Triple 7s result in $2.2 million lottery payout
On Monday, lottery officials announced that 8,955 Pick 3 players in South Carolina celebrated triple lucky 7's this weekend.
Depending on the price paid for the ticket, the winners took home either $250 or $500 per play. The total payout eclipsed $2.2 million for Saturday's draw.
According to a press release. the combination is the lottery's most played sequence, with this drawing producing 10 times the number of winners compared to the previous day's draw. This marks the ninth time 7-7-7 ...
Mar 13, 2017, 4:09 pm - Lottery News forum
Louisiana Lottery showed incorrect winning numbers for Pick 3, Pick 4 on March 12
The Louisiana Lottery Corporation drawing show that aired on television on March 12 showed the wrong numbers for Pick 3 and Pick 4, the corporation announced.
The correct Pick 3 winning numbers for the drawing are 0-4-7. Additionally the correct Pick 4 winning numbers for the drawing are 3-1-8-4.
Both sets of numbers were correctly displayed on Lottery Post's Louisiana Lottery Results page, despite the wrong numbers appearing on TV.
The TV show incorrectly reported that the Pick 3 numb ...
Mar 13, 2017, 3:16 pm - Lottery News forum
Georgia Lottery to add extra Cash 3, Cash 4 drawings
By Todd Northrop
Georgia Lottery daily numbers games players will get extra opportunities to play every day starting Sunday.
Beginning on Feb. 12, the Georgia Lottery is adding an additional Cash 3 drawing late at night, and an extra Cash 4 drawing in the early evening. The new drawings mean that a total of three Cash 3 and Cash 4 drawings will be held every day, at the same times.
The current drawing schedule is a bit odd, with Cash 3 and Cash 4 both holding a midday drawing at 12:29 p ...
Feb 10, 2017, 11:49 am - Lottery News forum
Nearly 14,000 S.C. lottery players won Pick 3 Friday
A record number of South Carolina Education Lottery Pick 3 players started their weekend with a win.
13,996 players won with 4-4-4 in Friday's evening drawing.
Depending on the price paid for the ticket, winners took home either $250 or $500 per play.
Triple number combinations are by far the Lottery's most popular played sequences, this time resulting in a $3.5 million prize payout.
Friday night's draw surpasses the game's previous record number of winners set just last month, when ...
Jan 30, 2017, 5:55 pm - Lottery News forum
Nebraska Lottery adding Sunday drawings
Starting Nov. 6, 2016, the Nebraska Lottery's in-state lotto games will have drawings Monday through Sunday, seven days a week. Currently the only game in Nebraska to offer Sunday drawings is the multi-state 2by2 game.
Nebraska's in-state lotto games consist of Pick 3, Pick 5, and MyDaY.
Nebraska Lottery has considered the expansion for years, with the move in its business plan since 2008, Lottery spokesman Neil Watson said. Nebraska's is one of just four lotteries in the U.S. that didn't ...
Nov 5, 2016, 7:27 pm - Lottery News forum
Couple finds winning lottery ticket, tracks down rightful owner
Doing the right thing can pay off in more ways that you can imagine. One man in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, says he is living proof of that.
That man and his wife found a winning lottery ticket in Saint Clair and returned it to its rightful owner. Then, in a way, the man hit the jackpot.
After the couple found the winning ticket in April, they went through a long process to track the rightful owner down and return it.
But since returning it, they have been quite the lucky couple. T ...
Oct 10, 2016, 9:21 pm - Lottery News forum
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