of Lottery Instant Games in Montana Up More Than 44 Percent in Last Six
LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA (August 20,
2015) -- Scientific Games
Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today
announced that the Company has signed a new contract to provide instant games
and related services to the Montana Lottery (the "Lottery"). Awarded through a
competitive procurement process, the five-year contract began August 8, 2015
and may be extended by the Lottery for an additional two years.
Angela Wong, Director of Montana
Lottery, said, "We are always looking for new ways to better serve our
retailers and our players, and we look forward to innovating with Scientific
Games to create instant games that help us drive revenue transfers to important
state programs in Montana."
Scientific Games has provided
instant games to the Lottery since 2007, when the Company acquired Oberthur
Gaming Technologies (OGT), and it has worked with the Lottery to grow the
instant product category in Montana by more than 44 percent from 2007-2014.
John Schulz, Senior Vice President,
Instant Products for Scientific Games, said, "Our collaboration with the
Montana Lottery on unique instant products, particularly extended play games
like Bingo and Crossword and licensed brand-themed games like Slingo®, has
been very successful. We will continue to work together to provide a great
entertainment value to consumers in Montana and to help the Lottery in its
Since the Montana Lottery sold its
first game in 1987, it has transferred more than $232 million to the State of
Montana. Lottery proceeds go directly to the state's General Fund, which
provides money for education, health, public safety and other programs.
About Scientific Games
Scientific Games Corporation
(NASDAQ: SGMS) is a leading developer of technology-based products and services
and associated content for worldwide gaming, lottery and interactive markets.
The Company's portfolio includes gaming machines, game content and systems;
table games products and utilities; instant and draw-based lottery games;
server-based lottery and gaming systems; sports betting technology; loyalty and
rewards programs; and interactive content and services. For more information,
please visit http://www.scientificgames.com
About The Montana Lottery
The Montana Lottery is an enterprise
fund that transfers its profit to the state's General Fund. Its mission is to
maximize the transfer of its net revenue to the General Fund by providing
products that meet the expectations of consumers and the state of Montana while
adhering to the highest standards of security and integrity.
For more information, please visit:
SOURCE: Scientific Games
Popular Lottery Scratch Word Search Game is Now Available
Loto-Québec: a range of entertainment
MONTREAL, Canada (August 20, 2015)
-- Loto-Québec continues to improve its online offering with the launch
of a web version of Word Search, one of the Lottery Scratch popular in Quebec,
and has been for over 15 years.
This innovation brings to over 20
the number of games Experience Loto-Quebec, games delivering entertaining web
experience and the cost, duration, the odds of winning and the value of the
lots are similar to those of scratch tickets .
"The addition of Word Search our
online gaming offer is part of the will of Loto-Québec to adapt its
modes of marketing and communications to consumer trends, said Simon Patenaude,
president of Loto lottery operations -Québec. Our 21 games experience
allow us also to be among the pioneers in this segment in North America
"The games experience, the most
known are Monopoly and Battleship allow entertained with simple and easily
accessible interactive games, including mobile services in the majority of
cases, while offering the opportunity to win some very interesting prizes up up
to $ 750,000.
The games feature various options
to enhance the user experience. Hidden words can be played one letter at a
time, as in his version scratch, or automatically, for identifying letters
instantly. In Monopoly, you can choose a pawn, as in the version table, while
Brain dishes offers a progression through 40 different tables.
The Bubbles game, for its part,
allows players to enter their scores and compare their results with those of
other users through the leader board. Among the innovations to watch in the
coming weeks include express Lotto 6/49 which will simulate a drawing of the
famous lottery and will offer a top prize of $ 1,000,000.
Loto Québec's mission is to
manage the supply of gambling and money efficiently and responsibly by
promoting the order, the measure and the interest of all Quebecers.
Entertainment is at the heart of its activities. Since 1 January 2015, Loto
Québec contributed 51 batches of 1 million or more.
NOVOMATIC Achieves Record Turnover during the first Half of
GUMPOLDSKIRCHEN, Ausrria (August 25,
2015) -- NOVOMATIC AG, Europes largest gaming technology group recruited
more than 600 new staff during the first half of the current fiscal year and
was also able to increase its revenue by 5% to a new record high.
Compared to the reference period the
EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) rose
again to EUR 291m.
