Louisiana Lottery making changes to Lotto game in August
Multi-draw ticket purchases to be limited in run-up to first drawing of new format
By Todd Northrop
For just the fourth time in the Louisiana Lottery's 28-year history, the state's flagship Lotto game is being changed in August.
The biggest change lottery players may notice is that the game's minimum starting jackpot has been doubled to $500,000. A large jackpot is important when trying attract current and new players to buy a ticket.
There will be more to love about Lotto this summ ...
May 22, 2020, 11:42 am - Lottery News forum
Texas Lottery to reopen claims centers June 1
Claims initially to be processed by appointment only
The Texas Lottery Commission plans to reopen all 16 claim centers around the state on Monday, June 1, 2020. Claims will be processed by appointment only and recommended safety and cleaning guidelines will be followed.
The claim centers will operate under this method for an undetermined period of time and until further notice. Details on how to schedule an appointment, as well as safety precautions to be put in place, will be announced at ...
May 15, 2020, 11:39 am - Lottery News forum
Mega Millions to adjust starting jackpot amount, eliminate minimum increases
The Mega Millions Consortium announced today that in response to flagging sales due to the COVID-19 response, the multi-state lottery game's starting jackpot has been lowered and the amounts of subsequent starting jackpots and jackpot increases will be determined on a drawing-by-drawing basis.
The advertised Mega Millions jackpot for tonight's drawing is a guaranteed $121 million. If the jackpot is won, it will reset to a guaranteed $20 million for the next drawing on Tuesday. If there is no ...
Apr 3, 2020, 3:33 pm - Lottery News forum
Powerball to lower jackpot starting point and increases due to plunge in sales
Coronavirus strikes again
Today the Powerball Product Group announced it is making changes to the multi-state lottery game's jackpot due to sagging sales caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Following the next grand prize win, Powerball's starting jackpot will reset to a guaranteed $20 million (annuity) with minimum roll increases of $2 million between drawings.
Previously the starting point was $40 million, with guaranteed $10 million increases between drawings that did not produce a ja ...
Mar 25, 2020, 5:57 pm - Lottery News forum
Coronavirus begins to impact lottery industry
But state lotteries are not doing enough to communicate with players
By Todd Northrop
Every aspect of life in America has been impacted by the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), including the lottery.
Although most lotteries continue to operate their drawings normally, some aspects of the games that require people to gather in one place have been shut down.
Claim centers are one such area. Illinois and South Carolina claim centers have closed completely, allowing for only claims b ...
Mar 17, 2020, 9:24 am - Lottery News forum
7-Eleven stores to begin selling Oklahoma lottery tickets
If you're hoping to strike it rich, you will soon have another option to try your luck with the Oklahoma Lottery.
On Tuesday, 7-Eleven announced that it will begin offering Oklahoma Lottery products beginning at 6 a.m. on Feb. 24.
All lottery sales will be conducted on self-serve kiosks, which will be located at every 7-Eleven location. The self-service machines will be able to provide every product the lottery offers and have the ability to cash all tickets up to $600.
Selling tickets ...
Feb 20, 2020, 11:19 am - Lottery News forum
Arkansas Lottery plans boost in Natural State Jackpot to celebrate 10-year anniversary
To celebrate its 10-year anniversary, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is planning a big boost in the Natural State Jackpot (NSJ) if it reaches $150,000 this week. The jackpot will jump to $200,000 Friday rather than its normal $150,000 if it hasn't been hit by then. The jackpot stands at $140,000 for Tuesday's drawing.
The Natural State Jackpot is exclusive to Arkansas. Drawings are held Monday through Saturday at 8 p.m. CST. The jackpot starts at $50,000 and increases by $5,000 every draw u ...
Feb 19, 2020, 6:48 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery Post can now 'speak' lottery results
Popular lottery website adds exclusive new feature
By Todd Northrop
Speednet Group, a leading lottery technology company, today announced a new voice synthesis feature for the Lottery Post website that can speak the winning numbers at the tap of a button.
The new feature the first of its kind among all major lottery websites is not just a handy aid for having the numbers read aloud, but critical for people with eyesight deficiencies, as well as conditions such as dyslexia. It is immedia ...
Jan 26, 2020, 6:45 pm - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery president and CEO set to retire
In today's meeting of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation's board of directors, Lottery President and CEO Tom Delacenserie announced his retirement effective March 6.
Delacenserie, who turns 72 years old this year, assumed the top job in May 2017. Sales from FY17 through FY19 rose from $1,000,501,000 to $1,129,655,000, a $129.1 million (12.9%) increase during his tenure.
We've accomplished a tremendous amount in the last two and a half years, Delacenserie said. We strengthened our brand by c ...
Jan 24, 2020, 12:30 pm - Lottery News forum
Georgia Lottery launches new Cash Pop draw game
Match only one number and win
The holiday season is getting even more festive with the launch of a new Georgia Lottery draw game. Starting Sunday, Dec. 8, the new Cash Pop game will offer players a chance to win cash prizes up to $1,250 five times a day, every day by matching just one number.
Cash Pop is the first new Georgia Lottery game to be available at both retail and through iLottery channels.
We are laser-focused on our mission to maximize revenues for HOPE and Pre-K, Georgia Lo ...
Dec 7, 2019, 8:08 am - Lottery News forum