N.H. Lottery cancels proposed online game
The New Hampshire Lottery Commission announced Tuesday it is abandoning a proposed new online, interactive game and shifting its focus to the state's current games, especially instant scratch tickets.
Charles McIntyre, the lottery's executive director, said the commission will cancel efforts to launch PlayNowNH because the game would not be a strong revenue producer.
It was my belief that the game would have produced modest revenue, McIntyre said in a statement. In light of our other chal ...
Aug 17, 2010, 11:29 pm - Lottery News forum
Pennsylvania Lottery announces Match 6 Lotto will return in June
Returning game will replace Mix Match on Monday, Thursday evenings
Next week, the Pennsylvania Lottery will bring back Match 6 lotto, a $2 terminal-based game offering a starting jackpot of $500,000 and four ways to win on each ticket.
Match 6 will replace Mix Match in the Pennsylvania Lottery's Monday and Thursday evening drawing shows at 6:59 p.m. Match 6 tickets go on sale Tuesday, June 1, and the first drawing will be Thursday, June 3.
Many of our players and retailers were disappo ...
May 28, 2010, 8:09 am - Lottery News forum
California Lottery cancels 'Millionaire' TV show
The television game show that made Snow White a multimillionaire is going off the air.
California Lottery officials are canceling the lottery's weekly Make Me a Millionaire game, citing poor ratings. The last episode is July 3.
Launched in January 2009, Make Me a Millionaire was supposed to be a lively, entertaining promotion for the state lottery. It replaced The Big Spin program, which lasted for more than 20 years.
Last August, Natalie Marston, 22, who plays Snow White at Disneyland, ...
May 5, 2010, 8:57 am - Lottery News forum
Pa. Lottery to pull the plug on Super 7
Pennsylvania Lottery officials announced the final drawing for Super 7 will be later this month, but it doesn't seem like players will miss the game.
Officials cite higher jackpots in the Mega Millions drawing as the decision to cancel the Super 7 game. The last chance for Pennsylvania residents to play will be April 27.
Super 7 was successful for the past year, Pennsylvania Lottery Deputy Press Secretary Kirstin Alvanitakis said, but people are more interested in games with bigger jackpot ...
Apr 15, 2010, 7:46 am - Lottery News forum
S.C. Lottery ending MegaMatch 6 game
To avoid confusion with Mega Millions
The South Carolina Education Lottery (SCEL) announced MegaMatch 6 will end with the Tuesday, December 29 drawing.
The MegaMatch 6 rolling jackpot game has enjoyed a successful run for nearly two years, generating more than $24 million in sales and over $16 million in prizes.
MegaMatch 6 has been a vital part of our family of games, said Paula Harper Bethea, SCEL's Executive Director. These games are fun but are primarily designed to raise money for ...
Dec 3, 2009, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum
Canada's Lotto Max game to begin in Sept.
Replaces the retiring Super 7 game
First drawing Friday, Sept. 25
Canada lottery players will have the opportunity to play a new nation-wide game starting in September.
Lotto Max tickets go on sale at lottery retailers throughout the country starting Sept. 19, 2009, with the first drawing held on Friday, Sept. 25, 2009.
The new multi-province game, which replaces the retiring Super 7 game, will offer additional $1 million prizes once the jackpot reaches $50 million. Like Super 7, Lot ...
Jul 30, 2009, 7:37 pm - Lottery News forum
Missouri Lottery sold tickets after game ended
Players to get refunds if they saved their tickets
The Missouri Lottery blundered Monday when it ended one numbers game and launched another, but will correct their mistake for players who saved their game tickets.
A total of 473 people were able to buy lottery tickets for the Show Me 5 Paydown game on Monday, even though the game's final drawing was held Sunday evening.
On Monday, the Missouri Lottery replaced its twice-daily Show Me 5 Paydown game with Show Me Cash, a similar Pick 5-s ...
Sep 10, 2008, 12:04 pm - Lottery News forum
Missouri Lottery changing games Monday
Missouri Lottery players will get a new numbers game Monday, but also lose one.
Show Me Cash, a daily on-line drawing, is set to begin Monday when the twice-daily and struggling Show Me 5 Paydown game goes out of business.
Lottery spokesman Gary Gonder said the new Pick 5-style game would offer players bigger jackpots and better odds of winning.
The top prize in every Paydown drawing was a tax-free, lump sum $50,000. But if no player won that prize, cash trickled down to increase the a ...
Sep 6, 2008, 2:54 pm - Lottery News forum
N.M. Lottery approves raffle, ends game, and hires new vendor
The New Mexico Lottery's board of directors was busy yesterday, approving a new raffle-style game for later this year, canceling the unique 4 this way 4-digit game, and ending an 11-year relationship with its current equipment and services vendor.
Finishing a two-year process to analyze its business needs, identify revenue growth opportunities and evaluate vendor capabilities, the New Mexico Lottery yesterday selected Intralot to provide a computerized gaming system, communications network ...
Jul 27, 2007, 8:22 pm - Lottery News forum
Iowa Lottery discontinues five scratch games
The Iowa Lottery is officially ending five instant-scratch games and players have until September to claim prizes in them.
The lottery has announced the end of the Crazy 8's Bingo, Wild Crossword (Confetti), Blackjack (orange) , 4's Galore and Only at the Fair scratch games. Players have until the close of business on Sept. 24, 2007, to claim prizes in them.
Players may visit the Iowa Lottery at 2323 Grand Ave. in Des Moines or go to one of the lottery's regional offices in Counc ...
Jun 27, 2007, 9:20 am - Lottery News forum