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Lotteries

California Gaming

article The California lottery, public schools and the mystery of the ‘missing’ money (6/19/2019)
(California) -- “Where is the money from the lottery going?” asked a reader named Jean. It never fails. Write about school funding shortages in California,...
article California governor names new lottery director (6/10/2019)
(California) -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom has named a new head of the state lottery. Democrat Alva Vernon Johnson takes over the job as California Lottery director as...
article Drunken, bawdy behavior at California Lottery alleged in letter, photos to Jerry Brown (6/9/2019)
(California) -- A package of bawdy photos allegedly showing senior state Lottery leaders carrying on at a Southern California piano bar, with one image showing an...
article California Lottery cops questioned a $2 million jackpot. Then they lost their jobs. (6/8/2019)
(California) -- The California State Lottery has paid more than $500,000 to settle lawsuits filed by two former investigators who claimed they were fired for calling...
article California Lottery director steps down amid controversy over spending, nepotism (6/7/2019)
(California) -- Hugo Lopez stepped down as director of the California Lottery on Friday, sending employees an email that cited growth of lottery revenue but did not...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Florida Gaming

article State economists fail to agree on how lottery warnings may impact education funding (6/19/2019)
(Florida) -- A debate is raging between state economists over how much money Florida schools might lose if the lottery is required to put warning labels on its products...
article No Casinos all in on lottery ticket warning labels (5/21/2019)
(Florida) -- No Casinos went all-in for legislation requiring warning labels on Florida Lottery tickets. The organization, a long-time opponent of gambling expansion in...
article Lottery addiction warning draws debate (5/1/2019)
(Florida) -- Booze and beer don’t carry similar cautions, but some Republican lawmakers want people playing the state lottery to be warned that the games may be...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Georgia Gaming

article Justice Dept. continues review of online lottery sales (6/19/2019)
(Georgia) -- Georgia officials must wait longer before the federal government determines whether the current online lottery here and in other states are legal. U.S....
1 Article on this Issue

Wire Act

article The Trump administration tried to stop internet gambling. Now, New Hampshire ruling has opened the door to online lotteries and poker again (6/19/2019)
(Utah) -- Just eight months ago, the Trump administration signaled a crackdown on internet lotteries, saying the same law that prohibits sports betting through wire...
1 Article on this Issue

Pennsylvania Gaming

article Pennsylvania Casinos Pursue Action Against Lottery as iGaming Draws Near (6/18/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Next month, the state of Pennsylvania is set to finally launch their online casino gaming sites. Since 2017, players have been patiently waiting to see...
article Casinos ask court to immediately halt some lottery games (6/4/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Pennsylvania's casinos are asking a court to immediately stop the state lottery's use of online games that they say are too much like casino...
article Opinion: Online gambling leaving lottery profits at risk (5/19/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- To varying degrees, lotteries impact the budgets of America’s states. Even if lottery profits are directed primarily toward funding specific...
article EDITORIAL: Online gambling leaving lottery profits at risk (5/7/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- To varying degrees, lotteries impact the budgets of America’s states. Even if lottery profits are directed primarily toward funding specific...
article EDITORIAL: Online gambling leaving lottery profits at risk (5/4/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- To varying degrees, lotteries impact the budgets of America’s states. Even if lottery profits are directed primarily toward funding specific...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Alabama Gaming

article OP/ED: Alabama Senate is rotten at the top (6/17/2019)
(Alabama) -- There is something terribly wrong when two influential senators can lie, cheat and defraud the people without retribution. As the Scottish novelist Walter...
article With the lottery dead, what about the illegal gambling in Alabama? (5/23/2019)
(Alabama) -- When the session started it almost seemed certain that there would be some form of lottery passed through the Alabama legislature, signed by the governor...
article OP/ED: Other states use lotteries to give kids a brighter future. Alabama wants to use lottery to build prisons (5/1/2019)
(Alabama) -- We have a vision problem in Alabama. We’ve always had a vision problem in this state. We are perpetually satisfied with how things are, with keeping...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Connecticut Gaming

