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Pennsylvania Lottery Chosen to Host 2008 International Conference
Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell Thursday announced that the Pennsylvania Lottery has been selected to host the annual conference and trade show for the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) in September 2008.The conference will be held in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania has the finest lottery operation in the country, and this conference will give us a chance to showcase its many successes while giving visitors a glimpse of the beauty and vitality of Pennsylvani ...
Sep 30, 2005, 9:27 am - Lottery News forum

Oklahoma Gov. To Reveal Design Of Lottery Tickets
Oklahomans will soon get a sneak peek at the state's first lottery ticket.Governor Brad Henry and Jim Scroggins, executive director of the Oklahoma Lottery, will unveil poster-size facsimiles of the first scratch-off tickets on Monday.Henry says Oklahomans are excited about kicking off the lottery and raising money for education.Meanwhile, members of the Oklahoma Lottery Commission say they're breathing easier now that it's almost certain instant lottery tickets will go on sale as scheduled on O ...
Sep 29, 2005, 7:51 am - Lottery News forum

Tenn's Paul to be honored by lottery industry
Tennessee lottery president Rebecca Paul was inducted into the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame Tuesday. Paul is one of 11 people slated for induction during the 2005 International Lottery and Gaming Expo being held through Thursday in Las Vegas. The awards are made by the Public Gaming Research Institute.Paul was hired in 2003 to start Tennessee's state lottery. It was the fourth state lottery she has headed and the third she has launched. We are privileged to have Rebecca at the helm of our educa ...
Jul 12, 2005, 11:33 pm - Lottery News forum

Wisconsin Lottery lost $212,000 in Super Bowl drawing
The Wisconsin Lottery lost $212,000 after it pulled out of a special drawing offering tickets and travel to the 2004 Super Bowl.The drawing was organized by a group that included NFL Hall of Famer Lynn Swann, according to an audit released Wednesday.Wisconsin Lottery spokesman Andrew Bohage said the state has considered legal action to recoup the money it lost after the NFL objected to the drawing. But he said lottery officials have held back because they are unsure if a suit would succeed. We r ...
May 12, 2005, 11:09 am - Lottery News forum

California Lottery to consider multi-state game
In the California Lottery commission meeting next week, lottery staffers will present a report to the commission about the potential for California to join a multi-state lottery game.The will be the first presentation of this kind to the commission. The group giving the presentation has not publicly revealed the content of their presentation.The presentation will be made by employees of the California Lottery, and will not include presentations from the multi-state gaming groups, such as MUSL ( ...
Feb 2, 2005, 12:24 pm - Lottery News forum

Mass. Lottery sponsors Red Sox trophy tour
The most traveled trophy in the history of New England sports now has an official sponsor.The Red Sox and the Massachusetts State Lottery held a press conference at Fenway Park on Tuesday to announce a partnership in which the Lottery will be the presenting sponsor of the World Series Trophy tour.Ever since making history by winning their first World Series championship in 86 years, the Red Sox have been glad to share their success with the entire region of New England, not to mention various ot ...
Jan 5, 2005, 9:50 am - Lottery News forum

Illinois Lottery's founder remembered
The man, who represented Rockford in Springfield for 28 years, has a highway and a building named after him, is also known as the founder of the Illinois Lottery.As the Illinois Lottery turns 30, Zeke Giorgi's family remembers.Over the last 30 years, the Father of the Lottery has made a lot of people millionaires. He'd always joke about it, I never hear from any of the millionaires, says Giorgi's daughter Barbara Vella.Giorgi introduced Illinois to the lottery back in 1974, and tickets have b ...
Sep 14, 2004, 7:48 am - Lottery News forum

Illinois Lottery Celebrates 30 Years With Birthday Bash
In 1974, the Illinois Lottery sold its first ticket. Thirty years and $12 billion in education contributions later, the Lottery celebrated a record sales year and a major anniversary with a 30th Anniversary Birthday Bash at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago.The birthday party was a virtual throwback to 1974. Hundreds of Lottery fans and players were on hand as Illinois Lottery Superintendent Carolyn Adams gave remarks on the success of the Lottery and Jimmy JJ Walker from the 1970's hit ...
Jul 2, 2004, 8:11 am - Lottery News forum

Tennessee Lottery To Award First Instant Million On June 26
Drawing For 3 Finalists To Be Held TodayOne Tennessee Lottery player will become an instant millionaire after participating in the Lotterys first million-dollar grand prize drawing, to be held at 6 p.m. (CST) on June 26 at Nashvilles Opry Mills shopping mall.A preliminary drawing to determine the three finalists who will take part in Millionaire Live! will be held at 2 p.m. Today.Names of the three finalists will be announced once Lottery officials validate the entry tickets and contact the indi ...
Jun 4, 2004, 7:52 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery returns veterans to Normandy
War heroes from the Midlands will this week be returning to the Normandy battlefields thanks to a series of UK National Lottery grants.More than 400 veterans, widows and carers nationwide are being helped back to the D-Day beaches as part of the Heroes Return Fund run by the Big Lottery Fund and the Confederation of British Service and Ex-Service Organisations (COBSEO).Among the ex-soldiers is Laurence Morris, of Birmingham, who served with the Royal Engineers in a workshop unit.Mr Morris's job ...
Jun 2, 2004, 11:40 am - Lottery News forum