NJ Lottery announces new evening draw times and other changes
By Todd Northrop
The New Jersey Lottery is modernizing its core games line-up starting June 29 with a new draw time, new way to watch, and a bigger starting jackpot for Jersey Cash 5.
The evening draw time for Pick 3, Pick 4, Jersey Cash 5, and Pick 6 is changing and moving exclusively to livestreaming. Additionally, the Jersey Cash 5 game is becoming a little harder to win, with a larger starting jackpot increasing from an estimated $75,000 to a guaranteed $100,000.
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Jun 22, 2020, 6:04 pm - Lottery News forum
Wisconsin Lottery starts midday drawings
Later evening draw times for Pick 3, Pick 4
By Todd Northrop
Wisconsin Lottery fans now have more opportunities to win big, with three of its games now drawing twice per day.
The state's Pick 3, Pick 4, and All or Nothing games will all receive new midday drawings, in addition to their current evening drawings. This brings Wisconsin games in line with most other state lotteries that already offer multiple daily drawings of popular games.
Now the only remaining states without midday d ...
Jun 14, 2020, 9:55 am - Lottery News forum
Record number of people win SC Lottery Pick 4 game
SC Lottery pays out more than $3.4 million
We now know that a lot of people in South Carolina have the same strategy for the Pick 4 lottery game and it just won them a lot of money.
Nearly 1,400 people won the South Carolina Education Lottery's Pick 4 midday drawing Saturday with the same set of numbers: 2-2-2-2. It was a record number of winners for the Pick 4 and a record payout, the Lottery announced in a statement.
Lottery spokeswoman Holli Armstrong said that people started lining ...
Oct 2, 2019, 12:14 pm - Lottery News forum
NC Lottery pays out record $7.8 million in Pick 4 drawing
In the lottery world, four zeros can win a lot of money.
More than 2,000 players won the Pick 4 lottery in North Carolina on Saturday when they all chose the winning numbers 0-0-0-0.
About half the 2,014 winners bought $1 tickets and will get $5,000, while the other half got 50-cent tickets and will receive $2,500, lottery officials said.
The total payout, including other winners, will be about $7.8 million, the largest ever for the Pick 4 in the state.
The NC Education Lottery said ...
Jun 25, 2019, 6:46 am - Lottery News forum
Texas Lottery to add new Fireball feature to Pick 3 and Daily 4
Replaces Sum It Up feature
Texas Lottery players will soon have more chances to win when they play Pick 3 and Daily 4 by purchasing Fireball, a new add-on feature for both daily draw games.
Fireball will replace the Sum It Up! feature starting Sunday, April 28. The first drawings for Pick 3 plus Fireball and Daily 4 plus Fireball will be Monday, April 29.
We are excited to refresh Pick 3 and Daily 4 with the launch of the Fireball add-on feature, said Gary Grief, executive director of ...
Apr 26, 2019, 8:53 am - Lottery News forum
Virginia woman wins $150,000 lottery payout in one Pick 4 drawing
Some people have all the luck. In February, that person was Deborah Brown.
When Deborah Brown bought 20 Pick 4 tickets from the Virginia Lottery all with the same four digits for the same drawing she just had a feeling.
A couple of times during the day, I saw those numbers, she said.
A little while later, when she bought 10 more plays again for the same drawing with that same number combination (1-0-3-1) she said she was really feeling it.
Turns out, that feeling was right!
Mar 10, 2019, 10:16 am - Lottery News forum
NM Lottery Pick 4 computerized drawing glitch made many tickets worthless
Players can get a refund IF they held onto losing tickets
By Todd Northrop
When the New Mexico Lottery introduced its latest lottery draw game, Pick 4, in early February, players had no idea that many of the tickets they purchased were completely worthless with no chance of winning.
That's because the game's computerized drawings were incorrectly programmed, making combinations with repeat digits impossible to be drawn. Only combinations in which every digit was different were able to b ...
Feb 21, 2019, 7:25 pm - Lottery News forum
Illinois Lottery fixes problem that prevented some ticket sales
Pick 3 and Pick 4 games were affected
Several lottery players in Illinois were unable to purchase Pick 3 and Pick 4 tickets from retailers Tuesday, just before the midday drawing.
Around 5:50 p.m. Tuesday, Lottery officials said that the technical issue they experienced with Pick 3 and Pick 4 has been resolved.
Players can resume purchasing tickets for these games at Illinois Lottery retailers, according to a tweet. We apologize for the inconvenience. Tonight's 9:22 p.m. draw will take ...
Jan 16, 2019, 11:11 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Lottery offers new "1-off" wagering options
5 Card Cash game also gets enhancements
By Todd Northrop
Kentucky Pick 3 and Pick 4 lottery players now have an option to win just by getting close the numbers drawn.
Last week, starting on July 29, the Kentucky Lottery added a new feature for the Pick 3 and Pick 4 games which allows players to win prizes if their numbers are one digit higher or lower than the winning numbers drawn.
1-Off is a new wager type for Pick 3 and Pick 4. A player can select the 1-Off feature at the time of ...
Aug 6, 2018, 4:11 pm - Lottery News forum
Winning week for Georgia Cash 3 and Cash 4 lottery players
Georgia Lottery players are enjoying a winning streak with triples and quads falling in Cash 3 and Cash 4 within the past week.
Lucky players won a total of $3,285,616 in Wednesday's midday Cash 3 drawing with the winning combo 8-8-8.
In addition, thousands of Cash 4 players quadrupled their luck twice over the weekend when two sets of quads fell, winning a total of $6,149,740 in prizes in the June 8 midday drawing and $5,755,887 in the June 9 evening drawing.
Winning numbers for the Ju ...
Jun 14, 2018, 1:06 pm - Lottery News forum