The transformation of Lucky for Life into a computerized daily drawing
How the popular multi-state game evolved
By Kate Northrop
In April, state lotteries participating in the popular multi-state Lucky for Life lottery game announced that the game would be moving from bi-weekly drawings to a once-daily draw format.
Now that the changeover has officially transpired since last Monday, Jul. 19, Lottery Post took a closer look at how and why the game offering players the opportunity to wi n $1,000 a day for life evolved as a whole.
For a little over a week ...
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UPDATE: New Jersey Lottery restores Fast Play sales following glitch
Lottery promises compensation for some players
By Kate Northrop
The New Jersey Lottery today announced that sales for its Fast Play family of games will be restored this evening after a software issue forced ticket sales offline and provided details regarding compensation for affected tickets.
On Tuesday, the Lottery suspended Fast Play sales immediately after discovering a vendor software error.
Sales for the Fast Play family of games are scheduled to resume tonight, Apr. 29 at 5:00 ...
Apr 29, 2021, 4:16 pm - Lottery News forum
Sequential numbers drawn in South Africa Lottery stirs up suspicions of fraud
20 players share the jackpot after consecutive numbers are drawn
By Kate Northrop
An unusually perfect series of sequential numbers that came up in South Africa's most recent PowerBall drawing has led to accusations of fraud, while others jumped in to defend the integrity of a game based on pure luck and chance.
The winning numbers drawn on Tuesday, Dec. 1 were all consecutive numbers, including the PowerBall itself 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and PowerBall 10.
20 people purchased a ticket with t ...
Dec 3, 2020, 1:03 pm - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery now using computerized drawings
Coronavirus claims another victim: Real lottery drawings
By Todd Northrop
Starting today, you will no longer be able to watch how the Kentucky Lottery draws its daily numbers games because the drawings now take place inside a computer program.
The daily Pick 3, Pick 4, and CashBall 225 games are all transitioned to computerized drawings starting Monday, and will no longer be drawn using balls and machines. Instead, a dedicated computer system known as a random number generator will rand ...
Apr 13, 2020, 9:11 am - Lottery News forum
Few filing claims in $4.3 million lottery scam settlement; deadline Jan. 7
Victims of the largest lottery scam in U.S. history are expected to pocket only a small fraction of a $4.3 million settlement because of a lack of applicants laying claim to the money, court records show.
But it's not too late.
Claims can be made online through Jan. 7 and those for $10 or less require no proof of purchase.
Larger ones require receipts dating back as far as 14 years.
If you're claiming more than $10 they sure made it difficult, said Craig Johnson, a Manson resident w ...
Jan 2, 2020, 12:09 pm - Lottery News forum
MUSL paid $1.5 million to settle lawsuit over rigged jackpot
A national lottery group agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by an Iowa man who claimed that a $9 million jackpot he won in 2011 would have been bigger if the previous one hadn't been fixed by an insider.
An email released Friday shows that the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) informed its directors on Oct. 9 that it had agreed to pay Larry Dawson $1.5 million as a full and final settlement of his claims.
The association had refused to release details of the settleme ...
Dec 9, 2019, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum
MUSL settles lawsuit with man who won Hot Lotto jackpot marred by rigging
A national lottery group rocked by an insider's jackpot-rigging conspiracy has settled a lawsuit brought by an Iowa grandfather who said a $9 million prize he won in 2011 should have been far larger.
The Multi-State Lottery Association and Larry Dawson informed a judge of the settlement this month, canceling a trial that had been scheduled to begin next week in Des Moines.
Dawson's lawyer, Nicholas Mauro, said that the terms of the deal are confidential but that his client is relieved that ...
Nov 26, 2019, 10:10 am - Lottery News forum
Website now accepting claims in $4.3 million lottery scam settlement
A website that was set up for people with losing tickets to seek refunds under a $4.3 million lottery scam settlement is now functioning.
Since 2011, Lottery Post has been reporting on the multi-state lottery jackpot and subsequent investigation and prosecution of the rigged computerized drawing scandal. Those who wish to submit a claim can do so online at www.lotterygamesettlement.com or call 877-872-3816 for more information.
A class-action lawsuit linked to the largest lottery scam in U ...
Sep 9, 2019, 9:39 pm - Lottery News forum
Lawyers drop request for author's lottery scandal book notes
Lawyers reversed course on Tuesday and dropped a subpoena in which they had ordered an Iowa journalist to turn over notes related to his book about a lottery industry insider who rigged jackpots in several states.
The withdrawal of the subpoena for journalist Perry Beeman's notes came hours after The Associated Press reported that it had been issued and sought materials that were likely protected by Iowa's reporter privilege law.
Beeman co-wrote a recent book, The $80 billion Gamble, with ...
Aug 28, 2019, 10:04 am - Lottery News forum
Journalist faces subpoena in lawsuit over lottery scandal
An Iowa journalist who wrote a book about the lottery insider who rigged jackpots in several states has been subpoenaed to turn over notes related to his reporting.
Perry Beeman received the subpoena last week from lawyers for Larry Dawson, an Iowa jackpot winner who contends that the rigging reduced his prize by millions of dollars.
Beeman co-wrote the recent book The $80 billion Gamble with former Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich. It tells the story of how now-imprisoned lottery security cont ...
Aug 28, 2019, 9:50 am - Lottery News forum