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GTech gets deal for new online terminals from Spain’s national lottery
GTech Corp of West Greenwich, R.I., has won a sale to provide new online lottery terminals to Sistemas Tecnicos de Loterias del Estado (STL), the operator of the online system for the National Lottery in Spain. According to the company, the deal could be worth as much as $9 million.Under the terms of the agreement, STL will replace 2,500 Spectra online lottery terminals with 2,500 Altura terminals. In addition, GTech will continue to provide STL with terminal maintenance and repair services.STL ...
Jan 9, 2004, 10:30 am - Lottery News forum

International Lottery Game Collapses
20 states won't be getting millions of dollars in new revenue from a high-jackpot lottery after plans for the proposed international game collapsed amid a protest of U.S. military action in Iraq.The states were working toward the development of a lotto-style game that would have allowed 350 million residents scattered throughout the United States, Canada, Central America, Europe and Australia to compete for prizes that could have reached a total of $1 billion in a single drawing.But negotiations ...
Jan 5, 2004, 6:29 am - Lottery News forum

Jobless man presents missing NIS 7 million (US$1.6M) lottery ticket
The mystery of the identity of the sdventh winner in the NIS 50 million (US$11.4M) lottery held two weeks ago was solved Monday, when a man from the south came to Mifal Hapayis national lottery center in Tel Aviv and presented the winning ticket.The ticket, bearing the seven winning numbers that came up in the December 15 drawing, was bought in Eilat and netted its owner some NIS 7 million (US$1.6M). Married with three small children, the sdventh winner, in his 40s, has been unemployed for the p ...
Dec 30, 2003, 5:43 am - Lottery News forum

Spain Holds $2.2B Christmas Lottery
The world's richest lottery spread $2.2 billion in Christmas cheer Monday throughout Spain, including to a village whose name means luck.Spaniards spent the morning glued to television sets and radios for the latest edition of a sweepstakes that goes back to 1812 and marks the official start of Spain's holiday season.For three hours, school children picked small, wooden balls out of two golden tumblers -- one for 5-digit lottery numbers and another for the corresponding prize.Known as El Gordo, ...
Dec 23, 2003, 5:26 am - Lottery News forum

Jamaica scales back lottery tax plan
Only lottery winnings over $15,000 to be taxedThe Jamaica givernment yesterday announced a $15,000 threshold on lottery winnings, before the 15 per cent tax is applied, confirming Sunday's lead story in the Observer.Finance Minister Dr Omar Davies admitted at a post-Cabinet news briefing at Jamaica House that the decision to tax winnings had led to a fall-off in sales of the popular Cash Pot game run by Supreme Ventures, while fuelling underground gaming.Cash Pot sales, which generated $970 mi ...
Dec 16, 2003, 5:27 am - Lottery News forum

Punter wins $30 million jackpot
A punter from the NSW far north coast is $30 million (US$22.3 million) richer after winning the entire first division in last night's Powerball - the equal-biggest lottery win in Australia. (Editor: Australian Powerball, not the US multi-state Powerball)But NSW Lotteries said the ticket holder from the coastal town of Yamba, who won the major prize with a $12.70 (US$9.43) computer-generated ticket, wanted to remain anonymous.Last night's win follows the first - and controversial - $30 million P ...
Dec 12, 2003, 6:02 am - Lottery News forum

French lottery to pay up
Games company Francaise des Jeux said it would compensate a handful of people who mistakenly thought they had won the jackpot because of printing errors on a batch of black jack scratch cards.Eight people in the Lorraine region of eastern France will be awarded between 2,000 and 40,000 euros for having had their dreams of wealth raised and dashed.The company devised a way to calculate how much distress the players had suffered linked to the amount they thought they had won and how long they were ...
Dec 8, 2003, 4:31 am - Lottery News forum

Millions in lottery winnings unclaimed in Singapore
Millions of dollars in lottery prizes have gone unclaimed in Singapore by people who struck it rich but did not collect the prizes, it was reported on Thursday.So forgetful or careless are these players that a whopping 23 million Singapore dollars (US$13.3 million) went unclaimed between April and March, according to the daily newspaper Streats.A spokeswoman for Singapore Pools, which runs Toto, 4-D, Big Sweep and Score, said the amount was less than 1 per cent of the total annual price payout ...
Nov 28, 2003, 6:05 am - Lottery News forum

No share and share alike for fugitive lottery winner
A Spanish judge has ordered a six million euro (seven million dollars) lottery win be withheld after the winner disappeared with the winning ticket bought by a syndicate comprising himself and 19 former friends, judicial sources said.The unnamed fugitive bought the ticket for the ONCE state lottery in the Catalan town of Ripollet in northeastern Spain on Friday on the group's behalf with an agreement they would share any winnings.On realising his numbers had come up he disappeared without trace, ...
Nov 12, 2003, 4:26 am - Lottery News forum

Russia's First Lottery Bill Moves to Senate
The State Duma on Friday passed in the third reading a bill on lotteries that will be Russia's first attempt at federally regulating the industry if approved by the Federation Council and signed by the president.The proposed law regulates the lottery industry in Russia by specifying types and standards of lotteries, rules for organizing lotteries, the system for exercising control over the organization of lotteries, the liability of lottery operators and other measures.Lotteries are divided into ...
Oct 20, 2003, 4:02 am - Lottery News forum