According to the interim financial
report that was officially published today on the ÖKB
(Österreichische Kontrollbank) website, the NOVOMATIC AG Group was able to
generate the highest turnover in its 35-year history: The revenue for the first
six months of 2015 reached EUR 988m.This corresponds to an increase of 5%
compared to the previous year.
The NOVOMATIC AG Group employed in
the first half year of 2015 18,594 staff an increase of 3.4%.
Mag. Harald Neumann, CEO NOVOMATIC
AG: With this semi-annual result we were able to demonstrate once more
that our strategy as an internationally active gaming technology group proves
to be the correct way to success. Being a full service supplier to all segments
of the gaming industry is one of our primary assets. In spite of aggravated
general conditions we were able to increase our revenues. A significant growth
in turnover was achieved in the UK, Spain and Italy.
Further information please CONTACT:
Dr Hannes Reichmann, Head of Group Communications, Phone: +43 664 301 48 20,
SOURCE: NOVOMATIC AG. (www.novomaticforum.com)
WyoLotto Report a Successful First Year of
CHEYENNE, Wyoming (August 21, 2015)
-- Wyoming Lottery
Corporation CEO, Jon Clontz, reported a solid first year with 577,236
winners raking in a total of $5.2 million, retailers in the state bringing in
over $1 million in retailer commissions, and ticket sales picking up with the
addition of Wyoming's own Cowboy Draw game.
The Wyoming Lottery launched its
first sales on August 24, 2014 with only two national games, Mega Millions®
and Powerball®. In 2013, the Wyoming Legislature passed legislation
authorizing the start of a state lottery but did not designate any state
funding for it.
"Thanks to the tremendous support
of Wyoming residents and retailers, we've come a long way in our first year of
sales," said Clontz. "I'm very proud of what the staff, board, and our
partners have accomplished so far without state funding and look forward to an
even stronger second year."
Since August 2014, all ticket sales
have brought in $20 million. With residents so excited to buy the first
Powerball and Mega Millions tickets, initial lottery sales skyrocketed with
$198,612 in sales the very first day.
Wanting to give WyoLotto players
better odds to win a jackpot, the Wyoming Lottery Corporation launched a
Wyoming-only game, Cowboy Draw, on March 15.
Since the game's launch, four lucky
Wyoming players have hit jackpots of $628,630, $286,226, $277,988, and
$360,000, and more than 350 players have won $1,000 each. Total winnings for
just Cowboy Draw have reached over an estimated $2.9 million.
"Tickets sales have been steady,
helping us pay off our loan, which will allow us to start revenue transfer to
the state," Clontz emphasized. "We are right on track to pay off the
loan and at a minimum revenue transfer will begin in 2016."
Clontz pointed out that WyoLotto has
already been contributing to the state's economy through retailer commissions
and sponsorship of Cheyenne Frontier Days, the Wyoming State Fair, and the
University of Wyoming Athletics as part of efforts to support the Wyoming
community and to align with highly-attended entertainment events to promote
Today, WyoLotto has partnered with
over 441 retailers across the state to sell lottery tickets, and has paid
retailers a total of $1 million in commissions.
Retailers in Uinta County sold the
majority of lottery tickets in the first year, followed by Natrona, Laramie,
and Sweetwater counties.
About the Wyoming
The Wyoming Lottery Corp. is a
corporate business entity established by House Bill 77 in the 2013 legislative
session and signed into law by Governor Matt Mead.
The corporation operates as a
private business and does not employ state employees or use state tax money.
State law requires the first $6 million of Lottery revenue to be distributed to
cities, towns and counties based on Wyoming's sales tax formula.
Any additional earnings will be
deposited into the state's Permanent Land Fund's Common School Account.
SOURCE: Wyoming Lottery Corp.
Laboratories International's (GLI®) Software Quality Assurance &
Testing Practice Experiencing Growth with North American
LAKEWOOD, New Jersey (August 26,
2015) - Gaming Laboratories
International (GLI®), the world's leading gaming technical consulting
and independent certification laboratory, and its Software Quality Assurance
& Testing Practice was successful in signing another North American Lottery
for the provisioning of Software Quality Assurance & Testing services.
The latest success adds to a trend
that is driving phenomenal growth. This growing demand of GLI's Software
Quality Assurance & Testing services includes: functional testing, load
& performance testing, security testing, and source code review.
