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Multi-state Mega Millions lottery game changing this week
Later this week, the multi-state Mega Millions lottery game will undergo changes including a price hike designed to increase jackpots and make them grow faster. The cost of a Mega Millions ticket will climb from $1 to $2 starting with the Oct. 31 drawing. Tickets for that drawing go on sale Saturday, Oct. 28. Starting jackpots will increase from $15 million to $40 million. Both changes will put Mega Millions on equal footing with Powerball, which usually offers more lucrative jackpots. ...
Oct 24, 2017, 8:46 am - Lottery News forum

Mega Millions lottery tickets double to $2 starting in October
Game matrix also changed to increase jackpots Five years after Powerball lottery ticket prices were increased to $2, the multi-state Mega Millions game is following suit. Mega Millions lottery tickets will increase from $1 to $2 later this year, and the odds of winning the jackpot will decrease, according to a measure adopted Monday by New York's lottery regulator. The move is meant to boost headline-grabbing jackpots for the multi-state lottery game, which is offered in more than 40 st ...
Apr 25, 2017, 8:37 am - Lottery News forum

Georgia Lottery to add extra Cash 3, Cash 4 drawings
By Todd Northrop Georgia Lottery daily numbers games players will get extra opportunities to play every day starting Sunday. Beginning on Feb. 12, the Georgia Lottery is adding an additional Cash 3 drawing late at night, and an extra Cash 4 drawing in the early evening. The new drawings mean that a total of three Cash 3 and Cash 4 drawings will be held every day, at the same times. The current drawing schedule is a bit odd, with Cash 3 and Cash 4 both holding a midday drawing at 12:29 p ...
Feb 10, 2017, 11:49 am - Lottery News forum

Nebraska Lottery adding Sunday drawings
Starting Nov. 6, 2016, the Nebraska Lottery's in-state lotto games will have drawings Monday through Sunday, seven days a week. Currently the only game in Nebraska to offer Sunday drawings is the multi-state 2by2 game. Nebraska's in-state lotto games consist of Pick 3, Pick 5, and MyDaY. Nebraska Lottery has considered the expansion for years, with the move in its business plan since 2008, Lottery spokesman Neil Watson said. Nebraska's is one of just four lotteries in the U.S. that didn't ...
Nov 5, 2016, 7:27 pm - Lottery News forum

Florida Lottery revamps daily game lineup
By Todd Northrop The Florida Lottery is overhauling some of its long-running daily games, adding two new games and renaming two others. Lottery officials announced last week that it is launching two new daily games called Pick 2 and Pick 5 Monday, Aug. 1. Pick 2 players can select two numbers, from 0 through 9, to win a top prize of up to $50 for a Straight play, up to $25 for a Box play, or up to $37.50 for a Straight/Box play. Pick 5 players can select five numbers, from 0 through ...
Aug 1, 2016, 11:16 am - Lottery News forum

CT Lottery expands 5 Card Cash game to include progressive jackpot
By Todd Northrop Starting this Sunday, Connecticut lottery players will have a new ALL IN option on the state's 5 Card Cash game offering the chance to win bigger instant prizes, including a new progressive jackpot. 5 Card Cash now renamed 5 Card Cash with ALL IN is a poker-themed game that has become popular in several states and provinces throughout North America in the past few years. The game mixes an instant-win component with a traditional drawing. Players who purchase a $2 ticket ...
Oct 16, 2015, 10:54 am - Lottery News forum

Powerball changing in October to generate bigger jackpots
By Todd Northrop The multi-state Powerball game will be changing in October, making it harder to win the jackpot, while at the same time making it easier to win a smaller prize. With the state lotteries becoming reliant upon big multi-state jackpot games driving ticket sales, the long streak of Powerball jackpots being won before reaching historic levels has crimped state budgets. The October changes are designed to fix that problem by forcing the jackpot to be won less often. After the ...
Jul 8, 2015, 10:30 am - Lottery News forum

UK Lotto game to change in October
Harder to win, but guaranteed millionaires Lotto players in the United Kingdom will have to select their winning numbers from a pool of 59 rather than 49 under sweeping changes to the game taking effect later this year. The UK National Lottery operator, Camelot, said the enhancements would give players a better chance of winning and becoming a millionaire. It said a new Millionaire Raffle would guarantee at least one millionaire per draw, the average winning jackpot was expected to be t ...
Jun 16, 2015, 4:41 pm - Lottery News forum

Lucky for Life multi-state lottery game set to expand next week
Updated: Number of states the game will be expanded to By Todd Northrop New England's Lucky for Life lottery game is set to expand into an additional eight states starting next week. The multi-state game offers a grand prize of $1,000 a day for life, and has drawings every Monday and Thursday. Uniquely, the game offers a another lifetime prize for the second prize level $25,000 a year for life. Both for Life prizes are payable for the length of a winner's life. At minimum, 20 year ...
Jan 22, 2015, 12:15 pm - Lottery News forum

NJ Lottery adds 'Xtra' feature to Pick 6 game
Includes video report New Jersey Lottery players now have the opportunity to increase their non-jackpot prizes by up to five times on the long-time favorite game, Pick 6, with the addition of the new Xtra feature. Players may purchase their Pick 6 tickets with Xtra for an additional $1 per play beginning on Jan. 13 for the Jan. 15 drawing. Pick 6 Xtra increases the game's base prize amounts by a randomly selected multiplier number during the Pick 6 Xtra draw. The purchase of Xtra will a ...
Jan 13, 2015, 1:42 pm - Lottery News forum

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