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Arizona Lottery's Cash 4 game starts today
The Arizona Lottery's newest game has its first drawing this evening. Cash 4 is traditional lotto-style game, with four numbers drawn from a pool of 26 numbers. Players win prizes by matching 2, 3, or all 4 of the numbers drawn on their game ticket. Tickets for the new game can be purchased between 4 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. every day. Sales resume for the next drawing from 9:35 p.m. until midnight. Cash 4 drawings are held every Monday through Saturday evening at approximately 10:25 p.m. ...
Mar 31, 2009, 2:07 pm - Lottery News forum

CT Lottery Sells Out Of 1549 After Crash
Hours after US Airways Flight 1549 made an emergency landing in the Hudson River, the lottery number 1549 sold out in Connecticut. Lottery players who attempted to purchase a Play 4 ticket using the numbers 1549 Thursday night were told the number had sold out. Diane Patterson of the Connecticut Lottery said that it is possible for a number to sell out. Patterson said the state has an $8 million liability on the game. She said if a number is picked enough times where it reaches the liab ...
Jan 16, 2009, 7:25 am - Lottery News forum

Florida Lottery draws same Play 4 numbers
Coincidence, not a mistake, officials say The Play 4 Florida lottery number Tuesday night: 1-9-5-8. The Play 4 Florida lottery number Wednesday afternoon: 1-9-5-8. Same game. Same number. Two consecutive drawings. It is a little bit unusual, but all of our drawings are independent of each other, said Shelly Safford, Lottery spokeswoman. It's completely random. Still, the department fielded calls from curious players. There was not an error, Safford said. But there was another ...
Aug 23, 2008, 10:52 am - Lottery News forum

Mass. Lottery doubles up on drawings
Today the Massachusetts State Lottery adds a second daily drawing of the Numbers game in a move that's projected to generate $7 million annually for cities and towns. Starting today, June 9, the midday draw will take place at 12:55 p.m., in addition to the established nightly draw at about 7 p.m. Lottery spokesman Dan Rosenfeld said players have asked for two drawings to increase their chances to make money. The lottery projects the extra drawing will generate $27 million in sales, incl ...
Jun 9, 2008, 8:04 am - Lottery News forum

Tenn. proposal for real lottery drawings withdrawn
Somber news for Tennessee Lottery players A proposal to require the Tennessee Lottery to abandon computerized drawings has been withdrawn for the year. The chairman of the House State and Local Government committee announced Tuesday that the bill sponsored by House Minority Leader Jason Mumpower, a Bristol Republican, was taken off notice. Mumpower had said he introduced the manual drawings measure in response to a loss in consumer confidence following a computer programming error last ...
Apr 30, 2008, 7:38 am - Lottery News forum

Tennessee Lottery computerized drawings under suspicion again
Lottery draws same numbers 3 days in a row; same thing happened last month When will the Tenn. Lottery dump the computer draws? Seven was a lucky number for Tennessee lottery players last week. A very, very, very lucky number. For three consecutive days, the winning ticket in the Cash 3 drawing was some combination of two sevens and a zero. Thursday, the winning Cash 3 number at midday was 0-7-7. Friday, the winning midday number was 7-0-7. And Saturday evening, the winning number was a ...
Apr 8, 2008, 8:26 pm - Lottery News forum

Tenn. lawmakers want to force lottery to drop computer draws
There is new discussion in the Tennessee Legislature about the possibility of the state lottery going back to using ping-pong balls to select the Cash 3 and Cash 4 winners. In 2007, a computer programming error prevented anyone who played repeated digits, such as two fives in a row, from winning. The error was discovered Aug. 20 when lottery officials contacted the system designer, Smartplay, about their concerns. The lottery is asking Smartplay, and the company that certified the syste ...
Mar 26, 2008, 9:08 pm - Lottery News forum

Tenn. Lottery audit: players spent $2 million on worthless tickets
Lottery responded too slowly; problem fixed 10 minutes after finding it The Tennessee Lottery made a series of missteps and oversights after a software glitch began generating faulty winning numbers last year, and players bought about $2 million worth of unwinnable tickets before the error was found, according to a state audit. The sweeping audit from state Comptroller John G. Morgan reviewed the entire episode between July 28 and Aug. 20, when a programming glitch caused no duplicate digi ...
Mar 19, 2008, 10:48 am - Lottery News forum

Newspaper editorial in favor of authentic lottery drawings
Lottery balls are preferred The Leaf-Chronicle Clarksville, Tennessee Wednesday, January 16, 2008 People do not completely trust computers. They may use them for work and for pleasure, but they don't have absolute confidence in them or in those who program them. When it comes to the state lottery, confidence was shaken more because of a malfunction regarding the lottery's new random-number-generating computers. For weeks last summer, the Cash 3 and Cash 4 games would not produce re ...
Jan 16, 2008, 11:24 am - Lottery News forum

Texas Lottery to add 'Sum It Up' feature to Pick 3 game
Daily 4 launch deemed 'successful' On September 30, the Texas Lottery launched a brand new game, Daily 4 with an add-on feature called Sum It Up. According to unaudited numbers, the game and associated add-on feature brought in more than $5.2 million during the first three weeks of sales. Of that number, approximately $1.2 million came directly from sales of Sum It Up. The Texas Lottery is hoping to strike gold a second time, by adding the Sum It Up feature to the state's other daily n ...
Oct 30, 2007, 12:21 pm - Lottery News forum