GTECHs MarginMaker Platform Selected by Betfred to
Support Australian Sports Betting Launch
Operator extends 10-year
primary supplier relationship with GTECH to launch sports betting on
industry-leading MarginMaker platform
LONDON U.K. (July 9, 2014) --
GTECH has announced that it
has been selected to provide the technology platform to support Betfreds
launch of its new Australian interactive sports betting operation.
MarginMaker platform supported the launch of Betfreds sportsbook
product in May 2014. The initial sports betting launch included the mobile
sportsbook, with online and racebook launches to follow in the coming
GTECH has been the primary supplier
to Betfred in the U.K. for more than 10 years. Betfred established operations
in Sydney and Darwin under a Northern Territory Gaming Commission license.
GTECH is very excited to
extend our partnership with Betfred into the Australian market. This is the
first such foreign venture we have worked on together, and we hope it is the
first of many, said GTECH International Senior Vice President and
Chief Operating Officer EMEA Declan Harkin.
"We tasked GTECH and
Betfreds front-end development agency, Degree 53, in developing a new
stand-alone system with a localized offering for the Australian market. They
both rose to this challenge and delivered a sports mobile product on time and
within budget, working seamlessly with the Betfred teams in both the U.K. and
Australia to very strict deadlines, Marketing News GTECH Sports Betting
Australia launch: July 9, 2014 through every time zone and continually going
that extra mile to ensure the product was ready" said Betfred Australia
Managing Director Luke Brill.
We are delighted to have
now launched our sports-only mobile site at m.betfred.com.au for the FIFA World
Cup. This is the first of a multi-phased approach to the Australian market. The
mobile site will soon be followed by stand-alone apps and then our full website
and with racing, Brill added.
GTECH S.p.A. is a leading commercial
operator and provider of technology in the regulated worldwide gaming markets,
delivering best-in-class products and services, with a commitment to the
highest levels of integrity, responsibility, and shareholder value creation.
The Company is listed on the FTSE MIB at the Milan Stock Exchange under the
trading symbol GTK and is majority owned by De Agostini S.p.A. In
2013, GTECH had approximately 3.1 billion in revenues and 8,600 employees
with operations in approximately 60 countries. For more information, please
For further information, CONTACT:
Adam Olrog, GTECH Marketing, T: +44 (0) 203 131 0300, M: +44 (0) 77207 36123,
SOURCE: GTECH S.p.A.
INTRALOT Announce Seven Year Extension Agreement with Magnum
ATHENS. Greece (July 7, 2014) --
INTRALOT has signed an
extension of its Agreement with Magnum Corporation Sdn. Berhad, the leading
gaming company in Malaysia, for a further seven (7) years with an option of
extending it for another two (2) years. The agreement concerns the procurement,
installation and support of an advanced, integrated lottery system to support
up to 2,450 gaming terminals, INTRALOTs core operating system LOTOS
O/S, and an On-line Gaming Computer System, including both the games software
and its state-of-the-art new generation of Photon terminals.
In addition to the central system,
INTRALOT will also provide service functions, such as customer and marketing
support, and all the necessary services for the operation and maintenance of
the Central System during the seven (7) years of the extended agreement. The
implementation of the project will begin immediately and the commercial
operation is estimated to start in mid 2015.
The CEO of Magnum Corporation Sdn
Berhad, Dato Lawrence Lim Swee Lin, commented: We are pleased to
continue to work with INTRALOT as they have proved to be a reliable and
innovative Technical Solutions Provider and they understand our
Mr. Ioannis Pantoleon, INTRALOT
Group Chief Operating Officer, stated: We are very pleased to sign
this new extension for seven years and appreciate the trust that Magnum has
shown in INTRALOTs expertise and ability to undertake the demanding
technology upgrade of Magnums system. INTRALOT is committed to supporting
Magnum with the latest technology in gaming and to provide continuous support
to the esteemed Malaysian company. This is another leap forward towards
reinforcing INTRALOTs presence in the region for years to
INTRALOT Group Managing Director of
Asia, Mr. Marios Mitromaras, added: "We are very proud of, and satisfied by
this Extension. We are certain that this project will further enhance our close
relationship with Magnum Corporation and will ensure the continuity of
Magnums successful operations at top level.
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 57 jurisdictions, more
than 5.500 people and revenues of 1,54 billion for 2013, INTRALOT has
established its presence on all 5 continents.
For more information CONTACT: Ms
Persa Kartsoli, Group Director of Corporate Communications, Phone: +30-210
6156000, Fax: +30-210 6106800, email:
SG Gaming Extends JenningsBet Agreement to
LONDON, U.K. (July 9th, 2014)
-- SG Gaming, a division of
Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS), announced today that it has extended its
agreement with JenningsBet, the independent bookmaker. The four-year deal
lengthens the 14-year partnership between the two companies until July
As part of the extension, the entire
JenningsBet estate will receive SG Gamings Infinity® terminals, which
offers JenningsBet customers an enhanced playing experience through its
21.5 HD screen, an upgraded sound system, and an interactive video button
panel. SG Gaming was the first machines provider to introduce a video button
panel into the UK Licensed Betting Office sector two years ago.
The ongoing partnership means
JenningsBet will continue to offer customers access to content developed by SG
Gamings in-house development team, as well as new titles from its sister
company, WMS Gaming, ultimately providing customers a leading gaming machine
offer. The SG Connect division of SG Gaming, a field-based services division
which provides end-to-end support service, will continue to provide
self-service betting terminals to the JenningsBet estate.
