Ohio plans new video lottery game this summer
The director of the Ohio Lottery says he still plans to start a new video lottery game in July despite a delay in awarding a contract to a company that will provide the equipment to bars and restaurants.
A state panel today postponed voting on a contract proposal from Atlanta-based Intralot but likely will approve it in two weeks. Members of the state Controlling Board say they will await the outcome of an appeal filed by the losing company.
The Ohio Lottery Commission hears the appeal by ...
Jun 4, 2008, 9:26 am - Lottery News forum
$196M Ohio lottery winner trying to claim anonymously?
The winner of the $196 million Mega Millions winning ticket sold in Ohio last week hasn't stepped forward yet, but there are indications that he or she might want to remain anonymous.
Ohio Lottery spokeswoman Jeannie Roberts said Thursday that the lottery has received inquiries about how to claim the prize through a blind trust. Having a lawyer set up such a trust would shield the winner's name from public release.
But Roberts cautioned that the winning ticket has not yet been produced, an ...
May 27, 2008, 9:28 am - Lottery News forum
4 charged in killing of $250,000 lottery winner in Ohio
Burglars returned again and again to the home of a $250,000 Ohio Lottery winner who had two Jaguars, a Rolex watch and lots of cash. The final intrusion, apparently by different criminals, left the 78-year-old retired stockbroker dead of a gunshot wound.
Police aren't saying if Lee Kost's death last Thursday was related to the Mega Millions prize that he won on Sept. 28. But it was clear burglars focused on his home, hitting the house sometime early in the year, again about March 11 and on Ap ...
May 20, 2008, 11:09 pm - Lottery News forum
Ohio Lottery switches games operator
Greek company wins competition by offering $200 million in savings
The Ohio Lottery is planning to turn over control of some of its best-known games Pick 3, Pick 4, Mega Millions and the upcoming Keno game to an international company that's projected to save the lottery $200 million over 10 years.
Lottery officials approved a contract with Intralot, a Greek company with U.S. headquarters near Atlanta, to replace Gtech Corp. of Rhode Island beginning in June 2009.
Gtech has been runn ...
May 13, 2008, 8:45 am - Lottery News forum
Ohio Gov. plans lottery expansion to increase revenues
Gov. Ted Strickland's plan to boost Ohio's struggling economy anticipates $73 million in new revenue from an expansion of the lottery, which includes a video version of Keno to be offered in bars and other age-controlled venues.
The governor said he distinguishes the new games from the video gambling machines outlawed in 2007 because they will be state-monitored, state-controlled and state-regulated. His spokesman, Keith Dailey, said the Keno game is much different from video slot machines ...
Feb 1, 2008, 10:24 am - Lottery News forum
New Year's Eve lottery raffles from around the USA
In addition to celebrating the new year last night, lottery players from around the United States were checking their raffle tickets to see if they would start 2008 as a new millionaire.
Raffle-style lottery drawings were held in several states, including Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Virginia. (Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania drew their raffles a couple days ago.)
Jan 1, 2008, 10:25 am - Lottery News forum
Lucky stone comes through for Ohio lottery winner
Rick Jesionowski of Cleveland hit the lottery twice last year, hauling in $2,500, then $10,000. He hit again this month. $2 million.
The lottery's been good to me, he said at a Wednesday news conference. I've also hit a thousand a few times.
Luck? You bet.
When a reporter asked Jesionowski what his secret was for winning, the lucky man pulled three stones out of his jeans jade for luck, crystal for energy and rose quartz for love. He said he has been carrying the stones in his poc ...
Dec 13, 2007, 10:12 am - Lottery News forum
Woman plays numbers from TV show about lottery winners - and wins
New Mexico woman plays 'most frequent numbers' on TV show about lottery winners and wins $20,000 in Powerball
TV viewers in other states play and win off same numbers
The TLC Network's broadcast of How the Lottery Changed My Life might not have been DeShundra Jackson's first choice for Sunday night television viewing, but since her mother was already engrossed in the program, Jackson didn't think about changing the channel.
The only thing she changed was her luck.
After the show an ...
Sep 27, 2007, 9:46 pm - Lottery News forum
Is the lottery shortchanging schools?
According to the North American Assoc. of State and Provincial Lotteries, 42 states and the District of Columbia run lotteries, and more than half claim the games boost funding for education. But CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian found that lotteries aren't exactly providing a windfall for schools.
If you listen to state lottery ads, we're supposed to believe that all the numbers are supposedly adding up to more and more money for education.
Lotteries help, but n ...
Sep 19, 2007, 12:38 pm - Lottery News forum
Retired auto worker, 2 children claim $314M Powerball lottery jackpot
A retired auto worker and his two adult children claimed a $314 million Powerball jackpot Monday after waiting two weeks to step forward.
I know the world is going to turn upside down, said David Coterel, 65, of Riverside, Ohio. Coterel's daughter, Lynn Hiles, 46, said she has quit her job as a postal worker in Dayton, Ohio. Her 42-year-old brother, David Coterel, recently took a buyout from his job at an auto parts plant.
Neither has any children, and their mother, Dorothy, died of canc ...
Sep 12, 2007, 5:32 pm - Lottery News forum