Jacinta Kielty Enjoys Success in the International Gaming
Jacinta Kielty celebrates 25
years in lottery and gaming
DUBLIN, Ireland, (February 24, 2014)
-- Jacinta Kielty, Director of GTECH Ireland Operations Ltd., has been recognized for
showing dedication, leadership and excellence in the lottery and gaming
GTECH S.p.A. is a leading commercial
operator, partner of choice, and provider of technology in regulated worldwide
gaming markets. GTECH Ireland is a wholly owned subsidiary of GTECH S.p.A and
has provided a full suite of technology, services and solutions to the National
Lottery in Ireland since 1987.
Ms. Kielty has over 25 years of
experience in the gaming business, including 12 years as director of GTECH
Ireland Operations Ltd. On a daily basis, she manages all aspects of the
company, ensures that the business meets all contractual agreements and
optimizes business opportunities in the Irish market.
In this role she consistently uses
her broad areas of expertise to ensure successful business strategy development
As a senior member of the
International team, Ms. Kielty also works on international projects and
Recognized for her technical and
leadership skills, Ms. Kielty attributes her success to her ability to readily
adapt to changes, hard work and a positive outlook. Having come from a sales
background, she got involved in her profession through a fascination with
gaming technology and the positive impact lotteries have on people's lives.
Ms. Kielty received an MBA in
business from The Open University. She was recently inducted into Worldwide
Branding and maintains affiliation with the MBA Association of Ireland. In her
spare time, she enjoys cycling and golfing. In the years to come, Ms. Kielty
seeks to continue to advance her career either in Ireland or abroad, in an
intellectually stimulating environment.
For more information, please visit:
CONTACT: Ellen Campbell,
Director, Media Relations, Email:
SOURCE: World Wide Branding Media
INTRALOT Extends Contract in Croatia to Provide Interactive
Instant & Scratch Games
ATHENS, Greece (February 27, 2014)
-- INTRALOT S.A. announces
the extension of its agreement with Hrvatska Lutrija d.o.o, the Croatian State
Lottery, for the supply and maintenance of an extensive portfolio of
interactive instant and scratch games, following a public procurement
procedure. The extension contract will have a duration of one (1) year and may
be re-extended for consecutive one-year periods.
According to this new agreement
INTRALOT, through its subsidiary INTRALOT Interactive and its gaming associate
NeoGames, will provide the Croatian Lottery with additional games, on top of
the wide pallet of fifty (50) e-instant and e-scratch games currently made
available by the lottery. These new games will be also integrated into the
Croatian Lotterys existing multichannel gaming platform, based on
INTRALOTs B-OnTM technology, and will become accessible to Croatian
players through the Internet.
The Chairman of the Board of the
Hrvatska Lutrija d.o.o, Mr. Daniel Feric, stated: We are very pleased
with the successful sales levels of the interactive instant and scratch games
during their 1st year of operations. The new games will significantly enrich,
enlarge and complement Hrvatska Lutrijas interactive gaming offering,
currently also comprised of Lotterys all numerical games (Lotto, Keno,
Joker, TV Bingo and Eurojackpot), Fixed-Odds sports betting and virtual games.
The new e-instant and e-scratch games are expected to go live in the coming
weeks, in accordance with the well-designed interactive gaming strategy of our
Organization, implemented with the support of INTRALOT.
INTRALOT Group Chief Products &
Services Officer, Mr. George Zenzefilis, stated: We are extremely
honored by Croatian Lotterys continued trust in INTRALOT and are very
pleased to be the strategic partner that has assisted the Croatian Lottery in
implementing its interactive gaming strategy from the very beginning. The
upcoming launch of the suite of state-of-the-art e-instant and e-scratch games,
and the implementation of an extensive roadmap of games to follow, will put the
Croatian Lottery within the elite of the WLA Lotteries as far as
interactive gaming practices is concerned.
About INTRALOT (www.intralot.com)
INTRALOT, a public listed company,
is the leading supplier of integrated gaming and transaction processing
systems, innovative game content, sports betting management and interactive
gaming services to state-licensed gaming organizations worldwide. Its broad
portfolio of products & services, its know-how of Lottery, Betting, Racing
& Video Lottery operations and its leading-edge technology, give INTRALOT a
competitive advantage, which contributes directly to customers
efficiency, profitability and growth. With presence in 56 jurisdictions, more
than 5.500 people and revenues of 1.4 billion for 2012, INTRALOT has
established its presence on all 5 continents.