Greg Knight, Managing Director of
Our partnership with SG
Gaming has been important to the growth and success of JenningsBet over the
past 14 years. SG Gaming has always been our machine provider of choice
not just because of our long standing relationship, but also because of their
innovative content, popular titles and cabinet selection.
Phil Horne, Group Managing Director
of SG Gaming U.K., said:
JenningsBet has been a
partner since 2001, and is the largest independent estate in which we operate
our terminals. Our relationship goes all the way back to 2001, which makes them
one of our longest-serving customers. I am thrilled that we will continue to
work with JenningsBet over the coming years. The partnership has been a success
because we have established a terrific mutual understanding, which enables us
to deliver first-class content and terminals to the JenningsBet
Julian Knight, Managing Director of
SG Gamings services
have proved vital to our business, in particular the first-class operational
support they provide us. Their marketing and promotional support has also been
invaluable. I am confident SG Gaming will continue to be the best partner for
our business and will help us achieve our targets over the coming
SG Gaming is proud to be a
champion of independent Licensed Betting Office operators such as JenningsBet.
More than any other provider, we know they value a complete support package to
complement the terminals we provide. Installation of the Infinity cabinets to
the JenningsBet estate is scheduled to be completed by July 2014, and we will
work closely with JenningsBet to provide a staff training programme, and
marketing support to promote the launch of the new machines.
SG Gaming is a champion of
independent Licensed Betting Office operators, such as JenningsBet, and offers
end-to-end solutions including training and marketing support, and support
SOURCE: SG Gaming.
Pollard Banknote Spreading Pac-Man Fever with Branded
Instant Scratch Games
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, (July 7, 2014)
-- Pollard Banknote Limited
(TSX: PBL) (Pollard Banknote), a leading lottery partner that
provides instant tickets, interactive solutions, and marketing support, is
pleased to announce the addition of BANDAI NAMCO Games Inc.s classic
video arcade gamePAC-MANto its portfolio of licensed
products. Now, instead of inserting a coin into a machine, instant ticket
players can use their quarters to scratch and win cash and authentic
Classic video games represent a
tried-and-true theme in the lottery product category. PAC-MAN, with its
cute main character that wanders through a maze while gobbling dots and
avoiding colorful ghosts, is one of the most iconic video game characters of
all time. PAC-MANs powerful graphics, combined with play styles
that stay true to the original game play mechanics, will translate easily into
the instant ticket lottery category.
In over 30 years, the popularity of
PAC-MAN has not waned. It was an instant hit when it first hit the scene
in 1980 and by the end of the 1990s, an estimated 10 billion quarters had been
used to play PAC-MAN, making it the highest grossing video game and,
according to Guinness World Records, the most successful coin-operated
game to date.
Today the brand boasts an incredible
94% brand awareness in the U.S., and is gaining momentum among younger
audiences, demonstrated by its more than 7.9 million Facebook fans.
PAC-MAN's influence has reached beyond video games, immersing popular
culture with a wide range of licensed products. Lotteries offering a
PAC-MAN instant game can leverage this high brand recognition and enhance
player interest with spectacular merchandise prizing.
PAC-MAN is a welcome
addition to Pollard Banknotes growing portfolio of properties aimed at
targeting nostalgic players with established, yet still-relevant game concepts,
while also engaging the younger demographic who have been introduced to these
brands more recently, said Sina Aiello, Vice President, Marketing,
Pollard Banknote. PAC-MAN instant ticketswith retro flair and
bold graphics that mimic the video gamewill cut through the maze of
retail clutter and bring in revenue for lotteries and the good causes they
The PAC-MAN brand makes a
perfect tie-in for instant games. Lotteries can maximize player engagement by
extending instant ticket play with interactive components, giving players
additional chances to win or the opportunity to compete in an interactive game
and try to climb to the top of the leaderboard. In addition, boundless
promotional opportunities can help lotteries stir up PAC-MAN
Pollard Banknote offers turnkey
integrated marketing programs with all of its licensed brands. This marketing
support is customized to every client and includes many elements, such as
web-based interactive gaming, second chance drawings, digital and social media
campaigns, and POS support.
About Pollard Banknote
Pollard Banknote is a leading
lottery partner to more than 50 lotteries worldwide, providing high quality
instant ticket products, licensed games, and strategic marketing and management
services for both traditional instant games and the emerging iLottery space of
web, mobile, and social channels. The company is a proven innovator and has
decades of experience helping lotteries to maximize player engagement, sales,
and proceeds for good causes. Pollard Banknote also plays a major role in the
charitable pull-tab and bingo markets in North America. Established in 1907,
Pollard Banknote is owned approximately 73.5% by the Pollard family and 26.5%
by public shareholders and is publicly traded on the TSX (PBL). For more
information, please visit our website at
For More Information CONTACT: Sina
Aiello Vice President, Marketing Telephone: (204) 474-2323, E-mail:
SOURCE: Pollard Banknote.
Jumbo Interactive Company Update
BRISBANE, Queensland (July 7, 2014)
- Germany: All 16 States Now Online And
- Australia: Continued Growth In
- Mexico: Fair Value Of $2.5 Million
Investment In Sorteo Games Reduced To Zero. Significant Progress Made For The
Launch Of The Mexican Lottery Website Jumbolotto.MX
Leading interactive lottery
business, Jumbo Interactive
Limited (ASX:JIN) provides the following Company update for each of the
Companys major markets at the end of the June 2014 Quarter.
