Lottery Post featured by Microsoft in technology showcase
ASP.NET AJAX technology powers site's success
Lottery Post, the world's largest community of lottery players, is featured starting today on a Microsoft online publication that highlights important web sites using Microsoft's AJAX technology.
Included in the showcase listing is an extensive interview with Todd Northrop, owner and creator of Lottery Post.
(The showcase is located at http://www.asp.net/ajax/showcase/)
This is a big day for Lottery Post and its members, said Northrop. ...
Oct 31, 2007, 10:17 pm - Lottery News forum
Texas Lottery joins missing seniors program
The Texas Lottery Commission in September joined the newly-opened Silver Alert Network, which assists efforts by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to find missing senior citizens.
The Texas Lottery Commission is working in conjunction with the Division of Emergency Management at the DPS, the state agency tasked by Governor Rick Perry with implementing the Amber Alert Network in Texas.
The Texas Lottery is now issuing alerts at the 16,000-plus Lottery retail locations on LED screens and ...
Oct 22, 2007, 8:12 am - Lottery News forum
Iowa Lottery planning first ever raffle
They're used by all sorts of groups to raise money, and now the Iowa Lottery is preparing to launch its first ever raffle, joining several other state lotteries across the nation that have done the same.
Lottery spokeswoman, Mary Neubauer, says the lottery has been considering a raffle for some time.
Neubauer says the raffles offered in other states and have done exceedingly well, and the Iowa Lottery has been trying to figure out how to fit the raffle in with its other games.
Sep 12, 2007, 3:44 pm - Lottery News forum
Illinois Lottery will give away a million bucks on TV
Viewers at home can win $10,000 through a text messaging contest
The Illinois Lottery will be reaching out to people throughout the state when it televises its finale game show later this month.
On Sept. 22, at 12:30 p.m. CST, the Illinois Lottery will celebrate its Million Dollar Summer promotion by awarding 16 second-chance players at least $50,000, with one lucky player winning the $1 million grand prize.
WLS-TV (ABC 7 Chicago) will televise the finale and feature 190 North corre ...
Sep 7, 2007, 10:52 pm - Lottery News forum
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