Texas Lottery introduces new in-lane option for purchasing lottery tickets
For the first time in the U.S., numbers can be printed directly on receipt paper
By Kate Northrop
The Texas Lottery just adjusted the way players can buy their lottery tickets the purchasing process, along with the appearance of a ticket, is gaining a new alternative.
For the first time in the United States, players can buy their Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets printed on cash register receipt paper, otherwise known as a Receipt Ticket. Currently, the Texas Lottery is offeri ...
Jul 21, 2020, 4:07 pm - Lottery News forum
Nebraska Lottery warns players about misprinted Lucky for Life tickets
Lucky for Life players are encouraged to check lottery tickets printed on or before Thursday after about 125 multi-draw tickets were misprinted with incorrect end-of-game dates, Nebraska Lottery officials said in a release Friday.
Multi-draw tickets allow players to purchase up to 12 weeks of drawings in advance, and those tickets contain the start and end dates of drawings, the release said.
An incorrect end date can cause players to mistakenly believe their ticket has lost.
The start ...
Jun 6, 2020, 9:43 am - Lottery News forum
Texas Lottery to expand ticket sales at checkout lanes
Charlie Thomas, a home health care provider who also scrubs floors in the evening, says he buys lottery tickets every time I get a paycheck.
Thomas, 55, has been playing the Texas Lottery for two decades. His fortune hunting takes a $30 bite out of his weekly pay, but he's won about $1,000 over the years. His most recent good fortune was a $100 win on a bingo lottery ticket.
He was less lucky one day last month: The $2 scratch-off he bought at an East Austin convenience store came up empt ...
Jan 21, 2020, 9:36 am - Lottery News forum
Some Oregon lottery tickets printed with wrong date
By Todd Northrop
Oregon residents who purchased Powerball lottery tickets over the weekend will want to double check the draw dates after a computer glitch caused some tickets to misstate which date the winning numbers will be drawn, lottery officials said Tuesday.
Advance 24-draw quick-pick Powerball tickets printed between Friday, Aug. 10 and Monday, Aug. 12 listed incorrect dates for the Oct. 26, 29 and Nov. 2 draws, the lottery said in a statement. While the dates on the tickets are o ...
Aug 15, 2019, 8:30 am - Lottery News forum
Florida Lottery issues last-minute challenge to 'addictive' warning labels on tickets
The Florida Lottery wants another look at the potential impact on education funding from legislation that would require slapping gambling-addiction warning labels on the front of tickets and ads.
Gov. Ron DeSantis is getting closer to deciding whether to approve the bill (HB 629), which passed the House and Senate in early May.
An initial projection about the bill's impact on education funding was made in March. But, appearing this week before state economists, Florida Lottery Director of ...
Jun 13, 2019, 9:43 pm - Lottery News forum
World Lottery Association president urges veto of warning labels
Florida's first lottery secretary called on Gov. Ron DeSantis to veto legislation placing warning labels on tickets.
Rebecca Paul Hargrove, now president of the World Lottery Association, said Florida could set an unfortunate precedent. Should the bill (HB 629) become law, it could hurt lottery-funded programs nationwide.
The instant scratch-off games have been around for over 45 years, and sales of these games continue to grow every year, Hargrove wrote in a letter to DeSantis, but more ...
May 20, 2019, 9:45 am - Lottery News forum
Washington Lotto ticket generated with two identical quick picks
Mitch Tracy beat the odds with a recent lottery ticket, but it didn't turn him into a millionaire.
Tracy purchased the $1 ticket at a lottery machine in Spokane, Wash., and opted to let the Quick Pick feature choose his numbers.
As he was walking away, he realized he'd been given the same numbers twice.
You're supposed to get two lines for a buck, and both lines were the same numbers, Tracy said.
Officials say the odds of that happening are about one in 14 million, which is double t ...
Apr 1, 2019, 8:44 am - Lottery News forum
Sales halted for Iowa Lottery scratch game
Sales are being stopped for one of the Iowa Lottery's $5 instant-scratch games.
The Lottery says it has received reports from players that Cash Wheel game tickets have been misprinted.
We take seriously our responsibility to provide our players with accurate information and quality products, Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich said. And while we have only received two reports of difficulties after more than 720,000 tickets have already been distributed in the 'Cash Wheel' game, we are removing th ...
Sep 13, 2018, 8:14 am - Lottery News forum
Bermuda officials staying quiet on sale of Florida lottery tickets
The Bermuda Governor's office has stonewalled questions about whether it knew the sale of American lottery tickets in Bermuda was branded a potential breach of numerous laws in the United States by a top American gambling lawyer.
Lottery Post reported last month that a legal opinion on the sale of the Florida Lottery Powerball and Mega Millions tickets at Paradise Games on Court Street was obtained by the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission as it probed the island's gambling industry in 2016.
Jul 31, 2018, 8:44 pm - Lottery News forum
Man busts through store roof, steals lottery tickets
Includes video report
By Todd Northrop
A thief hoping to steal his way to some good luck busted through the roof of a grocery store and took hundreds of dollars worth of lottery tickets on Wednesday.
Ironically, unlucky for him, it was all caught on camera.
Surveillance footage captured a fairly clear image of the suspect's face, and after about a day on the run, Kevin Croft, 30, was arrested for the crime by Florida detectives.
Croft was booked into the Lee County Jail and faces ...
Jul 20, 2018, 9:01 am - Lottery News forum