Ontario Lottery nixes Bingo scratch tickets
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has hired outside auditors and is working with the printer, as it investigates a complaint that winning cards on two editions of a Super Bingo game could be identified without scratching them, a spokesperson has confirmed.
In the meantime, the corporation has recalled more than one million of the scratch-and-win games and will destroy them, according to OLGC spokesperson Don Pister, who noted 19.5 million game cards had been printed. They were dis ...
Mar 22, 2007, 9:15 am - Lottery News forum
Washington Lottery's Quinto game to end in March
Lottery players who love Quinto have until March 17 to play the card-themed draw game, Washington's Lottery announced Thursday.
The game is ending partially because customers have asked for different games, Chris Liu, the lottery director, said in a statement.
We always look for new and exciting ways to bring Washington more chances to win and give more players a winning experience, he said.
People can buy tickets for Quinto until 7:45 p.m. on that Saturday for the drawing, which wil ...
Feb 25, 2007, 5:42 am - Lottery News forum
Penn. Lottery introduces new 'Mix & Match' game
The Pennsylvania Lottery will introduce a new lotto game next week, Mix Match, offering better odds than any of the state's other numbers games, more ways to win, and a cash jackpot that begins at $50,000.
Mix Match tickets go on sale Tuesday, Jan. 23, and the first drawing will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25. Mix Match drawings will be conducted every Monday and Thursday evening with The Daily Number, Big 4 and Cash 5 drawings.
Mix Match is a great new game with ...
Jan 19, 2007, 9:50 am - Lottery News forum
Ohio Lottery to ditch Lot 'O Play game over lack of interest
...or maybe over a lack 'O good name?
The bingo-style Lot 'O Play game that the Ohio Lottery launched slightly more than a year ago will disappear Jan. 20 after a long struggle to win the hearts of players.
In its place, Classic Lotto, a more traditional and preferred game of chance, will debut Jan. 21, lottery officials said.
Lot 'O Play didn't catch on, and it's not what our players wanted, said Mardele Cohen, a spokeswoman for the Ohio Lottery.
Lot 'O Play, which replaced th ...
Dec 20, 2006, 1:24 pm - Lottery News forum
Player confusion leads to early end for N.C. lottery game
North Carolina Lottery officials are stopping one of the state's scratch-off games, saying it is confusing to some players.
Orders for the 2X the Money game have stopped and lottery staffers will pick up tickets from retailers.
The game allows players to double winnings of up to $100 if the card displays a bold 2X symbol. But the card also contains a security feature designed as a thin x, which led to the confusion.
There has been some confusion by players regarding the game, sa ...
Jun 9, 2006, 10:06 am - Lottery News forum
Last day for Lotto South
One day you're in, and the next day you're out.
Like Carrot Top and Ugg boots, the Virginia Lottery's Lotto South has fallen in the latter category.
Today will be the last drawing for the nearly 5-year-old game with roots dating to 1990. If no one wins the final $4.5 million jackpot, all secondary prizes from $5 to $1,000 will be doubled.
Virginia Lottery officials say many of today's lottery players have turned their backs on Lotto South in favor of multistate games such as Mega Millio ...
Feb 25, 2006, 8:30 am - Lottery News forum
Three states replacing Lotto South game
Like a tired mule whose best days are behind him, Lotto South is being retired and a fresh workhorse brought in to pick up the production.The three-state lottery game, which began in September 2001, will be replaced next month by a new game that pays winners $1,000 a week for the rest of their lives, Virginia Lottery interim executive director Donna M. VanCleave said Thursday. Virginia's Lotto South partners, Kentucky and Georgia, also will participate in the new Win For Life game.Lotto South ...
Jan 12, 2006, 6:45 am - Lottery News forum
West Lafayette man wins $1 million on last 'Hoosier Millionaire'
A West Lafayette, Indiana, man won $1,022,000 on the final Hoosier Millionaire television show, which ended its 16-year run Saturday night with a special broadcast.Clarence Moore's winnings on the Grand Finale show boosted his total prize money, including winnings from preliminary rounds, to $1,044,000. He became the show's 191st and last millionaire.After drawing from 36,000 entries, 12 semifinalists were selected to compete in two preliminary rounds, where the top six players competed in t ...
Jan 2, 2006, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum
Maryland Lottery to end Lotto game
The Maryland State Lottery Agency recently announced that the current Lotto game will soon come to an end. The final drawing will take place on February 1, 2006.Since it began in 1983, Lotto has generated over $1 billion in cash prizes and has produced a total of 622 millionaires over a 23-year span.To replace the current Lotto game, the Lottery will launch Multi-Match.Since the introduction of the Big Game in 1996, Lotto sales have declined. Based on extensive player research, the Lottery has ...
Nov 21, 2005, 8:28 pm - Lottery News forum
Final Ohio Super Lotto Plus drawing Saturday
Super Lotto Plus, the Ohio Lottery Commission s in-state lotto game, will be retired after the Saturday, October 8 drawing.There's a twist: if the last jackpot isn't hit, winning players will share in the cash value of the advertised jackpot.Since its debut in 2000, players have shared almost $631 million in prizes, including 76 jackpot-winning tickets through Sept. 24. We've had a good run with Super Lotto Plus, says Ohio Lottery spokesperson Mardele Cohen. Since its beginning on July 15, 200 ...
Oct 6, 2005, 11:18 am - Lottery News forum