For more information CONTACT: Ms
Persa Kartsoli, Head of Corporate and Public Relations, Phone: +30-210 6156000,
Fax: +30-210 6106800, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scientific Games Celebrates New Advanced Manufacturing Technology
for Instant Games at Atlanta Global Lottery Center of
|L to R: Debbie Alford,
President and CEO, Georgia Lottery Corporation; Rayna Casey, Chairwoman of the
Board of Directors, Georgia Lottery Corporation; Georgia Governor Nathan Deal;
Jim Kennedy, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive, Lottery Group,
Scientific Games; and David Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer, Scientific Games
celebrate the ribbon-cutting of Scientific Games new advanced
manufacturing technology for lottery instant games, Alpha
ATLANTA, Georgia (February 26, 2014
Corporation (Nasdaq: SGMS) (the Company) announced the
operational debut of Alpha P-7, its new and most advanced manufacturing
technology for instant lottery games, at the Companys Global Lottery
Center of Excellence north of Atlanta. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and Debbie
Alford, President and CEO of the Georgia Lottery Corporation, participated in a
ribbon-cutting ceremony for Alpha P-7 with David Kennedy, President and Chief
Executive Officer, Scientific Games, and Jim Kennedy, Executive Vice President
and Chief Executive, Lottery Group, Scientific Games.
The Georgia Lottery has
raised more than $15 billion for education and has become the second-highest
performing lottery per capita in the United States, said Governor
Deal. Scientific Games plays a major role in our ability to put out a
high-quality product that keeps HOPE alive."
"I congratulate Scientific Games
on the addition of the new instant lottery game manufacturing technology, and I
appreciate the companys contribution to our states economic
infrastructure and workforce.
We are proud to have
Scientific Games as the Georgia Lottery Corporations instant game
provider since we began in 1993 and we look forward to many exciting games
created for Georgia players using the Alpha P-7 technology, said
Debbie Alford, President and CEO of the Georgia Lottery Corporation, currently
the 2nd highest performing instant lottery per capita in the world with $2.6
billion in instant game sales in fiscal year 2013.
The newest component of the
Companys overall global manufacturing technology, Alpha P-7 is
best-in-class technology that expands Scientific Games entire instant
lottery game operations.
Alpha P-7 advances game innovation
for the Companys lottery customers around the world through a wide range
of flexibility in game design elements such as security, color, images and
The Alpha P-7 technology
further enables Scientific Games to help drive results for our lottery
customers by offering more opportunities for game innovation, said
Jim Kennedy. Our instant game design and manufacturing is currently
leading the way with more than 75% of the best-selling instant games in the
U.S. Were also advancing the instant game category in Europe, Asia and
emerging markets in Latin America. We view the new Alpha P-7 technology as an
investment in our lottery customers, their retailers, beneficiaries and
Alpha P-7 is designed to manufacture
instant games at 1,000 feet per minute and will continue the Companys
commitment to quality environmental practices with the use of green technology,
recyclable paper, water-based inks and energy efficiency.
The manufacturing technology was
custom-designed by Scientific Games engineers and TRESU Royse Inc., a global
provider of uniquely engineered, advanced technology solutions.
Currently, Scientific Games designs
and manufactures more than 3,500 instant lottery games annually at five
technology facilities throughout the globe, including Atlanta, Montreal,
Santiago, Beijing and Leeds, England.
The Company provides technology,
products or services in over 120 lottery jurisdictions worldwide, including
nearly all U.S. lottery jurisdictions.
Since creating the worlds very
first secure instant scratch lottery game in 1974, Scientific Games has
produced innovative technology, game content and customized program solutions
for lotteries and regulated gaming organizations around the world.
About Scientific Games
Scientific Games Corporation is a
leading developer of technology-based products and services and associated
content for worldwide gaming and lottery markets.
The Companys portfolio
includes instant and draw-based lottery games; electronic gaming machines and
game content; server-based lottery and gaming systems; sports betting
technology; loyalty and rewards programs; and social, mobile and interactive
content and services.
For more information, please visit:
SOURCE: Scientific Games
Michigan Lottery Adds Interactive App to Wild Time Instant
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Canada (February
20, 2014) Pollard
Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) is pleased to announce the launch of the
latest innovative instant product, $5 Diamond Wild Time, featuring an
interactive second chance game app. Wild Time has been a staple instant game in
the Michigan marketplace for more than 20 years, and with the addition of an
interactive component, players now have more ways to play the game with
additional chances to win.
Launched on February 4, 2014, the
Wild Time app is available online and allows players to play for fun or
participate in a second-chance promotion. By using the app to enter non-winning
tickets, players have the opportunity to win Players Club reward points or
instant game cash coupons, which are redeemable at any retailer. A mobile
version for Android users can be found at the Google Play Store, and an iPhone
and iPad version is available for download at the Apple Store.