article Smith: Connecticut lottery wants Millennials to play (6/15/2019)
(Connecticut) -- When was the last time you walked into a place, say a convenience store, and bought a lottery ticket? Your answer might depend on your age. If you are...
article Free CT community college tuition hinges on online lottery games (6/3/2019)
(Connecticut) -- A plan to help thousands of first-time students - regardless of income - attend college cost-free is in the proposed budget bill, but whether it happens...
article Legislature OKs shorter warnings on lottery tickets (5/3/2019)
(Florida) -- Warning labels on Florida Lottery tickets won the support of the House Friday, and the legislation now heads to the Governor’s desk. The bill (HB 629...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Massachusetts Gaming

article Massachusetts Lottery has awarded four $1 million scratch ticket prizes in the last 10 days (6/14/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- June has been a good month to buy a scratch ticket. The Massachusetts Lottery announced four $1 million winners over the last 10 days, pushing the...
1 Article on this Issue

West Virginia Gaming

article Racing Commission approves Mardi Gras upgrades using Lottery profits (6/11/2019)
(West Virginia) -- Mardi Gras Casino and Racetrack in Nitro will be undergoing about $885,000 in upgrades, after the state Racing Commission approved state funding for...
article Lottery: Next attempt at a state sports betting mobile app ready to launch (5/22/2019)
(West Virginia) -- On-again, off-again efforts to launch sports betting mobile apps in West Virginia appears to be on again, with Hollywood Casino in Charles Town set to...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

New York Gaming

article Good Question: Where's the best place to buy a lotto ticket in your area? (6/10/2019)
(New York) -- For this week's Good Question report, News10NBC got its hands on the stores that sold the most winning tickets with jackpots of $600 or more over the...
1 Article on this Issue

British Columbia Gaming

article Hundreds of B.C. lottery retailers caught failing to ID youthful players (6/8/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Since it began checking up on lottery retailers almost three years ago to see if they’re asking young gamblers for identification, B.C....
1 Article on this Issue

Illinois Gaming

article Illinois Lottery could soon offer sports betting at retail locations (6/8/2019)
(Illinois) -- The Illinois Lottery could soon offer sports betting at retail locations as part of recently passed gambling legislation in Springfield. Senate Bill 690,...
1 Article on this Issue

Texas Gaming

article App allows people to order lottery tickets from their phones (6/7/2019)
(Texas) -- A new app just launched in Texas that allows lottery players to purchase lottery tickets right from their phones. Jackpocket is an app lottery players can...
1 Article on this Issue

Pennsylvania Online

article PA Casinos File Motion To Shut Down PA Online Lottery Games (6/5/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- Remember that lawsuit Pennsylvania casinos filed against the PA Lottery over PA online lottery games last year? The case went nearly a year with no...
1 Article on this Issue

Arizona Gaming

article Arizona Lottery exceeds $1 billion in sales for first time ever (6/4/2019)
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Lottery said it has topped $1 billion in annual sales for the first time, bolstered by instant-ticket sales, some large national jackpots and...
1 Article on this Issue

Ohio Gaming

article Ohio House is Considering a Bill to Allow Sports Betting Through the Lottery Commission (6/3/2019)
(Ohio) -- The Ohio House is considering a bill that would allow sports betting through the Ohio Lottery Commission, which can open the door to several venues. Speaker of...
article Column: Sales by lottery retailers would boost funding for education (5/19/2019)
(Ohio) -- As Ohio debates the best path to enter the legal sports betting arena, it is imperative that we do it right the first time. That means crafting a system that...
article Ohio collects over $10 million in owed child support payments from gambling winnings (5/9/2019)
(Ohio) -- Winning a jackpot from one of Ohio's casinos, racetracks or lottery tickets is fun — unless you owe child support. Ohio began collecting winnings...
article Legislator pushes sports gambling plan that would fall under Ohio Lottery Commission (4/29/2019)
(Ohio) -- A state legislator behind a plan to legalize sports gambling is making his case that Ohio should join neighboring states in permitting such wagering, and that...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Oregon Gaming

