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Veterans shut out of Illinois vaccine lottery
It's just a slap in the face to any veteran. By Kate Northrop Illinois is making headlines after it was revealed that thousands of veterans won't be eligible to enter the All In For The Win incentive lottery for a shot at the millions of dollars being awarded to vaccinated individuals. Ever since Ohio announced its Vax-a-Million lottery to encourage residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19, states have been coming out with their own lotteries left and right. However, the lotter ...
Jun 21, 2021, 11:36 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery scams and fake sweepstakes cost Americans $227 million in 2020
Report finds that victims lost 33% more money in scams compared to 2019 By Kate Northrop A report on sweepstakes, lottery and prize scams revealed that Americans lost a whopping $227 million to con artists last year. Better Business Bureau investigator Steve Baker put out some eye-opening statistics that show a decrease in complaints but a troubling 33% increase in the amount of money lost by Americans to scammers. Kathy Chapman told CBS News the story about how her unsuspecting 84-y ...
Jun 14, 2021, 10:37 am - Lottery News forum

Local retailers worry about future of UK National Lottery in stores
Convenience stores worry about the Lottery moving closer to digital sales channels By Kate Northrop Lottery retailers in the United Kingdom are expressing concerns about the future of the lottery in brick-and-mortar stores now that the contract for operating the lottery is up for grabs. Camelot Group has run the National Lottery for nearly three decades. Now that the contract is up for renewal, local retailers worry that a new operator would mainly prioritize online sales and push out s ...
Jun 7, 2021, 11:44 am - Lottery News forum

NEW VIDEO: What happens when you win the lottery?
What would you do if you won? By Kate Northrop Every time you buy a lottery ticket, you're likely imagining the blissful what if I win? scenario, but let's say you DO win are you really prepared to claim all that cash? Lottery Post today announced the relaunch of its official YouTube channel. The very first published video features a topic that's relevant for new and seasoned players alike. It's easy to imagine how easy life would get if you were to suddenly come across million ...
May 28, 2021, 6:46 pm - Lottery News forum

Lottery Post announces YouTube channel relaunch
By Kate Northrop Lottery Post today revealed an exciting addition to its growing repertoire of lottery resources the website's official and refreshed YouTube channel. Nearly a month ago, Lottery Post announced the launch of its Instagram account. While that social media platform provides members a new way of getting their daily Lottery Post fix, the relaunch of the YouTube channel will offer something much more. Lottery Post not only serves as a social conduit for the largest community ...
May 28, 2021, 12:16 pm - Lottery News forum

UK National Lottery raises minimum age to play the lottery to 18
By Kate Northrop In an effort to reduce problem gambling, the National Lottery will be raising the minimum age to play the lottery in the UK from 16 to 18 on Thurs., Apr. 22, 2021. Figures show that over 200,000 16- and 17-year-olds regularly play the lottery or buy scratch-off tickets. This week, they will no longer have access to both online and retail Lottery products in a bid to reduce problem gambling among teens. We're committed to protecting young people from gambling-related ha ...
Apr 19, 2021, 4:47 pm - Lottery News forum

Québec Lottery launches first-ever lottery ticket printed on 100% recycled materials
Lottery sets an environmentally friendly precedent By Kate Northrop The Qu bec Lottery announced last week that they have just launched the first-ever lottery ticket printed on entirely recycled materials. It's the Lottery's latest step toward a reduced environmental footprint and the first time that any lottery corporation in the world has released a ticket made completely from recycled materials. The environmentally friendly ticket is from the scratch-off game Évasion, which ...
Jan 29, 2021, 1:28 pm - Lottery News forum

Lottery courier service pioneers online sales model in Texas
Massive multi-state jackpots fuel surge in online ticket sales By Kate Northrop Lottery courier service theLotter is changing the way people in the state of Texas are buying lottery tickets, and two multi-state mega jackpots combined with pandemic-driven online sales are proving to be the perfect storm. As 2021 kicks off with two multi-state lottery jackpots swelling over $1 billion combined, players are buying up their tickets in a frenzy any which way. Online ticket sales are surging ...
Jan 14, 2021, 6:59 pm - Lottery News forum

UK raises legal age to play the National Lottery from 16 to 18
Law change goes into effect next year as the government reviews the lottery and gaming industry By Kate Northrop Starting next year, 16- and 17-year-olds will no longer be able to play the National Lottery. In a move to curb the potential development of harmful gambling habits in a rapidly evolving digital age, the UK government announced that they will be raising the legal age to play the lottery to 18. Following a review of gambling laws launched by Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, th ...
Dec 8, 2020, 3:12 pm - Lottery News forum

Massachusetts Lottery to allow prize claims via mobile app
New method for claiming winnings to become available next spring By Kate Northrop Players who are tired of traveling to claim centers or mailing away their winning lottery tickets to claim their prizes will soon have a new option. Next spring, the Massachusetts Lottery will begin allowing players to claim larger prizes through their phones. The Massachusetts Lottery plans on expanding the functionality of its mobile app to give players the options of having winnings deposited directly i ...
Nov 30, 2020, 8:50 pm - Lottery News forum

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