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Missouri Lottery faces downturn in sales
The Missouri Lottery faces a $3.5 million budget cut that could force layoffs of a fourth of the agency's workers plus another General Assembly-ordered retreat from advertising.This will be the fourth year in a row we're taking a significant budget cut, director Jim Scroggins told Lottery Commission members last week.We are struggling to understand that and to understand how we are expected to grow business and increase sales.Despite more than $6 million in advertising cuts the past three years, ...
Mar 22, 2005, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum

Missouri Lottery makes its 200th millionaire
Gary DeHaven of Republic, Missouri became the state's 200th lottery-made millionaire after winning a $1.4 million jackpot in the March 9 drawing, the Missouri Lottery announced yesterday afternoon.The 62-year-old employee of the accounting firm BKD purchased his winning Lotto ticket for $5 at Price Cutter, 1013 East U.S. 60 Highway in Republic.DeHaven and his wife, Gina, plan to pay off their house and some minimal credit card debt, plus work on their driveway and buy a new lawn tractor, he said ...
Mar 16, 2005, 10:17 am - Lottery News forum

Bending the rules wins man $300,000 lottery prize
Shirley and Rolf Walker of Pacific, Mo., have bridged many differences in their 48 years of marriage, including disagreeing about how many lottery scratch-offs a responsible person should buy in any one week. If you left it up to me, I wouldn't buy a single one, said Shirley. We don't have the money to spend. But marriage is about compromise, so the Walkers decided some years ago that if Rolf Walker just purchased a couple of scratch-offs a week, that would be OK. And if, when he won, he'd put ...
Mar 7, 2005, 7:45 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery yields $6, new heart for Missouri man
Richard Silvey had never hit the jackpot with lottery tickets. Hed play Powerball and Missouri Lottery each week, occasionally winning a few dollars.And luck didnt abound when his defibrillator, which applies a brief electric shock to the heart to maintain a normal heartbeat, stopped working properly. Hed received the defibrillator in 1999 to correct his ventricular tachycardia, or rapid heart beat, but he started fainting from the failing defibrillator in November.So he checked into St. Lukes M ...
Jan 18, 2005, 7:35 am - Lottery News forum

GTECH to earn $85M from Missouri lottery contract
GTECH Holdings Corporation announced Thursday that its wholly-owned subsidiary, GTECH Corporation, was chosen by the State of Missouri to provide a new online lottery central system, terminals, and ongoing services under a proposed seven-year integrated services contract.The contract is expected to commence July 1, 2005 with the option to renew the contract for up to eight years beyond the expiration date of June 30, 2012.GTECH expects to generate approximately $85 million over the seven-year te ...
Dec 17, 2004, 3:10 pm - Lottery News forum

Missouri man collects $1.7 million jackpot
Save one person, a retired southwest Missouri man doesn't plan to shower friends or family members with gifts after winning a $1.7 million Missouri Lotto jackpot. My family and friends haven't nurtured any sort of relationship with me, said Bill Michael, 66, of Carthage, and, in my best Jack Nicholson voice, 'What do you think of me now?' Michael, who is a retired laborer at a plant nursery, came forward Wednesday to collect his $1.7 million Missouri Lotto jackpot.Michael let the computer pick ...
Oct 21, 2004, 9:38 am - Lottery News forum

Missouri lottery winner to validate $3.1 million winning ticket
Missouri Lottery asks man to 'Show Me'He bought a lottery ticket at the Mini Mart in Ava. On Saturday he hit the jackpot. At least he thinks so.Now, an Ava man must wait until Wednesday or Thursday for state lottery officials to verify whether his lottery ticket will turn him into a $3.1 million winner in the Missouri Lottery. The man turned in his ticket Monday morning at the Ava convenience store, said worker Rhonda Yost. Her co-worker was on duty when the man arrived. She said he was just lik ...
Sep 21, 2004, 6:54 am - Lottery News forum

Group buys every Pick 3 lottery combination and wins
Pick a number, every number.That's how Ken Seidel and a few St. Louis-area buddies seized the opportunity to make a Missouri Lottery game a nearly sure thing.The numbers the lottery drew in Thursday's midday Pick 3 game were 4-5-2 in the regular drawing and 1-4-4 in a bonus drawing that Seidel says guaranteed him a 20 percent return on the $23,000 of chances he and his friends bought, at $1 a pop.That's an easy $4,600 profit.The daily Pick 3 drawing allows players to choose three numbers from 0- ...
Aug 9, 2004, 8:19 am - Lottery News forum

Missouri shuts down illegal lottery Web site
A young man from Festus, Missouri set up his own online lottery and named it after a TV show. He called his Web site pimpmyride.com. Pimp My Ride is a show on MTV. There's no connection between the show and the lottery.The lottery Web site invited people to enter the contest for a $2 fee. The winner of a random drawing was to get $20,000 to customize, or pimp out, their vehicle.The site drew entries from across the country. Some people entered as many as 100 times.According to court record ...
Jul 29, 2004, 1:30 pm - Lottery News forum

Missouri Lottery Ignites Controversy with Computerized Drawings
Lottery Post ExclusiveFalling in lockstep with a controversial industry trend, the Missouri Lottery decided to change its lottery drawings from mechanical lottery ball machines to a random number generator computer system.Opponents of the computerized drawings say that computers cannot achieve the true randomness of a physical drawing mechanism, mainly due to computers' inherent non-random properties.In addition, with computer hacking, viruses, and tampering on the rise, concerned citizens worry ...
Jul 21, 2004, 10:15 am - Lottery News forum