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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

UK lottery winner helps out bride whose wedding was cancelled four times due to COVID-19
By Kate Northrop A bride and groom who had their wedding canceled four separate times due to the coronavirus pandemic were at their wit's end after constantly pushing back and rescheduling the event. Hearing about their growing frustration, one lottery winner who scooped up 13 million (US$17,150,965) in 2015 was eager to help contribute to their special day. Erika Witheridge-Towers, 24 of Truro, England was one of the many disappointed brides whose wedding plans were thrown off by the outb ...
Nov 16, 2020, 2:28 pm - Lottery News forum

Lottery Post's guide to 2020 holiday raffles
By Kate Northrop For many lottery players, the upcoming holiday season represents the return of raffle games, many of which offer their best odds of winning $1 million or more. At Lottery Post, we've always held pride in our detailed lottery results reporting, even for special drawings like raffles that are often overlooked. In 2020 we continue that tradition, and we'll publish the winning raffle numbers in each state and country conducting a raffle drawing this year. Back in 2005, when ...
Nov 11, 2020, 8:05 pm - Lottery News forum

Inside look at the mysterious booklet every Australian lottery jackpot winner receives
Apart from mind-boggling good luck, there's one thing all division one lottery winners have in common one humble brochure that gets mailed to every winner in Australia. It means the mysterious document has only been seen by a select few Australians who have been fortunate enough to score a life-changing jackpot prize. But a copy obtained by an Australian news website reveals a treasure trove of advice including from previous winners themselves buried within the pages. Congratulations! ...
Apr 27, 2020, 1:54 pm - Lottery News forum

Masks: The new lottery
Japanese electronics maker holds a lottery for the commodity after buyers flood the e-commerce website By Kate Northrop A new sort of lottery is brewing in Japan. Electronics manufacturer Sharp Corp. has adopted a new method of selling its popular face masks via a lottery. Unsurprisingly, Japanese hospitals, stores and consumers alike have found it difficult to acquire masks due to shortages and increased demand during the Covid-19 crisis. Sharp originally only shipped masks to medical ...
Apr 24, 2020, 2:22 pm - Lottery News forum

Update: Every US state lottery's COVID-19 response
By Todd Northrop and Kate Northrop While life has been upended and millions of Americans are staying home due to the national COVID-19 response, state lotteries continue to operate every day selling tickets, drawing numbers, and awarding prizes. Two weeks ago Lottery Post surveyed every state lottery to determine what modified procedures have been put in place by each lottery to protect players and those who run the lottery from spreading the coronavirus. The responses we saw varied fro ...
Apr 6, 2020, 9:06 am - Lottery News forum

Liquor, cannabis, lottery: Are our vices essential services in face of COVID-19?
In a series of executive orders, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has increasingly forced businesses to close their doors to slow the spread of COVID-19. But there are three notable exceptions: Liquor, cannabis, and lottery tickets. Why are our vices exempt? Some other states have deemed liquor stores and cannabis shops essential services, citing both an economic incentive to maintain tax revenues and concern that people with substance abuse disorders would seek urgent medical care while the syst ...
Mar 30, 2020, 4:17 pm - Lottery News forum

Lottery Post breaks down every state lottery's response to COVID-19
By Todd Northrop Update 3/24/2020: Added Indiana and Montana COVID-19 responses Update 4/6/2020: A new article with updated COVID-19 responses is published here As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to disrupt businesses and lives throughout the United States, individual state lotteries have vastly different responses, and some will have you scratching your head. Monday morning, Lottery Post cataloged each and every lottery in the United States to see what information the lottery inc ...
Mar 23, 2020, 1:25 pm - Lottery News forum

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