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Colorado Lottery hosts first-ever hackathon for new game development
With VIP guests and cash prizes galore, GameJam aims to encourage innovators to envision a new future of the lottery By Kate Northrop A new event aiming to spark innovation in lottery game development will kick off this week. From July 31 through August 9, the Colorado Lottery will host GameJam, the first-ever hackathon specifically geared toward new game development and creating novel lottery products. According to the Colorado Lottery, the goal of the virtual event is to engage the ...
Jul 29, 2020, 2:42 pm - Lottery News forum

Retired trucker wins $1M NJ Lottery 'second chance' jackpot
Includes video report James Wood shot up out of his seat Friday the second his name was called. He had the feeling all week that this would be his day. The Little Egg Harbor man, a retired trucker, won $1 million in Asbury Park Convention Hall at the New Jersey Lottery Million Dollar Replay event. He turned and gave a tearful hug to his brother-in-law, Jeffrey Brook, who accompanied him to Friday's event, which you can see in the video above. The part Wood, 56, was most excited for ...
Mar 6, 2020, 2:49 pm - Lottery News forum

NJ Lottery kicks off 50th anniversary with mall event
By Todd Northrop The New Jersey Lottery, one of the largest lotteries and the third-oldest in the United States, kicked off a year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary Thursday with a heavily-attended event at a mall in central New Jersey. Contests, sports stars, giveaways, food, and photos we on tap Thursday at the Bridgewater Commons Mall in Bridgewater, New Jersey, all courtesy of the New Jersey Lottery. The biggest attraction was the giant CA$HNADO machine a life-size prize glob ...
Jan 10, 2020, 12:17 pm - Lottery News forum

Powerball promotion set to draw 2020's first millionaire
One lucky person will get to start 2020 with $1 million in their pocket and Jessie James Decker will announce the winner. The country-pop star is set to announce the first-ever Powerball Millionaire of the Year during the live broadcast of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020, as revealed in a press release. I am so thrilled to be a part of this incredible life-changing moment on one of the most iconic shows on television! Decker, 31, said in a statement. The $1 ...
Aug 1, 2019, 8:53 am - Lottery News forum

Idaho Lottery celebrates 30 years by trying to set a new world record
The Idaho Lottery will celebrate 30 years in July and will try to break a Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people scratching scratch cards at once. Jeff Anderson, the Idaho Lottery's director, said, Those who come, the public is invited, they'll all get one ticket to scratch for free and leading up to that event we've got the fastest scratcher in Idaho contest going on around Idaho and there will be 128 finalists who will come to Boise from all over the Gem State on buses to ...
Jun 15, 2019, 9:29 am - Lottery News forum

NJ Lottery holds annual second-chance grand prize drawing event
Woman's losing lottery ticket wins her $1 million A lucky group of 15 people turned their losing New Jersey lottery tickets into big bucks, including a Monmouth County woman who won $1 million. The 2017 Million Dollar Replay program, in its seventh year, allows scratch off holders to enter their losing tickets online for a second chance to win big prizes. The grand prize winner at Asbury Park Convention Hall on Friday was Suzzana Valuzzi of Hazlet. Valuzzi told lottery officials sh ...
Mar 12, 2018, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum

Pennsylvania Lottery observes 45th anniversary of first ticket sales
The Pennsylvania Lottery Tuesday marked the 45th anniversary of its very first game, which went on sale March 7, 1972. Since then, the Lottery has paid nearly $45 billion in prizes and generated approximately $27 billion to benefit older Pennsylvanians. The Pennsylvania Lottery is proud of the role it has played in helping older Pennsylvanians to lead healthier lives over the past four and a half decades, said Executive Director Drew Svitko. Without the support of Lottery players, none of th ...
Mar 8, 2017, 8:21 am - Lottery News forum

Texas lottery player turns losing scratch ticket into dream home
Includes video report By Todd Northrop Carlos Zavala of Tyler, Texas, is the winner of $500,000 to build a dream home at any D.R. Horton Community in Texas, thanks to his selection of a key in a special event Friday. Players of the Texas Dream Home scratch-off game had the opportunity to enter their non-winning tickets into promotional second-chance drawings for a chance to become a finalist for the grand prize. Four finalists were chosen to participate in Friday's dream home giveaway e ...
May 18, 2015, 9:06 am - Lottery News forum

Minnesota Lottery turns 25, shows off new logo
Includes video report The Minnesota Lottery celebrated its 25th birthday Thursday with a splash of color. In fact, there were many splashes of color, courtesy of celebrity performance artist David Garibaldi. The 32 year old finalist on the America's Got Talent program leapt onto a stage at Target Plaza before the noon Twins game and speed-painted the new Lottery logo on a black canvass in 5 minutes. The new logo features the iconic loon, but this loon has wings spread in flight. It is t ...
Apr 19, 2014, 1:15 pm - Lottery News forum

Scratch-off lottery tickets arrive in Arkansas
It turns out $48 million in lottery tickets doesn't look as impressive as it sounds. Shrink-wrapped pallets arrived by tractor-trailer Monday to a warehouse in southwest Little Rock, a first shipment of about 30 million scratch-off tickets destined to inaugurate the start of Arkansas' state lottery. Lottery officials dolled up the event for reporters, with two police cruisers and a motorcycle blaring sirens as a semi-truck decorated with balloons and streamers, like a homecoming parade flo ...
Sep 14, 2009, 11:15 pm - Lottery News forum

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