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Illinois Lottery superintendent at odds with private manager of lottery
Illinois Lottery superintendent Michael Jones and the Northstar Lottery Group are at odds. Northstar is the private management consortium named in the fall of 2010 to run the Illinois Lottery. The source of the disagreement is a preliminary draft of a ruling this week from a mediator assigned to determine whether Northstar should have to pay a penalty for failing to meet stipulated profit goals in its private management agreement with the state. By its own accounting Northstar, comprised o ...
Sep 14, 2012, 8:09 am - Lottery News forum

'Mind reader' lottery stunt debunked by British paper
The Lotto miracle performed by telly illusionist Derren Brown left millions mystified but today a British newspaper revealed how he might have done it. The Sun reckoned the slick magician used a split screen technique to make it look like he had correctly predicted the six winning numbers in the midweek National Lottery draw. Their conclusion came after we called in experts who analysed footage of Derren's Wednesday night show broadcast on Channel 4 at the same time as the draw was made on ...
Sep 10, 2009, 8:59 pm - Lottery News forum

'Mind reader' will predict UK Lotto numbers on show Wednesday
So-called mind reader Derren Brown is to perform his most audacious stunt yet predicting the lottery results on his British TV show. The television personality plans to forecast the Wednesday night draw as it is screened live on BBC1. And the bearded illusionist will rattle lotto chiefs by telling viewers how to do it. Sadly, Derren will be filmed at a secret location as he predicts the balls tumbling out of the National Lottery machine when it's too late for lottery players to buy a ticke ...
Sep 7, 2009, 9:30 pm - Lottery News forum

D.C. lottery ticket wins $144M Powerball jackpot
One lottery ticket sold in Washington, D.C. matched all 6 numbers in the Wednesday evening Powerball drawing, and is now worth $144 million to the lucky ticket-holder. The holder of the winning ticket will now have to decide whether to take the 29-year, 30-installment annuity, or the one time cash lump sum amount of $79,681,116. There were a total of 903,448 additional winning tickets in America's Game Wednesday evening. Those tickets won prizes totaling $8,450,412. The numbers drawn We ...
Apr 9, 2009, 9:03 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery newsletters try to predict winning numbers
Let's start with the good news: You are about to win $500. No, it's not 100 percent certain, but frankly, it looks pretty darn good. All you need to do is drive to New York, buy a lottery ticket and play the number 686. Hello 500 smackeroos! It's basically a lock and you want to know why? Well, Roy Siano is glad you asked. Double sixes are our best bet for the next issue, he says.That would be the next issue of 3 + 4 Digit Lotto Stats, one of two biweekly publications owned, edited and publishe ...
Jan 24, 2006, 8:39 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery number strategies subject of newspaper investigation
The odds are long. The drawings are random. And the house keeps a much greater share of wagers than other forms of gambling.In sum: The lottery cannot be beaten. There is no system that can improve your chances of winning the lottery, period, says Mike Orkin, a California mathematician who has written extensively about gambling odds.Yet the quest for an ever-elusive winning lottery strategy is alive and well and for sale.On a quiet, dead-end street in Denville stands the headquarters of Doubl ...
Dec 6, 2005, 1:26 am - Lottery News forum

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