Feds bust up illegal fantasy football lottery scheme
A business pairing the enormously popular fantasy football leagues with the Georgia Lottery must have looked like a money-making combination.
Two eager investors thought so and forked out $500,000 in loans to the Atlanta man who hatched the idea of a fantasy football lottery league. But Timothy Cobb, a former lawyer who once worked for Turner Broadcasting System, was running a scam, according to allegations in a federal indictment unsealed this week.
Cobb is no longer engaging in fantasy, ...
Dec 1, 2018, 8:34 am - Lottery News forum
Four NJ companies roll out sports betting as NFL season kicks off
On the day the National Football League season kicked off, four gambling companies either began offering sports betting in New Jersey or announced plans to do it soon.
The Tropicana casino said Thursday that it had reached a deal with William Hill Race Sports Book to offer sports betting in the near future. No timetable was given for the launch.
Hours later, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement said Caesars casino began online and mobile sports betting, but the casino said later i ...
Sep 7, 2018, 11:09 am - Lottery News forum
Las Vegas woman wins $100,000 on $5 NFL parlay bet
Only the 2nd bet she has ever made
One of the biggest long shots in betting history will be cashed on Wednesday afternoon when Tayla Polia gets paid $100,005 for her $5, 15-leg NFL parlay that came through this week.
The 26-year-old Polia, who moved to Las Vegas two months ago, got 20,000-to-1 odds on the parlay card on betting firm William Hill's mobile site. She cashed in by being on the right side of the point spread in 14 games and correctly picking the over in the Steelers-Broncos gam ...
Dec 26, 2015, 1:42 pm - Lottery News forum
Powerball 'Ultimate Tailgate Party' promotion launched in 18 states
Includes video report
By Todd Northrop
As part of an effort to promote the multi-state Powerball game on a national level, 18 states are participating in a new promotion to send lottery players to a special NFL fan festival attended by several players in the NFL Hall of Fame.
Winners in the Powerball Pro Football Hall of Fame trip will be treated to a 5 day/4 night trip to Cleveland, Ohio for the Ultimate Tailgate Party and Pro Football Hall of Fame's Fan Festival. The event will occur ...
Nov 16, 2013, 12:44 pm - Lottery News forum
Dallas Cowboys continue partnership with Texas Lottery
Includes video report
Texas Lottery players and Dallas Cowboys fans have one more reason to celebrate football season with the latest version of the Dallas Cowboys scratch-off game. The fifth version of the $5 game offers more than $29 million in instant prizes including 12 top prizes of $100,000.
To date, the Dallas Cowboys scratch-off game has resulted in $184 million in sales with $125 million in prizes awarded to winners.
Players who do not win instantly can enter their tickets into ...
Sep 27, 2013, 10:42 am - Lottery News forum
Wisconsin lottery auditors don't like branded scratch games
The Wisconsin Lottery is raking in record profits and that in turn benefits taxpayers.
That was a key selling point when the lottery was approved, that some of the gambling sales would go to reduce property taxes.
But state auditors think taxpayers could benefit even more.
If you have an itch to play the lottery, the Wisconsin Lottery has a dizzying array of games to choose from. But the state's audit bureau says games requiring a licensing fee are not a good gamble for the state.
Jul 26, 2013, 9:48 am - Lottery News forum
Maryland Lottery teams up with Super Bowl champs
The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency (MLGCA) and the Baltimore Ravens have joined forces for the fifth year in a row. The Board of Public Works yesterday approved the contract, which will include the Ravens Champions $2 scratch-off ticket. The contract gives the Lottery the rights to use the Ravens logo, marks and experiential prizes.
As in previous years, Lottery players will have the chance to win cash and experiential Ravens' prizes through the scratch-off and other Ravens-themed ...
May 30, 2013, 7:30 am - Lottery News forum
Wisconsin Lottery to hold Green Bay Packers raffle
Fans buying tickets in this year's Green Bay Packers Wisconsin Lottery game will take home a raffle entry rather than a scratch-off ticket.
Team and lottery officials Monday announced details of what they called the first-ever such game offered by a state lottery and NFL team.
For $2 a ticket starting Saturday at lottery outlets statewide, fans can buy a chance at four tickets to all Packers road games next season airfare and accommodations included.
Three raffle entries will cost $5.
Sep 27, 2011, 12:29 pm - Lottery News forum
Mega Millions: $168M Christmas Eve lottery jackpot
Just like last year's 'Christmas Miracle'?
By Todd Northrop
Lottery players across the United States are buying their Mega Millions tickets in preparation for Friday's massive $168 million Christmas Eve drawing.
The lump-sum cash value stands at a staggering $107 million.
For gift-givers who enjoy giving loved ones and friends lottery tickets, the Friday Mega Millions drawing may make a good gift, as the recipient can instantly see if they have won. On the other hand, should nobody w ...
Dec 22, 2010, 7:47 am - Lottery News forum
Colossal Fail: Cowboys lottery game winners not getting tickets after all
By Todd Northrop
Two winners of a Cowboys-themed scratch game from the Texas Lottery were advised by letter that they won 2011 Season tickets, but then the lottery informed them it was a clerical error, and they would not get the tickets.
Instead of season tickets, Delvin Delamar of Irving and Kathy Clark of Amarillo, the two winners, will be allowed to have seats in the NFL team's war room during draft day selections, be invited to a draft-day party, plus get free lodging and transportati ...
Nov 17, 2010, 9:45 am - Lottery News forum