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Indiana Lottery finds $13,000 mistake
Data entry error. Winning Hoosier Lottery tickets totaling $12,935 may have been mistaken for non-winning tickets after two drawings this summer because of a data entry error, the lottery said Wednesday. The mistake concerns ticket holders with 4 of 6 or 5 of 6 winning numbers in the Hoosier Lotto drawings of June 23 and Aug. 8. The error means that some of those tickets would have shown as non-winning entries when presented for redemption. This error occurred when the vendor ent ...
Aug 30, 2007, 12:23 am - Lottery News forum

Acting director named for New York Lottery
A former deputy director of the New York Lottery has been named acting director of the organization. Gurney replaces Robert McLaughlin, who served as Director of the New York Lottery from November, 2006 to August, 2007. Mr. McLaughlin recently accepted a position in the private sector, according to lottery officials. Gurney has worked at the lottery since 1998, and was most recently director of operations and administration in addition to being deputy director. His areas of responsibilit ...
Aug 12, 2007, 8:36 am - Lottery News forum

Tennessee Lottery threatens to go computerized
Web site press release reveals plan is it a trial balloon or just bad news? By Todd Northrop Tennessee Lottery issued a statement on their web site that threatens to bring unpopular computerized drawings to the state. The upstart lottery, which in relative terms is still attempting to gain solid footing in the industry, made the announcement despite numerous player polls showing mistrust and discontent with the faux drawings. The lottery claims computerized drawings are exciting , al ...
Jul 16, 2007, 5:25 pm - Lottery News forum

Kentucky Lottery raffle drawing date set
The Kentucky Lottery raffle game named after the date it was to be drawn on is now set to take place about a month later. Several state lotteries in the United States used the perceived lucky digits in the date 7/7/07 to hold special drawings and promotions on that day. The Kentucky Lottery promoted a special raffle drawing created for the date, calling the game Lucky 7's . As the date approached, it became apparent that ticket sales for the raffle were not high enough to support the d ...
Jul 13, 2007, 10:17 pm - Lottery News forum

Kansas Lottery sets sales record
The Kansas Lottery hits the jackpot itself record sales are recorded for the fiscal year ended June 30th. Lottery officials report sales of nearly $241 million. That's up two percent from the previous year, which also showed record sales. Some $71 million will go into state coffers, the highest transfer in a single year since Lottery sales began in 1987. Kansas Lottery director Ed Van Petten cited the success of the lottery's first $20 scratch ticket and Kansas-themed tickets promoting b ...
Jul 11, 2007, 1:29 pm - Lottery News forum

N.C. Lottery Millionaire Raffle sells out
If you haven't gotten a North Carolina Lottery raffle ticket, you're out of luck. Less than a week before the Fourth of July drawing, the state sold out of its entire stock of Sizzlin' Millionaire Raffle tickets. Instead of selling paper tickets from a roll, retailers sold 500,000 numbers through the lottery's computer network. With four grand prizes of $1 million, a $20 ticket will carry a 1 in 125,000 chance of winning the top prize. For comparison, the odds of buying a winning mult ...
Jul 3, 2007, 6:27 pm - Lottery News forum

Kentucky Lottery Lucky 7's raffle draw delayed
The drawing date for the Kentucky Lottery's latest raffle-style game is being postponed due to slower than expected ticket sales. Dubbed the Lucky 7's Raffle, the winning numbers were set to be drawn and then announced on July 7th (7-7-07). As of July 1st, there were still 305,730 of the game's 500,000 tickets remaining. With only 39% of the overall tickets sold, Kentucky Lottery officials decided to push back the draw date to allow players more time to purchase tickets. There were seve ...
Jul 3, 2007, 6:01 pm - Lottery News forum

Lottery results cell phone service is first of its kind
txtGroups and Lottery Post Team Up to Provide Text Message Lottery Results txtGroups, Inc. and Lottery Post announced today that they are joining forces to provide instant lottery results to North American SMS subscribers. The new cell phone text messaging service, called Lottery Results Mobile Alerts, covers every lottery game played in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and United Kingdom. Other worldwide lottery games will be added soon. Anyone with a cell phone can sign up f ...
Feb 26, 2007, 11:41 am - Lottery News forum

Pennsylvania Lottery Chosen to Host 2008 International Conference
Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell Thursday announced that the Pennsylvania Lottery has been selected to host the annual conference and trade show for the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) in September 2008.The conference will be held in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania has the finest lottery operation in the country, and this conference will give us a chance to showcase its many successes while giving visitors a glimpse of the beauty and vitality of Pennsylvani ...
Sep 30, 2005, 9:27 am - Lottery News forum

California's lottery retailer of the month is small family-owned store
A relatively small Vallejo, California family business in a diminutive strip mall beat out more than 18,000 stores of all sizes to be named California's State Lottery Retailer of the Month for March.A ceremony was held at Vallejo's Market Town Liquor Deli on Tuesday.The accomplishment is remarkable considering Market Town's size, said Lance De Anda, a lottery official. The store has generated $4 million in lottery sales and contributed $1.5 million to public education since going into business ...
Feb 23, 2005, 2:39 pm - Lottery News forum