Flashback: Winners are drawn in New York state's first lottery in 1967
The New York State Lottery is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
On Election Day in 1966, New Yorkers voted in favor to approve a constitutional amendment authorizing a government-run lottery, with its proceeds to be applied exclusively to, or in aid or support of education. It was the second state lottery in the nation, following New Hampshire's in 1964.
Plans for the first lottery drawing were finalized in April 1967.
One dollar tickets would go on sale on June 1 at hotels, m ...
Jul 19, 2017, 12:51 pm - Lottery News forum
Pennsylvania Lottery observes 45th anniversary of first ticket sales
The Pennsylvania Lottery Tuesday marked the 45th anniversary of its very first game, which went on sale March 7, 1972. Since then, the Lottery has paid nearly $45 billion in prizes and generated approximately $27 billion to benefit older Pennsylvanians.
The Pennsylvania Lottery is proud of the role it has played in helping older Pennsylvanians to lead healthier lives over the past four and a half decades, said Executive Director Drew Svitko. Without the support of Lottery players, none of th ...
Mar 8, 2017, 8:21 am - Lottery News forum
New Mexico Lottery celebrates 20 years in operation
The New Mexico Lottery is celebrating its 20th anniversary, unveiling a special logo and rewarding players with extra rewards points.
Since launching on April 27, 1996, the New Mexico Lottery has sold approximately $2.6 billion in tickets with prizes of more than $1.4 billion. And, New Mexico Lottery sales resulted in many positive economic impacts, among which were:
53 prizes of $1 million or more including five Powerball jackpots totaling $526.1 million; More than $174 million in retail ...
Apr 27, 2016, 11:04 am - Lottery News forum
Arkansas Lottery marks 5th anniversary
With over 150,000 Arkansas students awarded almost half a billion dollars in lottery-funded Academic Challenge Scholarships, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is celebrating five full years of big wins and big opportunities as an engine for higher education and an educated, higher-earning workforce.
Before that first ticket was bought at 12:01 a.m. on September 28, 2009, we could only guess at what this lottery could do for our state, Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Director Bishop Woosley said. ...
Oct 7, 2014, 9:25 am - Lottery News forum
Minnesota Lottery turns 25, shows off new logo
Includes video report
The Minnesota Lottery celebrated its 25th birthday Thursday with a splash of color. In fact, there were many splashes of color, courtesy of celebrity performance artist David Garibaldi.
The 32 year old finalist on the America's Got Talent program leapt onto a stage at Target Plaza before the noon Twins game and speed-painted the new Lottery logo on a black canvass in 5 minutes. The new logo features the iconic loon, but this loon has wings spread in flight.
It is t ...
Apr 19, 2014, 1:15 pm - Lottery News forum
Tennessee Lottery celebrates 10 years, unveils new logo
By Todd Northrop
The Tennessee Lottery celebrated 10 years in business in the Volunteer State by unveiling a new logo and announcing another record quarter.
The Lottery to-date has raised a total of more than $2.91 billion for education-related programs.
The corporation celebrated this milestone anniversary Tuesday with a short program at the Lottery's headquarters in Nashville.
During the program a new logo was unveiled and retailer partners with a Board Resolution were honored, and ...
Jan 22, 2014, 12:05 pm - Lottery News forum
Ohio Lottery to sell $30 ticket that offers a chance to win $10 million
To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the Ohio Lottery will debut a $30 instant scratch-off ticket on Thursday.
The ticket for 40th Anniversary Millions is the most expensive and offers the largest instant prize in Ohio Lottery history.
Five $10 million prizes and 35 $1 million prizes will be awarded.
The lottery began with the Buckeye 300, a weekly drawing. Today, it is operating racinos, is involved in multi-state lotteries and offers instant games, draw games, EZPLAY games, and KENO.
Jan 14, 2014, 10:17 am - Lottery News forum
Mother and son share bittersweet lottery win
At his mom's urging, a Manning, South Carolina, man bought a lottery ticket on the anniversary of his father's death. Winning $150,000 was bittersweet.
The winner declined to publicize his name but shared he will honor his late father by using the winnings to look after his mother.
The aptly named $150 Grand ticket was purchased at the Corner Food Stop on S. Boundary St. in Manning for $5.
As of August 19, one top prize of $150,000 remains in the $150 Grand game. Odds of winning the top ...
Aug 19, 2013, 12:25 pm - Lottery News forum
Maryland Lottery's 40th anniversary exhibit has couple recounting fond memories
Historical exhibit open to public through September
Includes video report
In 1973, a loaf of bread cost 27 cents, a postage stamp would set you back 8 cents and a gallon of gas sold for 45 cents. No wonder, then, that jaws dropped at reports of the new Maryland Lottery's plans to host a Millionaire Party on Jan. 31.
Lucky Lottery players Charles Buck and Pat Hofferbert of Rosedale joined 100 other hopeful players at that party 40 years ago and they still have the photos to prove it. The ...
Jul 2, 2013, 5:18 pm - Lottery News forum
New look for Florida Lottery
The Florida Lottery used its 25th anniversary to unveil a new logo on Monday, aiming to boost the $4.8 billion-a-year gaming system that is a major funding source for Florida's schools.
Lottery Secretary Cynthia O'Connell said the rebranding effort which includes a more energetic looking flamingo logo is targeted at keeping the online and scratch-off ticket games innovative and fresh.
But it is also about money.
The Lottery provides more than $1.3 billion a year for the education budge ...
Jan 8, 2013, 9:04 pm - Lottery News forum