Illinois Lottery reopens 4 of 5 claim centers by appointment only
Des Plaines, Fairview Heights, Rockford, and Springfield to reopen
By Todd Northrop
The Illinois Lottery today announced that it will reopen four of its five Lottery Claim Centers by appointment only, starting July 27.
The new appointment-only system for Illinois Lottery Claim Centers will help protect the health and safety of Lottery players and staff, while managing the volume of players visiting each center by strictly adhering to social distancing and the building capacity guideline ...
Jul 20, 2020, 12:38 pm - Lottery News forum
Arkansas Lottery claim center closed after possible exposure to COVID-19
Players must temporarily mail prize claims greater than $500
By Kate Northrop
The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery took immediate action today after a possible exposure to COVID-19 at their facilities. As of July 6, 2020, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has temporarily closed its claim center at 124 West Capitol Avenue in Little Rock to rectify the situation.
It is unclear how transmission of the virus may have occurred or who was potentially exposed.
Out of an abundance of caution, we ...
Jul 6, 2020, 6:59 pm - Lottery News forum
Four out of five Illinois Lottery claim centers reopen today
Virtual lobby claim procedures and safety precautions in effect
By Kate Northrop
Illinois lottery players will find it easier to claim winnings in person now that four out of five of the state's claim centers are open.
As of today, the Des Plaines, Fairview Heights, Springfield (Lottery Headquarters), and Rockford claim centers are open. The claim center in the James R. Thompson Center (JRTC) in Chicago will remain closed to the public until a later date. Claim center hours of operatio ...
Jul 1, 2020, 11:22 am - Lottery News forum
Massachusetts lottery offices reopen for prizes of $5,000 or more
New claim procedure based on last names, some offices re-open by appointment only
By Kate Northrop
As of Wednesday, June 24, Massachusetts lottery offices are now open for large prize claims of $5,000 or more with some restrictions in place depending on the office location.
According to the Massachusetts Lottery, the Braintree, Dorchester, New Bedford and Worcester claim centers are open for those collecting winnings valued $5,000 to $99,999. Lottery offices hours of operation are weekd ...
Jun 25, 2020, 7:43 am - Lottery News forum
Texas Lottery to reopen claims centers June 1
Claims initially to be processed by appointment only
The Texas Lottery Commission plans to reopen all 16 claim centers around the state on Monday, June 1, 2020. Claims will be processed by appointment only and recommended safety and cleaning guidelines will be followed.
The claim centers will operate under this method for an undetermined period of time and until further notice. Details on how to schedule an appointment, as well as safety precautions to be put in place, will be announced at ...
May 15, 2020, 11:39 am - Lottery News forum
CT Lottery moving operations after employee tests positive for COVID-19
A Connecticut Lottery Corp. employee who had been self-isolating at home has tested positive for COVID-19, prompting lottery officials to announce they are temporarily moving operations from the lottery's Rocky Hill headquarters to a backup facility they declined to identify.
The move is effective Thursday.
Out of an abundance of caution, the Rocky Hill location will be closed for deep cleaning following today's notice of an employee testing positive for COVID-19, the lottery announced We ...
Apr 2, 2020, 1:53 pm - Lottery News forum
California lottery closes office after Sacramento employee tests positive for coronavirus
The California Lottery has closed its Sacramento office to employees after one of them tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a staff email the lottery sent on Friday night.
The email said an employee of the district was tested earlier this month and received a positive test result for COVID-19 on Friday.
The employee has not been to the Sacramento district office since the first week of March, according to the email.
The Lottery closed all nine of its district offices to the ...
Mar 29, 2020, 7:45 pm - Lottery News forum
CT Lottery workers 'getting the job done' despite agency upheaval
Editorial by Rob Raczka and Mark Negralle
As state employees and union stewards at the beleaguered Connecticut Lottery Corporation, we will be the first to tell you it's extraordinarily difficult to work in an environment described by our colleagues in an internal survey as fear-based, toxic and North Korea-like.
It angers us that controversy and scandal have tainted our agency and generated a seemingly endless stream of news stories exposing the questionable practices of some senior mana ...
Sep 1, 2019, 12:38 pm - Lottery News forum
N.C. Lottery picks new headquarters in Raleigh
With six offers on the table, the North Carolina Education Lottery will be moving all of its headquarters staff and operations to a bigger office campus in north Raleigh by next summer.
The lottery office in September had issued a request for proposals for a need to lease about 100,000 square feet of office and warehouse space, which is more than double the space that the N.C. Lottery currently occupies at its headquarters on Yonkers Road.
Of the six offers received, the lowest bid came fr ...
Nov 4, 2015, 8:58 am - Lottery News forum
N.C. Lottery looking for new HQ as revenues grow
Executives of the North Carolina Education Lottery have initiated a search for new office space that's more than double the size of the lottery's headquarters on Yonkers Road in Raleigh.
N.C. Lottery spokesman Van Denton explains that since the lottery program was enacted by the General Assembly in 2006, lottery sales have more than doubled to more than $2 billion per year, requiring a need to increase the lottery's administrative staff. The N.C. Education Lottery currently has 160 people on ...
Sep 18, 2015, 6:56 pm - Lottery News forum