Developed in collaboration with
Pollard Banknote, the Wild Time app builds on the remarkable success generated
by previous interactive second-chance apps used to support Bingo, Cashword, and
many of the Lotterys licensed properties. The Wild Time interactive game
features a format that gives players visiting the website the full experience
of Wild Times attention-grabbing animation and entertaining sound
The launch of the Michigan
Lotterys interactive Wild Time app is the latest in the Lotterys
continuing effort to provide players with the very best products that this
industry has to offer, and Pollard Banknote is proud to provide the tools
needed to support that initiative, said Doug Pollard, Co-Chief
Executive Officer, Pollard Banknote. Based on the incredible success
the Lottery has experienced with its Cashword and Bingo apps, we are confident
that players and retailers in Michigan will respond just as enthusiastically to
the increased playability of this popular game.
With the introduction of
this exceptional new game, Pollard Banknote has once again proven itself to be
the partner of choice when it comes to innovation, said Tom Weber,
Chief Deputy Commissioner, Michigan Lottery. This fun, new app gives
users more chances to play and win, and allows potential players to familiarize
themselves the popular Wild Time brand by providing the option to play for fun.
We look forward to continuing our partnership with Pollard Banknote to leverage
current technology and develop more of these ground-breaking products for our
players to enjoy, which ultimately benefits the State of
Pollard Banknote and its predecessor
companies have been the primary instant ticket supplier to the Michigan Lottery
since 1986. In fiscal year 2013, the Michigan Lottery provided $734.3 million
to the State School Aid Fund. Established in 1972, the mission of the Michigan
Lottery is to support State education programs with the highest integrity. It
accomplishes this by providing highly entertaining products through a dynamic
public business enterprise built upon honesty, customer satisfaction, and
About Pollard Banknote
Pollard Banknote Limited is one of
the worlds leading full-service lottery vendors and is a major supplier
to North Americas charitable gaming industry. The company manufactures
instant lottery tickets and provides related programming, design, and marketing
support. As well, Pollard Banknote manufactures pull-tab tickets and bingo
paper, and supplies lottery management services (including warehousing and
distribution). Established in 1907, Pollard Banknote is owned approximately
73.5% by the Pollard family and 26.5% by public shareholders and currently
serves more than 50 lotteries worldwide, including some of the largest and most
respected lotteries in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Central and
South America. For more information, please visit our website at:
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
Chief Financial Officer
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
SOURCE: Pollard Banknote
Jumbo Interactive Half Yearly Report
- Results Ahead Of Guidance Due To A Strong
Run Of Australian Jackpots In December
- Germany Now Live And Making A Contribution
- Strong Balance Sheet And Cash
- 1.5c Dividend Declared
BRISBANE, Queensland Australia
(February 24, 2014) Leading interactive lottery business, Jumbo
Interactive (ASX:JIN), is pleased to announce continued robust trading with a
strong run of Australian jackpots in December 2013 pushing results above
The trading robustness can
be seen clearly when comparing results with a number of half-year periods and
not just the December 2012 half which included the record $112 million OzLotto
jackpot on Melbourne Cup day in 2012, said Mr Mike Veverka, CEO of
Furthermore, the bulk of ticket
sales for the $30 million New Years Eve Megadraw will be booked in the
second half rather than the current half year period with the draw taking place
on 4 January, 2014.
The balance sheet strengthened with
Net Assets rising from $20.5 million at 30 June 2013 to $21.9 million at 31
December 2013 despite international expansion expenses in Germany and North
America. The Companys cash position also remains strong at $25.1 million
at 31 December 2013 ($16.9 million net cash plus $8.2 million players
Jumbos Australian customer
database grew from 1.52 to 1.64 million accounts over 12 months due to
interactive marketing efforts designed to complement the efforts of
primary lottery partner in Australia.
Jumbo focuses on customer
acquisition from areas that complement the efforts of Tatts.com and increases
overall marketing reach, said Mr Veverka.
In addition, unique
campaigns designed to increase customer retention and reinvigoration of
established players resulted in the good result, said Mr Veverka.
Germany Goes Live
Jumbos new lottery website in
Germany, www.jumbolotto.de is live and has begun taking orders.
Marketing campaigns have commenced and will continue to escalate throughout
2014 to build the customer database.
I expect the percentage
growth in Germany to outpace that of Australia due to the larger market size
and its earlier stage in the growth cycle, said Mr Veverka.
The $11 billion German lottery
market is almost twice the size of the Australian market however internet
penetration is less 1% of overall sales compared to 9% in Australia.
During the period, Jumbo spent $1.1
million on international expansion coinciding with the Company being awarded
licenses in all 16 German states. In addition to Germany, positive signs are
emerging from other European and North American markets. Below is a summary of
the financial results, including a like-for-like comparison for better trend
These expenses relate to general
marketing costs to find target jurisdictions as well as increased employee
costs and establishment costs in jurisdictions that have been signed. To date,
the Company has been successful in expanding into Germany, launching late
December 2013, and has plans to enter more international markets in the future.
