LOTTERY POST TURNS 20 YEARS OLD TODAY
By Todd Northrop, Founder of Lottery Post
On May 31, 2000, a small website called Lottery Post came online, offering lottery players a way to discuss and share anything about their passion for the games. Little did I know at the time that that humble little forum would one day become one of the most popular lottery-related websites in the world.
Back in those days, before the advent of social media, there were very few places for lottery players to discuss and share information. So I creat ...
May 31, 2020, 11:36 am - Lottery News forum
Few filing claims in $4.3 million lottery scam settlement; deadline Jan. 7
Victims of the largest lottery scam in U.S. history are expected to pocket only a small fraction of a $4.3 million settlement because of a lack of applicants laying claim to the money, court records show.
But it's not too late.
Claims can be made online through Jan. 7 and those for $10 or less require no proof of purchase.
Larger ones require receipts dating back as far as 14 years.
If you're claiming more than $10 they sure made it difficult, said Craig Johnson, a Manson resident w ...
Jan 2, 2020, 12:09 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
Website now accepting claims in $4.3 million lottery scam settlement
A website that was set up for people with losing tickets to seek refunds under a $4.3 million lottery scam settlement is now functioning.
Since 2011, Lottery Post has been reporting on the multi-state lottery jackpot and subsequent investigation and prosecution of the rigged computerized drawing scandal. Those who wish to submit a claim can do so online at www.lotterygamesettlement.com or call 877-872-3816 for more information.
A class-action lawsuit linked to the largest lottery scam in U ...
Sep 9, 2019, 9:39 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery Post becomes installable app for mobile users
Popular lottery website adds Progressive Web App (PWA) technology
By Todd Northrop
Speednet Group, a leading lottery technology company, today announced the general availability of its latest version of the Lottery Post mobile website, which allows mobile users to install the site as an app on their phones.
By installing Lottery Post as an app, and not just using it as a regular website, users can enjoy quicker load times, offline use when a network is not available, and usage as a stan ...
Aug 19, 2019, 6:01 am - Lottery News forum
UK Lottery botched raffle draw results
Winning tickets worth millions may have been discarded
Five players in a UK National Lottery raffle missed out on becoming millionaires after a technical fault on its website hid winning tickets, it can be revealed.
A temporary page on the National Lottery website hid raffle prizes worth 5.45 million (US$7 million) from players in a 2016 Lotto Olympic Medal Draw, meaning winners may have been misled into discarding winning tickets they thought were worthless.
Gambling watchdogs have hit ...
Aug 26, 2018, 9:48 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery Post launches new mobile experience
By Todd Northrop
The world's most popular lottery website Monday announced the launch of a new website for visitors using mobile phones.
With phone usage comprising more than 50% of all Web traffic today, making the mobile experience as content- and feature-rich as possible is a primary mission for Lottery Post Founder Todd Northrop.
Because Lottery Post was established long before the first smartphone was invented, the drive to improve the website on mobile devices involved more than j ...
Mar 5, 2018, 1:06 am - Lottery News forum
Michigan Lottery's gamble on new website doesn't pay off on first try
The Michigan Lottery launched a refreshed website Wednesday morning, but it didn't go as planned.
Users of the new MichiganLottery.com experienced slowdowns after the change-over from the old site, lottery spokesman Jeff Holyfield said.
We were getting calls, emails... from players saying the website wasn't responding well, he said.
The project team took down the site for a couple minutes and tried to fix the issue, but it didn't immediately work. It then reverted to the old site so pl ...
Jan 18, 2018, 10:17 am - Lottery News forum
Network of dummy online stores used to hide internet gambling payments
A network of dummy online stores offering household goods has been used as a front for internet gambling payments, according to a recent investigation.
The seven sites, operated out of Europe, purport to sell items including fabric, DVD cases, maps, gift wrap, mechanical tape, pin badges and flags. In fact, they are fake outlets, part of a multinational system to disguise payments for the $40 billion global online gambling industry, which is illegal in many countries and some U.S. states.
Jun 26, 2017, 6:55 am - Lottery News forum
Friends sue NJ Lottery, saying they're owed $1 million for discarded ticket
Two friends who claim they bought a Powerball ticket worth $1 million at a Mahwah convenience store last year sued the New Jersey Lottery Commission yesterday, claiming they tossed out the ticket because the state was too slow to update its website with the winning numbers.
Salvatore Cambria and Erik Onyango claim in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Trenton that they picked five of six numbers drawn on March 23, 2013, the same day a Passaic deli owner scored the $338 million Powerbal ...
Jun 25, 2014, 7:43 pm - Lottery News forum