Celebrate Good Times: Georgia Lottery Offers Players Chances to
Win $1M and $25K Cash Prizes
ATLANTA, Georgia (April 4, 2018) --
The Georgia Lottery is gearing up to celebrate its 25th anniversary by offering
players the chance to win big and often in the 25th Anniversary Cash Giveaway
From now until December 23 players
can enter non-winning Georgia Lottery tickets into the promotion for a chance
to win up to $25,000 a month and $1 million in two cash drawings.
Nine monthly Terrific Cash
Tuesday drawings will be conducted to award winners prizes up to $25,000.
Two Big Cash Event
drawings will be conducted August 7 and December 23 to award 25 winners prizes
up to $1 million.
The deadline to enter the first
drawing is April 21, and the drawing will take place April 24.
More than 2,700 prizes will be
awarded each month. Winners will be selected randomly in each drawing.
For more information about the
Georgia Lotterys 25th Anniversary Cash Giveaway, including official
rules, drawing dates and lists of games eligible for entry, please visit:
Since its first year, the Georgia
Lottery Corp. has returned more than $19.2 billion to the state of Georgia for
All Georgia Lottery profits go to
pay for specific educational programs, including Georgias HOPE
Scholarship Program and Georgias Pre-K Program. More than 1.8 million
students have received HOPE, and more than 1.6 million 4-year-olds have
attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.
For more information on the Georgia
Lottery Corp., please visit:
SOURCE: The Georgia Lottery.
Arizona Lottery Launches The Voice© Scratchers®
Music Enthusiasts and
Fans of The Voice Can Win Once-In-A-Lifetime VIP
PHOENIX, Arizona (April 4,
2018) The Arizona Lottery is welcoming a new Scratchers® ticket
perfect for music enthusiasts and fans of the hit television show The
The Voice© Scratchers ticket
not only allows players to win cash prizes instantly, but it also gives players
a second chance to win an exclusive trip and up to $1 million!
By playing The Voice Scratchers
ticket, players have the opportunity to win a top prize of $50,000
With more than $8.5 million in
prizes and odds of winning any cash prize at approximately 1 in 3.76, this
ticket is a perfect game for dedicated players and television show fans
We are dedicated to
bringing attractive games and prizes to our players and we are thrilled to
introduce a ticket that not only offers both, but brings the excitement of a
brand as recognizable as The Voice, Gregg Edgar, executive director
for the Arizona Lottery said.
With The Voice Scratchers
ticket players can win a variety of cash prizes instantly, but they can win an
unforgettable VIP experience.
If players dont win a cash
prize, they can enter their non-winning tickets for an exceptional
Five lucky Arizona Lottery players
will win The Voice Experience trip which includes round-trip airfare, hotel
accommodations for five nights, $1,000 in spending money, and two tickets to
The Voice: Neon Dreams concert in Las Vegas.
In addition to the VIP experience,
players will have the opportunity to attend The Voice Viewing Party
and participate in the Millionaire Maker Event for a chance to win up to $1
million and tickets to attend The Voice live finale in Los Angeles
The Voice Scratchers ticket is
available at all 3,000+ Arizona Lottery retailers on April 3, 2018. For more
information please visit www.arizonalottery.com.
Scratchers® is a registered
service mark of the California Lottery.
©2018 Talpa Content B.V.
The Voice is a registered trademark,
licensed by Talpa Global B.V.
About Arizona Lottery
Since 1981, the Arizona Lottery and
its retail partners have generated more than $3.9 billion in net funding in
support of programs that help to improve the quality of life for the people of
Proceeds from Lottery ticket sales
nearly $4 million per week fund programs in education, economic
development, environmental conservation and health and human services.
The mission is to support Arizona
programs for the public benefit by maximizing net revenue in a responsible
manner. Learn more at ArizonaLottery.com
SOURCE: Arizona Lottery.
Lottery Scratch-Offs Winners Claim Over $189.7 Million in
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (April 3, 2018) --
Pennsylvania Lottery Scratch-Offs winners claimed $189,741,003 in prizes during
March, including a top prize of $3 million. That winning ticket for the $3
Million Mega Multiplier game was sold at Shell, 505 Lincoln Highway, N.
Versailles, Allegheny County.
Two top prizes of $1 million were
also claimed: Giant Eagle, 1700 New Butler Road, New Castle, Lawrence County
sold a winning $1,000,000 Power Payday ticket, and a winning Big Money
Millionaire ticket was sold at Quick Stop, 324 Pine St., Meadville, Crawford
Across Pennsylvania, other big
scratch-offs prizes claimed during the month included:
- Eight $300,000 prizes (various counties);
- One $250,000 prize (Allegheny County); and
- Fifteen $100,000 prizes (various counties).
Monthly winner lists posted in the
Winners section of palottery.com include winners of $1,000 or more, although
many prizes below that amount were won.