The planned launch in Mexico is still pending.
All these expenses have been fully
recognised in the Groups consolidated profit and loss and funded from
operating cash flows with significant payback opportunities expected in the
Previously, customer acquisition
costs were capitalized and amortised over an 18 month period. From 1 July 2012,
these costs are expensed as they are incurred. The amortisation charge in the
2013 and 2012 half-year periods on capitalised costs prior to 1 July 2012 have
been added back for like-to-like comparative purposes. This changed treatment
does not affect Net Cash Flows and reduces the variance between reported Net
Profit After Tax and Operating Cash Flows.
Proposed interim fully franked
ordinary dividend of 1.5 (one and a half) cents per share with a franking
percentage of 100% (2012: 100%) as follows:
- Record date: 14 March 2014
- Payment date: 28 March 2014
The Dividend Reinvestment Plan will
be suspended for the proposed interim fully franked dividend.
The board intends to maintain a
minimum of 3.0 (three) cents per share per annum dividend during the
Companys international expansion phase in recognition of the strong
balance sheet and cash positions.
About Jumbo Interactive
Jumbo Interactive Limited is listed
in Australia (ASX:JIN) as well as the German Frankfurt, Berlin and Stuttgart
exchanges (Symbol: JUB).
In 2000, the Company sold its first
lottery ticket on the internet and since then has developed
into a popular site for lotteries to be played.
Jumbo has proven its ability to open
up new lottery markets with its innovative technology and internet marketing
initiatives that have brought lotteries to new demographics via the
Jumbo is now also active in the
European lottery market with its first licensed operation www.jumbolotto.de
servicing the $11 billion German lottery market.
For further information CONTACT:
Mike Veverka, CEO and Executive Director, Phone: 07 3831 3705.
SOURCE: Jumbo Interactive
Splendid Response to Skilrock Technologies at ICE,
LONDON, U.K. (February 23, 2014) --
Members of Skilrock
Technologies are back to work in India after a hugely successful ICE
Totally Gaming Event in London. This year marked the largest presence of
Skilrock at ICE with added presence at India Gaming Summit, Picklive Stand,
Skilrocks own Stand and Partnering with FICCI.
The event was marked by fun and
frolic with promotional Lottery draw where hundreds of participants were issued
lottery tickets and many attendees were amongst the winners. Behind these light
moments serious discussions around the wide range of terminals and our
comprehensive gaming solution provided wholesome experience to our
Mr. Sujit Lahiry, Director said:
"Its just amazing that over 23,000 gaming industry professionals
attended ICE this year inspite of 48 hour underground strike. What is just
awesome is that we had hundreds of attendees connecting with us in some form or
Mr. Kamlesh Vijay, Group CEO also
shared his views about the potential of Gaming Industry in India during the
fully packed India Gaming Summit at ICE.
Skilrock showcased its Gaming
solution for Retail and Mobile lottery along with its Online Casino Technology
and 70+ innovative games, which attracted a diverse audience. Skilrocks
emerging market solution was unique in ICE and it was very well appreciated by
the visitors from such markets.
Mr. Abhishek Kumbhat, Head of
Technology said: "Our CCH strategy is a response to the market needs and is
based on requirement of clients especially in emerging markets. Our Technology
will help operators be agile and move as per the market needs without being
bound by CCH i.e Channel, Content, Hardware
Having had a successful event, we
are already looking forward to ICE 2015.
See you soon and keep
watching this space for more from Skilrock Technologies.
SOURCE: Skilrock Technologies.
Alchemy3 Introduces NEW WAYS to Love Lucy!
ATLANTA, Georgia (February 24, 2014)
-- Alchemy3 announced
today that they are the exclusive representative for the I Love Lucy
brand. The Iconic 1950s show was first introduced to the Lottery
industry by Alchemy3s founders in the mid 1990s.
Over the last 20 years, many
Lotteries have run I Love Lucy games--some repeatedly,--with strong sales
results. Not only does Lucy deliver on sales, but the property
also provides lotteries with the opportunity to create exciting publicity and
event extensions said Jeffrey Schweig, President of Alchemy3.
While I Love Lucy has been a part of
pop culture for over 50 years, it continues to appeal to new generations of
consumers. The show has remained in syndication since its inception and
Millenials are just as intrigued as their Baby Boomer counterparts.
The shows principles
are timeless with comedy, laughter, love and friendship which everyone
identifies with. There was something inside of them thats inside of all
of us. said Desi Arnaz, Jr., son of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.
Alchemy3 has done a thorough
creative exploration of the Lucy brand including new instant ticket concepts,
innovative mobile apps and draw game promotions. There are also exclusive
opportunities for Lotteries to partner with the new on-stage version of the
classic TV show called I Love Lucy Live On Stage.
