NH Lottery considers legal action after U.S. Justice Department questions online sales
The New Hampshire Lottery is contemplating a lawsuit after the U.S. Justice Department deemed online lottery sales illegal.
The New Hampshire Lottery says it had the most successful launch of internet lottery sales in the country last year. Now, it says the move by the Justice Department could cost the state millions in school funding.
We started selling on the internet scratch tickets, Powerball and Mega Millions, said Charlie McIntyre, executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery. It ...
Feb 11, 2019, 8:36 pm - Lottery News forum
WV Lottery not backing online gaming law this session
West Virginia Lottery officials will back two bills intended to increase revenue, but do not plan to pursue legalization of online gaming this session, Lottery Director John Myers told the House Finance Committee Friday.
We certainly see the opportunity in iGaming, he said. We fully intend to come back with that at some point.
Online gaming, or iGaming, can run the gamut from being able to able to buy tickets for Lottery drawings or scratch-off games online, to sports betting apps, to on ...
Jan 16, 2019, 1:02 pm - Lottery News forum
Iowa Lottery seeks to allow use of electronic cash and games
The Iowa Lottery will ask state lawmakers in January to allow them to modernize their operations making it easier for customers to purchase and play lottery products electronically.
Iowa Lottery spokesperson, Mary Neubauer says they've been talking about the issue for ten years or more. Things have now reached such a tipping point that we at the lottery truly believe it is our fiduciary responsibility to tell the public and lawmakers that with the ongoing trends in retail that we are seeing, ...
Dec 13, 2018, 8:15 am - Lottery News forum
Massachusetts treasurer continues campaign to allow online lottery sales
Massachusetts Treasurer Deb Goldberg continued her campaign to allow the state's lottery to sell tickets online. She told a budget panel that Lottery sales have begun to drop, citing the record $1.035 billion it generated in 2017 and the drop to $997 million in fiscal 2018.
Of the 44 states with lotteries, 11 of them now offer online purchases. New Hampshire started selling online in September and in just 12 weeks, the state posted over $1.3 million in net gaming revenue from online sales alo ...
Dec 10, 2018, 10:10 am - Lottery News forum
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