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
Hoosier Lottery adds Sunday midday drawings
Indiana's Hoosier Lottery will add consistency to certain daily draw games beginning Dec. 7 with the addition of Sunday midday drawings for its Daily 3, Daily 4 and Quick Draw games.
Currently, midday drawings for all three games are conducted Monday through Saturday. The Sunday drawing schedule will match the existing schedule for Monday through Saturday drawings.
The cut-off for ticket purchase will be 1:10 p.m. Eastern and the drawing will occur at or about 1:20 p.m.
Daily 3, with a ...
Dec 6, 2014, 1:43 pm - Lottery News forum
Three Mass. Lottery games get new drawing schedules
The Massachusetts State Lottery has announced that there will be new drawing times for The Numbers Game, Mass Cash and Keno games.
According to Christian Teja of the Mass. State Lottery, the new drawing times will start on Sunday, October 26th.
The Numbers Game
The Sunday evening drawing will move an hour later, from 6:57 p.m. to 7:57 p.m. Betting pools for the Lottery's mainstay game will close at 7:45 p.m. As a result of this change, The Numbers Game's evening drawing will take place ...
Oct 12, 2014, 4:04 pm - Lottery News forum
NJ Cash 5 game to get larger starting jackpot
By Todd Northrop
Starting Sunday, Jersey Cash 5 players will see game changes that will result in larger estimated starting jackpots, more opportunities to win bigger jackpots, and increases in the average match-3 prize paid all for the same $1 ticket price.
In response to player demand for bigger jackpots, the New Jersey Lottery raised the Jersey Cash 5 estimated minimum jackpot from $50,000 to $75,000. Match-3 average prize paid will increase from $11 to $15.
To support the increase i ...
Sep 11, 2014, 1:54 pm - Lottery News forum
The Power Play multiplier returns to Powerball
By Todd Northrop
Starting with the Wednesday, Jan. 22, Powerball draw, players of the popular multi-state lottery game will have the chance to multiply non-jackpot winning prizes up to five times with the return of the random Powerball Power Play multiplier.
Two years ago Powerball's Power Play feature was changed from a random multiplier to a set of fixed prize increases for winners of non-jackpot prizes who purchased the Power Play option for an extra $1 per play.
(See Powerball multi ...
Jan 19, 2014, 11:14 am - Lottery News forum
Powerball Power Play variable multiplier to return in January
The Powerball Power Play variable prize multiplier will return starting with the Jan. 22, 2014, drawing, the Pennsylvania Lottery said today.
Under new game rules, a separate drawing will be performed to select the Power Play number a 2, 3, 4 or 5 for all prizes except the jackpot and the Match 5 prize. The Match 5 prize is $2 million if the Power Play option is purchased.
The return of the Power Play variable multiplier is expected to be popular with our Powerball players, said Lottery E ...
Oct 23, 2013, 7:21 pm - Lottery News forum
Tickets for updated Mega Millions game on sale Saturday
By Todd Northrop
Starting Saturday, October 19, lottery players from around the United States will be able to buy tickets for the newly-refreshed Mega Millions game, with a ticket price that is remaining just $1 per play.
Mega Millions drawings will have larger, faster growing jackpots, million-dollar second prizes and better odds of winning any prize.
We think that players will respond favorably to the new Mega Millions changes and expect even greater sales for the game, said Gary Gri ...
Oct 18, 2013, 3:21 pm - Lottery News forum
Threat to boycott the UK National Lottery as tickets double to £2
UK National Lottery bosses came under fire last night as Britons voiced their outrage at today's price rise.
A poll carried out to coincide with the hike revealed 78 per cent of Lotto customers say the increase in price is unfair.
The price of a ticket will double from today to 2 a line, prompting furious players to threaten to boycott the game.
A survey of more than 1,500 people found 73 per cent of weekly players are either unhappy or very unhappy .
It also found more than half of ...
Oct 3, 2013, 7:28 pm - Lottery News forum