N.Y. Lottery debuts Sweet Million game Sept. 15
Tickets for the New York Lottery's newest game go on sale September 15.
Sweet Million is a lotto game in which players will choose 6 numbers from a pool of 40 (a 6/40 game). The top prize for matching all 6 numbers is $1 million cash.
The New York Lottery says, For only a dollar, Sweet Million provides the best chance to win a million dollars.
Drawings will be every Monday and Thursday at 9:30 p.m., starting Sept. 17. The winning numbers will be published at Lottery Post's New York Lot ...
Sep 2, 2009, 11:42 am - Lottery News forum
$333 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot increased
Rare mid-week increase spurred by massive sales
Mega Millions lottery players across the United States are pulling out the stops for tonights drawing, which now stands as the largest Mega Millions grand prize in 2 years.
Because of the frantic ticket sales rate, lottery officials revised the jackpot earlier today to a staggering $333 million, with a lump-sum cash option of $210.4 million.
It is the second-largest Mega Millions jackpot of all time or third-largest, if you count the $365 ...
Aug 28, 2009, 3:22 pm - Lottery News forum
Massive sales push Powerball lottery jackpot to $250M
Greater-than-expected sales prompt rare mid-week jackpot increase
The rush to buy tickets for a chance at Wednesday's $245 million Powerball jackpot has pushed the prize to $250 million.
The cash option is an estimated $124.8 million.
The current jackpot run-up began July 1 and has grown to $250 million through 14 consecutive drawings.
To play Powerball, players choose five numbers from 1 to 59 and one Powerball number from 1 to 39. Players can also ask for a quick pick, a set of num ...
Aug 18, 2009, 3:06 pm - Lottery News forum
Connecticut lottery players' prize claim period cut in half
From now on, Connecticut Lottery winners will have six months less time to claim their prizes, in a change expected to reap $6.1 million in unclaimed prize money for the cash-starved state government during the first year.
Effective Aug. 2, the Connecticut Lottery Corp. adopted a prize redemption period of 180 days, discarding the longtime claim period of 365 days.
Last year, $604 million in Connecticut Lottery winnings were awarded and $13 million went unclaimed, roughly in line with the ...
Aug 13, 2009, 1:05 am - Lottery News forum
New Colorado Lottery scratch game offers 'best chance of winning ever'
The Colorado Lottery has launched a new $20 Scratch game that provides players with the best odds of winning ever offered by the Lottery.
The overall probability of winning any prize in the new $18 Million Money Machine is 1 in 2.7 better than any other Lottery game offered in the state.
As its name suggests, $18 Million Money Machine is packed with $18 million in prizes, including 15, $50,000 top prizes.
For $20, our players will be getting a pretty good shot at winning, said Colorado ...
Aug 10, 2009, 5:58 pm - Lottery News forum
Maryland Lottery's Green Ball promotion adds bonus drawings
The Maryland Lottery's Green Ball Double Draw promotion was triggered three times this past weekend, paying out hundreds of thousands of dollars in extra prize money to players of the Pick 3 game.
The green ball appeared during Saturday's midday drawing and during both the midday and evening drawing on Sunday, paying out an additional $310,595 in winnings for Pick 3 players.
Since the promotion's start on July 20, seven green balls have been drawn, resulting in $730,800 in additional Pick ...
Aug 4, 2009, 4:15 pm - Lottery News forum
Titans, Tenn. Lottery team up for new instant game
Count the Titans among the NFL teams partnering with state lotteries.
The Titans and the Tennessee Lottery will announce their partnership today. The deal gives lottery players an opportunity to win prizes including season tickets, cash up to $100,000 and team memorabilia.
The NFL began allowing its teams to partner with state lotteries in May.
The Titans logo will be featured on the instant scratch-off tickets. The blue and red instant ticket, which features 15 Titan helmets, offers a ...
Jul 31, 2009, 11:51 am - Lottery News forum
Canada's Lotto Max game to begin in Sept.
Replaces the retiring Super 7 game
First drawing Friday, Sept. 25
Canada lottery players will have the opportunity to play a new nation-wide game starting in September.
Lotto Max tickets go on sale at lottery retailers throughout the country starting Sept. 19, 2009, with the first drawing held on Friday, Sept. 25, 2009.
The new multi-province game, which replaces the retiring Super 7 game, will offer additional $1 million prizes once the jackpot reaches $50 million. Like Super 7, Lot ...
Jul 30, 2009, 7:37 pm - Lottery News forum
Ontario Lottery recalls 92 tickets
Attention Ontario lottery players: check your tickets but not for a winner. You may be holding a bogus entry that can't win a prize.
It's not a huge amount of tickets but there's another new controversy surrounding the beleaguered Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. The OLG has been forced to issue a public notice about a recall of 92 tickets sold over a wide area of the province. The reason? They have the wrong date on them.
The tickets in question center on a series of the organizati ...
Apr 22, 2009, 5:54 pm - Lottery News forum
N.Y. Lottery posts record sales
Lottery posts small gains in traditional lottery games; higher sales but lower profits in video gaming
The New York Lottery is feeling lucky despite the woes of the economy.
According to Director Gordon Mendecina, the New York Lottery sold $7.66 billion in lottery tickets in the last fiscal year. $2.54 billion of that went to education, and another four billion dollars was given away as prizes to lucky winners.
NY Lottery divides its revenue into traditional lottery (jackpot games and s ...
Apr 14, 2009, 10:36 am - Lottery News forum