NJ Lottery rounds off 50th Anniversary celebration
Lottery to host Facebook Live event tonight
By Kate Northrop
Today marks the New Jersey Lottery's 50th year in operation, and to round off the year-long celebration, it will be hosting a Facebook Live event where 50 players will have the chance to receive $500 in scratch-off tickets.
The New Jersey Lottery sold its first ticket to former Governor William Cahill on December 16, 1970. Back then, tickets cost only 50 cents. Now, the Lottery has grown to offer more games and player experien ...
Dec 16, 2020, 12:28 pm - Lottery News forum
Michigan woman learns she won $5M lottery prize while scrolling Facebook
A woman from Grand Rapids, Michigan, says she had no idea she'd won a $5 million Lotto 47 prize until she was on Facebook the night after the drawing.
I usually only buy Lotto 47 tickets when the jackpot gets over $10 million, said the player, who chose to remain anonymous. When I was at the store, I saw the jackpot was only at $5 million, but I decided to get a ticket anyway.
The night after the drawing, I was scrolling through Facebook when I saw a news station had posted that someone ...
Dec 4, 2019, 3:20 pm - Lottery News forum
Mississippi Lottery hits the Web and social media
The Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC) has unveiled a new look for its website and officially introduced its brand on social media in advance of its anticipated launch of scratch-off tickets by December 1.
The MLC website, www.mslotteryhome.com, premiered this week sporting what the lottery calls a fun, new look.
We have a website visually appealing and easy for our players to use, said MLC President Tom Shaheen. The product you see today is the result of a great deal of research and ...
Oct 10, 2019, 8:29 am - Lottery News forum
Louisiana woman realized she had won $1 million on lottery after Facebook post from family member
A mother is celebrating her $1 million Louisiana Lottery prize after being completely unaware she had won.
Lala Singleton only remembered to check her ticket after her sister-in-law, from Connecticut, tagged her in a Facebook article that said the winner was from her hometown of Baton Rouge.
Singleton, a 'every once in a while' player of the Powerball lottery, couldn't believe that her chosen five white balls matched those she needed for the jackpot.
'Once I checked my ticket, I just ...
Jul 7, 2019, 8:13 pm - Lottery News forum
China lottery corruption probe sparks online outrage
China's government is attempting to downplay social media rumors that lottery administrators have embezzled nearly $20 billion from lottery proceeds.
On Tuesday, the South China Morning Post reported on the frantic efforts by Beijing authorities to refute social media chatter that around RMB136b (US$19.5b) had been embezzled by corrupt lottery administrators. A popular meme blames this corruption for the inability of the average citizen to win a sizable lottery prize.
The meme has its orig ...
Nov 14, 2018, 9:41 am - Lottery News forum
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