GLI has long-term engagements to
provide Software Quality Assurance & Testing to a growing number of
lotteries. GLI provides these services through multiple formats - traditional
and video lottery systems, Internet gaming and mobile testing. GLI can also
host and manage end-to-end lottery and gaming system test environments in its
data center, providing a turnkey solution for their customers' needs. Their
teams are leveraging GLI's global experience in traditional certification
testing to bring deep experience with all major gaming vendors to meet their
customers' demands. GLI is also providing load & performance testing for
both lottery and casino gaming operators.
GLI's Software Quality Assurance
& Testing Practice meets the demands of today's rapid software development
lifecycle methods through innovative test automation, a full suite of quality
assurance testing services, security testing and source code review services.
GLI provides reliable and repeatable processes and technologies to deliver
high-quality outcomes, enabling customers to realize a higher and quicker
return on software investments with a fully protected IP in our ISO 9001:2008
compliant test facilities. GLI's end-to-end, high-quality, outcome-based
Quality Assurance Testing process is aligned with their customers' strategic
and operational goals to provide maximum value. Their testing process will
reduce overall risk by identifying end-user software issues early in the
software development lifecycle. This allows customers to make corrections and
adjustments before issues are released into the field, saving time and money
over the course of the development project.
With the cyber security landscape
fundamentally altered by integrated social, mobile and analytical media,
including the cloud, volumes of sensitive data can be accessed by knowledge
workers anywhere and at any time. Something as simple as an unsecured power
outlet can leave an entire casino vulnerable. The Software Quality Assurance
& Testing Practice is able to help casino operators and regulators prevent
disaster by performing crucial IT checks, including: software audits, security
audits, communication testing, kiosk testing, chip certification, progressive
system testing, domain controller inspection, and email system integrity check.
GLI's Director of Software Quality
Assurance & Testing Kelly Black said, "Our services are designed to
drive customer value and cost optimization, reducing the burden on our
customers' internal resources. We have designed our services to be scalable
based on resource capability, and we take advantage of our test labs, which are
located in multiple time zones, for a longer test day, increasing speed to
market and increased quality for our customers. By leveraging GLI's 25+ years
of experience, top-notch professionals and leading practices, we help our
customers meet their strategic goals."
About Gaming Laboratories
Gaming Laboratories International,
LLC delivers the highest quality land-based, lottery and iGaming testing and
consulting services. GLI's laboratory locations are found on six continents,
and the company is the only global organization of its kind to hold U.S. and
international accreditations for compliance with ISO/IEC 17025, 17020, and
17065 standards for technical competence in the gaming, wagering and lottery
industries. For more information, visit:
SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
LotSynergy Holdings Limited Gradually Establishing Its Position as China's
Sports Lottery Industry Leader
HONG KONG (August 19, 2015) -- The
Groups Sports Lottery CTG Terminal Business Has expanded to cover 15
provinces, Gradually Establishing Its Position as the Industry Leader.
China LotSynergy Holdings Limited
(the Company) is pleased to announce that Lottnal, a subsidiary of
the Company, has successively won bids for Liaoning and Shaanxi provinces
Sports Lottery CTG terminal procurement programmes.
To date, the Companys Sports
Lottery CTG business has successfully expanded its coverage to 15 provinces and
regions across China, maintaining its top rank in Sports Lottery CTG terminal
sales this year.
Of these two provinces, Liaoning was
a first win and Shaanxi was a second win. As a major province for Chinese
sport, the rapid development of Liaonings Sports Lottery market has
become a strong driver for the development of its sports projects. In 2014,
Liaoning provinces Sports Lottery sales exceeded RMB 5 billion, ranking
15th nationwide; it advanced to 13th place in the first six months of 2015.
Sales of Sports Lottery in Shaanxi
province reached RMB 4.1 billion in 2014, growing at 83.5% yearon-year, and
recording a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 35% for the
past three years, surpassing the 20% CAGR of the Sports Lottery market and
overall lottery market.
Lottnal became a qualified Sports
Lottery CTG terminal supplier in 2013, and its Sports Lottery CTG terminal
business has maintained a strong development momentum over the past two years.
In 2014, Lottnal became a top 3 supplier, and in 2015, has become the top
Sports Lottery CTG terminal supplier to date, with a business presence in
almost half of the 31 provinces and regions across China, gradually
establishing its position as the industry leader.