In Germany, the final state lottery
(Saarland) went live last week successfully completing the establishment phase
ahead of schedule. Connections have now been established to all 16 German state
lotteries giving the Companys website, www.jumbolotto.de, access to the
maximum number of potential customers from the entire German population of 80
Efforts have now shifted to the
customer acquisition phase with a goal of signing up enough customers to
generate sufficient sales to cover fixed costs excluding marketing. This will
be followed by the next goal of generating sufficient sales to cover all costs
including marketing at which point the business will be cash flow positive.
With the final state only recently connected, it is too early to release
marketing results at this time.
Jumbo is now the only
company in Germany with its own in-house developed software platform connected
to all 16 states in Germany. This is an important milestone and allows the
marketing team to compete aggressively with other operators in the Germany
online lottery market, said Mr Mike Veverka, CEO of Jumbo Interactive
In Australia, whilst Group Total
Transaction Value (TTV) is expected to be close to FY13 levels, the
Companys website, www.ozlotteries.com, continued its unbroken run of
sales growth since relaunch in 2005 with 4% growth in FY14 over FY13. This
growth rate is lower than in previous years due to the higher base from
extraordinary jackpots in FY13 that did not occur in FY14.
FY13 was a remarkable year
in terms of record jackpots which drove annual growth to an enormous 38% over
the previous year. It was always going to be a struggle for FY14 to beat that
year without the same record jackpots, however the continued growth in customer
accounts has helped us to maintain our unbroken run of continued growth in
www.ozlotteries.com, said Mr Mike Veverka.
The following table puts into
perspective the sales growth on www.ozlotteries.com in
FY14 TTV CAGR
CAGR Compound Annual Growth
The number of customer accounts grew
9.6% over FY14 to 1.72 million accounts.
This represents an additional 80,000
customer accounts in the second half compared to 70,000 in the first half,
clearly demonstrating the continued growth in the online lottery industry.
HY Dec 13
HY June 13
The 30 June 2014 financial results
are expected to be approximately slightly less
than FY13 for both TTV and net
profit after tax.
Relating to Mexico, management has
decided to fair value its current $2.5 million investment in Sorteo Games at
zero due to uncertainty with regards to the position of that company. This will
not affect the net profit after tax of Jumbo as it will be recognised in other
comprehensive income but will affect shareholders equity accordingly.
Notwithstanding this, for the Jumbo group both the financial and cash positions
However Jumbo has made significant
progress in the launch of its Mexican lottery website
Mexico still represents an
enormous opportunity for Jumbo, despite the initial setbacks. Significant
progress has been made in reaching our ultimate goal of launching our Mexican
lottery website to a population of 118 million people, said Mr Mike
In November 2012, Jumbo announced a
deal in Mexico with a partner (Sorteo Games) designed to give Jumbo access to
the Mexican online lottery market. Jumbo completed the development of
www.jumbomexico.mx and expected to begin selling official Mexican lottery
tickets around mid-2013, however delays arose outside of the Companys
control. In March 2014 Jumbo terminated its operational agreements with Sorteo
Games and began considering alternative options. Jumbo is still hopeful of
launching the website in FY15.
About Jumbo Interactive
Jumbo Interactive Limited is listed
in Australia (ASX:JIN) as well as the German
Frankfurt, Berlin and Stuttgart
exchanges (Symbol: WKN A1C82X).
In 2000, the Company sold its first
lottery ticket on the internet and since then has developed www.ozlotteries.com
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 (since December 2013).
For further information CONTACT:
Mike Veverka, CEO and Executive Director, Ph: 07 3831 3705.
SOURCE: Jumbo Interactive
Florida Lottery Posts Another Record-Breaking Sales
Delivers on its Commitment to
Supporting Education in Florida
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (July 7, 2014)
-- The Florida Lottery
announced today another record-breaking year with more than $5.36 billion in
sales. The Lottery also expects to transfer a record $1.49 billion to
help Floridas students and schools.
Our primary goal is and
always will be to generate as much money as possible for education,
said Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia OConnell. We set our
goals high at the beginning of each year, and with a collective effort from
Lottery staff, our retailers and our loyal customers, we have once again
exceeded our annual sales goal, resulting in record contributions to
Floridas student and schools.
For the past three years, the
Florida Lottery has increased sales by hundreds of millions of dollars,
resulting in the highest annual contribution to education in Lottery history.
Now in its 26th year, the Florida
Lottery continues to implement creative and innovative products designed to
appeal to its current players while reaching new audiences and growing revenue
and profits that contribute to its reputation as an industry leader.
The Florida Lotterys success
depends on its effective implementation of an entrepreneurial business model
that focuses on the development of new revenue streams and creates a win-win
partnership with its private-sector vendors. The Lottery constantly
evaluates its operating expenses in order to maximize profits, a practice that
has resulted in the Lottery having one of the lowest expense rates among
domestic lotteries. Lottery contributions have made an impact with more than $1
billion being transferred annually to the EETF for the past 12 consecutive
fiscal years, representing approximately six percent of the state's total
About The Florida Lottery
The Florida Lottery is responsible
for contributing more than $26 billion to education and sending more than
650,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The
Florida Lottery reinvests nearly 98 percent of its revenue back into
Floridas economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000
Florida retailers and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games
have paid more than $37 billion in prizes and made more than 1,300 people
For more information, please visit:
SOURCE: The Florida Lottery.