article Concerns Raised Over Sports Betting Platform Contract Awarded by Oregon Lottery (6/3/2019)
(Oregon) -- Last week, Oregon Lottery Director Barry Pack signed a gaming technology agreement with SBTech Malta Ltd., a unit of SBTech. That company is based in the...
article Yes, Online Sports Betting Is Coming To Oregon, But How Soon? Very Soon. (5/31/2019)
(Oregon) -- Oregon Lottery spokesperson Matthew Shelby has announced that the Lottery plans to get legal online sports betting up and running before the start of the NFL...
article Oregon Lottery gets pushback from legislator in online sports betting effort (5/16/2019)
(Oregon) -- The Oregon Lottery is making plans to launch a mobile app this fall that would allow people to place bets on sports games, even Trail Blazers games. The...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Australia Gaming

article Jackpot: Dan Andrews' $100 million lotto win (5/27/2019)
(Australia) -- Premier Daniel Andrews and his Treasurer Tim Pallas have had a big win on the lotto, with taxes paid on jackpot winnings boosting the state’s...
1 Article on this Issue

China Gaming

article China’s lottery sales suffer second month of double-digit declines (5/23/2019)
(China) -- China’s state-run lottery operations reported their third straight month of falling sales as the country’s new rules on so-called ‘high-...
1 Article on this Issue

Poarch Creek

article Poarch Creek Tribe only want paper games in Alabama (5/22/2019)
(Alabama) -- The future of an Alabama lottery is uncertain. The Alabama house didn’t vote on a lottery bill on Tuesday, failing on a procedural motion 53 to 36.
article Alabama lawmakers could vote on lottery next week (5/18/2019)
(Alabama) -- Alabama's next best chance at a statewide lottery could hit the state House floor as early as Tuesday, a lawmaker said this week. State Rep. Danny...
article Lottery bill heads to Alabama House vote as old arguments re-surface (5/17/2019)
(Alabama) -- The House will be in it. No one is certain who will win it. State representatives should take up a bill Tuesday that would let voters decide next March...
article Alabama lottery bill faces rocky road (5/13/2019)
(Alabama) -- The sponsor of legislation to create a paper lottery in Alabama says getting the bill to final passage may be difficult. “It’s a rocky road...
article Alabama lottery bill heads to House committee vote (5/9/2019)
(Alabama) -- A proposal to start a state lottery in Alabama is heading to a public hearing in the state House of Representatives. The House Economic Development and...
article Lottery bill faces uncertain fate as it heads to House (5/6/2019)
(Alabama) -- A proposal to start a state lottery faces an uncertain outlook as it heads to the Alabama House of Representatives. House members are seeking changes to the...
article Alabama lottery bill faces uncertain fate as it heads to House (5/5/2019)
(Alabama) -- After clearing the state Senate without a vote to spare, a proposal to establish a state lottery in Alabama faces an uncertain outlook in the House of...
article EDITORIAL: This lottery bill is a loser (4/30/2019)
(Alabama) -- By the slimmest of margins last week, the Alabama Senate approved a constitutional amendment authorizing a state lottery. It passed 21-12, the bare minimum...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Mississippi Gaming

article Mississippi lottery, with new president in place could start by December; sports betting continues to grow (5/8/2019)
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi, one of only seven states to allow betting on sports events, will become the 45th state to offer a lottery as early as Dec. 1. Revenue from...
1 Article on this Issue

Michigan Gaming

article Turf War: Why The Michigan Lottery Wants Casinos To Stay Out Of The Online Gambling Business (5/7/2019)
(Michigan) -- The Michigan House Ways and Means Committee recently held a hearing to discuss several gaming expansions under consideration by the legislature, including...
1 Article on this Issue

