislators to agree on.
Senate President Pro Tem D ...
Oct 11, 2019, 9:58 pm - Lottery News forum
Mississippi Lottery hits the Web and social media
The Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC) has unveiled a new look for its website and officially introduced its brand on social media in advance of its anticipated launch of scratch-off tickets by December 1.
The MLC website, www.mslotteryhome.com, premiered this week sporting what the lottery calls a fun, new look.
We have a website visually appealing and easy for our players to use, said MLC President Tom Shaheen. The product you see today is the result of a great deal of research and ...
Oct 10, 2019, 8:29 am - Lottery News forum
Mississippi Lottery officials anticipate rush of sales from West Alabama
People living in West Alabama will soon be able to test their luck in the lottery. Scratch-off ticket sales were set to begin December 1st, 2019 in Mississippi.
The state's legislature passed a lottery bill in September, leaving Alabama as one of five states without a lottery.
The Mississippi Lottery Corporation could not say whether the corporation would market directly to West Alabamians.
Our director of advertising will determine which markets we have a presence in, Spokeswoman Meg ...
Aug 1, 2019, 8:35 am - Lottery News forum
Mississippi Lottery targets Dec. 1 startup date
The Mississippi Lottery Corporation says it plans for stores to be selling scratch-off lottery tickets by Dec. 1.
That's the target date, said Gerard Gibert, vice chairman of the lottery board. It could be a little before, or a little after we haven't selected the vendors yet... But the plan is to have scratch-offs in as many retailers as possible by Dec. 1.
Gibert said the plan is to come out with regular state drawing tickets sometime in the first quarter of 2020, and multi-state ticke ...
Jun 30, 2019, 8:50 am - Lottery News forum
Lawmaker: Alabama lottery bill 'dead' for session
An Alabama lottery bill is defunct for the legislative session, a key lawmaker said Wednesday.
It's dead for this session. It won't be coming back this session, said Republican Rep. Steve Clouse, who was shepherding the bill in the House of Representatives.
The bill hit a politically fatal mix of conservative opposition to gambling and liberals' feuds over electronic gambling and how to use lottery revenue. Clouse said they do not have the 63 bipartisan votes needed to pass the measure in ...
May 23, 2019, 11:48 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery bill stalls in Alabama House
Bill stalls on partisan vote, with most Democrats voting against it
Alabama lawmakers Tuesday rejected a plan to allow voters to decide whether to establish a state lottery, a question that was last on the ballot 20 years ago.
Rep. Steve Clouse, R-Ozark, who is handling the bill in the House of Representatives, initially said it could be reconsidered Tuesday night or Wednesday. Clouse later said the bill was not coming up again Tuesday, according to the Associated Press.
The bill fell o ...
May 22, 2019, 10:58 am - Lottery News forum
Alabama lottery plan approved by committee
A plan to allow voters to decide whether to set up a state lottery in Alabama advanced Wednesday in the House of Representatives.
The House Economic Development and Tourism Committee approved the bill. The committee had held a public hearing last week but did not vote.
Sen. Greg Albritton, R-Range, is sponsor of the legislation, which passed the Senate. But the committee today approved a substitute for Albritton's bill by Rep. Steve Clouse, R-Ozark, who chairs the House General Fund budget ...
May 16, 2019, 7:01 am - Lottery News forum