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Lottery ticket printer grants rare peek at operations
For about 30 minutes this afternoon, Pollard Banknote took the unusual step of stopping its new, instant-lottery ticket press so it could show it off. We're halting production for a few minutes, not withstanding the fact we've got to get tickets out the door still to pay for this sucker, Doug Pollard, the company's co-CEO with his brother John, said as the din of the press in Ypsilanti was quieted. But we'll fire it back up after. A mostly family-owned company based in Winnipeg, Canada, ...
Sep 22, 2015, 9:15 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery Places mobile app featured on Discovery Channel
Lottery store locator app works on iPhone, Android and Windows Includes video report How many lottery tickets go unpurchased every day because people with an urge to play the lottery right now aren't sure where they can buy tickets? That's a question a new mobile app hopes to eliminate, by giving everyone a quick and easy and free way to find the nearest lottery retailers. The app is called Lottery Places, and it will be featured on the Discovery Channel Friday morning, Aug. 7, on th ...
Aug 6, 2015, 7:53 pm - Lottery News forum

New mobile app finds nearest lottery retailers
'Lottery Places' supported on all major mobile devices For the first time lottery players have a simple way to find a store to buy lottery tickets no matter where they are. Lottery Places, a new mobile app available on iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone, finds your current location and instantly displays the nearest lottery retailers. As the on-screen map is panned and zoomed with common gestures, additional lottery retailers are found and displayed in real-time. Touching a retailer rev ...
Jun 17, 2015, 6:58 am - Lottery News forum

Disney chooses director for upcoming lottery movie
By Todd Northrop Annie director Will Gluck is teaming with Walt Disney Studios to direct an untitled lottery movie based on the actual events of a Spanish lottery jackpot win. The project, which was originally written for a male lead and titled Lucky Guy, is being retooled to feature a female protagonist and does not yet have a name. The story centers on a perpetually unlucky young woman who is flabbergasted when everyone in her small town except her wins a lottery. However, this appare ...
May 29, 2015, 7:07 pm - Lottery News forum

Court rules grandmother, 90, will receive $1.85 instead of $41M jackpot
As a 90-year-old grandmother, Pauline McKee tries to maintain a sweet disposition. When she played a penny slot machine that told her she had won more than $41 million, the Antioch woman remained pretty calm. That was nice, she said, recalling her reaction. Very nice. And when she learned on Friday that the Iowa Supreme Court ruled the casino does not have to pay her the big bucks, McKee took it stoically. Instead, she won a mere $1.85 on the bet. I had my doubts from the start, be ...
Apr 26, 2015, 10:32 am - Lottery News forum

IRS scammed with losing lottery tickets
Here's one way to dodge the taxman buy thousands of losing lottery tickets. It's true. Gamblers have concocted a scheme to repurpose the dud ducats to offset their winnings. A winner can go online and get $5,000 worth of losing lottery tickets to cover their $5,000 in gambling winnings. The lottery tickets serve as a sort of security blanket if the auditor comes calling. Ads captured on Craigslist and eBay from Florida to California hawk the tickets so the potential lotto buyer can defraud ...
Apr 6, 2015, 4:54 pm - Lottery News forum

State lotteries head to Washington to enforce states' rights on gambling
Restoration of America's Wire Act legislation would restrict your rights to spend your money as you please State Lottery officials from across the United States held meetings with members of Congress today in Washington, D.C., to add their voices to those of state lawmakers advocating for the federal government to continue to support states' authority to establish their own gambling policies. The lottery officials expressed their concerns about proposed federal legislation designed to res ...
Mar 25, 2015, 10:57 am - Lottery News forum

Georgia woman accused of scheme to steal lottery winnings
A Georgia woman has been indicted in Missouri on charges that stole nearly half a million dollars in lottery winnings from a 60-year-old victim. Freya Pearson, 41, of Georgia and formerly of Kansas City, Mo., was charged last month in a nine-count indictment by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, according to Don Ledford, public affairs officer for the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Western District of Missouri. The indictment, according to Ledford, alleges that Pearson convinced her victi ...
Nov 12, 2014, 12:04 pm - Lottery News forum

Slot machine saves German gambler as police arrive
Police said Thursday that two officers carrying out routine checks at an arcade in the western city of Bochum, Germany, late last week discovered that a man playing a slot machine faced an arrest warrant. He had been ordered to pay a 710 (US$910) fine or go to prison for 71 days after resisting police during a previous incident. Police say that as officers informed the man that he faced arrest, the slot machine started to flash and the beaming 37-year-old won a jackpot of 1,000 (about US$1 ...
Sep 29, 2014, 7:08 am - Lottery News forum

10 things you might not know about the lottery
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn decided this month not to take any more chances with Northstar Lottery Group, the company that runs the Illinois Lottery, after it fell far short of promised revenue. Northstar's firing was one of several recent lottery-related news developments. In California, officials unveiled a program to let drivers buy lottery tickets at the gas pump. And the Los Angeles Ethics Commission backed the idea of awarding cash prizes to randomly selected voters in order to boost turnou ...
Aug 25, 2014, 7:20 am - Lottery News forum

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