Multi-state Wild Card 2 game ending in February
North Dakota joining Lucky for Life multi-state game
By Todd Northrop
Wild Card 2, a multi-state lottery game currently offered in four states, is ending with the Feb. 24 drawing.
The lottery game that has been played in one form or another for more than 20 years is being dropped after a fall in popularity, according to lottery officials.
Wild Card 2 offers two plays for $1. It got its start in 1994 as Tri-West Lotto and was offered only in Idaho, Montana and South Dakota. In 1998, i ...
Jan 18, 2016, 9:59 am - Lottery News forum
Multi-state Wild Card game to change
By Todd Northrop
Starting with the Wednesday night drawing, the multi-state Wild Card 2 lottery game will undergo some minor changes that will make the jackpots a little bigger, while making the game a little harder to win.
Wild Card 2 is currently available to play in Idaho, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota.
After somebody wins the jackpot, the new starting jackpot will be $200,000 doubling the old starting jackpot of $100,000.
Also, players who win the second prize by matchin ...
Jan 15, 2013, 2:18 pm - Lottery News forum
Three state lotteries set to begin new multi-state game
Decades of Dollars to replace Win For Life game
By Todd Northrop
UPDATED: Since the original news story was written, it has come to our attention that Arkansas will not be participating in the new lottery game, due to legislative hurdles, and the Win For Life game will continue to be played in Virginia. The title of the story has been changed to reflect three state lotteries, rather than the four state lotteries originally referenced, and the body of the article has been updated with the a ...
Jan 11, 2011, 10:00 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky woman wins 'miracle lottery prize' after home destroyed
By Todd Northrop
A Kentucky woman facing disaster has been literally lifted from the ashes by a miracle $80,000 lottery win.
Sandra Ramirez, 44, of Cadiz, Kentucky, was devastated last month when her home was destroyed by fire. She was at work on Sept. 20th when she received a call that her house was on fire. When she arrived home there was nothing left.
Then, on Thursday morning, Oct. 7, she received a miracle phone call from Kentucky Lottery officials: Ramirez had won $80,000 in the K ...
Oct 11, 2010, 9:45 am - Lottery News forum
Error caused S.D. Lottery to suspend Wild Card validations
The South Dakota Lottery temporarily halted validations for Wild Card 2 lotto tickets for the June 9 drawing to correct an error with the winning numbers.
An incorrect Wild Card was inadvertently entered into the system after the draw. The winning numbers for that drawing were 4, 5, 9, 15 and 21 and the Wild Card King of Diamonds. The Wild Card was initially incorrectly entered as the Jack of Diamonds.
The error was discovered Thursday afternoon by the Lottery, and all validations were sto ...
Jun 13, 2010, 8:54 am - Lottery News forum
Truck driver wins $1.9M lottery jackpot, will keep driving
A recent immigrant to Canada is Manitoba's newest millionaire.
Gennadi Belinov is nearly $2 million richer after he won a share of Wednesday night's $3.9 million Lotto 6/49 draw.
The Winnipeg man said he took a long look at a self-serve ticket checker when he scanned his ticket Thursday evening and learned he had won $1,979,992.
I thought, 'What are all these numbers?' So, I took it to the clerk and asked if she could check the ticket through her machine. Then the machine said 'Woo hoo ...
Mar 23, 2009, 3:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Idaho woman hits fifth lottery jackpot in five years
Some people dream of winning the Lottery at least once. But for one Caldwell, Idaho, woman, winning the Lottery over the past five years has become common place.
Anna Pearl Rowell could be considered the luckiest Lottery Lady of all time.
Rowell claimed her $110,000 winning Wild Card check Friday morning from the Idaho Lottery and then retired from her position as the office manager for the Canyon County Assessor's Office.
Rowell became the third Wild Card jackpot winner from Idaho in ...
Nov 16, 2007, 5:17 pm - Lottery News forum
N.D. couple cashes state's first lottery jackpot ticket
A Walsh County couple cashed North Dakota's first lottery jackpot ticket, a $420,094 prize in the Wild Card 2 game, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said.The couple was not identified, since North Dakota law allows lottery winners to remain anonymous.They bought the winning ticket last week at a gas station in Michigan, in neighboring Nelson County, in northeastern North Dakota. Michigan is about 35 miles east of Devils Lake.Stenehjem said he presented the couple with their winner's check Tuesda ...
Jul 20, 2005, 9:36 am - Lottery News forum
North Dakota has its first lottery jackpot winner
North Dakota lottery officials said Thursday that Wednesday's winning Wild Card 2 jackpot ticket was sold at the Amoco station in Michigan, in eastern North Dakota. The prize is $420,000.The winner is not yet known. We contacted the Michigan Amoco store this morning, and they are ready and waiting for the winner, as are we, state Lottery Director Chuck Keller said in a statement.Tim Anderson, manager of the gas station, said the jackpot is the talk of the town. Michigan has about 345 people. Ev ...
Jul 16, 2005, 10:39 am - Lottery News forum
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