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
Michigan Lottery to offer less-pricey raffle
Paying heed to tough economic times, new Lucky 7 offers players $10 chances at winning up to $700K
Responding to tough economic times, the Michigan Lottery is launching its latest raffle game and you won't see a $50 ticket price, or a $2 million top prize.
Tickets for the raffle, Lucky 7s, go on sale Monday for $10 each. The top prize is $700,000, the first time in the two-year history of the raffles that it will fall below the $1 million mark.
We have a lot of players who really like ...
Feb 25, 2009, 8:37 am - Lottery News forum
Illinois Lottery awards $105M ad contract
Energy BBDO awarded multi-year contract worth $105 million
The Illinois Lottery announced Thursday that it has awarded Energy BBDO its $105 million general market advertising contract.
Energy BBDO, along with Omnicom partners OMD and The Integer Group, will assist Lottery with strategic planning, media planning and buying, creative development and production, promotion, Web development and other marketing communication endeavors.
The Illinois Department of Revenue put out a request for ...
Jan 23, 2009, 1:12 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery Post member subject of new motion picture
'Infringed' opens in theaters early 2009
Known at Lottery Post as Jim695, Jim Grimes lived a story compelling enough for the silver screen
As the producer of director Neil LaBute's award-winning In the Company of Men and other features, Fort Wayne filmmaker Mark Archer knows a good story when he sees one.
He knows Jim Grimes' story is a good one and will soon be telling it on the big screen.
I don't think 'Infringed' will make it into many film festivals. I'm in the super-minority i ...
Oct 29, 2008, 11:48 am - Lottery News forum
Missouri Pick 3 players get bonus drawing
A special promotion is giving Missouri Lottery Pick 3 players a shot at doubling their chances of winning cash in the Midday drawing.
From Oct. 19 through Nov. 15, the Lottery will draw the winning Pick 3 numbers along with a second drawing from among three white balls and one orange ball. If the orange ball is drawn, the Lottery will draw a bonus set of Pick 3 numbers, giving players a second chance to win cash to win from the same ticket purchase.
Even though there are no balls utilized ...
Oct 15, 2008, 7:00 pm - Lottery News forum
Powerball multi-state lottery game to change rules
Changes to coincide with addition of Florida in January; Jackpots to start at $20 million
Powerball, arguably the world's best known jackpot lottery game, will be making changes to the game with the addition of Florida in January.
The multi-state game will add some white ball numbers and will remove some red ball numbers, to accomodate the increase in number of players once Florida joins the game. If the number matrix is not changed, the jackpot would be hit too often, and it would not re ...
Aug 12, 2008, 9:57 pm - Lottery News forum
Illinois Lottery gives players a second chance
Non-winning tickets can be replayed for a chance to win $1 million
To launch its Replay for Riches summer promotion, the Illinois Lottery invited people across the state of Illinois to share one moment in their lives that deserved a second chance.
A camera crew set to the streets and talked to nearly 100 people about their second chance moments. Some responses included:
I would have called the guy that gave me his number. I wouldn't have re-gifted. I received a little mug and the ...
Jun 4, 2008, 1:06 pm - Lottery News forum
Powerball 10x promotion starts Wednesday
Starting Wednesday, April 2, 2008, all Powerball states will be offering Powerball players the chance to multiply non-jackpot prizes by 10.
During April, the game's Power Play feature, which multiplies non-jackpot prizes between two and five times, depending on the Power Play number drawn, will include a multiplier of 10.
If 10 were drawn as that evening's multiplier, a player holding a $200,000 prize-winning ticket for that specific drawing would win $2 million if the wager includes Powe ...
Mar 31, 2008, 1:58 pm - Lottery News forum
Iowa Lottery requires winners to sign tickets
On the heels of a similar announcement from the Ontario Lottery, the Iowa Lottery has imposed a new rule aimed at reducing the possibility of retailer fraud.
Starting March 15, 2008, Iowa retailers will only be able to check and cash lottery tickets if they have first been signed by the ticketholder.
The lottery also reinforced that players are responsible for the accuracy of their tickets before leaving the store, and for determining if their ticket is a winner.
Under current rules, re ...
Mar 10, 2008, 10:24 am - Lottery News forum
N.Y. Lottery searching for new draw talent
Updated: 1:38 PM
Maybe you could be the next lottery queen.
The New York Lottery is looking for some new faces to join Yolanda Vega, Marissa Rodriguez and Sarah Pingel as a highly visible member of the Lottery's draw team.
Those chosen for the jobs, which are civil service positions, will complement the existing team, not replace it.
In addition to handling the drawings, which take place several times each day and 364 days per year, the Lottery talent travels the state to take part i ...
Mar 5, 2008, 9:29 am - Lottery News forum