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
New Mexico Lottery offers free Pick 3 ticket promotion
To acquaint players with drawing games played only in the Land of Enchantment, the New Mexico Lottery will give away a free ticket with purchase during August.
For each purchase of a $5 Roadrunner Cash ticket, players will receive one free Pick 3 ticket.
Roadrunner Cash and Pick 3 are played only in New Mexico and we want to bring them from behind the shadow of the big national jackpot games like Powerball, said Karla Wilkinson, New Mexico Lottery gaming products director. With our state ...
Aug 1, 2014, 11:03 am - Lottery News forum
New Mexico Lottery adds midday Pick 3 drawing
By Todd Northrop
Starting Monday, New Mexico's Pick 3 lottery game will offer a 1 pm midday drawing in addition to the 9:30 pm evening drawing.
Players can choose the midday drawing, the evening drawing, or both.
In Pick 3, players win by matching three numbers from zero to nine in one of three play styles selected when the ticket is purchased.
Tickets cost $1 per play per drawing. Drawings are Monday through Saturday. Prizes range between $5 and $500.
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Jun 6, 2014, 6:57 am - Lottery News forum
Iowa Lottery no longer sharing Illinois Lottery drawings
State started conducting its own Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawings Wednesday
Starting this week, it won't be share and share alike for Iowa Lottery players anymore.
Beginning Wednesday, April 16, Iowa Lottery players finally got their own Pick 3 and Pick 4 lottery numbers. Iowa has been sharing Pick 3 and Pick 4 numbers with Illinois since the games were introduced, in 1998 and 2003, respectively.
The time of the drawings also changed slightly, as did the deadline by which players must purchas ...
Apr 17, 2014, 8:38 pm - Lottery News forum
'Red Ball' drawings coming back to N.J. Lottery
By Todd Northrop
For the second year in a row, the New Jersey Lottery is conducting a month of 'Red Ball' drawings that will occasionally double some evening drawing prizes.
The 2nd Annual Red Ball promotion is for players of the evening Pick 3 and Pick 4 games. The Red Ball promotion doubles all prizes for both the Pick 3 and Pick 4 evening games every time the Red Ball is drawn. The Red Ball is guaranteed to be drawn at least once every seven days during the promotional period.
The Re ...
Sep 2, 2013, 8:21 am - Lottery News forum