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Technicians hustle to fix Nebraska lottery machines
As the $127 million Powerball drawing looms, technicians are hustling to fix the Nebraska's 950 lottery machines.The failure Sunday of a communications satellite for the lottery forced workers to recalibrate all of the state's lottery machines a process that takes about 20 to 30 minutes at each location.Lottery spokesman Brian Rockey said technicians were able to fix 126 machines Monday, after spending most of the day training for the task.Workers were back on the job at 6 a.m. and expect to get ...
Dec 1, 2004, 8:19 am - Lottery News forum

Satellite failure stops Nebraska lottery ticket sales
The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $127 million. But Nebraska lottery players can't buy a ticket.According to Nebraska Lottery, communication between the Nebraska Lottery and retailers was interrupted early Sunday morning after a communications satellite failed. We regret the inconvenience to our retailers and customers, said acting Lottery Director Jim Haynes in a news release Sunday. This is an example of circumstances beyond anyone's control, and every effort is being made to resolve the ...
Nov 30, 2004, 7:21 am - Lottery News forum

Nebraska Lottery Issues Scam Warning
Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning today warned consumers about an e-mail scam that tells recipients they have won a prize from the Nebraska Lottery/Bill Gate (sic) Foundation and dventually asks for a processing fee.Describing itself as a global lottery program, the e-mail scam tells potential victims they have been randomly selected to receive a cash prize and asks them to e-mail their name, telephone number and mailing address to a fiduciary agent. There is even a fictitious ticket number ...
Nov 26, 2004, 12:15 pm - Lottery News forum

Nebraska Senators to allocate lottery winnings
Somewhere, someone who bought a lottery ticket in Papillion, NE in January is sitting on $100,000 The prize money - for a ticket matching all but one number in the Jan. 21 Powerball drawing - has yet to be claimed. And the late July deadline to cash in is nearing.Every year, more than $2 million in winning lottery tickets are unclaimed, said Tom Harre, financial consultant to the Nebraska Lottery Division.After 180 days, the money reverts to the lottery division - an inadvertent gift from the o ...
Mar 23, 2004, 4:49 am - Lottery News forum

Head of Nebraska Lottery Resigns After Inquiry Clears Him
The head of the Nebraska lottery resigned Wednesday, a week after an investigation cleared him of wrongdoing for taking his wife on a trip to Greece that was paid for by a lottery vendor. Looking at this from a professional perspective, I determined that it is probably time for me to move on, James Quinn said in a statement.Quinn and his wife, Kathy, traveled to Greece in September to inspect Intralot USA's operations after the Duluth, Ga., company won a contract to operate the Nebraska lottery ...
Feb 19, 2004, 7:06 am - Lottery News forum

Nebraska Lottery Director Cleared in Trip
The Nebraska Lottery director will not face criminal charges over a trip to Greece with his wife, whose expenses were paid by a lottery vendor, the attorney general said Thursday.An investigation concluded James Quinn always intended to repay the $5,000 cost of his wife's trip, Attorney General Jon Bruning said. Public officials are banned from accepting gifts of travel or lodging for their spouse while on state business.Quinn, who has been suspended with pay, did not return a message left at hi ...
Feb 13, 2004, 7:39 am - Lottery News forum

Nebraska Probing Lottery Official's Trip
An investigation into the director of the Nebraska Lottery focuses on a trip he and his wife took to Greece that was paid for by a lottery vendor, the attorney general said Thursday.The trip was legitimate business for lottery chief James Quinn, but state law bars public officials from accepting gifts of travel or lodging for their spouse while on state business, Attorney General Jon Bruning said. Quinn recently reimbursed the vendor for his wife's expenses, officials said.The $5,000 trip was pa ...
Feb 6, 2004, 6:35 am - Lottery News forum

Nebraska's Top Lottery Official Suspended
The head of the Nebraska lottery has been suspended pending an investigation of gifts involving a vendor, officials said.Jim Quinn, who has been director of the lottery since its creation in 1993, was suspended earlier this week, said Terri Teuber, spokeswoman for Gov. Mike Johanns. It has nothing to do with the operation of the lottery, she said. It has to do with accepting gifts. Quinn did not immediately return a message Wednesday.State law prohibits elected officials and employees of the e ...
Feb 4, 2004, 2:56 pm - Lottery News forum

Free lotto ticket promotion taken lightly
Some in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Lincoln communities are concerned that a lotto promotion at a UNL restaurant sent the wrong message to students about gambling.In a promotion that ended Sunday, the Subway restaurant at the Nebraska Union gave away about 9,000 coupons for free Nebraska scratch tickets during a four-week period, according to the restaurant's manager, Jennifer Acklin.Deb Hammond, director of Choices, a gambling treatment center in Lincoln, said the promotion was a con ...
Oct 2, 2003, 3:33 am - Lottery News forum

GTech loses Nebraska Lottery online contract
GTech Holdings Corp., the Rhode Island lottery technology giant, has lost the contract for the online portion of the Nebraska Lottery, cutting two-thirds of the companys business with the Nebraska Lottery, the company announced today.The state of Nebraska has selected another vendor to provide equipment and services for a new online lottery gaming system and associated telecommunications network, GTech officials said in a news release.GTech has run the Nebraska Lottery's online games since 1994. ...
Aug 1, 2003, 12:47 pm - Lottery News forum