How the UK Lottery helped Great Britain win 100 Olympic gold medals
By Kate Northrop
Great Britain has officially secured its 100th gold medal in the Olympics, part of which can be attributed to support from the UK National Lottery.
Since 1996, funding from the National Lottery has helped athletes from Team Great Britain take home over 100 gold medals at the Olympics, but what does that funding specifically entail?
On Monday, Adam Peaty took Great Britain's 100th gold medal after defending his 100m breaststroke title in Tokyo. Within mere hours, Tom Dal ...
Aug 4, 2021, 11:17 am - Lottery News forum
Pennsylvania Lottery struggles to attract bets on virtual sports games
The Pennsylvania Lottery has more than 1,850 outlets with screens displaying virtual animated football and auto races. The odds of finding someone watching a bet play out on the simulated sports action is pretty low.
With a few exceptions, lottery licensees in the region report few customers are spending their time or money on the Xpress Sports games lottery officials introduced in August.
Xpress Football offers the chance to bet from $1 to $20 each on up to 16 possible outcomes such as a ...
Jun 27, 2019, 11:00 am - Lottery News forum
Country House declared Kentucky Derby winner after Maximum Security disqualified
First winner disqualified in 145-year history of Derby
Maximum Security led all the way in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, only to become the first winner disqualified for interference in the race's 145-year history. After a long wait, 65-1 shot Country House was declared the winner.
The announcement seemed to come from the heavens, and then all hell broke loose.
Hold all tickets.
Country House was declared the winner of Saturday's Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs after the second ...
May 5, 2019, 8:34 am - Lottery News forum
Feds bust up illegal fantasy football lottery scheme
A business pairing the enormously popular fantasy football leagues with the Georgia Lottery must have looked like a money-making combination.
Two eager investors thought so and forked out $500,000 in loans to the Atlanta man who hatched the idea of a fantasy football lottery league. But Timothy Cobb, a former lawyer who once worked for Turner Broadcasting System, was running a scam, according to allegations in a federal indictment unsealed this week.
Cobb is no longer engaging in fantasy, ...
Dec 1, 2018, 8:34 am - Lottery News forum
New Mexico Lottery creating game tied to sports
The board that oversees the New Mexico Lottery voted unanimously Tuesday to move forward with creation of a game tied to the outcome of sporting events.
David Barden, the lottery CEO, said he expects the game to go on sale in four to six months.
Details of the game are being worked out, but it will involve a parlay-like wager. A player will pick possible outcomes of at least three sporting events and will have to choose all correctly to win.
It's not your grandmother's lottery game, Ba ...
Oct 31, 2018, 10:57 am - Lottery News forum
Pennsylvania Lottery is now offering simulated sports games, much to casinos' dismay
The Pennsylvania Lottery on Tuesday rolled out the latest addition to its line-up with the introduction of a simulated sports games that may appeal to football and auto racing fans.
Called Xpress Football and Xpress Car Racing, these realistic animation of sporting events allow players to bet on an outcome of a random computerized drawings that occur every five minutes.
Tickets to play the games can be purchased and checked at any lottery retailer. Those who want to watch the drawing resul ...
Aug 17, 2018, 11:48 am - Lottery News forum
Joe Girardi pitches N.Y. legislature on sports gambling
Former Yankee calls for action before end of session
Joe Girardi wants New York's state legislators to take a swing at sports gambling.
The former New York Yankee player and manager came to the Capitol on behalf of Major League Baseball on Wednesday to advocate for a new state law regulating betting on sports. The door was opened to sports gambling in New York earlier this month when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal law that limited the states where it had been allowed.
I t ...
May 31, 2018, 9:32 am - Lottery News forum
U.S. Supreme Court overturns federal sports-wagering ban
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal law that bars gambling on individual sporting events in most of the country, in a ruling likely to unleash a race among the states to attract billions of dollars in legal wagers.
Ruling in a New Jersey case, the court said the 1992 law unconstitutionally forced states to maintain laws that ban gambling. Nevada is the only state where single-game wagering is now legal.
Sports gambling could begin in a matter of weeks in casinos and racetracks i ...
May 14, 2018, 11:03 am - Lottery News forum
Cubs fan wins $1 million in lottery while watching game
The Cubs haven't clinched a berth in the World Series yet but one southwest suburban fan has already gotten lucky.
Rick Kempke, 56, was at home watching a Cubs game when he scratched a $300,000,000 Cash Spectacular ticket and won $1 million, according to the Illinois Lottery.
I can't believe it! I'm a huge Cubs fan and now that I won the lottery, I might buy a ticket for tomorrow night's game! Kempke said.
Kempe, who has lived in Lockport all his life, bought the winning ticket at Spee ...
Oct 21, 2016, 12:46 pm - Lottery News forum
Appeals court hands loss to New Jersey sports betting effort
A federal appeals court on Tuesday dealt another defeat to New Jersey's years long attempt to legalize sports betting, setting aside the state's legal challenge to a federal betting ban.
The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling invalidated a law passed by New Jersey in 2014 that would have allowed sports betting at casinos and racetracks. The court found New Jersey's law violated the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which limits sports betting to the handful of states ...
Aug 9, 2016, 11:07 am - Lottery News forum