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Colorado Lottery to suspend sales for one day
Lottery giant GTECH criticizes rival Scientific Games for 'dark day'Colorado plans to halt lottery ticket sales for one day this spring while workers install machines that verify which tickets are winners.New York-based Scientific Games is taking over the job of managing the lottery machines under a state contract worth an estimated $43.5 million. The switch to Scientific Games was supposed to happen Nov. 1 last year, but glitches delayed it twice, pushing the start date to May 2.Lottery sales w ...
Mar 1, 2005, 3:30 pm - Lottery News forum

Self-service lottery machines to be installed in Penn. liquor stores
Officials at two Pennsylvania state agencies are working on introducing player-activated lottery-ticket terminals in state liquor stores. We're interested in anything that helps the state produce revenue, said Bill Epstein, a spokesman for the state Liquor Control Board, which is working with the state Department of Revenue, the lottery's overseer.The terminals allow players to buy instant tickets plus tickets for daily lotteries and Powerball, making them a step beyond the instant-ticket vendi ...
Feb 28, 2005, 10:11 am - Lottery News forum

Audit finds gaps in Oregon Lottery security
A state audit has concluded that the Oregon Lottery should tighten user access to computer data and improve security at employee workstations.The points were raised in an annual financial audit that the state Audits Division released Wednesday. The audit found no major problems for the year ending in mid-2004 but brought up a few issues that require management's attention, the audit said.A letter accompanying the audit said that Oregon Lottery managers should review computer-access rights when ...
Jan 6, 2005, 12:09 pm - Lottery News forum

Technicians hustle to fix Nebraska lottery machines
As the $127 million Powerball drawing looms, technicians are hustling to fix the Nebraska's 950 lottery machines.The failure Sunday of a communications satellite for the lottery forced workers to recalibrate all of the state's lottery machines a process that takes about 20 to 30 minutes at each location.Lottery spokesman Brian Rockey said technicians were able to fix 126 machines Monday, after spending most of the day training for the task.Workers were back on the job at 6 a.m. and expect to get ...
Dec 1, 2004, 8:19 am - Lottery News forum

Satellite failure stops Nebraska lottery ticket sales
The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $127 million. But Nebraska lottery players can't buy a ticket.According to Nebraska Lottery, communication between the Nebraska Lottery and retailers was interrupted early Sunday morning after a communications satellite failed. We regret the inconvenience to our retailers and customers, said acting Lottery Director Jim Haynes in a news release Sunday. This is an example of circumstances beyond anyone's control, and every effort is being made to resolve the ...
Nov 30, 2004, 7:21 am - Lottery News forum

South Dakota Lottery upgrades lottery terminals
Some in South Dakota who buy tickets for Powerball, Dakota Cash, Hot Lotto and Wild Card 2 should have a shorter wait in line by next summer.The South Dakota Lottery has signed a new contract with Scientific Games Corp., the company that operates the 355 lotto terminals across the state.The Lottery will pay about $8 million over three years for the company to run the lotto games.But the agreement includes a savings of about $1.5 million and an agreement that Scientific Games will replace all the ...
Sep 16, 2004, 7:53 am - Lottery News forum

GTECH rolls out self-serve lottery machines
GTECH sees its new vending machines as the next wave in the industryGTECH Holdings Corp. is about to make it easier for shoppers to get in on the big money.The West Greenwich, Rhode Island lottery provider yesterday unveiled a new vending machine that doles out instant and traditional lottery tickets directly to shoppers.These machines not only allow people to buy scratch-off tickets like they buy a can of soda, they also include a touch screen that allows players to choose their own numbers and ...
Jul 28, 2004, 8:26 am - Lottery News forum

Penn. Lottery unveils self-service ticket machines
Lottery players throughout Pennsylvania will soon be able to play the Pennsylvania Lottery's online and instant games using state-of-the-art, touch screen terminals.Secretary of Revenue Gregory C. Fajt and Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Lottery Ed Mahlman today unveiled the first of the new self-service Player Activated Terminals (PATs) at a retailer in Harrisburg. Pennsylvania is the first state to offer self-service units that sell both instant and online games. The Lottery will instal ...
May 20, 2004, 7:14 am - Lottery News forum

Pennsylvania Lottery Reveals Age Checking Lottery Terminals
Pennsylvania Secretary of Revenue Gregory C. Fajt today announced that more than 6,700 Lottery retailers will be able to electronically check the ages of customers through online Lottery terminals using a new age verification system.Age verification software will be downloaded, free of cost, to all Lottery terminals across the Commonwealth. The Department of Revenue and the Pennsylvania Lottery recognize our social responsibility to help retailers prdvent the sale of Lottery tickets to minors, ...
May 12, 2004, 11:33 am - Lottery News forum

New Oregon Lottery Game Causing Problems
Lottery games are going hi-tech in Oregon.A new game gives you a computer disc instead of a paper ticket.It's called Click and Play but some gamers are now calling it click and pay. This is the latest Oregon Lottery game and it could be dangerous to your computer.An unidentified user claimed that the Click and Play disc caused her computer to go haywire. She had to repeatedly re-boot and re-program.But those aren't the worst of the problems. The first one broke after a couple of days of us pl ...
Apr 23, 2004, 6:32 am - Lottery News forum