In the future, the Company will
continue to serve its existing markets well, accelerate expansion into new
provinces, enhance the profile of the Company, further strengthen its industry
leading position and actively strive to make larger contributions to the
Chinese lottery market.
SOURCE: China LotSynergy Holdings
Interactive Release Preliminary Final Results
BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia
(August 21, 2015) -- Leading internet lottery business,
Jumbo Interactive (ASX:JIN)
today released record Revenue and TTV (Total Transaction Value) figures due to
strong growth in the Australian lottery business despite slightly lower jackpot
levels. The result assisted growth in the new German lottery business which is
repositioning Jumbo as a multi-jurisdictional company. Recent restructuring of
the German business reduced expenses and improved marketing efforts preparing
the business for an improved result in the year ahead.
|Summary of Preliminary
Final Results 2015
Our customer account
database grew a further 11% to 1.92 million accounts which was the main driver
of the 21% increase in sales and 18% increase in revenue, said Mr
Mike Veverka, CEO of Jumbo Interactive Limited.
The larger database in
combination with a strong run of Jackpots has given Jumbo an excellent start to
the 2016 financial year, he added.
The first year of
operations in the German business weighed on Group profitability, however
recent changes have reduced expenses and improved marketing, setting up the
business for an improved result in the year ahead, he said.
There has been a revenue and GST
adjustment recognised in previous years (restated) which has improved the
overall finances of the Company.
Cash and Balance
Cash levels remain strong with total
cash at $23.8 million and Net assets of $21.7 million. Players funds increased
22% from $5.8 million to $7.1 million due to the increased level of activity.
Cash net of players funds available to the Company remains strong at
With $16.7 million in net
cash and minimal debt, Jumbo remains comfortably placed to grow its
international business and steer it into profitability, said Mr Mike
The first full year of operations in
Germany saw the commencement of marketing activities to introduce
www.JumboLotto.de to the lottery market. The site was upgraded throughout the
year and now provides a competitive range of lottery games including group play
options. The division completed the year with revenue of $172,000 and a net
loss before tax of $3,591,431.
The German operation was recently
restructured to reduce expenses and improve marketing efforts to prepare it for
improved results in the year ahead.
The German Internet lottery
market is expected to grow substantially over the next 5 years to 6
billion providing Jumbo with considerable scope for growth, said Mr
Jumbo Annual General
Details of the Companys Annual
General Meeting are as follows:
Date: Thursday, 29
Venue: Lady Thiess
Room, Customs House, 399 Queen Street Brisbane, QLD, 4000 .
A 1.5c fully franked dividend has
been declared for the 2nd half of the 2015 FY, which brings the full year total
to a 3.0c fully franked dividend per share..
The Board intends maintaining a
stable dividend at this level for the next few years while the Company works
towards achieving profitability in the overseas markets it has successfully
Jumbo Interactive Limited is listed
in Australia (ASX: JIN) as well as the German Frankfurt, Berlin and Stuttgart
exchanges (Symbol: WKN A1C82X).
In 2000, Jumbo sold its first
lottery ticket on the internet and witnessed a dramatic rise in popularity due
to the convenience of buying tickets online. At first customers were attracted
to the security of never losing a ticket and the convenience of automatic
number checking, prize payments and auto-play. In 2012, Jumbo released a
lottery app for the iPhone and a new transition began driven by the convenience
of mobile lotteries. A new app for the Apple watch takes the customer
experience a step further with prize alerts, winning numbers and ticket
management now available on the wrist.
The Company operates the popular
website www.ozlotteries.com in Australia under agreement with the Tatts Group
(ASX: TTS) and www.jumbolotto.de in Germany under federal licence and agreement
with all 16 Länder (states).
In the USA, Jumbo is in a
partnership to develop www.lotteryrewards.com and is working towards being able to
sell US lotteries on the Internet.
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 internet.
Jumbo has succeeded in targeting a younger and more mobile demographic with
mobile now accounting for 39% of all online sales.
For further information CONTACT:
Mike Veverka, CEO and Executive Director, Ph: 07 3831 3705.
SOURCE: Jumbo Interactive.
