Michigan Lottery's gamble on new website doesn't pay off on first try
The Michigan Lottery launched a refreshed website Wednesday morning, but it didn't go as planned.
Users of the new MichiganLottery.com experienced slowdowns after the change-over from the old site, lottery spokesman Jeff Holyfield said.
We were getting calls, emails... from players saying the website wasn't responding well, he said.
The project team took down the site for a couple minutes and tried to fix the issue, but it didn't immediately work. It then reverted to the old site so pl ...
Jan 18, 2018, 10:17 am - Lottery News forum
Network of dummy online stores used to hide internet gambling payments
A network of dummy online stores offering household goods has been used as a front for internet gambling payments, according to a recent investigation.
The seven sites, operated out of Europe, purport to sell items including fabric, DVD cases, maps, gift wrap, mechanical tape, pin badges and flags. In fact, they are fake outlets, part of a multinational system to disguise payments for the $40 billion global online gambling industry, which is illegal in many countries and some U.S. states.
Jun 26, 2017, 6:55 am - Lottery News forum
Friends sue NJ Lottery, saying they're owed $1 million for discarded ticket
Two friends who claim they bought a Powerball ticket worth $1 million at a Mahwah convenience store last year sued the New Jersey Lottery Commission yesterday, claiming they tossed out the ticket because the state was too slow to update its website with the winning numbers.
Salvatore Cambria and Erik Onyango claim in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Trenton that they picked five of six numbers drawn on March 23, 2013, the same day a Passaic deli owner scored the $338 million Powerbal ...
Jun 25, 2014, 7:43 pm - Lottery News forum
Washington Lottery published wrong numbers after raffle draw
Blames 'computer glitch'
A North Seattle man couldn't believe his eyes. His ticket in the lottery's Veteran's Raffle was a winner.
He checked the numbers, and then checked them again. I was so excited! I couldn't believe I had won the lottery! he said.
The problem is, he didn't. What he thought was a $1,000 winner was a dud.
I got up early and went to the lottery office, and they told me my ticket was invalid, he said.
Lottery officials say a computer glitch posted the wrong numb ...
Jan 3, 2013, 7:32 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery Post ranked among biggest lotto Web sites in March
Mega Millions $656 million jackpot causes traffic spike at lotto sites
The record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot on March 30 caused a huge lift in traffic to lottery-related Web sites, according to the latest comScore Media Metrix report released today, with LotteryPost.com cited among the industry's biggest winners.
comScore reported that the Lotto/Sweepstakes category attracted nearly 29 million visitors in March, a 25 percent increase, making it the top-gaining category for the mont ...
Apr 25, 2012, 10:30 am - Lottery News forum
Illinois to become first state to allow online lottery sales
A Justice Department opinion issued last year cleared the way. It said the Wire Act of 1961, which bars wagering over telecommunication systems across state or national boundaries, applies only to sports betting.
At least 21 states and the District of Columbia are considering online lottery sales or other wagering such as poker, says Frank Fahrenkopf, president of the American Gaming Association, which represents commercial casinos.
New York and several other states sell lottery subscripti ...
Mar 23, 2012, 12:36 pm - Lottery News forum
Feds seize gambling site Bodog, indict founder
The sports gambling site Bodog was shut down and four Canadians indicted, including founder Calvin Ayre, for illegal gambling that generated more than $100 million in winnings, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.
The website's domain name was seized Monday and the indictments, which were returned Feb. 22, were unveiled Tuesday in Baltimore, prosecutors said.
The indictments follow federal prosecutions last year of three of the biggest websites involved in online poker. More than 75 comp ...
Feb 29, 2012, 7:19 am - Lottery News forum
Oregon Lottery doesn't allow public to comment at meetings
Some are upset over new Web site
Northwest Portland resident Bill Crane, bothered by news reports that the Oregon Lottery might be targeting youths with its planned new Internet site, The ORcade, wanted to give the commission that oversees the agency his two cents worth.
The timing was good. The Lottery Commission meets Friday morning, and Crane figured he'd drive south to Salem and sign up to talk. Problem is, the commission doesn't allow public testimony at its regular meetings, and told ...
Oct 21, 2011, 8:51 am - Lottery News forum
LOTTERY POST ANNOUNCES LOTTERY PRIZE PAYOUT RESULTS
Free access to entire past year of lottery data also announced
Lottery Post, the world's largest community of lottery players and home of the Internet's most popular lottery results service, announced today the launch of its latest industry-leading innovation: current and past lottery prize payout results for all of the hundreds of lottery games shown at the Lottery Post Web site, on both computers and smartphones, such as iPhone and Android.
Although the 'winning numbers' portion of lotte ...
Oct 18, 2011, 2:30 am - Lottery News forum
Maryland woman's winning lottery ticket mistake
Includes video report
Many of us have had the dream. We've imagined what it would be like to have a winning lottery ticket in hand.
A Maryland woman thought she was getting just a little taste of that dream. But it turned out it was all a mistake.
You see, Donna Allen loves to play the lottery. She checks the numbers right after the drawing.
Saturday night, just like any other night, I checked at ten after 8pm and it said 4157, says Allen.
It appeared she had a winning ticket for ...
Sep 21, 2011, 10:34 am - Lottery News forum