Lotterywest Contributes $271.3m to
- Lotterywest achieved sales of $797million
- $271.3million has been raised for the
Western Australian community
- Lotterywest delivered $446.9 million worth
of prizes to winners
PERTH, Western Australia (July 4,
2014) -- Lotterywest contributed
a total of $271.3million in the 2013-14 financial year to thousands of Western
Australian organisations and community groups Premier Colin Barnett announced
Mr Barnett said in the past year
Lotterywest contributed $117.4million to the States hospitals,
$14.7million to arts organisations and $14.7million to sport and recreational
organisations. This was in addition to a total of $124.5million given by
Lotterywest in direct grants to 1197 community and charitable organisations in
the past year.
It is very pleasing to see
that both small and large organisations receive Lotterywest Grants,
the Premier said.
Grants in the past year
ranged from $1,000 to the Busselton Camera Club to help them buy photography
equipment for community workshops through to multimillion dollar grants that
went to big organisations such as Foodbank which received a grant of $2million
towards a new warehouse. This will give Foodbank an even greater ability in the
future to help those most in need in our community.
The Premier said the State
Government had seen first hand the impressive work being undertaken by
not-for-profit and community organisations throughout the State which have been
supported by Lotterywest Grants.
One of the most significant
projects to receive Lotterywest funding in the past financial year is the new
Western Australian Neuroscience Research Institute which will house a number of
different organisations, Mr Barnett said.
Three Lotterywest grants of
$2.4million each were given to the McCusker Alzheimers Research
Foundation, the Australian Neuromuscular Research Institute and to Ear Science
Institute Australia to help fund parts of the construction and fit-out of the
Neuroscience Research Institute building.
This collaborative project
will give these organisations fantastic new facilities where they can work
together and share knowledge about how best to help those with neurological
conditions. The Institute will work with similar institutes in other Australian
States and internationally, Mr Barnett said.
Mr Barnett thanked the Lotterywest
Chairman, John Atkins, the Board and staff for their work over the past year
and acknowledged the contribution of the Lotterywest retail network who
achieved sales of $797million in 2013-14.
I particularly express my
appreciation to the more that 500 small business operators who play a critical
role on the frontline selling Lotterywest games, the Premier
They provide excellent
service to customers and play a significant role in raising these much-needed
funds for the community. They also get to celebrate when they sell a winning
Many local players also had the
thrill of winning the big prize in the past year, with 88 Western Australians
winning Division One prizes worth a total of $160million. The total prize pool
won by locals totalled $446.9 million in 2013-14.
Lotterywest is the only lottery in
Australia where proceeds are distributed directly to the community. For every
dollar West Australians spend on their favourite Lotterywest games, 33 cents is
returned to benefit the community.
WA hospitals received $117.4
million, while sports and recreation and the arts each received $14.7
ScreenWest and PIAF received grants
of $7.6 million each
For a full list of grants
recommended by the Lotterywest board and approved by the Premier visit
Media CONTACT: Danielle Benda,
6552 5200 or 0419 688 440.
The Quality Group Lottery Technology Systems GmbH is Now a
Member of the World Lottery Association (WLA)
HAMBURG, Germany (July 7, 2014) --
At the Executive Committee Meeting on June 17th, the World Lottery Association
has accepted the motion placed by The Quality Group Lottery Technology
Systems GmbH (TQG-LTS). The TQG-LTS is therefore now an active member of the
World Lottery Association.
The Quality Group Lottery
Technology Systems GmbH provider of the TQG Lottery Suite, is a
modular, flexible and high-performance system, containing all functions, such
as the transaction engine, game management and library, user management
with the focus on responsible gaming, point of sale and internet integration,
business intelligence tools and the required communication tool.
TQG has shown to their
internet-gaming users, that it is possible to implement all systems shortly as
standard software. The customer benefits enormously from the open and
forward-looking architectural approach, which lets us execute projects much
faster and reduces the total costs of ownership significantly.
The World Lottery Association is a
global organization, supporting government lotteries. The WLA principles are
based on the highest standards of corporate responsibility "WLA
Responsible Gaming Principles" and "WLA Responsible Gaming Framework"
respecting all effective legal frameworks. The WLA makes a point of meeting the
respective rules and obligations of different countries.
"We are proud and happy to meet
the high standard that is required for the WLA membership. Continuous and
high-quality investments into the lottery industry, experienced employees as
well as satisfied customers have helped us reach this goal", says Marcus
Frey, CEO and founder of the TQG.
Karsten Hagemeister, responsible for
business development at the TQG-LTS, agrees: "As a WLA member with a very
technical focus, we are going to support the establishment of best practice
standards and contribute to the technical exchange of experience and knowledge
with lottery associations globally. We are looking forward to seeing you at the
WLA summit, November 2014 in Rome, convincing with our products."
You have more questions or you want
to send us a request? Please CONTACT: The Quality Group GmbH, Presseabteilung,
Claudia Köhler Weidestr. 134 DE-22083 (Hamburg), Phone: +49-40-689468-41,
Fax: +49-40-689468-99, Email:
SOURCE: The Quality Group
Lottery Technology Systems GmbH.