Mexico Lottery Scratcher Sales Up; Powerball Sales Experience Nationwide
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (August 25,
2015) --New Mexico Lottery
Scratcher sales increased by 14.54% in Fiscal Year 2015 compared to Fiscal Year
2014, offsetting a 13.8% decline in drawing game sales. Money raised for
college students increased this year to $41.1 million, beating last year's
return of $40.9 million. It represents a return of 30 percent, a lower
percentage return on sales than Fiscal Year 2014, yet higher dollar return than
Fiscal Year 2014.
"We began a number of new
strategies this year and players responded," said David Barden, lottery
CEO. "Our partnership with players, retailers and the legislative community
continues to make it possible for our children to focus on their studies rather
than on finding money to pay for tuition." However, drawing games,
including Powerball® and Mega Millions, did not reach as many of the big
jackpots that drive big sales as in previous fiscal years. New Mexico Powerball
sales were down 18.53%. Nationwide, Powerball sales declined 17.24%
Total New Mexico Lottery sales were
$137 million, up by $1 million compared to Fiscal Year 2014.
Continue to Climb
Thanks to new initiatives led by
Lottery CEO David Barden, Scratcher sales increased by more than $10
The strategies include a year-long
Scratcher promotion, monthly game launches, and Scratcher ticket "call outs".
New advertising initiatives were also implemented, such as digital and mobile
ads, transit buses and grocery "in-store" radio.
Net Sales by
|Monopoly Millionaires' Club
|Lucky Numbers Bingo
In Fiscal Year 2015, prizes totaled
$75.6 million. Noteworthy winners included $1 million dollar Powerball winners
Bess Holt of Albuquerque and Kathy Gregory of Carlsbad; $2 million Powerball
winner Romana Saavedra of Las Cruces; and $1 Million Mega Millions winner
Ricardo Abeyta of Los Lunas. Retailers earned $8.9 million for selling tickets
and cashing prizes.
Since its inception in 1996, the
lottery has raised a total of $654.5 million for education in New Mexico.
More than 97,000 students have
attended college on Legislative Lottery Scholarships, of which 49,000 students
have already earned their college degrees. More information about Legislative
Lottery Scholarships is available at:
Follow the New Mexico Lottery on
Facebook (www.facebook.com/nmlottery) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/NewMexicoLottery).
SOURCE: New Mexico Lottery.
California Lottery Introduce Its First $30 Scratcher on Hazen
HOLYOKE, Massachusetts (August 24,
2015) -- The California Lottery has just introduced its first $30 Scratcher
which was produced on holographic board provided by the Hazen Paper
Company. This marks the fourth time that the California lottery has
introduced a new price point using Hazen's holographic board, beginning with
their first $5 Scratcher, and followed by their first $10, $20, and now by
their first $30 game.
This $30 Scratcher is also the first
time that the California lottery has used a custom holographic pattern that was
created featuring holographic images of the California lottery's logo.
Hazen's holographic games
consistently outperform plain board games by generating higher sales and
profits for the lotteries that use them. This is especially true when
holography is used with higher value games. A typical $30 holographic game
needs less than a 2% increase in sales (vs. a comparable plain board game) to
fully pay for the cost of the holographic board. Quantitative research has
demonstrated that the sales of holographic games will increase by as much as
79% vs. plain board games when holography is isolated as the only gaming
The Hazen Profitability Calculator
will allow you to see the financial impact that a holographic game can on a
lottery's bottom line by entering your game's specifications into the link
For additional information contact
Bob Hazen at (413) 538-8204 or Scott Devens at (201) 327-4414, or email
Hazen Paper was founded in 1925 with
its headquarters in Holyoke, MA. Hazen Paper is a world-class paper convertor
specializing in custom holographic originations, film, foil, and paper
laminations. Hazen Paper is the leading provider of these materials to the
worldwide lottery industry
Hazen Paper Company products also
enjoy a wide acceptance for use in health and beauty packaging, entertainment
and media packaging, golf ball packaging, bookbinding, merchandise tags,
product labels, photo mounting, and ticketing applications.
SOURCE: Hazen Paper Company.
Brandenburg Relaunch Its Internet Lottery Platform
LAND BRANDENBURG LOTTO GmbH
reports a positive result after its conversion to responsive design with
software from The Quality Group
GERMANY (August 25, 2015) -- With a
relaunch of its internet lottery platform at lotto-brandenburg.de,
LAND BRANDENBURG LOTTO
GmbH (Lotto Brandenburg) is delighted to present itself through a new,
fresh and efficient experience.
