Pa. Lottery adds 'Wild Ball' feature to all numbers games
Includes video report
By Todd Northrop
The Pennsylvania Lottery has launched Wild Ball, an optional add-on that gives players more chances to win the daily numbers games.
The new feature is available for all of its PICK games (Pick 2, Pick 3, Pick 4, and Pick 5), which are drawn twice daily. The first drawings featuring the new add-on were on Tuesday, Sept. 13.
Adding Wild Ball to your PICK ticket could allow you to win multiple times on a single play, making it even more fun to pla ...
Sep 14, 2016, 10:52 am - Lottery News forum
Florida Lottery revamps daily game lineup
By Todd Northrop
The Florida Lottery is overhauling some of its long-running daily games, adding two new games and renaming two others.
Lottery officials announced last week that it is launching two new daily games called Pick 2 and Pick 5 Monday, Aug. 1.
Pick 2 players can select two numbers, from 0 through 9, to win a top prize of up to $50 for a Straight play, up to $25 for a Box play, or up to $37.50 for a Straight/Box play.
Pick 5 players can select five numbers, from 0 through ...
Aug 1, 2016, 11:16 am - Lottery News forum
Hoosier Lottery pays out 10x normal amount on triple-7s
While the house always wins in the long run, the fun of gambling comes from believing that anything can happen on a single roll of dice, slot machine spin, turn of cards or lottery drawing.
That faith paid off Sunday for nearly 2,000 Hoosier Lottery players who picked 7-7-7 as their winning numbers for the Daily 3 evening game.
Believers in lucky number 7 who bought a 50 cent Daily 3 ticket won $250. A $1 ticket with three sevens on it paid $500.
Altogether, Daily 3 players across the R ...
Jun 7, 2016, 7:50 am - Lottery News forum
S.C. Lottery to honor two winning sets of Pick 3 numbers
The South Carolina Education Lottery says it will honor two sets of winning numbers for Friday night's Pick 3 drawing.
During the broadcast of the lottery drawing at 6:59 p.m. on December 18, the numbers 6-2-0 were announced, and those numbers were put up on the screen. However, a short time later, the lottery's independent auditor released the numbers as 9-2-0, and those results were put on the lottery's website and distributed to the public.
The lottery now says the 6-2-0 were incorrectl ...
Dec 22, 2015, 9:18 am - Lottery News forum
Big payouts for Connecticut Lottery numbers players
Thousands of players of the Connecticut Lottery's Play 3 and Play 4 games are lining their pockets with some extra cash this weekend.
When the numbers drawn were all fives in Thursday's Connecticut Play 4 Day drawing, it set the stage for a big payday for almost 1,000 people.
Lottery officials said the daily numbers game drawing Thursday of 5-5-5-5 meant 947 tickets were winners. The total payout will amount to $3.4 million the third largest prize payout in the history of the game.
Sep 12, 2015, 9:19 pm - Lottery News forum
Ga. man throws away -- then recovers -- $10,000 in winning Cash 4 lottery tickets
By Todd Northrop
Imagine having lottery tickets worth $10,000, and then realizing you had thrown them away.
That's precisely what happened to Cedric Jackson of Rome, Georgia, over the weekend. But the story doesn't end there.
Jackson was a regular customer at Rick's Food Mart, 2000 N. Broad St., and went to the store early Saturday morning to buy new Cash 4 tickets.
He has played the lottery every day for five years, picking the same numbers for weeks until he wins a prize.
Aug 4, 2015, 8:23 pm - Lottery News forum
Florida man out $92,000 after losing winning lottery tickets
Everybody's got a story about the one that got away, but Walid Aboroomi's tale of loss and deprivation can bring tears to anyone who favors simple games of chance and the specter of quick riches.
Aboroomi has owned the BP service station and convenience store on Cross Creek Boulevard for six months, and on the night of May 28, he felt lucky. He noticed the time: 7:15 p.m.; a glimpse of a license plate in the parking lot, 715. And most importantly, his birthday: July 15.
Everything was 715 ...
Jun 20, 2015, 11:25 am - Lottery News forum
Hoosier Lottery adds Sunday midday drawings
Indiana's Hoosier Lottery will add consistency to certain daily draw games beginning Dec. 7 with the addition of Sunday midday drawings for its Daily 3, Daily 4 and Quick Draw games.
Currently, midday drawings for all three games are conducted Monday through Saturday. The Sunday drawing schedule will match the existing schedule for Monday through Saturday drawings.
The cut-off for ticket purchase will be 1:10 p.m. Eastern and the drawing will occur at or about 1:20 p.m.
Daily 3, with a ...
Dec 6, 2014, 1:43 pm - Lottery News forum
S.C. Lottery to honor 2 sets of Pick 3 numbers
The South Carolina Lottery says it will honor two sets of Evening Pick 3 numbers for Tuesday night's drawing.
One set of numbers (3-6-4) was certified by an independent auditor, while another set (3-6-7) was drawn during the evening Pick 3 drawing.
Players holding Pick 3 tickets bearing the numbers 3-6-7 for the Tuesday, October 7 evening draw must take or mail their tickets to the Columbia Claims Center for processing and prize payment. Sign the ticket back and complete the required infor ...
Oct 12, 2014, 6:26 pm - Lottery News forum
Illinois Lottery cancels My3 game
Last drawing Sunday
By Todd Northrop
Illinois lottery officials, acting on the recommendation of its private manager, Northstar Lottery Group, announced Tuesday they are removing My3 from its draw game portfolio.
The final drawing of My3 will be Sunday, September 14th at 6:30pm.
The game was launched two years ago and was designed to be a simplified alternative to the Pick 3 and Pick 4 games. However, due to its sales performance, the game is being removed from the draw game portfoli ...
Sep 10, 2014, 6:58 pm - Lottery News forum