Lottery Unveils Wheel of Fortune® Scratchers®
Fortune is Calling! Players
Will Spin for Chance to Win up to $1 Million Top Prize
SACRAMENTO, California (July 7,
2014) -- The California
Lottery has rolled out its very first game show game the Wheel of
Fortune family of Scratchers, affording lottery players a new spin on playing
one of Americas most iconic game shows.
The California Lottery is
collaborating with MDI
Entertainment, LLC to offer Wheel of Fortune games at three different price
points ($2, $5 and $10). With their Scratchers ticket, players have the
opportunity to walk away with top prizes ranging from $20,000 up to $1
Were proud to offer
our players another round of fun Scratchers games, said Paula LaBrie,
Acting Director of the California Lottery. Not only will the Wheel of
Fortune family of games give our players a choice between three price points,
but well add some exciting bonus opportunities to round out the
Players have between 11 and 21
chances to win a prize, depending on the price point. All of the games include
potential multipliers where players can win up to 20 times their
prize amount, again depending on the denomination. Each game also has a
Fast Spin box, for a chance at winning between $25 and $100 instant
cash. To play Wheel of Fortune, simply match any of YOUR NUMBERS to
any of the WHEEL NUMBERS to win that prize. Check here for more
The winning doesnt stop there!
Players can also enter special 2nd Chance bonus draws for chances to win 15
cash prizes of up to $5,000 each, as well as five Wheel of Fortune Hollywood
Experience trips with an audition for the chance to be a contestant on
TVs Wheel of Fortune.
These prizes are in addition to the
standard end of game and quarterly pool drawings. Players simply subscribe to
our 2nd Chance Program and submit any non-winning Wheel of Fortune Scratchers
ticket code for a chance to win.
Wheel of Fortune Scratchers are also
being supported by television and radio advertising in major California
markets. You might even find yourself singing to our television spot! The 30
second spin-themed commercial features the catchy 1984 tune
You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) by British Band Dead or
The Wheel of Fortune Scratchers
family is part of the Lotterys continued effort to give out more prizes,
create more winners and earn more money for education.
© 2014 Califon Productions,
Inc. Wheel of Fortune is a registered trademark of
Califon Productions, Inc. All rights
About Wheel of Fortune
Wheel of Fortune has been the number
one syndicated game show since its inception and has earned six Emmy Awards,
including the 2011 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation
Show. With more than 30 million viewers per week, syndications most
successful series continues to attract a larger audience than many primetime
Wheel of Fortune is produced in High
Definition by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company.
It is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and
internationally by CBS Studios International, both units of CBS Corp.
The mission of the California
Lottery is to provide supplemental funding to California schools while
simultaneously supporting local communities.
More than 95 cents of every dollar
spent by our players goes back to local communities in the form of
contributions to public schools and colleges, prizes and retail compensation.
The California Lottery urges its
customers to play responsibly and within their budgets. If you feel you have a
gambling problem, or know someone who does, you can get help at
SOURCE: California Lottery.
Camping & Boating Gear, Cash Prizes Up for Grabs in Lottery's
'Sun Time Fun Time' Promo
Summer Promotion Runs
through Sept. 2
DES MOINES, Iowa (July 7, 2014) --
Iowa Lottery players have the
chance to win boats, camping gear and cash prizes in the lottery's summer
promotion that began Monday.
Thirteen prizes of outdoor fun and
cash valued at nearly $50,000 are up for grabs in the "Sun Time Fun Time"
promotion. Lottery players can enter the promotion using nonwinning tickets
from four new X-themed instant-scratch games that began sales Monday to
coincide with the promotion's start.
The "5X," "10X®," "15X" and
"20X" scratch games offer top prizes from $5,000 up to $50,000 respectively,
and nonwinning tickets in the games can be entered in the promotion from noon
Monday through noon Sept. 2. Each game corresponds with a different prize level
in the promotion. For example, nonwinning tickets in the $1 5X game can be used
as entries into the drawing for 10 prizes of $500, while nonwinning tickets in
the $5 20X game can be used as entries into the drawing for a pontoon boat
Here are the tickets you can
enter and the prizes you could win:
- $1 5X = chance to win one of 10 prizes of $500
- $2 10X = chance to win a tent camper prize package
valued at more than $11,000 (1 winner).
- $3 15X = chance to win a fishing boat prize package
valued at more than $15,000 (1 winner).
- $5 20X = chance to win a pontoon boat prize package
valued at more than $21,000 (1 winner).
To enter the promotion, Iowa Lottery
players must join or already be members of the lottery's free VIP Club. On the
Sun Time Fun Time page at www.ialotteryvip.com, players will be asked to enter
the 10-digit entry number from the front of a nonwinning ticket in one of the
designated games, along with the ticket number from the back. The lottery will
hold the promotion's drawings on September 4.
State and federal taxes for the
prize packages also will be paid. Complete rules are available on the lottery
website at www.ialottery.com and drawing results also will be posted there.
A few requirements to keep in
You can only enter the promotion on
the lottery's VIP Club website. Hand-delivered or mailed entries will not be
You can use each ticket only once as
an eligible entry.
Players may enter up to 40
nonwinning holiday scratch tickets per day.
And, while you can enter multiple
times, you can win only one prize per category.
SOURCE: Iowa Lottery.
