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California's lottery retailer of the month is small family-owned store
A relatively small Vallejo, California family business in a diminutive strip mall beat out more than 18,000 stores of all sizes to be named California's State Lottery Retailer of the Month for March.A ceremony was held at Vallejo's Market Town Liquor Deli on Tuesday.The accomplishment is remarkable considering Market Town's size, said Lance De Anda, a lottery official. The store has generated $4 million in lottery sales and contributed $1.5 million to public education since going into business ...
Feb 23, 2005, 2:39 pm - Lottery News forum

Tennessee bill would prohibit sales of lottery tickets on Sundays
Lottery Post Exclusive: Democrat duo wants to deny sales of lottery tickets on Sundays Rep. Frank Buck, D-Dowelltown, and Sen. Doug Jackson, D-Dickson are sponsoring a bill that would forbid the sale of lottery tickets in the State of Tennessee on Sundays. The measure is among the 2,337 bills filed in Tennessee's 104th General Assembly. The bill specifies that ticket sales will be forbidden for an 18-hour period each week beginning at 12:00 a.m. on Sunday and ending at 6:00 a.m. on Mo ...
Feb 21, 2005, 1:09 pm - Lottery News forum

Penn. officials study slots' effect on lottery revenues
Pennsylvania state senators pressed state Revenue Secretary Greg Fajt last week on just one of the many multimillion dollar questions pertaining to the imminent arrival of slot machines.Will the new gaming harm the Pennsylvania Lottery, now flourishing due to the many small-time gamblers who focus their wagering dollars on the numbers and instant games?Fajt's answer on behalf of the pro-slots Rendell administration: We don't think so.But no one knows for certain. The question has not been studie ...
Feb 21, 2005, 9:30 am - Lottery News forum

N.H. lottery chief says $20 ticket price will not be high enough
A doubling of the top-priced scratch ticket sold by the New Hampshire lottery would trigger increased sales for only the next two to three years, the states lottery chief warned Wednesday.Sweepstakes Commission Executive Director Rick Wisler advised lawmakers they could avoid a return trip by amending a bill and permitting the eventual top-priced ticket to go from $10 to $25.The lottery would go to the higher-priced ticket over a period of many years, he stressed.We manage our (top-rate) price p ...
Jan 27, 2005, 11:57 am - Lottery News forum

Kentucky lottery sales fall, but still exceed forecast
Tennessee games cut into revenue The year-old Tennessee Lottery continues to have less impact on Kentucky Lottery revenues than expected, with ticket sales for the first six months of fiscal 2004-05 down just 8 percent from the same period last year.Sales from July 1 through Dec. 31, 2004, were $20 million higher than forecast last spring, when officials were still trying to gauge the impact of the competing Tennessee Lottery, directors of the Kentucky Lottery Corp. learned at a meeting late las ...
Jan 25, 2005, 11:00 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery dealer opens his books to show he's not getting rich
Customers strolling into Jammer's Bar and Grill at 12th and Hoyt Street SE can spend their paychecks on 18 taps of beer, hard liquor, burgers and munchies, and five pool tables.But barkeep Scott McComas' biggest profits come from the folks glued to six video-poker machines lining his tavern's rear wall, alongside an ATM.The Oregon Lottery Commission is expected to vote Wednesday to add slot-machine-style games to its network of video-poker terminals housed in bars and restaurants across the stat ...
Jan 24, 2005, 10:09 am - Lottery News forum

Tennessee lottery sales lower than other first-year sales
Tennessee's lottery had a ho-hum first year in sales when measuring its results against lotteries in other states.Its sales were in the middle when compared with other lotteries last year in the nation. And its revenues lagged behind sales during lottery startup years in Florida and Georgia, both states in which Tennessee Lottery President Rebecca Paul presided over the games.Tennesseans spent about $147 per capita on lottery games in the past 12 months, based on total revenue figures announced ...
Jan 21, 2005, 12:06 pm - Lottery News forum

'4 This Way' is a Big Hit with New Mexico Lottery Players
The New Mexico Lottery Authority has announced that its newest lotto game, 4 This Way! has averaged more than three top prize winners a week since its launch in September.To date, 42 players from across the state have won the game's top $4,000 prize by matching all four winning numbers in the order they were drawn, a release from the Lottery says.Each play costs $1 and there are four prize levels, ranging from $4,000 to $1.It's difficult to compare the success of the Lottery's various games in ...
Dec 30, 2004, 9:05 am - Lottery News forum

Oregon lottery sales averaged $249 per resident last year
From video-poker machines at bars and restaurants to ticket sales at convenience markets and grocery stores, Jackson County residents spent $42.2 million on the Oregon Lottery in the fiscal year that ended in June.Thats as if every man, woman and child in the county spent about $222 on Lottery games last year, slightly less than the state average.Of course, not everyone plays. Roughly a quarter of the countys population isnt even old enough to gamble. However, per capita spending sales divided b ...
Dec 29, 2004, 8:19 am - Lottery News forum

Virginia Lottery loses its shirt on triple-eights
8-8-8 was great, great, great for lots of Virginians yesterday afternoon.Triple numbers in the Pick 3 Virginia Lottery are the most popular played, and yesterday was no exception.A total of 12,118 tickets were sold with the winning combination, Lottery spokeswoman Jill Vaughan said. Players spent $357,870 on the tickets and won $3,028,925 in prizes, she said.Because players could buy 50-cent tickets as well as $1 tickets, the Virginia Lottery did not have a breakdown on how many people won $250 ...
Dec 28, 2004, 9:38 am - Lottery News forum