Building on the successful
release of the colorized version of the Christmas special last year, which drew
over 8.7 million viewers, with more colorized episodes to follow, we have
brought the same color vibrancy to our Lucy themed products and
promotions. We look forward to sharing these new ways to love Lucy with
our Lottery customers Schweig concluded.
|Alchemy3 Introduces NEW
WAYS to love Lucy!
Since its inception in 2007,
Alchemy3 has become one of a select few companies in America that holds
exclusive licenses to provide services to the North American Lottery Industry.
A3 has worked with nearly all of North Americas lotteries and maintains
strong contacts in every jurisdiction. The company not only holds the esteem of
lotteries; but also with world class companies like Mars, EA SPORTS, Bass Pro
Shops, The Home Depot, Honda and Norwegian Cruise Line who use Alchemy3 as
their trusted brand stewards in the lottery world. Alchemy3 has worked hard to
achieve their market position by putting brand owners and lottery clients
needs first-- providing them with boutique type attention and
executing programs with the highest level of integrity, honesty +
I LOVE LUCY and related marks are
trademarks of CBS Broadcasting Inc. ©2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All rights
reserved. Images of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz are licensed by Desilu, too
L.L.C. Unforgettable Licensing
CONTACT: Jeffrey Schweig,
770-442-6993, Email: email@example.com.
Massachusetts Lottery Official Release on Appointment of Beth
Bresnahan to Executive Director
Treasurer Cites Experience and
Continuity in Leading the Nations Most Successful Lottery
BOSTON, Massachusetts (February 14,
2014) -- Treasurer Steven Grossman today appointed
Beth Bresnahan as the
Executive Director of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission, drawing on the
management and marketing expertise that has led to record-breaking profits at
the Lottery in recent years. Bresnahan replaces Paul Sternburg, who is leaving
to start a consulting business in the lottery industry.
Beth is driven by results,
and her strategic marketing approach has been a boon to the cities and towns
that depend on Lottery profits for unrestricted local aid, said
Grossman. Her innovative management style is one of the main reasons
that the Lottery has generated such unprecedented levels of revenue, and
Im delighted that she is assuming this top leadership role.
Prior to todays appointment,
Bresnahan served as the Lotterys Assistant Executive Director and
Director of Marketing and Communications, a role in which she helped develop
engaging games, promotional programs and outreach strategies that resonated
with the Lotterys players. In the last two fiscal years, the Lottery
achieved its two highest annual profit levels in history, $984 million in 2012
and $956 million in 2013. Those two fiscal years also set new records for
sales, with $4.741 billion being generated in 2012 and $4.850 billion being
generated in 2013.
I appreciate the
Treasurers confidence in my capabilities and am honored he has asked me
to undertake this leadership role at the Lottery, said Bresnahan.
Our team has worked to build an even more efficient and profitable
business model during the last three years. I look forward to guiding the
Lottery on a continued path of growth and success.
Paul Sternburg was
appointed Executive Director of the Lottery in January of 2011 when Grossman
came into office. The Treasurer credited Sternburgs leadership and sales
and marketing expertise as absolutely essential to the record-breaking
success of the Lottery over the past three years, and went on to say
as the leader of the most successful lottery in the United States,
Paul has distinguished himself as one of the industrys most imaginative
and knowledgeable voices.
Sternburg, who has 17 years of
experience with state lotteries, stated that he believes the industry
is on the cusp of major innovation and change, and that he looks
forward to working with a talented industry to leverage technology and
partnerships to help deliver revenue to good causes and facilitate responsible
growth. He will continue to be based in the Boston area.
Treasurer Grossman and I built a great lottery team and we have
positioned the Massachusetts Lottery as world leader; I am grateful to have
served the Commonwealth and the Treasurer in this critical role, said
The Massachusetts Lottery Commission
was established in 1971, and its profits are the largest source of unrestricted
local aid for the 351 cities and towns across the Commonwealth.
SOURCE: Massachusetts Lottery.
BCLC Service Plan to Deliver $1.19 Billion to the Province of
BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada (February
24, 2014) -- Canadas British
Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) expects to generate revenue of
CAD$1.11bn from its lottery and online gaming operations during its 2013/14
fiscal year, as it continues to invest in PlayNow.com with enhancements to
bingo, poker and lotto as well as optimizing players experience for
tablets and mobile devices.
BCLC releases its three-year Service
Plan last week, outlining its plans and strategies to deliver sustainable
and growing revenue to the province of British Columbia.