Arvato Systems Creates IT Platform for the German State Lottery
Introducing SAP at the German
State Lottery Association
New customer management
system from arvato Systems handling innovative lottery products and
commissioned to provide operational support until 2019
MUNICH / GÜTERSLOH, Germany
(July 7, 2014) -- As part of a public tendering process, arvato Systems was
awarded the contract for developing a customer management system (CMS) for the
German State Lottery Association. Arvato Systems will build an IT platform for
the association within the context of developing a whole new business model.
The lottery associations innovative product will premiere in the first
half of 2015.
The German State Lottery Association
is the state-run operator of prize-category lotteries and gambling operations
in Germany. The innovative new lottery product is the impetus for an expanded
web presence for the German market in 2015.
arvato Systems designed the
association's new customer management system based on SAP ERP and SAP CRM.
Additional customer management systems (CMS) and web portal systems have also
been configured. One of the particular challenges within the context of
this project has been building a high-volume B2C system for the lottery
association, which had previously been running a pure B2B business and
marketing model, noted Max Ackermann, Senior Manager for SAP Consulting
at arvato Systems.
We are really looking
forward to our foray into direct marketing, not to mention our collaboration
with arvato Systems a strong partner for our new customer management
system, says Manfred Neidel, board member at the lottery association.
Direct marketing and introducing SAP are both firsts for us. The
Executive Board and all employees truly see this development as moving into the
future in a positive light.
Planned for launch in the first half
of 2015, the customer management system from arvato Systems will mainly support
lottery ticket sales for the associations new lottery program. Further
system expansion has already been planned in the areas of marketing and
campaign management, as well as reporting. The lottery association has also
commissioned arvato Systems for additional operational support and continued
development of the system for the next four years, beginning at the launch
About the German State Lottery
The German State Lottery Association
is a public institution headquartered in Hamburg and Munich and is the operator
of all state lotteries in Germany.
The association operates games
previously handled by the Northwest German Class Lottery and the Southern
German Class Lottery, and is governed by board members Jan Christiansen,
Manfred Neidel, Dr. Gerhard Rombach, and Günther Schneider. The Board
boasts a total of over 50 years of lottery management experience (www.gkl.org).
About arvato Systems
arvato Systems is a systems
integrator with a solid reputation. We not only implement standard software,
but also offer tailor-made, industry-specific and individually developed
solutions. More than 2,500 dedicated employees at 25 sites throughout the world
are always there for their customers. As part of the arvato network, a leading
global BPO provider belonging to Bertelsmann, we have the unique capability to
create entire value chains and combine IT with other arvato services to deliver
an integrated service offer from one source. The strength of arvato Systems
lies in the intelligent combination of systems integration and planning,
operation and support. Our customers appreciate the way we bring in-depth
industry know-how, cross-platform expertise, a true partnership approach, and
genuine entrepreneurial spirit to the table. Our solutions pave the way for
CONTACT: Marcus Metzner, Chief
Marketing Officer, Phone: +49 5241 80-88242 / Fax: +49 5241 80-9568 / Email:
SOURCE: arvato Systems GmbH (www.arvato-systems.com).
NH Lotterys 50 Years Celebration Continues by Honouring
Former Keene Representative Larry Pickett and Series of State-Wide
Lottery events in July feature
prizes, giveaways, promotions and events; Representative Pickett to be
remembered during Keene Swamp Bats game on July 25
CONCORD, New Hampshire (July 9,
2014) -- New Hampshire
Lottery officials know that the sole reason the Lottery exists and is so
successful today in delivering needed funding for education, is due to the
tireless efforts of former Keene State Representative Laurence
Larry Pickett. The Lottery will honor Picketts legacy on
Friday, July 25, during Larry Pickett Night at the Keene Swamp Bats
baseball game. Further, the Lottery will also host a series of customer
appreciation events, promotions and giveaways in July as it continues its 50
Between 1952 and 1963,
Representative Pickett was determined to make sure legislation passed making
New Hampshire the first state with a legal, state-run lottery, said
Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Lottery Commission.
We are humbled to pay tribute to Representative Pickett, while
continuing the Lotterys 50 years celebration. We know that it was only
with Representative Picketts relentless efforts that we can say today, we
Along with the dedication, McIntyre
will throw out the first pitch and the Keene High School a cappella group,
Momentum, will sing the National Anthem prior to the game. The Keene Swamp
Bats, who play at Alumni Field in Keene, play in the New England Collegiate
Baseball League. During Larry Pickett Night on July 25, the Swamp Bats will
take on the Mystic Schooners at 6:30 p.m. The first 200 attendees (18 years of
age and older) receive a free scratch ticket.
While the Lottery has distributed
$3.2 billion in prizes and delivered more than $1.6 billion to education in New
Hampshire during the past 50 years, its origins were controversial. Lottery
supporters faced criticism from the media and the federal government as they
worked to officially open the Lotterys doors. As the New Hampshire
Lottery celebrates its 50 years milestone, it looks back on Picketts
persistent and determined lobbying effortswhich spanned 10 yearsto
create a Lottery system that provides fun and exciting games for players, and a
growing revenue stream for education.
Ever since Governor John
King signed legislation in 1964 making it the first state-run lottery, the New
Hampshire Lottery has been all about winningjust as Representative
Pickett envisioned, McIntyre said. As we look back on the
Lotterys history this year, we also want to give back to our players who
have been so good to us. With a series of events, promotions and giveaways
throughout this month, we are saying thanks to our players. So come out
and play this July and hopefully you will get lucky!
