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Mass. Lottery to add Keno-style game
The Massachusetts State Lottery is betting that restaurant and bar patrons will try their luck at virtual horse racing, a Keno-style game played on video monitors.Each animated race will last about a minute and feature 12 numbered horses circling the track as a fast-talking announcer describes the action. Details are still being worked out, but lottery officials are planning to stage races every 15 minutes, with a minimum bet of $2. Players could bet much as they would at the racetrack, with w ...
Apr 6, 2005, 8:37 am - Lottery News forum

Kentucky Lottery starts new 'Double Up Cash' game this weekend
The Kentucky Lottery will begin selling tickets Sunday for a new computerized game, Double Up Cash, that offers players a chance to double nonjackpot prizes if they correctly pick heads or tails. Numbers for the game will be chosen nightly, Monday through Saturday. Tickets cost $1, and the prize payouts range from a free-play ticket to a minimum jackpot of $40,000.The jackpot will increase by $10,000 for every night it isn't hit, up to a maximum of $500,000, said lottery spokesman Chip Polsto ...
Mar 30, 2005, 7:40 am - Lottery News forum

California Senator questions Mega Millions lottery plans
Millions of California lottery enthusiasts, anxious to beat the 1-in-135 million odds of winning the upcoming Mega Millions jackpot, may find some of their least-favorite politicians crushing their dreams of wealth.The chairman of California's Senate Governmental Organization Committee has asked the Legislature's attorneys whether the Lottery Commission has the constitutional authority to join the multistate Mega Millions game later this year.If the commission's authority is questionable, the ma ...
Mar 25, 2005, 11:51 am - Lottery News forum

New Georgia lottery scratch game popular with players
Frank Stone of Phenix City was sitting at a counter Thursday morning inside the Spectrum across from the Columbus Civic Center.He had a cigarette tucked tightly between the middle and ring fingers of his right hand. He had a silver coin in the same hand. And he was scratching away at the silver film on the oversized lottery card.Stone was playing the $100 Million Cash Spectacular, a new game offered by the Georgia Lottery Corp. It gets to you, Stone said. It seems like you have more chances of ...
Feb 28, 2005, 10:47 am - Lottery News forum

Mega Millions lottery to introduce changes when California joins game
Buddy Roogow, president of Mega Millions and Maryland Lottery director, offers no detail of changesThe California Lottery Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to join the multistate lottery Mega Millions in a drive to pump up annual ticket sales by $500 million.Joining Mega Millions gives Californians the first significant new choice in lottery games since the California Lottery began 20 years ago - and more chances per year of winning jackpots of $100 million or more.The state will continue to ...
Feb 10, 2005, 10:36 am - Lottery News forum

Californians react to Mega Millions decision
Odds are, people who play the state's SuperLotto will also play Mega Millions, and those who don't will consider giving it a shot.An unscientific survey Wednesday found that most people say they won't be able resist plunking down a buck or two to play Mega Millions, even if it's only one time.Mega Millions is the new lotto game coming to California this year. The game offers jackpots that range from $200 million to $300 million, with tickets for only a buck. Mega Millions officials say a $400 mi ...
Feb 10, 2005, 10:03 am - Lottery News forum

Mega Millions lottery jackpots will get bigger, quicker
The odds of record-setting jackpots in the Mega Millions lottery will improve tremendously after California joins the multistate game later this year.The nation's most-populated state will bring an influx of new players and money that promises to boost the lottery's prize pool for players in all Mega Millions states. Jackpots will grow much faster and at much higher levels, said Carole Everett at the Mega Millions lottery's headquarters in Baltimore. The lottery is drawn in Atlanta.California w ...
Feb 10, 2005, 9:26 am - Lottery News forum

Updated: Feb.8, 2005, 6:11pmThe California Lottery Commission today approved the California Lottery joining the multi-state lottery game Mega Millions.The Commission voted 3-0 Tuesday to approve the move. We are excited to enter into this partnership and look forward to providing our players with what they have asked for, jackpots in the $200-$300 million range, says Chon Gutierrez, interim lottery director, in a written statement.California has been considering joining a multi-state lottery ga ...
Feb 8, 2005, 5:51 pm - Lottery News forum

California to decide multi-state lottery question today
Cash-hungry California may soon team up with either Powerball or Mega Millions, the popular multistate lotteries that entice players with head-reeling jackpots.State lottery commissioners are poised today to decide whether to join one of the long-odds, big-payday games for the first time in the 20-year history of California's lottery.Barring legislative or court challenges, Californians could be competing with gamblers from across the country for supersized jackpots by June.At the same time, how ...
Feb 8, 2005, 11:19 am - Lottery News forum

Georgia Lottery Unveils New Game
$100 Million Cash Spectacular Features $1 Million Top Prize, Biggest Statewide Promotion and Highest Payout Percentage in Georgia Lottery HistoryThe Georgia Lottery Corporation (GLC) yesterday announced the launch of $100 Million Cash Spectacular, a new instant game with 10 $1 million top prizes and the highest payout percentage in GLC history. GLC President and CEO Margaret DeFrancisco unveiled the new game in a press conference at Philips Arena.Atlanta business leaders Michael Gearon and Ruthe ...
Feb 2, 2005, 1:57 pm - Lottery News forum