Most state lottery raffle games sold out
Around the United States, Christmastime raffle games have become the hottest ticket of the year, with most of the game tickets selling out well before the drawing date.
The raffle games are loosely modeled after the largest lottery game in the world, Spain's El Gordo, which gives back an unusually large 70% of all proceeds in the form of prizes, and makes many instant millionaires.
Unlike traditional lotto-style games, a fixed number of tickets are sold for raffle games, and the prizes are ...
Dec 30, 2006, 12:18 am - Lottery News forum
First Ever Multi-State Video Lottery Game Up and Running
Jackpot Over $540,000 and Growing
The lotteries of Delaware, Rhode Island, and West Virginia have begun operation of America's first multi-state video lottery game.
Ca$hola (pronounced cash-O-lah) features a shared prize pool that will create the progressive jackpot game for players in all three states; a jackpot that currently has an annuity value of over $540,000 and grows until won.
Sales of the Ca$hola game have begun at video lottery terminals (VLT's) located at tracks in the thr ...
Jul 26, 2006, 5:24 pm - Lottery News forum
Man appeals dismissal of lottery lawsuit
Robert W. Palese isn't folding just yet.
The 49-year-old Bear resident filed an appeal in Delaware Supreme Court last week challenging a judge's decision to dismiss his claim that he was entitled to a $5 million lottery prize even though he lost the winning ticket in a laundry mishap.
Last month, Chancery Court Vice Chancellor John W. Noble said Palese didn't have a claim because he no longer had the wining ticket.
He was disappointed at the decision, said Palese's attorney, Patrick J ...
Jul 25, 2006, 7:43 am - Lottery News forum
Delware Lottery renews contract with Scientific Games
Scientific Games will continue to provide cooperative services to the Delaware Lottery for at least another three years under terms of an agreement announced today.Instant ticket services to be provided include warehousing, marketing, distribution and installation of game management software. The contract is valued at $7.1 million over the three years, and includes three one-year extension options.Over the current contract, Delaware Lottery sales have risen more than 46 percent under Scientific ...
Dec 5, 2005, 10:33 am - Lottery News forum
Delaware bill would legalize sports gambling
A bill was introduced in the Delaware General Assembly May 31 that, if passed, would allow sports gambling in Delaware making it the only state east of the Mississippi where sports wagering would be legal.Under the legislation, businesses could apply for gambling licenses through the Delaware State Lottery office, allowing them to take bets on sport events such as football or baseball games.The bill, SB 135, is sponsored by state Sen. George H. Bunting, D-Ocean View.If passed, individuals coul ...
Jun 15, 2005, 2:33 pm - Lottery News forum
Delaware legislation eliminates computerized lottery drawings
Bold action to restore credibility to Delaware lottery drawingsTwo key Delaware lawmakers have finished drafting a bill, which if enacted, will eliminate computerized lottery drawings in Delaware, and force the state lottery to conduct live drawings on TV and over the Internet.House Majority Leader Wayne A. Smith, R-Clair Manor, and Sen. Nancy W. Cook, D-Kenton, form the bipartisan sponsorship for this landmark piece of legislation.The bill directs the Delaware Lottery Office to hold live lotter ...
Feb 15, 2005, 1:18 pm - Lottery News forum
Delaware Lottery looking for $7.7 million winner
There's a millionaire on the loose in Harrington, Delaware and lottery officials are pulling out all the stops to figure out who it is.And they've been looking since Jan. 27.That's when lottery officials learned that the $7.7 million winning Lotto ticket was sold at the Bridle Bit, a liquor store on U.S. 13 in Harrington. We haven't seen a winner up here yet, said Brian Peters, a spokesman for the Delaware Lottery. We try and beat the bushes after we have a winner, but sometimes it takes a whi ...
Feb 11, 2005, 1:58 pm - Lottery News forum
New Delaware Lotto Game to be Launched Amid Concerns Over Drawings
While the Delaware Lottery is launching its new Multi-Win Lotto game on Thursday, lawmakers will be continuing work on a measure stipulating that the lottery must convert back to mechanical drawing machines and live television broadcasts.But lottery officials say their high-tech system provides top security and ensures the offerings remain games of chance.Inside lottery headquarters in Dover, an auditor from an outside firm and state lottery office personnel gather in a secure room to draw the n ...
Jan 22, 2005, 1:05 am - Lottery News forum
Landmark bill would ban computerized lottery drawings in Delaware
LANDMARK: Could we be seeing the beginning of the end of computerized lottery drawings?Lottery Post sincerely hopes so, and hopefully we have had a part to play in the genesis of this important bill. We encourage all of our readers to support this bill, and identify it throughout the United States as a model for every state to follow.A bipartisan duo of lawmakers said Wednesday they intend to push a bill to require the Delaware state lottery to abandon a computer that picks winning lottery numb ...
Jan 20, 2005, 8:30 am - Lottery News forum
Stunned Delaware workers to claim $214 million Powerball jackpot
A Delaware lawyer representing a group of employees at a Delaware printing firm says the group is stepping forward to claim a $214 million Powerball jackpot.Attorney George B. Smith says the winners are 33 employees at Sussex Printing Corporation who took part in an office pool. Smith says they chose the cash option of almost $117 million, rather than annuity payments stretching over 29 years.He says after taxes, each of the workers will receive about $2.2 million. Smith describes the workers ...
Oct 13, 2004, 8:57 am - Lottery News forum