For the relaunch, The Quality Group
(TQG), working together with Gaming Performance GmbH, compared and evaluated
over 120 international lottery portals, taking the best aspects to create a
more effective overall concept for Lotto Brandenburg.
"The idea of this relaunch is not
to do things differently, but better. It's not just about visual changes, but
also closeness to customers, customer friendliness, service ideas and new
opportunities in online marketing and sales", says Karsten Hagemeister, COO
and Business Development at TQG Lottery Technology Systems GmbH.
The responsive design makes a
significant contribution to an optimal user experience on all modern devices.
The structure of the entire presentation is more intuitive and understandable.
The editorial content has been revised and is now presented in a more
accessible way. The contents blend in harmoniously with the overall design of
the site and meet all of the requirements for the protection of players, known
as "Responsible Gaming".
The change has also been used to
update the existing technical basis of the Internet platform with the latest
technology. "Our standard software TQG LotterySuite allows our customers to
stay at the cutting edge of technical development, keeping their systems
constantly up to date. In doing so we avoid the need for large migration
projects and also reduce operating costs both for lotteries and TQG", said
Marcus Frey, CEO at TQG.
For Anja Bohms (CEO of LBL and
responsible for sales) the introduction of responsive design has been an
holistic success: "We have achieved all of our goals with this project. The
game sales have developed positively, the players are enjoying a totally modern
experience and the system has been received well, both with players and
The Quality Group
The Quality Groupis a provider of
innovative and efficient IT solutions for the global state-licensed lottery
market. TQG has grown by offering traditional Internet solutions for lotteries
and authorised lottery agents and, with its TQG LotterySuite software, by
positioning itself as a strategic partner and technology provider of holistic,
end-to-end lottery games systems.
To provide feedback and for all
enquiries, please CONTACT: The Quality Group GmbH Press and Media Department,
Claudia Köhler, Lübecker Straße 128 22087 Hamburg, Germany,
Tel: +49-40-689468-41 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: The Quality Group GmbH.
Virginia Lottery Launch Bank A Million!
RICHMOND, Virginia (August 25, 2015)
-- Wouldnt it be nice if you won some money, and you received a bonus to
pay the taxes on your windfall? Thats the idea behind the
Lotterys newest game, Bank a Million.
The top prize in this draw game is
$1 million. But winners of that prize receive something extra. The prize amount
is calculated so that winners actually receive $1 million after the federal and
state tax-withholdings. In other words, winners get to actually
bank a million dollars.
And thats not all. Players can
win anywhere from $4 up to the million-dollar prize with a $2 ticket. The odds
of winning the top prize are 1 in 3.8 million. The odds of winning any prize
are 1 in 18.3.
Bank a Million has a unique
Play Your Way feature that allows players to select their wager
amount, and the top prize they want to win. All Bank a Million tickets cost two
dollars, but players can opt to:
- * Pick one set of six numbers for a chance
to win $1,000,000
- * Pick two sets of numbers for a chance to
- * Pick four sets of numbers for a chance to
Heres how the game is played:
Players select six numbers from 1 through 40. The Lottery draws six balls plus
one Bonus Ball. By matching that seventh ball, players have an opportunity to
increase any non-jackpot prize. The top prize is won when a player matches all
six numbers without the help of the Bonus Ball.
Bank a Million tickets will be
available at all Virginia Lottery retailers beginning August 30. The first
drawing will be September 2. Drawings will be held Wednesdays and Saturdays at
11:00 p.m. Bank a Million is played exclusively in Virginia. For more
information about Bank a Million go to
The game replaces $1,000,000 Money
Ball, which ends a successful year-long run on August 29. During that time,
five Virginia Lottery players have won $1 million in $1,000,000 Money Ball, and
an additional 29 won $100,000.
When it comes to education, the
Virginia Lottery is game. In fact, its the reason we play. We generate
more than $1.4 million per day for Virginias K-12 public schools.
Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Virginia
Lottery generated nearly $534 million for Virginias public schools in
Fiscal Year 2015. We know the Virginia Lottery is a great place to work, but
dont take our word for it. The Richmond Times-Dispatch named the Lottery
a 2015 Top Workplace. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook,
follow us on Twitter and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.
SOURCE: Virginia Lottery.
