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Illinois border states report increased lottery sales
With Illinois delaying payouts of more than $600 because of its budget mess, neighboring states are salivating at the chance to boost their own lottery sales. Businesses near borders, particularly in Indiana, Kentucky and Iowa, say they've already noticed a difference. The Lottery problems stemming from Illinois' budget impasse have led to a lawsuit and come amid questions about Illinois revenues and a shake-up in lottery management. Many gas stations, smoke shops and convenience stores in ...
Oct 27, 2015, 9:54 am - Lottery News forum

Computerized drawing nightmare: Colorado, Wisconsin jackpots may have been rigged Authorities say criminal enterprise ongoing for years Includes video report By Todd Northrop Authorities on Friday filed new charges against a former Iowa Lottery security officer who was convicted months ago of rigging a Hot Lotto game so he could win a $14 million jackpot. Authorities are now asking the public to report any similar cases around the country. Representatives for the Iowa Lottery a ...
Oct 9, 2015, 8:50 pm - Lottery News forum

Former teacher wins Wisconsin's largest Megabucks jackpot ever
Bought winning ticket while running to the store for milk By Todd Northrop A former high school teacher won Wisconsin's biggest Megabucks jackpot ever, thanks to a quick trip to pick up a gallon of milk. John Rumpel, of Milwaukee, won $22.2 million from a Megabucks drawing, the Wisconsin Lottery said in a news release on Friday, marking the biggest Megabucks jackpot ever since the game began in 1992. The winning numbers from the Saturday, May 30 Megabucks drawing were 21, 22, 34, 36, ...
Aug 11, 2015, 11:29 am - Lottery News forum

Wisconsin Lottery's Megabucks jackpot hits record high
By Todd Northrop Officials with the Wisconsin Lottery said the Megabucks jackpot is currently at a record high for its next drawing on Saturday. The jackpot is at $21.4 million. The last time the jackpot was this big was in 2001 when the jackpot was $20.3 million, according to a release. Wisconsin is the only state that offers the Megabucks game it is not a multi-state game. If a winner of the $21.4 million jackpot were to choose the cash payout, they would get a lump sum of $15.2 ...
May 15, 2015, 11:41 am - Lottery News forum

Wisconsin man repeats same feat of winning multiple lottery jackpots
By Todd Northrop Last week, the Wisconsin Lottery announced that three SuperCash! winning tickets had been sold in Dane County. Amazingly, all three winning lottery tickets were purchased by the same person from three different stores. But the real jaw-dropping part? He's done this before. Verlyn Adamson of Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, is the lucky winner of all three top prizes from the Monday, January 26 SuperCash! daily lotto game. His winning tickets matched all six numbers of 3, 10, ...
Feb 5, 2015, 8:39 am - Lottery News forum

Wisconsin man's two winning lotto tickets said to be "misprints"
Includes video report Ivory Mitchell thought he had two $1,000 dollar winning crossword scratch tickets back on July 20th. When he tried to cash them in, he was told there was an error and that the tickets were misprints. He thinks the Wisconsin Lottery should pay up for a mistake they made. He was told to fill out a claim form and that he would have to wait 30 days to hear if they would honor the tickets. CBS 58 asked the Wisconsin Lottery about this and they sent this statement: ...
Jul 29, 2014, 9:42 am - Lottery News forum

Wisconsin Lottery kicks off new '5 Card Cash'
Includes video report By Todd Northrop Sunday, April 6 marks the start of the Wisconsin Lottery's first new lottery game in over 10 years. The new $2 lotto game called 5 Card Cash is modeled after the popular poker-themed games found in several state and provincial lotteries throughout the United States and Canada. While most Wisconsin Lottery games either have the opportunity to win instantly, or in the nightly drawing, 5 Card Cash offers both. Players will be able to win one of sev ...
Apr 6, 2014, 1:14 pm - Lottery News forum

Postal worker prevents man from losing thousands to lottery scams
Foreign lottery schemes continue to surface, keeping postal clerks and inspectors busy looking out for potential victims. An observant postal clerk helped a man who had rival con-artists scheming him for cash, and it's a story that could help you or someone you know from falling for a similar scheme. They are told they've won a prize, either a sweepstakes or a lottery prize, but there is a catch, said Steve Bolz, U.S. Postal Inspector. Foreign lottery schemes are costing Americans more ...
Oct 14, 2013, 12:42 pm - Lottery News forum

Stolen lottery ticket leads to six felony charges and a winner empty-handed
Two men and one woman from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, are being charged with theft after police said they got caught stealing and claiming a winning $10,000 lottery ticket. The rightful winner, a 65-year-old Eau Claire man, said he is putting retirement on hold after police said his ticket was stolen by a grocery store employee who was supposed to mail it in. After buying a winning lottery ticket at Gordy's County Market on Clairemont Avenue and soon turning it in at Mega West, the man, who di ...
Oct 14, 2013, 10:50 am - Lottery News forum

Wisconsin lottery auditors don't like branded scratch games
The Wisconsin Lottery is raking in record profits and that in turn benefits taxpayers. That was a key selling point when the lottery was approved, that some of the gambling sales would go to reduce property taxes. But state auditors think taxpayers could benefit even more. If you have an itch to play the lottery, the Wisconsin Lottery has a dizzying array of games to choose from. But the state's audit bureau says games requiring a licensing fee are not a good gamble for the state. Th ...
Jul 26, 2013, 9:48 am - Lottery News forum

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