To celebrate its 50 years milestone,
the Lottery is visiting all corners of the state to offer customers a fun
experience, free food and many opportunities to win, including a $50,000
anniversary giveaway contest, $50 instant cash prizes and in-store promotions.
The New Hampshire Lottery will host
the following events and promotions in July:
July 11 In-Store Flash
Sale: From 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., players who buy a Mega Millions ticket at any one
of the NH Lotterys 1,250 licensed retailers, receive a free Megabucks
July 19 50th
Anniversary Event with the NH Fisher Cats: From 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. outside the
stadium, Lottery players who buy a $25 Granite Millions scratch ticket, receive
a free $5 scratch ticket; or players who buy a $10 Caesars scratch ticket,
receive a free $2 scratch ticket, along with the chance to play Plinko to try
to win $50 cash and other Lottery merchandise, while supplies last.
July 25 Lucky
Tri-State Gimme 5 Special: From 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., players who buy a Hot Lotto
ticket at any one of the Lotterys 1,250 licensed retailers, receive a
free Gimme 5 ticket.
July 25 Keene Swamp
Bats Lottery Night: In honor of the Lotterys 50th year, the Lottery is
dedicating the night to former Keene State Representative Laurence
Larry Pickett, who worked tirelessly from 1952 to 1963 to make sure
legislation passed making New Hampshire the first state in the nation with a
The first 200 attendees receive a
free scratch ticket.
July 27 to Aug. 2
Lucky Double Draw Dollars: Players who buy a single Pick 3 or Pick 4 ticket for
a consecutive day and night or night and following day may draw, and if the
player hears the trumpets while his or her ticket is printed, the player wins
July 31 Customer
Appreciation Event: From 11:00 to 2:00 p.m., at Marellis Market, 465
Lafayette St. in Hampton, players who buy a $25 Granite Millions scratch
ticket, receive a free $5 scratch ticket; or players who buy a $10 Caesars
scratch ticket, receive a free $2 scratch ticket, along with the chance to play
Plinko to try to win $50 cash and other Lottery merchandise, while supplies
Customers can also win at
www.nhlottery.com/lucky by entering a $50,000 giveaway contest. Lottery Replay
members can replay their single non-winning $5 or greater Tri-State draw game
tickets for a chance to win $50 at
Lottery Facebook fans may enter a
weekly drawing to win two of the $25 Granite Millions instant scratch tickets.
For more information, visit:
SOURCE: New Hampshire Lottery.
New York Lottery Launch Upgrade to Winning Numbers
New Retailer Locator Feature
SCHENECTADY, New York (July 9, 2014)
-- The New York Lottery
today announced an upgrade to its successful winning numbers application that
now includes a new retailer locator feature for use on all mobile devices. With
version 1.5.0, players can now locate the nearest New York Lottery retailer
including retailers that sell Quick Draw.
The New York Lotterys winning
numbers application, which launched in December 2012 and has over 234,000
users, is available for iOS and Android platforms. Anyone with this application
can get winning numbers for all of the Lotterys draw games including
Lotto, Mega Millions, Powerball, Cash4Life, Daily Numbers, Win4, TAKE 5, Pick
10, and the ever popular Quick Draw, where you can watch the live drawings and
see hot and cold numbers. It also features a Lucky Numbers random number
generator and a QR code scanner.
We continually strive to
improve the apps we offer to our players and make them fun and entertaining.
This new update is all about convenience for our players and being able to
instantly know the location of the nearest New York Lottery retailers. Also
this update provides the winning numbers for our newest draw game
Cash4Life, said Gardner Gurney, Acting Director of the Division of
About the New York
The New York Lottery continues to be
North Americas largest and most profitable Lottery, contributing $3.17
billion in fiscal year 2013-2014 to help support education in New York State.
The Lotterys contribution represents 15 percent of total state education
aid to local school districts.
New York Lottery revenue is
distributed to local school districts by the same statutory formula used to
distribute other state aid to education. It takes into account both a school
districts size and its income level; larger, lower-income school
districts receive proportionately larger shares of Lottery school funding.
About the New York State Gaming
The New York State Gaming Commission
regulates all aspects of gaming and gambling activity in the state, including
horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering, class III Indian gaming, video lottery
terminal facilities at race tracks, the state lottery and charitable
CONTACT: Communications Office,
Telephone: (518) 388-3415.
SOURCE: New York State Gaming
Lottery and Gaming Corporation Announce New Look, New Games and
New Excitement at Slots Venue
Electronic table games, new slot
machines and a new restaurant among the enhancements
HANOVER, Ontario, Canada (July 4,
2014) -- OLG Slots at Hanover Raceway unveiled a new and improved look by
welcoming customers to a refreshed and updated gaming floor today.
OLG Slots at Hanover Raceway is
introducing a modernized gaming floor including 54 new slot machines and two
electronic table games. Town of Hanover officials including Her Worship Kathi
Maskell, Mayor, Mike Dunlop, CAO and Don Tedford, Director of Planning &
Development and representatives from the Hanover Raceway, joined OLG officials
for a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the occasion.
Our strong partnership with
Hanover Raceway gave us the perfect opportunity to expand and modernize our
amenities, allowing us to continue providing a great gaming experience for our
patrons, said Spencer Parazader, General Manager of OLG Slots at
OLG Slots at Hanover Raceway has
introduced two new electronic table games poker and roulette
adding exciting community-play action to the gaming floor. These electronic
games use the same rules and game play experience as regular poker and
roulette, but instead of a dealer, each hand or spin is initiated by an
automated attendant using the most advanced gaming technology available.
electronic games allow players to play against each other or the computer,
offering increased variety for our customers, said Parazader.