Total revenue is projected to
increase by 4 per cent over the next three years to $2.90bn by the end of the
2016/17 fiscal year, reflecting continued growth in all three gaming
BCLCs Service Plan
Service Plan outlines our plans and strategies to deliver sustainable and
growing revenues to the Province of British Columbia while creating memorable
entertainment experiences for our players over the next three years.
In 2014/15, we plan to deliver $1.19
billion to the Province of British Columbia that will provide a multitude of
benefits to its residents. Our corporate goals, objectives and performance
measures are presented in this document, explaining what we need to achieve and
why it is important, in addition to how we will measure our success. Our
Service Plan reflects our desire to grow the benefits our business creates for
BCLC is committed to establishing a
strong gambling entity that is set up for success in the long term. We will
continue our strong focus on organizational performance and re-invigorating
revenue growth through exploring new ways of looking at our business. At the
same time, investments we make to strengthen our business will be balanced with
cost management in order to provide value to the Province.
To learn more about our strategies,
goals and commitments, check out our 2014/15-2016/17 Service Plan.
To read the Service Plan: CLICK HERE
New Missouri Game Offers Top Prize of a Quarter of a Million
JEFFERSON, Missouri (February 21,
2014) -- A new Missouri
Lottery Draw Game will offer players three games with nine chances to win
on a single ticket and a top prize of $250,000 cash. The new game, $250K Triple
Play, officially goes on sale Feb. 23.
The $2 ticket will include three
separate games with nine chances to win cash. Players can win up to $250,000 on
Game 1, up to $10,000 on Game 2 and up to $5,000 on Game 3.
The best part of this new
cash game is that it is a Missouri-only game, said May Scheve
Reardon, executive director of the Missouri Lottery. All the prizes
will be won on tickets bought right here in Missouri.
Reardon noted the overall chances of
winning a prize are excellent at 1 in 6.18.
There will be a lot of
winners, she said. Based on the design, we expect to average
more than 100,000 winners each month and average more than one winner of a
quarter of a million.
To play, players pick four numbers
from 1 to 60 for Game 1 or have the computer Quick Pick the numbers
for them. Players will receive a total of eight more sets of Quick
Pick numbers for Games 2 and 3. The winning numbers will be drawn at 8:59
p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, along with Missouri Lotto, Pick 3 and Pick 4.
Players can buy tickets up to 15 consecutive drawings in advance.
We are very excited about
this new Draw Game, and players are going to love getting so many chances to
win on one ticket, Reardon added.
To kick off the new game, players
can enter their non-winning $250K Triple Play tickets into the Triple
Play at the Raceway second-chance promotion for a chance to win trips for
two to Sonoma Raceway in California. The promotion starts on Feb. 23 and
runs through March 30.
Players can enter their non-winning
tickets into their free My Lottery® account to receive one entry per dollar
(two entries for a $2 ticket) into one of four weekly drawings.
Two players will be drawn each week
to win: two race suite tickets with Hot Passes for the June 22 races at
Sonoma Raceway; a vineyard tour excursion to three of the top vineyards
in the Sonoma Valley; airfare, ground transportation and hotel accommodations;
and $1,000 spending cash. A total of eight winners will receive this
Ten other names will be drawn each
week to win $500 for a total of 40 cash winners. The drawings will be held on
March 11, 18, 25 and April 1.
SOURCE: Missouri Lottery.
Enhanced Quick Draw Offers More to Hoosier
Revised game structure
increases odds of winning
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (February 24,
2014) - As of Feb. 23, Hoosier
Lottery fans of Quick Draw, the lottery's evening draw game, have more
chances to win, a choice of how much to wager, and the potential to win much
bigger prizes -- up to $2 million cash.
In the enhanced Quick Draw, players
select their wager amount of $1, $2, $3 or $5. They can request a Quick Pick
ticket from the clerk at their favorite retail location or select up to 10
numbers from a field of 1 to 80. A ticket that matches five or more of the 20
numbers drawn by the Hoosier Lottery will win a cash prize ranging from $5 to
$2 million, depending on the amount wagered. So, the more a player wagers, the
more he or she can win in prize money!
This innovative, patented feature of
the enhanced game is proprietary to, and is being made available under a
license agreement with, Lottery Dynamics LLC.
And, a ticket that matches zero
numbers is worth a free $1, $2, $3 or $5 Quick Draw ticket, depending on the
Players can also add the EZ match
option for an extra $1 per wager and win up to $500 instantly!
Previously, Quick Draw was drawn
only in the evening. Now, there is a midday Quick Draw drawing, offering
players a second chance, on Monday through Saturday, to win a prize!
With just one draw per day, on
average more than $30,000 was won in Quick Draw every day! Now, with more
chances to win, much higher prizes, and more choice for the players, the game
just got a whole lot better.
The Hoosier Lottery's Quick Draw
game launched March 1, 2009.
