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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

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