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North Dakota's first-day lottery sales set per-capita record
North Dakota's lottery debut was one for the record books.Powerball lottery tickets went on sale at 390 sites around the state late Thursday morning. By 6:05 p.m., $119,453 worth of tickets had been sold - a Powerball record for per-capita spending on the game, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said.Vermont had $116,213 in one day's sales in July 2003, or 18.77 cents per person. North Dakota's 6:05 p.m. total represented 18.84 cents spent per person on the lottery, Stenehjem said.Rep. Andy Marago ...
Mar 26, 2004, 8:52 am - Lottery News forum

Proposed Oklahoma lottery discussed at forum
A lottery forum sponsored by the Oklahoma Academy for State Goals laid out the nuts and bolts Thursday of the proposal Oklahomans will vote on in November. But the one thing even the experts couldn't answer was how much money the education lottery would raise. Nobody really knows, state Secretary of Finance Scott Meacham said. Other states vary greatly on what they have made per capita. It depends on the way the lottery is set up. Gov. Brad Henry also said he didn't know how much the lottery ...
Mar 26, 2004, 8:38 am - Lottery News forum

Powerball ready to roll today in N.D.
The North Dakota Lottery begins today when Powerball tickets go on sale at 11:15 a.m. CST at almost 400 locations statewide.The first lottery ticket will be sold at 8:30 a.m. in a Fargo grocery store to lottery leader Andy Maragos, a Republican representative from Minot. Lottery launch ceremonies will be held at 11 a.m. CST in Grand Forks, Bismarck, Minot, Dickinson and Williston. All remaining retailers will begin selling tickets 15 minutes later.Bismarck's lottery launch ceremony will be held ...
Mar 25, 2004, 5:09 am - Lottery News forum

North Dakota lottery selling first tickets this week
After decades of arguing, thousands of petition signatures, a 19th-century bribery scandal and five statewide votes, North Dakota this week joins the crowded ranks of states that play the lottery.For its supporters, Thursday's debut of the Powerball game is a tardy acknowledgment of the pervasiveness of lotteries -- North Dakota's neighboring states all have Powerball -- and a chance for players to have fun while they drop a few dollars into the state's treasury. I think North Dakotans are just ...
Mar 22, 2004, 4:15 am - Lottery News forum

Tenn. Lottery runs out of ticket terminals as drawings near
Tennessee Lottery officials are looking for more terminals to sell tickets. They say the number of retailers that want to sell tickets is way beyond expectations.3800 Tennessee retailers are now selling lottery tickets, while another 1,800 are waiting to find out if they can. But there's a temporary problem - only about 300 ticket terminals available for installation, and there may not be more until the end of March. So we need some terminals...quite a few, said lottery CEO Rebecca Paul.Paul d ...
Feb 24, 2004, 5:48 am - Lottery News forum

Tennessee Lottery selects TV outlets
The Tennessee Lottery has selected the TV stations that will take part in the launch of Cash 3 on March 1 and the televised Powerball drawings in late spring.In Memphis, the Lottery selected NBC affiliate WMC. The Lottery chose ABC affiliate WBBJ in Jackson; ABC affiliate WKRN in Nashville; NBC affiliate WBIR in Knoxville; and ABC affiliate WTVC in Chattanooga.The daily drawings for Cash 3 will be held every night beginning March 1, though time has not been finalized. Cash 3 is the Lottery's fir ...
Feb 19, 2004, 7:09 am - Lottery News forum

Tennessee Lottery wastes $1M on needless legal activities
The Tennessee Lottery has incurred out-of-control legal expenses that stem from needless and insignficant legal activities, according to recent reportsThe state lottery became embroiled in more controversy yesterday with the disclosure that the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp., which oversees all lottery operations, has been billed for more than $1 million in legal fees since it began work last August.Lottery CEO Rebecca Paul told the legislature's Lottery Oversight Committee that the corporati ...
Feb 12, 2004, 6:54 am - Lottery News forum

Tennessee Lottery Brings In $96.5 Million In First Three Weeks
Starting the Tennessee Lottery 21 days earlier than the original Feb. 10 target date has resulted in approximately $96.5 million in ticket sales in just three weeks, which means nearly $30 million for education programs in the state to date, Lottery officials said Tuesday. This reinforces the importance of an early start-up, said Rebecca Paul, CEO and president of the Tennessee Lottery. Had we begun today, as was originally anticipated, we would be nearly $100 million behind where we currently ...
Feb 11, 2004, 6:10 am - Lottery News forum

Tenn. lottery board members get final approval
The state House on Monday voted to confirm Gov. Phil Bredesen's appointees to the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp.'s board of directors, the final approval required by law.All seven board members received at least 80 votes from the 99-member House.But the approvals didn't come without objections from some lawmakers - mostly Republicans and members of the Legislature's Black Caucus - about the job the board has done to date. My vote today is not personal but is the only avenue I have to express ...
Feb 10, 2004, 6:39 am - Lottery News forum

Simple solution fixes store's lottery machine
Three days after everyone else, the only lottery store in Harrogate, Tennessee is finally selling tickets. And the solution to what seemed a complicated problem, was simple.It wasn't a lottery technician who helped solve the problem at the Chevron D and B Quick Stop. It was a customer.For the last three days, Quick Stop workers had to turn away customers wanting lottery tickets. They don't like it and I've had to turn them down several times, said Penny Overton.But Friday morning, things chan ...
Jan 23, 2004, 8:34 pm - Lottery News forum