Scratch-Offs currently offer prizes
ranging from a free ticket to $3 million. Before playing any game, players
should read and understand the rules, prizes remaining and specific chances of
winning found at palottery.com. Check tickets promptly and immediately claim
winnings. Prizes expire one year from a Scratch-Off game's end-sale date posted
The overall chances of winning any
prize, printed on the back of each ticket, are stated across all tickets
produced in a game and not by consecutive tickets sold per pack. Random
distribution ensures the Pennsylvania Lottery and retailers do not know where
winning tickets will be sold.
About Us: The Pennsylvania
Lottery remains the only state lottery to direct all proceeds to programs that
benefit older residents. Since ticket sales began in 1972, it has contributed
nearly $28 billion to fund property tax and rent rebates, transportation, care
services, prescription assistance, and local services including senior centers
Players must be 18 or older. Do not
give lottery games to children. Please play responsibly. Call 1-800-GAMBLER
(1-800-426-2537) for help with a compulsive gambling problem.
Visit palottery.com for winning
numbers, rules, chances of winning, and to join the VIP Players Club for second
chances to win. Install our official mobile app, like us on Facebook and follow
us on Instagram and Twitter @PALottery.
CONTACT: Lottery Media Relations,
SOURCE: Pennsylvania Lottery.
April Games Spring Up in Arkansas
Prizes range from $3,333
to $200K with these five new instant tix
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (April 3,
2018) -- The Arkansas Scholarship Lotterys new games for April launched
today! The five new instant games: $1 3 Times Lucky; $2 Super 777; $3 Match
7s; $5 Platinum Doubler; and Bonus Payout, a $10 game, offer top prizes
ranging from $3,333 to $200,000.
If you like tic-tac-toe, youll
enjoy the 3 Times Lucky game, where uncovering three 3s in a row, column
or diagonal line mean you could win one of four $3,333 top prizes. Overall odds
of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 4.74.
You can win up to ten times on the
$2 Super 777 ticket which features multipliers, auto win symbols and a top
prize of $20,000.
Three $70,000 top prizes are
available in the Match 7s scratch off. This ticket offers nine bingo-type
games for players who enjoy a more extended playing experience.
The Platinum Doubler tickets come in
three color options. You can win up to 15 times on these tickets, and
theyre loaded with prize doublers. Three top prizes of $100,000 are up
for grabs on these $5 tickets.
And finally, the newest $10 scratch
off ticket, Bonus Payout, with four bonus spots, multipliers, and an auto win
feature offers a top prize of $200,000 and the possibility of winning up to 24
times. Overall odds are 1 in 2.9.
Players in Arkansas have been on a
winning streak on instant tickets in 2018; in March alone, players from Warren,
Benton, Hamburg, Beebe, Griffithville, Camden, North Little Rock, Osceola, Van
Buren, Maumelle, Wynne, Stephens, Little Rock, Lowell, Jacksonville, Marked
Tree, Paragould, Des Arc, Hot Springs, and Luxora have won amounts ranging from
$10,000 to $250,000. Just yesterday, a Batesville player claimed $500,000 and a
Cabot player claimed $100,000 on Marchs new multiplier family of instant
Whether its our players,
our retailers, or our scholarship recipients, we want them all to have a
winning lottery experience, Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Director Bishop
Woosley noted. And especially for our instant ticket players, the monthly
release of new instant games is a big deal! We hope everyone finds something to
enjoy in this new crop of scratch-offs.
About the Arkansas Scholarship
More than 92 cents of every dollar
of Lottery revenue goes to prizes, scholarships, retailer commissions, and
other expenses in Arkansas. Since Lottery sales started in 2009, the Arkansas
Scholarship Lottery has provided more than $744 million for in-state college
scholarships to Arkansas students, $2.5 billion+ in prizes to players, and more
than $214 million in commissions to Lottery retailers.
Follow the Arkansas Scholarship
Lottery on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Visit MyArkansasLottery.com for
more information on scholarships, winners, games, odds, promotions -- and to
join The Club for free. To hear winning numbers, call the Winning Numbers
Hotline at 501-682-IWON (4966). To get help with problem gambling, contact the
National Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-522-4700.
SOURCE: Arkansas Scholarship
Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Approves Temporary Interactive Gaming
Regulations Which Addresses 'skins'
HARRISBURG, PA (April 4, 2018) --
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today approved and posted to its web site
Temporary Rules and Regulations 125-215 which, among other rulemaking,
addresses the issue of the deployment of interactive gaming 'skins', and
released this comment from Executive Director Kevin OToole:
What the Pennsylvania
Gaming Control Board did at its public meeting of April 4, 2018 was to approve
temporary regulations that enable a very open and competitive market for
internet gaming while at the same time assuring transparency and accountability
for the consumers. Under these temporary regulations there is no
limitation on the number of skins that a slot machine licensee may employ to
deliver games, but every skin that a casino offers must be branded
in a manner that makes it clear that it is offered on behalf of the slot
machine licensee consistent with language of the act.
All temporary regulations approved
thus far by the Board related to gaming expansion can be found under the
Regulations tab on the Gaming Control Boards Web site,
The next meeting of the Pennsylvania
Gaming Control Board is scheduled for Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in the PGCBs
Public Hearing Room located on the second floor of Strawberry Square in
Harrisburg immediately following the Category 4 Casino License auction.
