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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

Lottery Post announces Lottery Results Gadget for Windows Vista
First-of-its-kind software hailed as must-have for every lottery player' Lottery Post announced today the release of the Lottery Results Gadget for Windows Vista, which for the first time delivers virtually real-time lottery results directly to individuals' Windows desktops worldwide. The new software operates inside the Windows Vista Sidebar as a small but highly functional lottery results monitor, capable of being customized and moved to the user's desire. When new lottery results are a ...
Nov 1, 2007, 11:49 am - Lottery News forum

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. Neubau ...
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