Virginia Lottery's new in-state game awards $1 million, taxes paid
$1,000,000 Money Ball game being retired
Wouldn't it be nice if you won some money, and you received a bonus to pay the taxes on your windfall? That's the idea behind the Virginia's Lottery's newest game, Bank a Million.
The top prize in this new draw game is $1 million, but winners of that prize receive something extra. The top prize amount is calculated so that winners actually receive $1 million after the federal and state tax-withholdings. In other words, winners get to actually bank a ...
Aug 24, 2015, 8:53 am - Lottery News forum
Minnesota Lottery to change policy after 6 major unclaimed prizes this year
Officials with the Minnesota State Lottery said Wednesday they are changing their policy on information for winning lottery tickets after as many as six major prizes this year have gone unclaimed.
Lottery officials said, effective immediately, they will disclose the name, address and city of the business where a winning lottery ticket is sold. In the past, the lottery has only released the county in which the ticket was sold.
The new policy applies to six unclaimed prizes that amount to a ...
Jul 2, 2015, 8:46 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery Post moves to total encryption
All 2 million+ pages of website now secured by SSL encryption
By Todd Northrop
As of June 26, 2015, Lottery Post is serving all of its pages over SSL encryption.
Previously, security-critical portions of the website, such as the Log In page and the password change page, were protected by SSL encryption, but the remainder of the site was transmitted over normal, non-encrypted HTTP communications.
To make the transition to all-SSL connections, the website is currently redirecting all n ...
Jun 26, 2015, 9:42 am - Lottery News forum
New mobile app finds nearest lottery retailers
'Lottery Places' supported on all major mobile devices
For the first time lottery players have a simple way to find a store to buy lottery tickets no matter where they are.
Lottery Places, a new mobile app available on iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone, finds your current location and instantly displays the nearest lottery retailers.
As the on-screen map is panned and zoomed with common gestures, additional lottery retailers are found and displayed in real-time. Touching a retailer rev ...
Jun 17, 2015, 6:58 am - Lottery News forum
Tonight's Ireland Lotto draw cancelled because of network failure
Tonight's Ireland Lotto jackpot may be 10 million but National Lottery machines around the country aren't keen on it being won they've been out of commission since this morning.
The Ireland National Lottery has now confirmed that tonight's draw has been cancelled.
In a statement, it said:
The National Lottery can confirm that there were technical problems this morning following a service outage related to the 3G telecommunications infrastructure provided by Telef nica. This incident af ...
Feb 4, 2015, 4:07 pm - Lottery News forum
Arizona Lottery retires gold miner logo
The Arizona Lottery announced the retirement of the logo last week, spokeswoman Karen Bach said.
In its place, the lottery's marketing agency, LaneTerralever, has designed a logo featuring a more contemporary style that conveys the fun, entertaining nature of the brand, Bach said.
In place of a spry, bearded prospector kicking up his heels with a pick in one hand and a levitating piece of gold in the other, the Arizona Lottery has opted for a more adult-looking logo featuring cursive writi ...
Nov 7, 2014, 6:01 pm - Lottery News forum
Texas Lottery Director joins Lottery Industry Hall of Fame
Public Gaming Research Institute has inducted Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery, to its Lottery Industry Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony took place at the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries conference in Atlantic City.
I want to congratulate Executive Director Grief for his much-deserved honor, said J. Winston Krause, chairman of the Texas Lottery Commission. Gary's knowledge, experience and leadership are key elements to the continued success ...
Oct 8, 2014, 4:25 pm - Lottery News forum
New Mexico Lottery unveils new logo
The New Mexico Lottery unveiled a new, streamlined logo today, saying it's necessary to be recognizable on social media.
Our new logo keeps the iconic roadrunner because the bird is so important to the image of both the state and the lottery, said New Mexico Lottery CEO David Barden.
In the new interpretation, the roadrunner logo has been fine-tuned for digital media, an environment that didn't exist when the lottery was created 18 years ago.
We're entering a new era of great new game ...
Aug 6, 2014, 10:28 pm - Lottery News forum
Maryland lets problem gamblers exclude themselves from lottery
Individuals on voluntary list must forfeit winnings
Maryland has become the third state to offer a voluntary system to restrict the ability to play the lottery, officials announced Tuesday.
The program is an expansion of the casino exclusion program launched in 2011, several months after Maryland's first casino opened. People on that list agree to be cited for trespassing if found in one of the state's casinos.
Once signed up for the lottery exclusion list, a person is required to forfe ...
May 22, 2013, 7:17 am - Lottery News forum
Arkansas Lottery director appeals to state legislature to reject pending bill
Restrictive measure will drastically reduce prizes, cut revenue, director says
Statement from Bishop Woosley, Director, Arkansas Lottery Commission
Friday afternoon, HB 2263 will be presented to the House Rules committee at the Capitol. HB2263 mandates that 25% of total lottery proceeds be used to fund college scholarships. The Arkansas Lottery Commission (ALC) strongly opposes this bill because of the immediate and detrimental effect it will have on lottery ticket sales, revenues paid ...
Apr 11, 2013, 7:22 pm - Lottery News forum