26 04, 2017

Massachusetts Lottery Keeps up Bigger Profits

2017-04-26T13:45:35+00:00 April 26th, 2017|

BOSTON (STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE) – The Massachusetts Lottery counted $70.7 million in net profit in March, up $9.5 million from last March despite $4.4 million less in total sales for the month, the Lottery director said Tuesday. Executive Director Michael Sweeney presented the Lottery Commission with its March sales update and reported $395 million [...]

26 04, 2017

Bill Allowing Lottery to Increase Prizes, Boost Payout to Schools Goes to the Governor’s Desk

2017-04-26T13:38:30+00:00 April 26th, 2017|

OKLAHOMA CITY — A bill that would increase lottery prizes in hopes of increasing funding for education is headed to the governor’s desk. The Senate on Tuesday passed House Bill 1837 by a vote of 36-10. The action comes after the bill had been introduced for several years and ran into roadblocks. But this year, [...]

25 04, 2017

Texas House Tentatively Backs Measure Allowing Lottery Winners to Remain Anonymous

2017-04-25T14:27:40+00:00 April 25th, 2017|

Texans who win big in the state lottery came one step closer to being able to hide from unwanted attention after the House gave the idea tentative approval Monday afternoon. House Bill 59 by state Rep. Ryan Guillen, D-Rio Grande City, which would let lottery winners of $1 million or more remain anonymous — though [...]

25 04, 2017

Pa House Bill Advances on Seizing Pa Lottery Winnings to Pay Delinquent Debt

2017-04-25T14:25:52+00:00 April 25th, 2017|

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Common-sense, bipartisan legislation to intercept lottery winnings by individuals who are delinquent on state taxes or behind on child support payments has passed unanimously in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, announced bill sponsor, Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence). House Bill 674 requires the Department of Revenue (DOR) to determine whether taxpayers who win [...]

25 04, 2017

Create a Mural Made from Lottery Tickets for City Pages

2017-04-25T14:24:05+00:00 April 25th, 2017|

Our Mosaic Contest is a little quirky: We're once again teaming up with the Minnesota Lottery to commission a piece of artwork made up entirely of lottery tickets. The work will be showcased at the Stone Arch Bridge Festival June 16-18, and the artist whose submission we select for the project will be paid $500.

24 04, 2017

The Virginia Lottery Selects OpenMarket to Power Lottery SMS Text Alerts

2017-04-25T18:00:34+00:00 April 24th, 2017|

SEATTLE, Washington – April 24, 2017 – OpenMarket, a global leader in mobile messaging, has announced today that the Virginia Lottery, an innovative lottery started in 1988, will use OpenMarket’s Mobile Engagement Platform (MEP) for sending SMS text messaging alerts to lottery players statewide. The Virginia Lottery will leverage OpenMarket’s robust SMS network to deliver [...]

24 04, 2017

Colonial America Was Built on Lottery Revenue

2017-04-24T17:52:06+00:00 April 24th, 2017|

In the late 19th century, Ainsworth Rand Spofford, the sixth Librarian of Congress, went looking through America’s early newspapers for the the earliest notice of a lottery he could find. What he found had been published in February 1720, in the American Weekly Mercury. This lottery was not the colonies’ first, Spofford cautions—only the first [...]

24 04, 2017

Maryland Lottery Launches $30 Scratch‐off Game Featuring Pollard Banknote Innovation

2017-04-25T18:08:10+00:00 April 24th, 2017|

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, April 25, 2017 /CNW/ – Pollard Banknote congratulates the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency (“Maryland Lottery”) on the launch of its first $30 instant ticket, $2,000,000 Fortune, which was launched on February 27, 2017. The Lottery has had success with instant games at the $20 price point, and its premiere $30 ticket [...]

24 04, 2017

The National Lottery and Starcom Wins “Best Use of Media” at the Media Awards

2017-04-24T15:52:27+00:00 April 24th, 2017|

A big thank you to the National Lottery account team at Starcom - who most definitely stepped up to the plate - through their expertise and hard-working dedication as our media agency; we were able to convey our #ShareTheDream brand narrative with consumers in compelling and engaging ways, to effectively travel the worlds of paid, [...]

24 04, 2017

NC Commissioners Want More Lottery Money

2017-04-24T14:43:41+00:00 April 24th, 2017|

BEAUFORT —Presumably looking to future capital needs, county commissioners have asked the state to reconsider how it distributes North Carolina Education Lottery funds for school construction. The request, which takes aim at the long reduced-distribution model, was passed as a resolution at the board’s Monday meeting in the administration building. Carteret County Public Schools currently [...]