Jersey Lottery Players Win More than $102 Million in Instant Ticket Prizes in
TRENTON, N.J. (August 26, 2015) -New Jersey Lottery players
were "hot" in July, claiming more than $102.4 million in instant ticket prizes
for the month. The Lottery offers a wide variety of instant games to satisfy
the many entertainment styles of the playing public. From Crossword to
Monopoly, with ticket prices ranging from $1.00 up to $30.00, and Top Prizes
that reach $5 million, there is a game for every budget and player desire.
Ramu Vemulapalli fulfilled his
winning desires when he claimed the largest instant ticket top prize of
$2,000,000 for the month, playing the Double Diamond Spectacular game.
"The retail store owner dreamt
that I was going to win the jackpot," said Vemulapalli, providing evidence
that anything can happen in Jersey. Mr.Vemulapalli has been playing for the
past two years. He enjoys playing instant games in the $10, $20 and $30 price
"I felt that even if I didn't
win, indirectly, 30 percent of the money goes to help other people and
education," he said. Mr. Vemulapalli's soothsayer retailer is Waseem Ahmad
from the 6-Eleven Foodmart, 2595 Woodbridge Ave., Edison in Middlesex
Dreams appear to be the theme of the
month. Our next winner, Deepak R. said, "I had a dream two years ago (about
winning the lottery), so I thought it was my destiny."
Indeed, that was the case as our
lucky player claimed $1,000,000 playing the $150 Million Cash Spectacular game.
Deepak had come close to winning
once before. He had purchased three $20 tickets, one at a time. On the third
ticket, he won $100. "I said, that's enough, I won $40, and went outside.
A lady went into the store after me
and bought the next ticket and she won $1,000,000." We are thrilled that you
won this time, Deepak. His lucky lottery location is Stop & Go Blimpie, 11
Alston Rd., Kendall Park in Middlesex County
"Congratulations to all of our
winners and to the retailers that sold the winning tickets," said Carole
Hedinger, Executive Director.
"Everyone wins when the public
plays the New Jersey Lottery games because lottery revenue benefits residents
across the state," said Hedinger. "A minimum of 30 percent of game
revenue is contributed to the state on behalf of education and vital
institutions. This month, instant ticket sales contributed an estimated $32
million towards those causes, getting fiscal year 2016 off to a great
In addition, the more than 7,500 New
Jersey Lottery retailers benefit from selling the games. In addition to earning
commissions and bonuses, they receive the added benefit of displaying the
Lottery logo, an exclusive marketing tool that attracts new customers and keeps
consistent lottery playing customers in their stores.
ABOUT THE NEW JERSEY
New Jersey residents benefit from
Lottery funds generated by ticket sales. Lottery revenue supports educational
programs, grants and institutions across the State. Since its inception in
1970, the New Jersey Lottery (NJLottery.com) has contributed more than $23
billion to the State in support of education and institutions.
Among its beneficiaries are:
veterans homes, colleges and universities, school nutrition programs, homes for
the developmentally disabled, psychiatric hospitals, higher education
scholarship programs and the Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf.
SOURCE: New Jersey Lottery.
Veterans Ticket Supports State Veterans Programs
TOPEKA, Kansas (August 27, 2015) --
The Kansas Lottery has
launched a new $1 instant scratch game, the proceeds of which are directed to
programs that assist Kansas military veterans. Tickets in the new 7/11/21 game
sell for $1 each. Players have a chance to win hundreds of thousands of instant
prizes in the game, ranging from a free ticket to $2,100. Overall odds of
winning are 1 in 4.08.
Veterans games, which currently
include the $2 game Super Stars and Stripes and the $1 Red, White & Blue
game, as well as the 7/11/21 game, are like any other Kansas Lottery instant
games in terms of odds and prize payouts.
The only difference is that proceeds
from these games are directed to Kansas Veterans programs.
The Kansas Lottery is in its 13th
year of generating direct revenue for programs that help Kansas military
Since the legislation authorizing
Veterans Benefit games was passed in 2003, the Lottery has transferred nearly
$13.6 million from the sales of these games, including $1.6 million in Fiscal
Year 2015. Current beneficiaries of proceeds from Veterans tickets are:
- 30% - Veterans Enhanced Service Delivery Program
- 40% - Kansas National Guard Education
- 30% - Kansas Veteran Homes and Cemeteries
The Kansas Lottery encourages you to
support Kansas Veterans by asking for Veterans games when you purchase instant
scratch tickets at your favorite lottery retailer.
