Arkansas Lottery plans boost in Natural State Jackpot to celebrate 10-year anniversary
To celebrate its 10-year anniversary, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is planning a big boost in the Natural State Jackpot (NSJ) if it reaches $150,000 this week. The jackpot will jump to $200,000 Friday rather than its normal $150,000 if it hasn't been hit by then. The jackpot stands at $140,000 for Tuesday's drawing.
The Natural State Jackpot is exclusive to Arkansas. Drawings are held Monday through Saturday at 8 p.m. CST. The jackpot starts at $50,000 and increases by $5,000 every draw u ...
Feb 19, 2020, 6:48 am - Lottery News forum
California Lottery under fire for giving away $212,500 in Scratchers on 'Ellen'
Comedian Ellen DeGeneres drew wild cheers from the studio audience of her television talk show in December when she announced each person in attendance would receive a $500 bundle of Scratchers tickets from the California State Lottery.
Lottery officials saw it as a publicity boon, but a whistleblower complaint filed by some lottery employees argues the agency's giveaway of the tickets which have a combined face value of $212,500 should be investigated as a misuse of funds, according to docum ...
Feb 6, 2020, 5:32 pm - Lottery News forum
Powerball promotion set to draw 2020's first millionaire
One lucky person will get to start 2020 with $1 million in their pocket and Jessie James Decker will announce the winner.
The country-pop star is set to announce the first-ever Powerball Millionaire of the Year during the live broadcast of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020, as revealed in a press release.
I am so thrilled to be a part of this incredible life-changing moment on one of the most iconic shows on television! Decker, 31, said in a statement.
The $1 ...
Aug 1, 2019, 8:53 am - Lottery News forum
Group of Iowa aerospace coworkers win unclaimed $1M lottery prize
One lottery ticket buyer's loss is the gain of group of Cedar Rapids workers.
The Iowa Lottery announced Wednesday that a group of 34 workers at Collins Aerospace, which designs and makes aircraft components, won the $1 million top prize in a lottery promotion to give away an unclaimed Powerball prize.
Laurie Ginder of Anamosa, who entered the contest on behalf of her coworkers, said she couldn't believe it when she found out they'd won.
At first, they (her co-workers) didn't believe i ...
Jun 20, 2019, 9:48 am - Lottery News forum
Idaho Lottery celebrates 30 years by trying to set a new world record
The Idaho Lottery will celebrate 30 years in July and will try to break a Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people scratching scratch cards at once.
Jeff Anderson, the Idaho Lottery's director, said, Those who come, the public is invited, they'll all get one ticket to scratch for free and leading up to that event we've got the fastest scratcher in Idaho contest going on around Idaho and there will be 128 finalists who will come to Boise from all over the Gem State on buses to ...
Jun 15, 2019, 9:29 am - Lottery News forum
Virginia Lottery winner has three minutes to fill grocery shopping cart
Hands gripping the handle of a shopping cart, Jeff Marsten stood poised behind a black-and-white checkered strip of tape near the entrance of the Weis Markets on Deacon Road at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Give me a countdown to 10 seconds, Kim McGregor said to Angela Beachy.
Ten, nine, eight, began Beachy. When she reached one, the 63-year-old Stafford County man was off and running down the coffee aisle. Right behind were the two women, who work for Weis, along with representatives from the Virgi ...
Sep 20, 2018, 10:39 am - Lottery News forum
Illinois Lottery gives out free gas, groceries, treats
The Illinois Lottery was giving away thousands of dollars worth of free gasoline, groceries, meals and sweets throughout the state on Monday, as part of its Luck is Everywhere promotion.
I'm in shock, said a woman named Maryann as she laughed at her good fortune.
She had not planned to fill up her car's gas tank until Tuesday, but on a lark pulled in to the Delta Sonic gas station on Jefferson Street in Joliet on Monday, where the Lottery gave out $20 worth of free gas to 100 customers.
Apr 4, 2016, 7:12 pm - Lottery News forum
Illinois Lottery offering free trolley service this Saturday in Chicago
To promote the upcoming St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle, the Illinois Lottery is offering a free trolley service for people 18 and over in Chicago this Saturday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The St. Patrick's Day Millionaire Raffle trolleys will be available free in a continuous loop at the following locations throughout the day.
Union Station 200 S. Riverside Plaza House of Blues 329 N. Dearborn Street Bootleggers 13 W. Division Street The Cubby Bear 1059 W. Addison Street Bootleggers 13 W. ...
Mar 11, 2015, 4:11 pm - Lottery News forum
New Mexico Lottery offers free Pick 3 ticket promotion
To acquaint players with drawing games played only in the Land of Enchantment, the New Mexico Lottery will give away a free ticket with purchase during August.
For each purchase of a $5 Roadrunner Cash ticket, players will receive one free Pick 3 ticket.
Roadrunner Cash and Pick 3 are played only in New Mexico and we want to bring them from behind the shadow of the big national jackpot games like Powerball, said Karla Wilkinson, New Mexico Lottery gaming products director. With our state ...
Aug 1, 2014, 11:03 am - Lottery News forum
Powerball 'Ultimate Tailgate Party' promotion launched in 18 states
Includes video report
By Todd Northrop
As part of an effort to promote the multi-state Powerball game on a national level, 18 states are participating in a new promotion to send lottery players to a special NFL fan festival attended by several players in the NFL Hall of Fame.
Winners in the Powerball Pro Football Hall of Fame trip will be treated to a 5 day/4 night trip to Cleveland, Ohio for the Ultimate Tailgate Party and Pro Football Hall of Fame's Fan Festival. The event will occur ...
Nov 16, 2013, 12:44 pm - Lottery News forum