The Hoosier Lottery reminds all
players to play responsibly. Must be 18 or older to play. Gambling Addiction
Referral Line: 800-994-8448.
About The Hoosier Lottery
Hoosier Lottery distributions
benefit every county throughout Indiana. Each fiscal year, the Hoosier Lottery
contributes $30 million to local police and firefighters' pensions, and $30
million to the Teacher's Retirement Fund. In fiscal year 2012, $147.6 million
in Hoosier Lottery earnings helped reduce motor vehicle excise taxes by 50
To learn more about the Hoosier
Lottery, visit www.hoosierlottery.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter.
For more information, please contact
Stephanie McFarland at:
SOURCE: Hoosier Lottery.
Win for Life to be Played Exclusively in Virginia Beginning with
Feb. 26 Drawing
The game with the prize
of a lifetime is one of Virginias favorites
RICHMOND, Virginia (February 25,
2014) -- Its the game with the prize of a lifetime: Win for Life.
Beginning with the February 26, drawing,
Win for Life will become a
In addition, the
Virginia Lottery will
begin offering top-prize winners the choice of $1,000 per week for the rest of
the winners life or a one-time cash option of $1 million before taxes.
Win for Life has been good
to Virginia Lottery players, with 44 of the 74 top-prize winners so far coming
from the Commonwealth, said Paula Otto, Executive Director of the
Virginia Lottery. We expect these changes to bring even more
excitement for our players.
Win for Life tickets still cost just
$1. Players try to match six numbers to win prizes. One unusual feature of the
game is that once the six winning numbers are drawn, a seventh number, called
the Free Ball, is drawn. This extra number gives players a chance to increase
Tickets are available at all
Virginia Lottery retailers.
Virginia residents can also play Win
for Life with a subscription for 26, 52 or 104 advance drawings. For more
information, go to https://www.valottery.com/subscribe.
When the Win for Life game began in
February of 2006, it was played in Virginia, Georgia and Kentucky. Until
February 22, it was played in Virginia and Georgia.
Win for Life drawings are held
Wednesday and Saturday nights at 11:00. The chances of winning the top prize
are 1 in 5,245,786. Other prizes in the game range from $2 to $52,000. For
streaming video of live drawings, or to view past drawings, visit
When it comes to education, the
Virginia Lottery is game. In fact, its the reason we play. We
generate more than $1.3 million per day for Virginias K-12 public
schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the
Virginia Lottery generated more than $486.5 million for Virginias public
schools in Fiscal Year 2013. For more info, visit our website, like us on
Facebook, follow us on Twitter and check us out on YouTube. Please play
SOURCE: Virginia Lottery.
Illegal Lotteries Leaves Participants
PRETORIA, South Africa (February 21,
2014) -- In recent months there has been an increase in the number of
illegal lotteries being advertised in the media. This leaves participants in
these illegal lotteries unprotected and no guarantee that they can claim their
prizes if they win, said Prof Alfred Nevhutanda, the
Chairperson of the National Lotteries Board (NLB).
The NLB is a statutory body that has
been established in terms of the Lotteries Act (No. 57 of 1997) to regulate
lotteries in South Africa. No one can run a lottery without having it approved
and registered with the National Lotteries Board.
In terms of South African law, the
following permitted lotteries must be registered in terms of lottery
- The National Lottery, operated by a
licensed operator (currently Gidani)
- Lotteries incidental to exempt
entertainment (lotteries conducted at a bazaar, sale, fete, dinner, dance,
sporting event or similar events)
- Private Lotteries (lotteries conducted in
closed groups e.g. social or sporting clubs)
- Society Lotteries (lotteries conducted by
Non Profit Organisations as part of their fundraising drives)
In terms of section 56 of the
Lotteries Act, no person shall conduct any competition or lottery unless
authorised by the Board. Approval of the National Lotteries Board will be
clearly reflected in all publicity material together with an approval number,
said Prof Nevhutanda.
The Lotteries Act further states
that, any person who participates in, or conducts, facilitates, promotes or
derives any benefit from a lottery, not authorised by the Act, shall be guilty
of an offence.
One recent lottery that has been
widely advertised involves a foreign couple resident in South Africa that are
running an illegal lottery where the prize on offer is a villa in a wine area
of the Western Cape.
All monies paid to participate in
this illegal lottery will be kept in a Trust Account in Austria.
This lottery is web based and all
the information and buying of lots is accessible from anywhere in the
The NLB is of the view that this
lottery constitutes an illegal lottery.