For more information on the Kansas
Lottery Veterans games and the programs they support, please click on Veterans
games on the Kansas Lottery website.
SOURCE: Kansas Lottery.
Sign-Ups Reinforce Macao Gaming Show Credentials as the 'Gateway to
MACAU, SAR (August 25, 2015) -- All
the key gaming territories in Asia will be represented at The Macao Gaming Show
(MGS) and its associated summit in November. The latest additions to the list
of MGS exhibitors and representatives at the Macao Tourism and Culture Summit
raise the Asia Pacific representation at the three-day trading event beyond
last year's record levels.
Drawn from a growing tally of almost
20 countries around the Asia Pacific region, the spread of organizations from
across the continent serves to reinforce the show's reputation as the 'Gateway
to Asia' - a claim underpinned by the fact that MGS is both owned and organized
by the Asian gaming and entertainment industry. Organizing body, the
influential trade association MGEMA, will convene this week to discuss the
allocation of additional space within the showfloor to house special zones for
key territories, notably Korea and Japan, where interest in the show has been
The expanding Asian contingent at
the Macao Gaming Show is currently centred on the gaming manufacturing sector,
with Macau-based gaming giant, LT Game, among those extending their space at
the exhibition this year. At the same time, strong interest is being directed
from the lottery sector which will have the presence of lottery organizations
in China at the MGS Summit this year. The Lottery Research Center of China will
be one of the lottery based organizations taking the stage at the Venetian in
November to discuss the development of the genre.
The Asian based junket organizers
also continue their significant support of the show, with premier conglomerate
Sun City Group nearly doubling its stand space, as do investment and finance
companies including Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch, who will be keeping a
close watch on the Macao Tourism and Culture Summit, most notably discussions
on the Chinese Government's One Belt One Road initiative, which promises
significant capital investment in the infrastructures of cities around the
Asian Pacific region.
Event Director and Show Organizer
Marina Wong said: "Macao Gaming Show has been promoting its theme of 'By
Asia for the world' very heavily over the past 18 months and for good reason.
MGS is the best place to reach the Asian market, both as a buyer and as an
exporter. We clearly have a strong hold on the Asian marketplace - that's to be
expected given that our show is both owned and run by the biggest gaming and
entertainment companies in Macau and Asia. This year we seem to be reaching out
even further to the Asian business community, not least because they have so
much to offer the world."
Wong added: "But, crucially, at
the same time, this is a trading forum, which is why the international market
is equally important. To do business in Macau and Asia, the best way is by
working alongside the local market - and MGS is the certainly the best place to
MGS' reach across the local and
regional markets extends from Macau and around the entire Asia Pacific region.
At home, the support of Government programs have energized local business
support for the Macao Gaming Show through subsidies on offer to Macau-based
exhibitors, via grants available towards the rental of exhibition booths, stand
construction fees, basic facilities and production fees for printed materials
(flyers, pamphlets) and audio-visual materials (CDs/DVDs). And further afield,
exhibitors and summit representatives from countries including Japan, South
Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia are signed up to
MGS, as much for its appeal to the Macau market as well as the growing
international dimension at the show.
Wong added: "Our exhibitors
recognize that Macau remains the most significant single-market in the world
and MGS has shown that it offers a forum where business can be done, and more
importantly, where more business can be done especially in other territories.
We serve as a 'Gateway to Asia' and this message is gaining traction."
MGS will cover its six traditional
gaming industry segments; Gaming Equipment and Accessories, Gaming Promoters
(Junkets) and VIP Clubs, Casino Fixtures and Fittings, Promotional Services and
Memorabilia, Food and Beverage and Entertainment and Performance. In addition,
special pavilions and zones will be allocated to new sectors from the broader
service and complementary industries. Taking place at the Venetian Macao, MGS
2015 will have a floor area of over 10,000 m2 with an estimated 100+ exhibitors
and circa 10,000+ buyers coming from across the world.
For more information and to register
for the 2015 Macao Gaming Show and the associated Macao Tourism and Cultural
Summit with Gaming Topics, visit:
NOTE: Lottery Insider
is a Media Partner of the 2015 Macao Gaming Show.
SOURCE: 2015 Macao Gaming Show.