Illinois Lottery will give away a million bucks on TV
Viewers at home can win $10,000 through a text messaging contest
The Illinois Lottery will be reaching out to people throughout the state when it televises its finale game show later this month.
On Sept. 22, at 12:30 p.m. CST, the Illinois Lottery will celebrate its Million Dollar Summer promotion by awarding 16 second-chance players at least $50,000, with one lucky player winning the $1 million grand prize.
WLS-TV (ABC 7 Chicago) will televise the finale and feature 190 North corre ...
Sep 7, 2007, 10:52 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery results worth $370 million drawn in Times Square
Here are the numbers with the power to permanently transform a person's life:
16-22-29-39-42, Mega Ball: 20
Millions of people holding tickets for tonight's Mega Millions lottery drawing are checking their numbers to see if they will be that lucky soul whose life will instantly change.
The jackpot of $370 million, which has a lump-sum cash value of $221 million, will be shared by any tickets matching all five numbers and the Mega Ball. If only one ticket matches all six numbers, the en ...
Mar 6, 2007, 11:02 pm - Lottery News forum
$370 MILLION: Mega Millions sets all-time lottery jackpot record
The Mega Millions Jackpot has broken an all-time, worldwide record. It now stands at $370 million and tickets are selling at an amazing rate.
New Jersey officials report Mega Millions tickets are selling in that state at a rate of 700,000 tickets per hour, and that won't even match what they expect during rush hour. Officials say early evening is when they sell the most tickets, and that's when they expect to hit 1.2 million ticket sales per hour. Sales close at all locations at 10:45 pm.
Mar 6, 2007, 12:21 pm - Lottery News forum
$355 MILLION: Mega Millions lottery jackpot increased
Historic drawing to be held in Times Square, New York City
The estimated jackpot of the March 6, 2007 Mega Millions drawing was raised from $340 million to $355 million on Monday because of heavier than expected sales in all Mega Millions states.
New York City's Times Square will provide the setting for the historic Mega Millions lottery drawing on Tuesday night.
The massive $355 million estimated jackpot for Tuesday's drawing is the largest in the game's history.
Lottery officials i ...
Mar 5, 2007, 1:32 pm - Lottery News forum
Oklahoma Lottery holds drawing for 1st Anniversary Raffle
The Oklahoma Lottery Saturday held the drawing for its new raffle-style game, which, judging by the title, will happen once a year.
This limited-time-only game features a top prize of $250,000 and several smaller prizes, including two second-tier prizes of $50,000 and 300 third-tier prizes of $500.
The full list of prize-winning numbers is available at:
Only 200,000 $5 tickets were available for purchase.
With every ticket pu ...
Jan 21, 2007, 6:27 pm - Lottery News forum
Nebraska man claims lottery grand prize at fair
A Hershey, Nebraska, man drove away with $72,000 in prizes during the Nebraska Lottery's Getaway Giveaway game show Sunday at the Nebraska State Fair.
Twenty-five semi-finalists, selected from more than 41,295 entries, took part in the contest at State Fair Park.
Through a series of elimination rounds, the field of 25 was narrowed until two contestants remained.
In the end, Mike Summers of Hershey won the grand prize, driving home with a 2006 Toyota Tundra 4X4 Double Cab truck, a 2006 F ...
Sep 5, 2006, 9:02 am - Lottery News forum
Maryland Lottery to add horse race tie-in
A good idea is a jewel to behold, even if it seems to come out of left field, or, say, the backstretch where the main goal is aimed at a winner's circle somewhere else.
In Maryland racing a couple of weeks ago, a good idea surfaced in the form of an announcement about a lottery campaign with a brilliant tie-in to the Maryland Million, the signature day of racing for state-sired horses. The Million, set for October 14, will come up for the 21st time this year, at Laurel Park, and this time aro ...
Aug 21, 2006, 1:30 pm - Lottery News forum
Online Gambling Conference Shuts Down After Arrests
David Carruthers became the latest poster boy or scapegoat, depending on one's perspective when he was arrested in Dallas on charges of racketeering, conspiracy and an illegal online gambling enterprise. While on a layover to Costa Rica, where his company is based, Carruthers, chief executive officer for BetOnSports was arrested and detained on Sunday, forcing the online gambling community to take note.
Carruthers' arrest seems to have spooked online gaming executives. A major gaming con ...
Jul 21, 2006, 7:30 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery participants celebrate opening of S.C. claims center
They showed up for the cake, juice and prizes. But most of all, they came out of convenience.
About 20 people celebrated the grand opening of the South Carolina Education Lottery claims center in Fort Mill on Wednesday morning. The new claims center, located at 377 Carowinds Blvd., will make it easier for local lottery players to cash in their winnings. Before, winners had to travel to Columbia, Greenville or Charleston to claim their prizes.
Wandra Hoffman, 41, of Charlotte said she was e ...
Apr 21, 2006, 8:27 am - Lottery News forum
New Yorkers going ape for $50M 'King Kong' lottery
It's the gorilla of all lotteries.The state lottery's new King Kong Millions game is guaranteeing a jackpot of at least $50 million, spurring New Yorkers yesterday to line up for their first crack at tickets. If I win, I want to run up to the top of the Empire State Building and yell, 'Yeah!' said Carol Roy, 58, of the Bronx, who forked over $2 for a King Kong Millions ticket.On Dec. 5, state lottery officials will head to the top of the Empire State for the one-time drawing - part of a tie-i ...
Nov 8, 2005, 7:27 am - Lottery News forum