Lotteries must have a social
component in order to be considered for approval by the NLB. Even when
approached, under no circumstances will the NLB approve a lottery where there
intention is profit for the individual or group who intends to carry out such
lottery. Using the guise of a lottery for the sale of properties will not be
The NLB warns South Africans to
refrain from participating in Lotteries of such nature as they remain illegal
in terms of South African law. Any person convicted of an offence in terms of
the Lotteries Act shall be liable to a fine or imprisonment or both a fine and
SOURCE: National Lotteries
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Missouri Lottery Extends 1-Off Agreement with Arizona Gaming
JEFFERSON, Missouri (February 26,
2014) -- The Missouri
Lottery announced today it has agreed to extend its agreement with Arizona
Gaming Designs, LLC to continue the 1-Off play type for the Pick 3 and Pick 4
1-Off offers Pick 3 and
Pick 4 players a way to win by missing their numbers by 1-Off.
Players missing 1, 2, 3 or all of their digits by one up or one down from their
favorite numbers still win. With more chances to win than any other bet
type, a Pick 3 1-Off has 27 chances to win, while a Pick 4 1-Off has 81 chances
1-Off has helped to
stimulate both Pick 3 and Pick 4 games for the Missouri Lottery. Since 1-Off
launched in June 2013, Pick 3 sales have improved by 6.3 percent and Pick 4
sales have increased 7.6 percent, exceeding our expectations.
according to May Scheve, executive director of the Missouri
Ron Borruso, president of Arizona
Gaming Designs, commented, We continue to believe in our philosophy of
developing entertaining games for the lottery industry, which provide frequent
winning experiences for players and increase sales for the public good. We are
pleased with the success of 1-Off in Missouri and look forward to continuing
our partnership with the Missouri Lottery.
For more information about Arizona
Gaming Designs 1-Off© feature, CONTACT: Fran Gruden, Arizona Gaming
Designs, LLC, Phone: 412-344-5012, Email:
SOURCE: Arizona Gaming Designs,
Louisiana Lottery Launch New Website
BATON ROUGUE, Louisiana (February
25, 2014) -- In February, the Lottery launched a brand new website with
improved functionality, upgraded features and a cleaner, more sophisticated
design. The navigation and graphics educate players on how to play Lottery
games, highlight winners and feature promotional opportunities around the
The latest winning numbers and
jackpot information are quickly accessible and much easier to read through a
pop-up window by clicking on the horn icon located on the homepage and the
draw-style game detail pages. Players can also click the Winning Numbers main
navigational link to see previous winning numbers.
Other highlights include an improved
events calendar (under the Promotions link); a visual map-based find-a-retailer
tool (Where to Play); social media share icons; one-stop-shop draw-game pages
where players can learn to play, find winning numbers, check their numbers,
view big winners and get answers to questions without ever leaving the page.
Web video, which has become a primary web-based marketing medium, is also more
seamlessly integrated and utilized within the site.
It's been about nine years
since we last updated our website, said Communications Manager
Kimberly Chopin. In that time, web technology and best practices have
grown by leaps and bounds. Moving to a new website enables the Lottery to
better serve our mission and our players.
Even when change is good,
we know it can be hard, Chopin added. Frequent visitors to
the site may get frustrated at first since they've grown accustomed to looking
for information in certain places. We encourage players to take time to explore
the changes and contact the Lottery with any questions or
To fully experience updated
features, including the site's dimensional design, mouse hovers and maps, make
sure you have the most up-to-date version of your chosen web browser (Internet
Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome).
SOURCE: Louisiana Lottery.
Players Winning Big with Michigan Lotterys First $30 Instant
Game, More Than $7 Million in Prizes Awarded
LANSING, Michigan (February 23,
2014) -- Michigan Lottery
$2 Million CashPlayers are winning big with the Michigan Lotterys first
$30 instant game $2,000,000 Cash with more than $7 million in
prizes awarded in the first two weeks of the game.
More than $80 million in prizes are
still available in the game, including all three of its top prizes of $2
Nearly 120,000 winning tickets have
been purchased in the first two weeks. The $2,000,000 Cash game offers players
overall odds of 1-in-2.68 of winning prizes ranging from $30 up to $2 million.
That includes a 1-in-25 chance of winning $200. To date, more than 13,000
prizes of $200 have been claimed. Each ticket offers players 30 chances to
Sales for the $2,000,000 Cash game
have been brisk, which is consistent with the strong player interest in $10 and
$20 instant games, such as Hot Millions and Diamond Payout also now available
at retailers. Both of those games offer top prizes of $1 million.
Many players like the $10
and $20 instant games because they offer the best overall odds, large top
prizes, and multiple chances to win, said Glenn Strong, the
Lotterys instant games product manager. The strong response
were seeing to the $2,000,000 Cash game shows that this preference holds
true for our first $30 game and that players are excited about the chance to
win $2 million.
Tickets for the $2,000,000 Cash game
are on sale at Lottery retailers across the state.
SOURCE: Michigan Lottery.