Massachusetts official warns lottery could become "irrelevant"
With time running out again on a bill that would authorize the Massachusetts Lottery to move online, Treasurer Deborah Goldberg offered a message to business leaders Wednesday morning: We don't want to go the way of Toys R Us.
The massive toy store chain announced plans to shut down its operations on March 15 and is now running liquidation sales across its more than 800 locations.
Goldberg, whose office oversees the Lottery, said Toys R Us was very late to the game to beginning to sell the ...
Jun 13, 2018, 10:01 pm - Lottery News forum
Michigan man wins $100K playing lottery online
Patrick Rudolph was sitting at home playing online lottery games when he nearly missed that he'd won a huge prize.
I was playing the game on my computer and almost missed that I'd won, Rudolph said. After the game finished, a pop-up message told me I'd won big and that's when my heart started racing. I've never felt my heart beat so fast!
Rudolph won $100,000 playing the Michigan Lottery's Cash Buster Extreme game one of dozens of games available to play online.
Playing Lottery games ...
May 1, 2018, 9:47 am - Lottery News forum
Will NC Lottery players move online and hurt retail stores?
The N.C. Retail Merchants Association wants legislators to put the brakes on a proposal to offer online instant lottery games, arguing the move could harm stores that sell lottery tickets.
The N.C. Education Lottery Commission has the proposal for online instant games on its Tuesday agenda; lottery spokesman Van Denton said the commission will vote on whether to ask vendors to submit proposals for how they'd provide the online games. The commission's Revenue Generating Committee, led by forme ...
Dec 4, 2017, 8:51 am - Lottery News forum
Pennsylvania expands gambling to pay for budget
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday affixed what he hopes will be a final patch on a $2.3 billion budget deficit by signing into law sweeping new gambling provisions.
The state has doubled-down on its investment in the commercial gambling market, with new expectations of revenue from Internet-based games and a second string of casinos scattered around the Commonwealth.
The Pennsylvania Senate passed the far-reaching gambling expansion bill Wednesday that would legalize Internet games, aut ...
Oct 30, 2017, 5:08 pm - Lottery News forum
Mass. Lottery retailers fight online sales bill
The Massachusetts Lottery says it could stop being successful unless a bill allowing online ticket sales becomes law, while retailers say their future success hinges on the bill not becoming law. Now the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection will weigh the benefits and drawbacks of an online lottery.
The Lottery is seeking authority from the Legislature to offer its current products scratch tickets, draw games, Keno and more to customers over the Internet, arguing that the Lottery's survival ...
Sep 20, 2017, 8:03 am - Lottery News forum
Two-time Michigan Lottery winner accused of embezzling $300,000
A 30-year-old woman who won two major Michigan Lottery prizes is accused of embezzling more than $300,000 from a local substance abuse and mental health treatment center during her time as an accountant there.
Both jackpots one $20,000 and the other $60,000 Nichol Evans won in late 2016 by playing online gambling games, according to Michigan Lottery articles.
Evans won the bigger prize while on a work break at DOT Caring Centers Inc., a local substance abuse and mental health treatment cen ...
Sep 1, 2017, 7:50 pm - Lottery News forum
Panama woman wins $30 million Florida Lotto jackpot with online purchase
Second huge USA jackpot win through online service
By Todd Northrop
Lightning has struck twice for online lottery ticket service theLotter, which had its second United States lottery jackpot winner when a Panamanian player claimed a $30 million Florida Lotto jackpot this month.
Inspired by an article about a Scottish lottery winner, Aura Dominguez Canto, 60, of Panama City, Panama, started playing USA lotteries using the online service in June.
After signing up with the website, Aura ...
Aug 29, 2017, 8:14 pm - Lottery News forum
Illinois Lottery has problem paying online winners
Includes video report
It's the worst case scenario for any avid lottery player you play and win, then have to fight for your money.
One of Jack Kielczynski's retirement pastimes is playing the Illinois Lottery: Pick 3 game online. And he's been doing fairly well the last month.
As his winnings added up, the retired police officer decided to cash in on about $1,600, which dated back to April 16th. The winnings were supposed to be transferred directly into his checking account. However, a ...
May 2, 2017, 9:02 am - Lottery News forum
Pennsylvania eyes leap to internet for casinos, lottery
Facing huge deficits, Pennsylvania could become the first state to allow both its casinos and lottery to take its games online in a quest for money from new and younger players.
The state government has a slew of fiscal challenges, made worse by sluggish tax collections and one of the nation's oldest average populations.
A Republican-controlled Legislature trying to avoid a broad tax increase under Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf has instead turned over other rocks in search of alternatives. Ther ...
Apr 24, 2017, 9:15 am - Lottery News forum
Massachusetts Lottery battling to stay viable against online gambling
As a Massachusetts commission looking into online gaming and online gambling presses ahead in its study of ways to regulate and possibly make money from the developing industries, the state's lottery is concerned that it could be left behind.
The Lottery is seeking authority from the Legislature to offer its current products scratch tickets, draw games, Keno and more to customers over the Internet, arguing that its survival and the hundreds of millions of dollars it returns as local aid are o ...
Mar 29, 2017, 10:09 am - Lottery News forum