MUSL to debut new Powerball Draw Show
Organization considers future of lottery industry in wake of pandemic
By Kate Northrop
As businesses across every industry have been adapting to survive amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) is taking a look at their own business practices to chart out their latest approach for keeping the Powerball game in the minds of lottery players across the nation.
One of their upcoming ventures includes a new Powerball Draw Show, a refreshed and modern rehash of ...
Sep 1, 2020, 8:17 am - Lottery News forum
A reporter won the lottery and quit her job, live on air — only to find the payout was about $5,500
A Spanish television reporter appeared to celebrate and quit her job on live television after realizing she had a winning El Gordo lottery ticket. It was a decision for which she would later apologize.
On Sunday, Valencia community journalist Natalia Escudero was covering Spain's annual Christmas lottery, called El Gordo (The Fat One), when she found out that she was also a winner.
The state-run lottery is the world's richest draw, boasting 2.24 billion euros (about $2.43 billion) in prize ...
Dec 26, 2019, 8:31 pm - Lottery News forum
NC grandmother wins $350,000 in lottery's first Big Spin event
Includes video report
Julia Earp of Wilmington, North Carolina, is the first player to spin the lottery's Big Spin prize wheel and win $350,000, according to the NC Education Lottery.
She spun the wheel Tuesday during a live event in Raleigh.
I figured no matter what I won, I'd be tickled with what I got, Earp said. I came out with more than I had when I came in, so this is amazing!
The grandmother of eight said she's a big game show fan and developed a strategy of how to spin the ...
Oct 23, 2019, 8:28 am - Lottery News forum
HGTV's 'My Lottery Dream Home' Season 5 premiere wins record ratings
By Todd Northrop
The Season 5 premiere of HGTV's My Lottery Dream Home just scored the series' best Nielsen numbers ever, hauling in 3.3 million total viewers and a 0.85 rating among adults 25-54.
You could say Host David Bromstad has hit the jackpot.
Episode 501 of My Lottery Dream Home, which premiered on Friday, Sept. 21 from 9-9:30 p.m., was the No. 3 cable show in the time slot in the all-important demographic.
The evening ended up being HGTV's highest-rated Friday night in the ...
Sep 26, 2018, 8:12 pm - Lottery News forum
College students audition to become a Lottery announcer
Nine students from several Rhode Island colleges gathered at Twin River Casino Wednesday night to audition for jobs reading the Daily Numbers and Wild Money numbers for the Rhode Island Lottery.
Although the Lottery numbers are broadcast on Channel 12, they're read inside a small glass-enclosed studio at Twin River, just off a busy casino floor.
It's one thing to practice in front of a mirror and it's another to be in front of a real camera, said Jahnna Burke, a 21-year-old URI student wh ...
Apr 27, 2017, 3:12 pm - Lottery News forum
Michigan Lottery apologizes for costly game gaffe
Includes video report
When it comes to live TV, mistakes can and will happen. Remember this year's Academy Awards when the wrong film was announced for Best Picture?
So it might not come as a surprise that Michigan Lottery Public Relations Director Jeff Holyfield was feeling a little like the Warren Beatty of lottery drawings Tuesday.
Well, thank heavens it wasn't that bad, Holyfield said, laughing at the comparison.
A technical error during Monday night's Michigan Daily 3 and Daily ...
Mar 15, 2017, 8:52 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner who spent $20M on boyfriend's bail money to appear on 'Fix My Life' series
A North Carolina woman who spent part of her $188 million lottery jackpot bailing her boyfriend out of jail is due to appear on a Fix My Life reality series.
Marie Holmes, who won a $188 Powerball jackpot in 2015, made headlines when she spent more than $20 million of her newfound fortune bailing her boyfriend, Lamar Hot Sauce McDow, out of jail on multiple occasions.
The Oprah Winfrey Network announced Holmes is slated to appear on Iyanla: Fix My Life in September. The network said Holmes ...
Aug 24, 2016, 6:07 pm - Lottery News forum
Ohio Lottery's Cash Explosion Show wildly popular after 29 years
Twenty-nine years after it launched, the Ohio Lottery's Cash Explosion show remains must-see TV for thousands of Ohioans, who turn in every Saturday evening to watch ordinary folks jump, cry and scream over winning tens of thousands of dollars.
The attraction is easy; it takes no skill to be chosen to appear on the slightly corny show or to win just a lot of luck. Every contestant walks away with about $10,000.
Like Cindy Feasel, who always wanted to swim with dolphins. Now, with a $50,000 ...
Feb 16, 2016, 9:29 am - Lottery News forum
S.C. Lottery to honor two winning sets of Pick 3 numbers
The South Carolina Education Lottery says it will honor two sets of winning numbers for Friday night's Pick 3 drawing.
During the broadcast of the lottery drawing at 6:59 p.m. on December 18, the numbers 6-2-0 were announced, and those numbers were put up on the screen. However, a short time later, the lottery's independent auditor released the numbers as 9-2-0, and those results were put on the lottery's website and distributed to the public.
The lottery now says the 6-2-0 were incorrectl ...
Dec 22, 2015, 9:18 am - Lottery News forum
'Daily Show' knocks Illinois for shortchanging lottery winners during budget battle
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The ongoing budget impasse in Illinois was under the heat of the national spotlight this week when the 'Daily Show' took a jab at the state for its treatment of lottery winners during the stalemate.
One of the show's correspondents Jordan Klepper headed to central Illinois to speak with Danny Chasteen and Susan Rick, who have won $250,000 in the Illinois lottery, but have yet to receive their winnings. The lottery is not paying individuals who have won more than $600 ...
Oct 25, 2015, 9:36 am - Lottery News forum