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California Lottery warns against unregulated lottery couriers
Lottery targets digital ticket purchasing services By Kate Northrop The California Lottery Monday issued a press release urging players to be wary of unregulated third-party lottery ticket delivery services. With consumer demand for convenience perpetually on the rise, lottery players have been turning to app-based and online lottery ticket couriers to buy official lottery products. However, the California Lottery issued a statement that warns players against such unregulated s ...
Nov 24, 2021, 9:36 am - Lottery News forum

Pennsylvania woman sues online slots company after being refused jackpot payout
More than a dozen other players with similar complaints By Kate Northrop A Pennsylvania slots player filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of an online slots game after it refused to pay out a $100,000 jackpot caused by a bug. More than a dozen other players lodged similar complaints against the same company, claiming that they won far more than what the company was willing to pay out, New Jersey regulators say. Lisa Piluso, of Yardley, a Pennsylvania town near the New Jers ...
Nov 17, 2021, 11:34 am - Lottery News forum

Eddie Tipton claims he was pressured to plead guilty in lottery rigging scandal
Convicted lottery scammer looking to reverse sentence By Kate Northrop Lottery rigging mastermind Eddie Tipton is trying to reverse is 25-year prison sentence upon claiming that he was pressured to plead guilty in court four years ago. In 2017, Eddie Tipton was sentenced to a maximum 25 years in prison for rigging multiple computerized lottery drawings in several states so he and other accomplices could collect the jackpots. In a plea deal, the former lottery security chief als ...
Nov 14, 2021, 5:34 pm - Lottery News forum

Lotto New Zealand payment glitch affects 25,000 players buying tickets
$42.2 million Powerball jackpot scooped up by one lone ticketholder in the same night By Kate Northrop In a digital glitch, around 25,000 Kiwis were overcharged on their lottery tickets for Lotto New Zealand's $42.2 million (US$30.2 million) Powerball drawing on Wednesday, the second-largest jackpot won in the country's history. The high volume of traffic on the Lottery's MyLotto website prior to the drawing led to issues with the card processing systems operated by third party payment ...
Oct 26, 2021, 8:03 am - Lottery News forum

Iowa Lottery brings major upgrades to retailer terminals
New operating system joins brand-new equipment By Kate Northrop Iowa Lottery players might have begun to notice some changes the state lottery made to its retailer lottery terminals last weekend. Not only that, but the Lottery says that its recent changeover to a new operating system has opened the door to using updated technology, instruments, and consumer-facing hardware. This is a huge project the Lottery only takes on about once a decade because it involves replacing all of the ...
Oct 4, 2021, 7:13 pm - Lottery News forum

NEW VIDEO: The biggest scandal in lottery history
The scam that changed the lottery forever By Kate Northrop It was the hottest scandal and largest invasion of trust in lottery history, something that never should have happened, was predicted by Lottery Post or years, and absolutely could have been prevented. Many lottery players think of a now-retired multi-state game when they hear the name Hot Lotto, but most lottery connoisseurs will remember the long-running drama associated with it, one that changed the lottery industry fore ...
Aug 27, 2021, 5:14 pm - Lottery News forum

The transformation of Lucky for Life into a computerized daily drawing
How the popular multi-state game evolved By Kate Northrop In April, state lotteries participating in the popular multi-state Lucky for Life lottery game announced that the game would be moving from bi-weekly drawings to a once-daily draw format. Now that the changeover has officially transpired since last Monday, Jul. 19, Lottery Post took a closer look at how and why the game offering players the opportunity to wi n $1,000 a day for life evolved as a whole. For a little over a week ...
Jul 28, 2021, 2:12 pm - Lottery News forum

Prize payouts from New York Lottery frozen for the past week
Lottery commission lacks transparency; blames glitch for delay; players frustrated Update: Lottery Post has prize data published By Kate Northrop Some players are still unable to claim winnings from the New York Lottery since they froze prize payouts last Wednesday. The Lottery has put a hold on prize claims for the Powerball, New York Lotto, Cash4Life, and Take 5 games, blaming the delay on a glitch. On Thursday, June 10, the Lottery put out a statement on social media to alert ...
Jun 15, 2021, 10:55 am - Lottery News forum

Local retailers worry about future of UK National Lottery in stores
Convenience stores worry about the Lottery moving closer to digital sales channels By Kate Northrop Lottery retailers in the United Kingdom are expressing concerns about the future of the lottery in brick-and-mortar stores now that the contract for operating the lottery is up for grabs. Camelot Group has run the National Lottery for nearly three decades. Now that the contract is up for renewal, local retailers worry that a new operator would mainly prioritize online sales and push out s ...
Jun 7, 2021, 11:44 am - Lottery News forum

Massachusetts Lottery processes first mobile ticket prize
By Kate Northrop The Massachusetts Lottery announced yesterday that it processed a remote prize claim through its mobile app for the very first time. In what it called a significant step in the introduction of digital technology, the Lottery celebrated the successful use of its mobile cashing service that it believes will provide multiple benefits to customers as well as the environment. Making remote ticket cashing transactions available is a terrific advancement for the Lottery in ac ...
May 6, 2021, 11:59 am - Lottery News forum

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