Fleurry Madness Elite 8 Showdown is here! The excitement is reaching its peak as we enter the Elite 8 stage of the Fleurry Madness: The Scratcher’s Design Tournament. These contenders have battled their way to the top, and now it’s time to see who will advance to the coveted Final 4.
- In the North Bracket, it’s a clash of titans as Massachusetts faces off against New Hampshire. Who will reign supreme in this fierce design battle?
- The South Bracket promises an epic showdown between West Virginia and North Carolina. Prepare for an all-out design duel!
- Over in the Midwest Bracket, it’s BCLC versus South Dakota. The stakes are high, and both teams are ready to give it their all.
- And last but not least, in the West Bracket, Montana goes toe-to-toe with Arizona in a battle of creative brilliance.
The excitement is palpable, and the competition is fierce. Who will emerge victorious and secure their spot in the Final 4? Stay tuned to witness the design magic unfold!
Voting for the Elite 8 round runs until Wednesday, September 13, at 11:30 p.m. EST. Don’t miss your chance to support your favorites and be part of the Fleurry Madness action!
Due to a quieter news week, we present you with our favorite winner awareness story this week…
Doris Stanbridge, a grandmother from Dorking, Surrey, won £10,000 every month for the next 30 years in a lottery after seeing two money spiders at her home. This unexpected windfall has allowed her to retire with her husband Keith. She decided to purchase a lottery ticket on a whim after encountering the money spiders.
“My daughters were at our house, which they are most Thursdays. I was out in the kitchen when I felt something tickle my arm. I looked down and it was a money spider crawling off of my hand. I flicked it off, went into the conservatory and there was another one! I said to my girls, ‘I’ve seen two money spiders now, I should do the lottery’. And that’s exactly what I did. I went on to the app and played a Lucky Dip for the draw that night.”
The New Hampshire Lottery has achieved record-breaking sales in Fiscal Year 2023, surpassing $603 million, a 12% increase from the previous year’s $536.5 million.
The Texas Lottery has introduced a new scratch ticket family called “Winnings,” featuring four games with various prize levels ranging from $5,000 to $1 million. The games include $1,000,000 Winnings, $500,000 Winnings, $200,000 Winnings, and $5,000 Winnings, with ticket prices ranging from $1 to $20. In addition, players with non-winning tickets can participate in the Texas Lottery’s $5 Million Vegas Challenge second-chance promotion for a chance to win cash prizes and a trip for two to Las Vegas.
The Pennsylvania Lottery is hosting the Spook-tacular Second-Chance Drawing, open until November 2. Players can enter non-winning Witch Way, Spooky Scary Skeleton, and Monster Money Fast Play tickets for a chance to win prizes, including $30,000 top prizes and $100 to play online.
State Representative Brock Colvin (R-Albertville) expressed his opposition to expanding casino gambling in Alabama but mentioned potential support for a lottery during the upcoming legislative session in 2024. Colvin noted that while he understands the desire for a lottery, he has reservations about its financial impact, suggesting that the state would receive around $150 million in revenue from a statewide lottery.
Michigan Lottery is highlighting Responsible Gaming Education Month by emphasizing the availability of prevention, treatment, and recovery services in the state.
Tonje Sagstuen has been appointed as the acting CEO of Norsk Tipping, a Norwegian lottery and gaming company, effective September 1.