In addition to the improvements at
the slot facility, Hanover Raceway has been completing renovations to the track
side of operations.
The newly expanded The
Coach House Restaurant, race simulcast, washroom areas and other renovated
facilities will provide a more comfortable and enjoyable experience for our
customers, said Gord Dougan, General Manager of Hanover Raceway.
OLG Slots at Hanover Raceway opened
February 19, 2001. Since that date, there have been nearly four million visits
to the site. Learn more about OLG Slots Hanover Raceway and other OLG gaming
sites at olg.ca.
OLG is a provincial agency
responsible for province-wide lottery games and gaming facilities. Since 1975,
OLG has provided nearly $38 billion to the Province and the people of Ontario.
OLGs annual payments to the
Province have helped support health care; education, research, prevention and
treatment of problem gambling; amateur sport through the Quest for Gold
program; and local and provincial charities.
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.
Tennessee Jackpot Lottery Winner to Share the
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (July 3, 2014)
-- After what seemed like an eternity but what was in fact a mere 22 days, the
winner of the largest jackpot in
Tennessee Lottery history
came forward today to claim his $259.8 million Powerball prize won from the
drawing held June 11.
Amid TV cameras and cheers from an
enthusiastic crowd of well-wishers at Lottery headquarters in Nashville,
Knoxville native Roy Cockrum, 58, stood for pictures with Lottery President and
CEO Rebecca Hargrove and the traditional oversized winners
check after presenting his winning ticket earlier to Lottery
According to Roy Cockrum, the
realization that he had won the jackpot literally knocked me to my
knees. My prayer was simpleLord have Mercy! But life goes on,
so I picked myself up, put the winning ticket in my wallet and went to pick up
my mother. He added that soon thereafter, he sought financial counsel
on how best to handle his windfall.
Roy Cockrum chose to receive the
prize as a lump-sum rather than an annuitized payment. The cash value of the
$259.8 million jackpot is $153.5 million.
We often say the Lottery
offers Game Changing Fun, and never was that more true than in the
case of Roy Cockrum, said Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of the
Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation. As weve waited for this
day, Tennesseans across the state have enjoyed imagining what they would do if
they were the lucky winner. Now we have had the chance to meet Mr. Cockrum and
we couldnt be more pleased for him, his family, and all the good works he
proposes going forward. Of course, all of us at the Lottery are especially
grateful for how Powerball and our other games drive funding for the education
programs that assist so many students across the state.
In his statement, Mr. Cockrum said
he was born and raised in Knoxville, attended Northwestern University in
Evanston, Illinois, then spent more than 20 years working as an actor and stage
manager for theater and television. He later entered an Episcopal religious
order in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he was known as Brother Roy.
I really believe the best way to prepare for this tsunami of cash has
been to live under a vow of poverty for a number of years, Mr.
Cockrum said. It gives great perspective.
Mr. Cockrum returned to Knoxville in
2009 to take care of his parents. He is self-employed.
Regarding how he intends to make use
of his winnings, Mr. Cockrum said he would set aside enough to create his
pension fund, make large gifts to a long list of
charities, and in keeping with his background in theater, devote the
majority of the prize to a foundation he is creating to support
performing arts organizations around the country.
I am very excited to work
on this project with longtime friends experienced in supporting the arts in
this way, he added.
According to data from the Tennessee
Student Assistance Corporation, the entity that administers Lottery-funded
programs, more than 800,000 grants and scholarships to in-state education
institutions have been earned by deserving students since the Lotterys
inception in 2004, including more than 100,000 awards during the current
academic year alone. Lottery funds are also used to support other
education-related activities, including after-school programs implemented in
more than 225 sites across the state, and an ongoing initiative to make schools
more energy efficient.
Todays announcement closely
followed a recent event to award a retailer bonus of $25,000 to the Knoxville
Kroger on Clinton Hwy. that sold the winning ticket. Expressing its commitment
to supporting the community, Kroger chose to divide the funds equally among
five local charities: Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, Cystic
Fibrosis, Children's Hospital, the Teacher's Supply Depot and Love Kitchen.
$259.8 Million Tennessee Powerball
Jackpot Quick Facts:
- Player matched all six Powerball numbers drawn on
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
- This is the largest prize in Tennessee Lottery
history and the second jumbo-jackpot win in 2014. (A mother and son from
Bellevue, TN won a $61 million Mega Millions jackpot on January 3.)
- The Tennessee Lottery has now sold 142 winning
Lottery tickets worth a million dollars or more.
- Including this jackpot winner, the Lottery has
awarded approximately $609 million in Powerball prizes since it launched the
game in April 2004.
- Powerball has generated approximately $575 million
for education programs and generated $1.36 billion in total sales since
Tennessee began offering the game.
- 45 lottery jurisdictions sell Powerball tickets (43
states plus Washington DC and US Virgin Islands).
Lottery has raised over $3 BILLION for education since it began selling
tickets on January 20, 2004 and funded more than 800,000 scholarships and
grants. In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won over $7
billion in prizes and Lottery retailer partners have earned over $753 million
in retailer commissions.
SOURCE: Tennessee Lottery.