S.C. Lottery scratch games sold after top prize won
The South Carolina Education Lottery offers dozens of ways to scratch off and win and buy the right card and you could win first prize cash ranging up to a quarter million dollars.That is, if someone hasn't already claimed the top prize. One card for the $30,000 cash bonus game for instance, was still on sale Tuesday, even though someone has already won the $30,000 jackpot.Scratch off games have varying lifespans with some as long as a couple of years or only a few months.The Lottery Commission ...
Dec 15, 2004, 9:49 am - Lottery News forum
Texas Mega Millions lottery sales strong
Texas Lottery players wanted larger jackpots, and that's exactly what they got with the Mega Millions game. One year after Texas joined the multi-state game, lottery officials say it's a hit.With Mega Million jackpots being so high, any Texas lottery player would get excited.Lottery officials brought the multi-state game to Texas last year to keep Texans from chasing large out of state jackpots. Players talk with their dollars, and their dollars have spoken loudly to the tune of almost $300 mil ...
Dec 8, 2004, 12:55 pm - Lottery News forum
No South Carolina lottery sales today
There will be no lottery sales today, according to a press release from the South Carolina Lottery.State law prohibits lottery sales on election days.Instant ticket validations, as well as online sales of Pick 3, Pick 4, Carolina 5 and Powerball, also will be shut down for the day.There will be a drawing for any advance ticket sales.
Nov 2, 2004, 10:40 am - Lottery News forum
Players cross the border for Powerball
Mississippi may not participate in the multistate Powerball, but that doesn't stop its residents from crossing the state line for a chance to be the lucky winner.Convenience store clerks in Slidell, La., say they're ready for the long lines that come with with high jackpots such as Saturday's, which is an estimated $215 million. We've increased staff already in preparation for Saturday, said Belinda Anthony, manager of the Race Trac on Gause Boulevard. Basically, everybody that comes in this d ...
Oct 8, 2004, 10:29 am - Lottery News forum
N.D. Eroding Minnesota Lottery Sales
The North Dakota Lottery has taken a bite out of Minnesota Lottery Powerball sales in border cities, according to a Minnesota Lottery official.Still, sales of scratch tickets -- which are not sold in North Dakota -- have kept several Moorhead retailers near the head of the pack for overall Minnesota lottery game sales, research analyst Todd Maki said from state lottery headquarters in Roseville.Sales on both sides of the Red River remained brisk Wednesday as players bought numbers for Wednesday ...
Oct 8, 2004, 10:17 am - Lottery News forum
Hurricane disrupts Florida Lotto sales
Thanks to Frances and Charley, this week's jackpot is the smallest in 5 yearsThis week's $2 million Florida Lotto jackpot is the smallest since the state went to twice-a-week jackpots in 1999. Bad weather is taking the blame.Lottery revenues plummeted after mandatory evacuations were ordered during hurricanes Charley and Frances. When you have state-ordered evacuations in place, we aren't going to say, 'Stay put and sell lottery tickets,' said lottery spokeswoman Leslie D. Steele. Jackpots a ...
Sep 15, 2004, 7:27 am - Lottery News forum