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
Montana Lottery starts new Keno-style game today
The Montana Lottery is introducing a new keno-like game called 10 Spot. Lottery officials say the new game, featuring two daily drawings, will be available Monday.
Players choose 10 numbers out of 80 for each drawing. Each play costs $1 and multi-play tickets are available.
Twice each day, the Montana Lottery will draw 20 numbers. Players who match 10 of the 20 numbers will win the top prize of $25,000. Those who match nine will win $2,500. There are also prizes for matching eight, seven, ...
Feb 1, 2010, 7:24 am - Lottery News forum
N.J. Lottery featuring Frank Sinatra on new instant ticket
The 'Sinatra' Instant Ticket game is a recent addition to the N.J. lottery. Utilizing the Frank Sinatra name and likeness, the game is available in about 6,000 retailers across the state, according to a N.J. lottery news release.
Prizes range from $2 to $5,000 to the $30,000 jackpot. Those who don't win can submit their non-winning ticket into the Sinatra Second Chance Drawing. The winner would earn a 'Sinatra-style weekend' VIP package at the Borgata in Atlantic City.
Dominick Demarco, pu ...
Jan 14, 2010, 8:45 am - Lottery News forum
Arkansas Lottery begins Cash 3 game
A new way to play the lottery in Arkansas debuted yesterday.
Lottery retailers can now sell tickets for Cash 3, a game that allows players to pick three numbers in hopes of matching them to numbers selected by a random number generator at the lottery's headquarters in Little Rock.
The game is the lottery's first in-state draw game. The multi-state Powerball game, which holds drawings in Orlando, Fla., launched in Arkansas on Oct. 31.
A second in-state draw game, Cash 4, is expected to l ...
Dec 15, 2009, 8:32 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery to the rescue: Will 4-minute Keno fill Washington budget gap?
Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire is seriously considering legislation that would allow four-minute Keno games as a way to help deal with a projected $2.6 billion budget shortfall.
The games could bring in an estimated $30 million a year. That's not much money compared with the budget gap, but lawmakers are hunting for any cash they can find.
Similar bills have been proposed and have died in the past. Things could be different this time, given the severity of the state's budget crisis, but th ...
Dec 7, 2009, 7:52 am - Lottery News forum
Arizona Lottery announces raffle with 'Early Bird' drawing
Early buyers also get free Powerball tickets
With Christmas and New Year's Day approaching, the state lotteries are once again preparing their latest holiday raffle promotions.
Thursday the Arizona Lottery announced their Holiday Edition of the Millionaire Raffle game that will award more than $3 million in total cash prizes, including one $1 million grand prize and a special Early Bird drawing on Nov. 19 worth $100,000.
Tickets for the Arizona Lottery's latest Millionaire Raffle go on ...
Oct 30, 2009, 7:29 am - Lottery News forum
Texas Lottery unveils scratch-off ticket that benefits veterans
The Texas Lottery Commission on Nov. 9 just ahead of Veterans Day will start selling the first scratch-off ticket dedicated to a cause other than public education, where game profits now go.
The Veterans Cash scratch-off ticket is predicted to pour $9 million a year into veterans' services when fully operational, and $5 million for the start-up year. The red, white and blue, eagle-adorned tickets will cost $2 apiece with a top prize of $20,000.
Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio, and ...
Oct 19, 2009, 8:33 pm - Lottery News forum
Del. bettors can wager up to $3K in sports lottery
The Delaware sports betting lottery starting this week will allow gamblers to plunk down a couple of bucks, or a few thousand, on NFL teams, officials said Tuesday.
Minimum wagers in the new lottery, which starts Thursday, will be $2. The maximum wager, depending on the type of bet, will be $3,000.
For each wager, bettors must pick the correct outcomes of at least three NFL games, called parlay bets, or as many as 12.
A federal appeals court ruled that the lottery must be restricted to ...
Sep 9, 2009, 9:46 pm - Lottery News forum
N.Y. Lottery debuts Sweet Million game Sept. 15
Tickets for the New York Lottery's newest game go on sale September 15.
Sweet Million is a lotto game in which players will choose 6 numbers from a pool of 40 (a 6/40 game). The top prize for matching all 6 numbers is $1 million cash.
The New York Lottery says, For only a dollar, Sweet Million provides the best chance to win a million dollars.
Drawings will be every Monday and Thursday at 9:30 p.m., starting Sept. 17. The winning numbers will be published at Lottery Post's New York Lot ...
Sep 2, 2009, 11:42 am - Lottery News forum
Scholarship student designed N.M Lottery scratch game ticket
Full circle: student educated with lottery scholarship funds now works for lottery
The New Mexico Lottery in August launched Red vs. Green, an instant scratch-off game that was designed by a 22-year-old lottery graphic designer who attended UNM on a Legislative Lottery Scholarship.
The new game depicts the state's favorite cuisine as overheated chile track stars competing in a frantic footrace.
Red vs. Green tickets cost $1 each. Players can win instant prizes up to $2,000, and non-winn ...
Sep 1, 2009, 11:11 am - Lottery News forum