First Arkansas Lottery raffle on sale Wednesday
By Todd Northrop
The Arkansas Lottery is rolling out its latest game Wednesday, Million Dollar Raffle, which will award two grand prizes of $1 million each.
The drawing date for Arkansas' first-ever raffle is anticipated to be September 9, 2010, or after all tickets have been sold, whichever occurs last.
A limit of 500,000 tickets will be made available for the raffle. Tickets cost $10 each. Raffle tickets cannot be canceled once they are purchased.
Arkansas Million Dollar Raffle tic ...
Jul 13, 2010, 10:18 am - Lottery News forum
N.H. Lottery delays online game amid controversy
The state Lottery Commission has pulled back its planned July 1 launch of new games that add an Internet element to scratch ticket gambling.
In an announcement late yesterday, the commission said it will push back the soft launch of PlayNowNH.com, and use the time to educate state leaders about its new interactive game.
The commission ran into stiff headwinds among lawmakers last week when it posted advance notice on its website of the PlayNowNH suite of games. The Legislature rejected ex ...
Jun 29, 2010, 7:44 am - Lottery News forum
NH Lottery offering online gambling games
Gamblers will be able to buy lottery tickets in New Hampshire next week to play online a move seen by some as an expansion of the kind of gambling that state lawmakers oppose.
PlayNowNH interactive games go on sale July 1.
In them, players choose the game baseball, super slots, speed bingo or New Hampshire poker and the amount they want to play.
For example, players can buy chances for the $1 baseball game on one ticket or a separate ticket with chances for the $5 poker game. They can b ...
Jun 25, 2010, 7:30 am - Lottery News forum
N.M. Lottery rockin' out with new Kiss scratch game
Legendary rock band to have their own New Mexico Lottery scratcher game
Kiss, the iconic rock band that has sold more than 80 million albums, played in front of millions and become an integral part of the American fabric over a 37-year career, can now add the Kiss Scratcher Game to their staggering list of accomplishments.
Kiss and the New Mexico Lottery today announced that they have signed a licensing agreement that will introduce the band to the $225 billion-a-year global lottery indust ...
Jun 22, 2010, 4:30 pm - Lottery News forum
Maryland Lottery and Baltimore Ravens team for another scratch game
The Maryland Lottery and Baltimore Ravens have renewed their partnership and will release a new Ravens Cash Fantasy scratch-off on August 9th.
The Maryland Lottery was one of the first lotteries in the country to partner with the NFL, following a decades-long, no-gambling policy that was overturned by NFL owners in 2009. The original ticket, which was released last August, holds the distinction of being the best-selling $5 scratch-off ever sold by the Maryland Lottery.
The new $5 Ravens Ca ...
Jun 16, 2010, 11:47 am - Lottery News forum
Pennsylvania Lottery announces Match 6 Lotto will return in June
Returning game will replace Mix Match on Monday, Thursday evenings
Next week, the Pennsylvania Lottery will bring back Match 6 lotto, a $2 terminal-based game offering a starting jackpot of $500,000 and four ways to win on each ticket.
Match 6 will replace Mix Match in the Pennsylvania Lottery's Monday and Thursday evening drawing shows at 6:59 p.m. Match 6 tickets go on sale Tuesday, June 1, and the first drawing will be Thursday, June 3.
Many of our players and retailers were disappo ...
May 28, 2010, 8:09 am - Lottery News forum
Mass. Lottery launches Red Sox scratch ticket
The Boston Red Sox are swinging for the Green Monster with the launch of another Massachusetts State Lottery instant ticket.
Monster Money, the new $10 Boston Red Sox scratch ticket, debuted yesterday at 7,500 Lottery agents across the state.
The game offers three $3 million instant prizes and seven prizes of $1 million. Other prizes include Red Sox gear such as jackets, pants, warm-up jerseys and duffel bags.
There's even some luck for people who scratch off losing tickets: They can b ...
Mar 31, 2010, 8:21 am - Lottery News forum
Arkansas Lottery will add raffle games to lineup
The Arkansas Lottery Commission voted yesterday to authorize the introduction of raffle games during the 2010-2011 fiscal year.
The lottery plans to hold two raffles during the fiscal year, the first of which will launch in July or August, Lottery Director Ernie Passailaigue said.
Passailaigue said the games will be similar to raffles held by civic clubs. The lottery will have a set number of tickets printed, each with a unique number, and the winning numbers will be selected in a drawing, ...
Mar 18, 2010, 10:03 am - Lottery News forum
Colorado Lottery launches new jackpot game next week
The Colorado Lottery will launch its first new Jackpot game in nine years next week.
Called MatchPlay, the game will offer a rolling, $100,000 jackpot and more ways to win than the Lottery's current Jackpot games.
Drawings for MatchPlay will be held on Tuesdays and Fridays at approximately 7:40 p.m.. The first tickets for the game will be sold on Sun., Feb. 21, and the first drawing will be held on Tue., Feb. 23.
MatchPlay is a fresh, new game that will provide our players with fun fea ...
Feb 17, 2010, 12:11 pm - Lottery News forum
Confucius lottery tickets draw ire
Confucius, the ancient Chinese philosopher who prodded his fellow countrymen to seek their fortunes in a decent manner, would now find his portraits and sermons printed on lottery tickets, the only form of gambling allowed by the Chinese government.
Late last month, lottery stands in east China's Shandong province began selling Confucius-themed tickets that carry a top prize of 300,000 yuan ($44,000).
But the tickets have drawn ire from netizens and columnists who claim that putting Confuc ...
Feb 3, 2010, 8:57 am - Lottery News forum