Washington Lottery makes new changes to its oldest game
After 36 years, the last Daily Game draw will occur on August 29, 2020
By Kate Northrop
The Washington Lottery is making new changes to its longest-running game of 36 years, with the final drawing under the name Daily Game to occur on August 29, 2020 at 8:00 pm.
The draw game was initially released in 1984 under the name Triple Choice but then changed to Daily Game in 1987. 13,000 drawings later, it will be going through a rebranding once more.
Starting August 30, the Daily Game will ...
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NJ Lottery announces new evening draw times and other changes
By Todd Northrop
The New Jersey Lottery is modernizing its core games line-up starting June 29 with a new draw time, new way to watch, and a bigger starting jackpot for Jersey Cash 5.
The evening draw time for Pick 3, Pick 4, Jersey Cash 5, and Pick 6 is changing and moving exclusively to livestreaming. Additionally, the Jersey Cash 5 game is becoming a little harder to win, with a larger starting jackpot increasing from an estimated $75,000 to a guaranteed $100,000.
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Jun 22, 2020, 6:04 pm - Lottery News forum
Wisconsin Lottery starts midday drawings
Later evening draw times for Pick 3, Pick 4
By Todd Northrop
Wisconsin Lottery fans now have more opportunities to win big, with three of its games now drawing twice per day.
The state's Pick 3, Pick 4, and All or Nothing games will all receive new midday drawings, in addition to their current evening drawings. This brings Wisconsin games in line with most other state lotteries that already offer multiple daily drawings of popular games.
Now the only remaining states without midday d ...
Jun 14, 2020, 9:55 am - Lottery News forum
Louisiana Lottery making changes to Lotto game in August
Multi-draw ticket purchases to be limited in run-up to first drawing of new format
By Todd Northrop
For just the fourth time in the Louisiana Lottery's 28-year history, the state's flagship Lotto game is being changed in August.
The biggest change lottery players may notice is that the game's minimum starting jackpot has been doubled to $500,000. A large jackpot is important when trying attract current and new players to buy a ticket.
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NJ Lottery temporarily suspends sales and drawings for 5 Card Cash due to coronavirus
The New Jersey Lottery temporarily suspended sales and drawings of its 5 Card Cash, effective Monday, May 4, 2020, due to COVID-19.
The temporary suspension of 5 Card Cash is designed to protect the health and safety of Lottery employees and its customers. Not only does this game require two additional staff members to be in the office beyond the teams for other drawings, it does not permit multi-draw play or advance play so purchases are only applicable to the day they are purchased.
Apr 30, 2020, 1:34 pm - Lottery News forum
SC Lottery offers refunds for some multi-draw tickets
The South Carolina Education Lottery is offering to refund the cost of some multi-draw Powerball and Mega Millions tickets purchased prior to game changes announced last week.
Going forward, the starting jackpot amounts will no longer begin at $40 million. Instead, the amounts will be announced after each jackpot is won. Increases will be based on game sales and interest rates.
Powerball players who purchased a multi-draw ticket on or before April 2 are eligible for a refund for drawings h ...
Apr 11, 2020, 12:32 pm - Lottery News forum
Colorado Lottery launches updated Lotto game
The classic Lotto game is now Colorado Lotto+
On Sunday, the Colorado Lottery's 30 year-old Lotto game was replaced with the new-and-improved Colorado Lotto+.
All 3,200 of the Lottery's retailer partners launched Colorado Lotto+ on September 22. The new game increased the cost to $2 per ticket, and has better odds of winning and more ways to win. The first Colorado Lotto+ drawing is set for Wednesday night, September 25.
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Sep 23, 2019, 10:19 am - Lottery News forum
Cash4Life multi-state lottery game goes daily in July
Starting July 1, you'll be able to play the multi-state Cash4Life lottery game on a daily basis.
The New York Gaming Commission Monday gave its final approval to the change from twice-weekly to daily drawings. The change was needed to conform with the eight other states that offer the game and have approved daily drawings.
In its current format, Cash4Life has drawings on Mondays and Thursdays.
New York started Cash4Life with New Jersey in 2014. Since then, seven other states have joined ...
Jun 12, 2019, 9:53 am - Lottery News forum
Texas Lottery to add new Fireball feature to Pick 3 and Daily 4
Replaces Sum It Up feature
Texas Lottery players will soon have more chances to win when they play Pick 3 and Daily 4 by purchasing Fireball, a new add-on feature for both daily draw games.
Fireball will replace the Sum It Up! feature starting Sunday, April 28. The first drawings for Pick 3 plus Fireball and Daily 4 plus Fireball will be Monday, April 29.
We are excited to refresh Pick 3 and Daily 4 with the launch of the Fireball add-on feature, said Gary Grief, executive director of ...
Apr 26, 2019, 8:53 am - Lottery News forum
Canada lotteries changing biggest games to computerized drawings
Random number generators will be used for Lotto Max and Lotto 649 after May 14
Starting mid-May, players of Canada's two largest multi-province lottery games will no longer be able to rely on real lottery ball drawings to choose the winning numbers.
Instead, the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation will retire the lottery balls that generate the winning numbers for Lotto Max and Lotto 649 on May 14, moving to a computer program called a random number generator.
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