Mississippi lottery panel visits neighboring states to garner information
Trips to neighboring states to observe their lottery operations have shed light on the types of decisions that must be made should Mississippi opt to enact a lottery, two Northeast Mississippi legislators recently said.
Reps. Mac Huddleston, R-Pontotoc, and Nick Bain, D-Corinth, made trips to Little Rock last week as members of a task force created by House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, to study the issues surrounding the lottery. Other members of the committee made a similar trip to Baton ...
Jun 25, 2017, 9:55 am - Lottery News forum
Louisiana Lottery showed incorrect winning numbers for Pick 3, Pick 4 on March 12
The Louisiana Lottery Corporation drawing show that aired on television on March 12 showed the wrong numbers for Pick 3 and Pick 4, the corporation announced.
The correct Pick 3 winning numbers for the drawing are 0-4-7. Additionally the correct Pick 4 winning numbers for the drawing are 3-1-8-4.
Both sets of numbers were correctly displayed on Lottery Post's Louisiana Lottery Results page, despite the wrong numbers appearing on TV.
The TV show incorrectly reported that the Pick 3 numb ...
Mar 13, 2017, 3:16 pm - Lottery News forum
Alabama gambling council hears from state lottery executives
The president of Louisiana's lottery said Alabama should be careful in how it drafts lottery legislation and cautioned against defining the game too narrowly.
Louisiana Lottery President Rose Hudson and New Hampshire Lottery Executive Director Charlie McIntyre spoke to Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's advisory council on gaming yesterday.
Both states have long-established lotteries that provide money for public education.
To establish a lottery in Alabama, the Legislature would have to pas ...
Dec 2, 2016, 10:48 am - Lottery News forum
$50M Powerball jackpot to be split 3 ways
Three lucky winners will be able to spend the holiday weekend as newly-minted millionaires.
The owners of three winning Powerball tickets from Delaware, Florida, and Louisiana will divvy up Saturday's $50 million jackpot three ways.
Each winner will have the option of receiving a third of the jackpot in 30 payments over 29 years or a third of the $31.1 million lump sum. The winning Powerball tickets were purchased in New Orleans, Tampa, and a currently unnamed location in Delaware.
May 27, 2013, 10:26 pm - Lottery News forum
Woman digs $10,000 Powerball lottery ticket out of trash
A 41-year-old woman from Greensburg, Louisiana, says she initially threw away a Powerball ticket for the March 23 drawing, but dug it out of the trash when she realized she hadn't checked the numbers.
It's a good thing she did. The ticket was worth $10,000.
Joyce Womack's ticket matched four of the first five numbers drawn as well as the Powerball number. The numbers drawn were: 17, 29, 31, 52, 53 and Powerball 31.
Womack says she didn't know exactly how much she'd won until arriving at ...
Apr 9, 2013, 1:25 pm - Lottery News forum
Louisiana lottery winnings of $11M went unclaimed last year
Nearly $11 million in lottery winnings in Louisiana went unclaimed in the fiscal year that ended June 30, according to Louisiana lottery officials. The year before, unclaimed prize money totaled $8.5 million.
Bo Bernhard, executive director of the International Gaming Institute at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, assumes some of the unclaimed prizes involve people who throw out their Mega Millions or Power Ball tickets after doing a quick check and realizing they didn't match the first few ...
Sep 11, 2012, 9:03 am - Lottery News forum
Store owner tried to scam woman out of lottery winnings
Louisiana Lottery able to track down real winner
A woman was almost scammed out of her lottery winnings by the convenience store where she bought the ticket, according to Louisiana Lottery officials. But a simple step helped authorities find the rightful winner.
Fong Kwok hasn't had a day off in four years. So when she found out she won $10,000 in the Louisiana Lottery she was ecstatic.
That day I just was so happy, said Kwok, who owns Bamboo Restaurant in New Orleans East. I could not ...
May 20, 2012, 7:23 am - Lottery News forum
Six $1 million lottery prizes won at same Louisiana store
It's the biggest thing to hit Watson, Louisiana, since the new WalMart; granted, the new superstore opened Wednesday, but it's hard to overshadow an event like that.
It's hard to believe, says Ingrid King as she sips sweet tea inside Rotolo's restaurant.
Lottery officials say six different $1 million Mega Millions lottery prizes were won from tickets sold at a gas station in Watson, Louisiana.
The winning tickets were drawn in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing.
Louisiana Lottery offic ...
Apr 13, 2012, 7:37 am - Lottery News forum
'Ordinary' Louisiana couple claims $1M Powerball prize
Mary Roberts of Boyce, Louisiana, became the Louisiana Lottery's first millionaire of 2012 when she claimed a $1 million Powerball prize from the Feb. 11 drawing at Lottery headquarters on Tuesday, accompanied by her husband, Mike.
The win also marks the first $1 million match-5 prize for the Louisiana Lottery since the Powerball game changed in January.
I came home from the grocery store and found Mike at the computer shaking, said Roberts, Then I saw that he was checking the winning num ...
Feb 15, 2012, 6:36 pm - Lottery News forum
Louisiana Lottery adds Mega Millions
Mega Millions on sale in Louisiana starting Nov. 16
Jackpot lovers will have more reasons to smile on Nov. 16 when the Louisiana Lottery begins sales for the multi-state game Mega Millions, with drawings on Tuesdays and Fridays.
The Louisiana Lottery currently offers the multi-state jackpot game Powerball with drawings on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Featuring a starting jackpot of $12 million, unique draw nights and only $1 per play, Mega Millions brings our players more jackpot game cho ...
Oct 21, 2011, 2:33 pm - Lottery News forum