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D.C. Lottery to change lottery lineup
According to the D.C. Lottery Board, changes are coming to two of its games, in addition to the August Powerball changes.The quick cash game that pays a $250,000 top prize will be eliminated and replaced by a new D.C. Daily Six that will have similar prizes and have two plays for $1.Lottery board Executive Director Jeanette Michael said, After 15 years of a game, its time to introduce something new. Also, the city's Hot Five game with $25,000 payouts will be replaced in November with a similar ...
Aug 12, 2005, 1:00 pm - Lottery News forum

Maryland Lottery to replace classic Lotto game
A million bucks doesn't buy dreams like it used to.The first Maryland lottery game to offer $1 million prizes seems likely to become extinct, a victim of players who opt to gamble instead on mega-jackpots.Introduced in November 1983 to help bail out financially strapped localities such as Prince George's County and Baltimore, Maryland Lotto once the lottery's flagship game is showing its age, according to state officials.In the past fiscal year, Maryland Lotto sales dropped 5 percent while e ...
Aug 4, 2005, 7:42 pm - Lottery News forum

Connecticut Gov. considers dumping Powerball
Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell thinks Powerball, the multi-state lottery game that offers huge potential payoffs, is about to become a lousy bet.The agency that runs the game announced the odds of winning will be a lot higher starting next month, and winners who opt for multi-year payouts will wait longer for the big money.Rell asked state officials to review the new lottery rules and decide if it is still a good deal for Connecticut lottery players. If we don't approve of the rules, in essen ...
Jul 17, 2005, 1:30 pm - Lottery News forum

N.M. Gov. cancels 8-day-old lottery scratch game
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has ordered the New Mexico Lottery to discontinue a just-released ground-breaking game that paired the lottery with Santa Ana Pueblo's Star Casino via a new scratch ticket. I am very concerned the new game sends the message that the state is promoting casino-style gambling, Richardson said Tuesday in a prepared statement.The LottoSino game, which began June 14, will die when the four-month contract for tickets ends.It was a first-of-its-kind scratch-off scratch ...
Jun 24, 2005, 3:15 pm - Lottery News forum

New tri-state lottery game to go on sale Sunday
Declining sales have prompted lottery officials from Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont to replace the Tri-State Heads or Tails game.The last Heads or Tails drawing is Saturday.Tickets for a new game, Tri-State Triple Play, are to go on sale Sunday, and the first drawing is Tuesday. Subsequent drawings will happen twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays.Triple Play tickets will sell for $2.In the new game, players may choose 5 numbers from a field of 1 through 45, or they can have the lottery termina ...
Jun 24, 2005, 11:33 am - Lottery News forum

Texas Lottery recalls 'Set For Life' tickets
The Texas Lottery Commission announced today that, effective immediately, it is recalling all Set For Life instant tickets (Game #499) from Texas Lottery retail locations.The agency has identified two tickets where, due to manufacturing errors, prize symbols on the face of the tickets do not match the prize amounts for those tickets in the lottery computer system.The agencys primary instant ticket manufacturer and producer of this game, Scientific Games International, Inc., has indicated to the ...
Jan 14, 2005, 9:30 am - Lottery News forum

Ohio Lottery Rolls Out New Game: Rolling Cash 5
The Ohio Lottery Commission yesterday announced a new game for Ohio Lottery players that provides a little lotto twist. Rolling Cash 5, a new 5-of-39 game set to replace Buckeye 5, goes on sale Sunday, Oct. 3.Rolling Cash 5s first drawing will be held Monday, Oct. 4. Buckeye 5s final drawing takes place Saturday, Oct. 2.Top prize odds for Rolling Cash 5 are 1 in 575,757; overall odds are 1 in 9.Rolling Cash 5 offers a rolling jackpot prize that starts at $100,000. If the jackpot is not hit, i ...
Sep 28, 2004, 8:59 am - Lottery News forum

Mass. Lottery rolls out new game
CASH Winfall To Replace 17-Year-Old Mass Millions GameIt's out with the old and in with the new at the Massachusetts Lottery.The lottery retired the 17-year-old Mass Millions game after Thursday night's drawing. Mass Millions will be replaced by the new $2 CASH WinFall game, which will be drawn Monday and Thursday nights.Over the course of its life, Mass Millions earned the lottery $1 billion, of which $543 million went to cities and towns. However sales of the tickets have been going down.Lot ...
Sep 10, 2004, 1:43 pm - Lottery News forum

Mass. Lottery to host 'retirement party' for Mass Millions game
Treasurer Tim Cahill and Massachusetts State Lottery Director Joe Sullivan will mark the last drawing of the Lottery's Mass Millions game by throwing a retirement party for the game and by unveiling the Lottery's new numbers game.After 17 years, and over 1,000 drawings, Mass Millions is being retired. The game has paid out $898 million in jackpots, and has provided millions of dollars to the Commonwealth during its run.Unfortunately for the public, the Massacusetts Lottery invited only the ne ...
Sep 8, 2004, 2:13 pm - Lottery News forum

Michigan Lottery dropping Roll Down, adding Fantasy 5
The Michigan Lottery says it is dropping the Roll Down game Sept. 11 and adding Fantasy 5, a game in which players try to match five numbers from one to 39.Fantasy 5 will have a guaranteed first prize of $100,000. It starts Sept. 12.The jackpot will grow until someone wins it, said Michigan Lottery Commissioner Gary Peters. We expect the average jackpot to be about $155,000, Peters told The Detroit News. We call it our mini-lotto. Peters said Roll Down, like many lottery games, lost popularity ...
Aug 23, 2004, 7:29 am - Lottery News forum