Victoryland

article Bill to protect VictoryLand bingo (4/29/2019)
(Alabama) -- A House committee recently heard arguments on a gaming bill, sponsored by Rep. Pebblin Warren, D-Tuskegee. The bill is a separate issue from the lottery...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Tobacco-Style Health Warnings on Florida Lottery Tickets Could Impact Multistate Game Participation (6/14/2019)
(Florida) -- A proposal in Florida to plaster prominent “health warnings” on lottery tickets could have the unintended consequence of freezing the Sunshine...
article $530 million Mega Millions winning ticket purchased at San Diego store (6/8/2019)
(California) -- A ticket with all six numbers in the multi-state Mega Millions draw was sold at a liquor store in San Diego. The winner will now have to decide whether...
article Newhall Lottery Ticket Thief Caught On Camera (4/24/2019)
(California) -- Footage of a Newhall lottery ticket thief was captured using a security camera Monday night, and detectives have released the video in hopes of...
article $768M Wisconsin Powerball winner ‘pretty much felt lucky’ (4/23/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- A 24-year-old Wisconsin man stepped forward Tuesday to claim a $768 million Powerball prize, the nation’s third-largest lottery jackpot, saying he...
article Answer Man: Burnsville couple are luckiest gamblers in the state (4/16/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Dear Answer Man, What is the largest gambling win … lottery, pull tabs, casino, etc., in Minnesota? — Just Curiou$ Carol. Thomas and Kathleen Morris, of...
article Powerball winner, 90, sues son, says money invested poorly (4/14/2019)
(Florida) -- A 90-year-old Florida woman who took home $278 million from a winning Powerball ticket six years ago is suing her son and his financial advisers, claiming...
article Boulder man who unwittingly split a $4.8M jackpot with scam artists is fighting the Colorado Lottery in court (4/14/2019)
(Colorado) -- In 2005, three people won a Colorado Lotto jackpot worth $4.8 million, and Boulder’s Amir Massihzadeh held one set of winning numbers. He accepted...
article Growing number of states move to shield lottery winners (4/13/2019)
(Arizona) -- A growing number of states are moving to allow the winners of big lottery jackpots to stay anonymous as privacy concerns are increasingly trumping lottery...
article 'What would you do with a million dollars?': Lottery dreams vs. reality (3/29/2019)
(Mississippi) -- “What would you do if you won a million dollars?” Answers reveal a lot about us and our priorities. Many of us would pay off the mortgage, others would...
article Single Winner Hauls in Powerball’s $768.4M Jackpot in Wisconsin (3/28/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Someone in Wisconsin is having a very, very good morning. A ticket sold in the state won the third-largest lottery prize in U.S. history Wednesday night,...
article The Latest: Lottery: Wisconsin Powerball Winner Unknown (3/28/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin Lottery officials say the winner or winners of the nation's third-largest lottery jackpot have not yet come forward. The winning ticket in...
article New Mexico tribal schools to receive lottery money for tuition (3/25/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed Senate Bill 407 into law which allows tribal colleges in New Mexico to receive money from the lottery tuition fund...
article Powerball jackpot hits $750 million after no winning ticket is drawn (3/23/2019)
(USA) -- Lottery officials say the Powerball jackpot has ballooned to $750 million after no ticket matched all six numbers in the most recent drawing.
article VIDEO: Would-Be Millionaires Rush Lucky Retailers As Powerball Jackpot Hits $550 Million (3/20/2019)
(Las Vegas) -- Christy's Donuts saw brisk business Wednesday -- but not for the doughnuts.
article Co-workers sue Surrey man who won $1-million lottery prize (3/19/2019)
(British Columbia) -- Four co-workers are suing a Surrey man for what they claim is their fair share of a $1-million lottery prize. Ding Jiu Du, Haret Dagane, Elwood...
article Mississippi lottery could start selling tickets in late 2019 (3/19/2019)
(Mississippi) -- The new Mississippi Lottery could start selling tickets sometime during the final half of this year, a board member for the Mississippi Lottery...
article Powerball jackpot reaches $550 million after Saturday’s draw yields no big winner (3/17/2019)
(California) -- Feeling lucky? There’s a shot at winning roughly half a billion dollars in the upcoming Powerball draw. After no tickets matched all six numbers during...
article Man who won £1 billion on US lottery reveals he only bought winning ticket because he let someone join queue ahead of him (3/6/2019)
(USA) -- A lottery winner scooped a £1 billion prize after letting a fellow customer skip the queue in a convenience store. The instant billionaire from South...
article Man wins two scratch-off lottery jackpots minutes apart (3/6/2019)
(Connecticut) -- A Connecticut man won two top-prize jackpots from the same scratch-off ticket, purchased 5 minutes apart at the same store. Jim Zygmont of Trumbull told...
article A $267 million winning Mega Millions ticket was sold in New Jersey (3/3/2019)
(New Jersey) -- Someone who bought a Mega Millions ticket in New Jersey won a massive jackpot. The lottery announced Saturday that a $267 million winning ticket was sold...

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