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New Penn. Lottery 5-digit game on sale Aug. 26
The Pennsylvania Lottery's latest game is the 5-digit numbers game, Quinto, offering 13 ways to play and win up to $50,000 cash. Drawings will be held both at midday and evening, seven days a week. Tickets for Quinto will cost $1 each. The new game is played similar to Pick 3 and Pick 4 games, except with Quinto there are 5 positions for the numbers 0 through 9. For a $1 purchase, players can wager Straight, Front 4, Back 4, Front 3, Back 3, Front Pair, Back Pair or Box, as follows: ...
Aug 5, 2008, 12:59 pm - Lottery News forum

Lawsuit claims NY state is ripping off lottery customers
A lawsuit claims the New York State Division of Lottery is tricking people into playing its Take Five lottery game by exaggerating the likelihood of winning. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan on Monday, said people were cheated of more than $5 million. It seeks unspecified damages and an order putting a stop to what it portrayed as a rip-off. The plaintiff in the lawsuit was identified as M. McKee, a resident of Richmond County. The lawsuit called her an especial ...
May 6, 2008, 9:54 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. man wins $200,000 on his first-ever lottery ticket
Talk about luck. Herbert Marsh of High Point, North Carolina, won $200,000 the first time he played the lottery. Going on a feeling something good would happen, Marsh bought a Powerball ticket for the Wednesday drawing that matched all five numbers. Marsh told the North Carolina Education Lottery he plans to buy a new car with some of the money and put the rest in savings. He purchased his ticket at the Kangaroo Express on National Highway in Thomasville. Another Triad resident a ...
Apr 8, 2008, 8:48 am - Lottery News forum

Georgia Lottery winner roundup (Dec. 2007)
Some of the big wins Georgia Lottery players have claimed in the past month. Lawrenceville man redeems Win for Life ticket worth $52,000 A Lawrenceville man is celebrating a lottery win after checking a ticket he purchased two months ago. Garth Cole, 46, matched all six winning numbers in the Oct. 24 Win for Life drawing and won $1,000 a week for a year. Shell Food Mart, 1095 Duluth Highway in Lawrenceville, sold the winning Quik Pik ticket. Winning numbers from the Oct. 24 Win for Li ...
Dec 16, 2007, 4:14 pm - Lottery News forum

Seven tickets to split record Jersey Cash 5 lottery jackpot
New Jersey Lottery officials say there are seven winning tickets sold for the record Jersey Cash 5 jackpot worth nearly $2 million. Two of the tickets were sold in Atlantic County. The others were purchased in Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Monmouth and Union counties. The numbers in Tuesday night's drawing were 4, 5, 17, 18 and 21. The total jackpot was $1,964,438. Each winning ticket is worth $280,634. Jersey Cash 5's average jackpot is $300,000. Lottery officials say sales fr ...
Oct 25, 2007, 7:39 am - Lottery News forum

N.J. Lottery's Cash 5 game grows to record $1.8 million
Jackpot unusually large for a Pick 5 game The New Jersey Lottery's Jersey Cash 5 jackpot is so large that the lottery's web site jackpot listing is not designed to handle the large number. A section displaying the state's current jackpot amounts lists the Cash 5 jackpot as 18 thousand , but a red notice shown beside the jackpot section contains the message, The correct Jersey Cash 5 jackpot for Tuesday 10/23/2007 is $1,800,000 . New Jersey Lottery Acting Executive Director William T. ...
Oct 23, 2007, 10:22 am - Lottery News forum

Ohio lottery winners say they won't go crazy
Prize will allow couple to take it easy, travel When Gary VanHooser won $2 on his scratch-off lottery ticket, he figured he'd re-invest it in a Ohio State Lottery Rolling Cash 5 game. His ticket turnout to be the $421,000 winner. I just had the machine pick out numbers. I didn't even check them that night I play the lottery when I'm in town and I have some extra cash to spend on it, said the 74-year-old Sam's Club associate. I didn't even check the numbers until the next day. Wh ...
Sep 12, 2007, 4:40 pm - Lottery News forum

D.C. Lottery hopes raffle will bring fiscal success
The D.C. Lottery's Quick Cash game had been around for more than 15 years when Todd Zimmerman walked into Rodman's Drugs in Northwest in February 2005 and bought two $1 tickets. With three games on each ticket, the government contractor won the maximum $250,000 jackpot for each of the six games. But the improbable $1.5 million payout also helped put the D.C. Lottery's Quick Cash game more than $640,000 in the red for the year, records show. Within months, the game was canceled, although lo ...
Jul 3, 2007, 9:46 pm - Lottery News forum

Pa. Lottery players dig Treasure Hunt game
Treasure Hunt, Pennsylvania Lottery's terminal-based Pick 5 game, has exceeded sales expectations. The game, which went on sale May 8, was projected to bring in between $2.5 million and $3 million in its first quarter. Sales have surpassed $3 million. Treasure Hunt is unique because it is animated online. Players get a grid numbered 1-30 and mark where they think the treasures are hidden. After the drawing at 1:35 p.m., the sand covered grid is shown online being cleared off, reveling five ...
Jun 20, 2007, 10:35 am - Lottery News forum

Glitch Delays Jersey Cash 5 Lottery Drawing
A mechanical glitch forced New Jersey Lottery officials to manually draw the winning numbers for the Jersey Cash 5 game on Friday night. The machine containing those game balls jammed, so they followed the emergency procedures, which call for an off-air manual drawing that is observed by the independent auditor, New Jersey Lottery spokesman Dominick DeMarco said. It was not immediately clear what caused the problem, or whether a similar machine problem had ever previously affected a New ...
Jun 16, 2007, 12:33 pm - Lottery News forum