About the Pennsylvania Gaming
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control
Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of the states casino industry,
along with oversight of new gaming initiatives to the Race Horse Development
and Gaming Act recently approved through the signing of Act 42 of 2017.
The Commonwealths casino
industry currently consists of 10 stand-alone and racetrack casinos in
operation, along with the two smaller resort casinos. These facilities
collectively employ 18,000 people and annually generate approximately $1.4
billion in tax revenue from slot machine and table games play. The largest
portion of that money is used for property tax reduction to all Pennsylvania
Additional information about both
the PGCBs gaming regulatory efforts and Pennsylvanias gaming
industry can be found at www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. You can also follow the
agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.
SOURCE: The Pennsylvania Gaming
Worlds First Clear Plastic Scratch Game Launched in
BOISE, Idaho (March 28, 2018) -- The
Idaho Lottery is pioneering a first of its kind anywhere in the world Scratch
Game today by introducing the worlds first, clear plastic Scratch
The new game, Cash Getaway, is 100%
The technology for this new product
was created by Pollard Banknote, a Scratch Game
printing business partner of the Idaho Lottery.
In addition to the unique ticket
material and design, the game uses interactive, state-of-the-art technology
that enhances the fun of the game.
The Idaho Lottery has a
long history of being on the forefront of cutting edge technology,
said Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director.
Idaho is a unique
geographic marketplace that is ideal for trying new products and new
innovations that will eventually lead to introduction in other jurisdictions
around the country.
The new $5 game also features two
futuristic top prizes of $50,000 awarded either in cash payment or as a
luxurious vacation of a lifetime. The winner gets to choose.
Players can actually see through the
ticket. In the clear play game, located on the top half of the ticket,
players scratch and reveal a unique code for use with their mobile device or
PC. The bottom half of the ticket plays like a traditional Scratch ticket.
Players without access to a mobile
device or a computer can still play the new game.
Each ticket features the
Lotterys security bar code which may be scanned at retail locations to
collect their winnings.
This new, futuristic game was
shipped to retailers beginning on Monday, March 26, 2018 and will be available
in retail stores everywhere in Idaho by the end of the week.
You could say that Cash
Getaway is the most transparent way to win weve ever
offered, added Anderson. And as always, please remember
when you do play, to do so responsibly.
ABOUT THE IDAHO LOTTERY
The Idaho Lottery responsibly
provides a variety of entertaining games featuring Powerball, Mega Millions,
Scratch GamesTM, and PullTabs with a high degree of integrity to maximize the
dividend for Idaho public schools and the permanent building fund. Since their
inception in 1989, the Idaho Lottery has sold over $3.4 billion in products,
awarded over $2 billion in prizes to players, returned $200 million in retail
commissions, and distributed $792.5 million in Lottery dividends to Idaho
public schools and the Permanent Building Fund. To learn more, please visit:
CONTACT: David Workman, T: (208)
SOURCE: Idaho Lottery (www.idaholottery.com).
Governor Inslee Confirms Marcus Glasper Director of the
Washington State Lottery
Washington State (March 28, 2018) --
Governor Jay Inslee today announced the appointment of Marcus Glasper as
director of the Washington State Lottery. Glasper has served as acting director
since November 2017.
Prior to joining the Washington
State Lottery, Glasper was the deputy director at the Washington State
Department of Revenue. In that role, he was responsible for the administration
of Washington state tax law and management of day-to-day operations. Glasper
also served as senior assistant director for administrative services at DOR for
"Marcus brings more than 24 years
of professional experience working in large, complex and diverse organizations.
He is a proven leader with a collaborative style, and I am pleased that he will
continue to lead workplace culture and ensure strong customer service to the
public, Inslee said. I look forward to his contributions to my
cabinet and the state.
Glasper has served as assistant
deputy secretary at the Department of Corrections and as an engineer and field
manager with the U.S. Department of Energy. He began his career at General
Motors as a manufacturing supervisor and laboratory technician.
He currently serves on the board of
directors for the Washington State Employees Credit Union and served as a
commissioner on the Tumwater Planning Commission.
Glasper received the Governors
Award for Leadership in Management in 2010.
Glasper received his Bachelor of
Science degree in mechanical engineering from Southern University and A&M
College and his master's degree in engineering management from Washington State
He has taken leadership development
for government leaders through the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and
completed an executive management program through the Evans School of Public
Affairs at the University of Washington.
His appointment is effective
CONTACT: Tara Lee, Governor
Inslees Communications Office, T: 360.902.4136.
SOURCE: Governor Inslees
Worldwide Lottery Sales Top US$304 Billion
ROCKVILLE, Maryland (March 28, 2018)
-- Worldwide lottery sales excluding video lottery terminals [VLT] totalled
$304.4 billion, a 11% increase from 2016s $275.4 billion, according to La
Fleurs 2018 World Lottery Almanac.
All lottery sales are for the year
ended December 31, 2017 except where noted. If 2017 sales were not available at
press time, the editors relied on the previous submissions from the lottery
organization. The column marked Year reflects the time period for
each lottery organizations sales.
Over the last decade, worldwide
lottery sales have ballooned from $224.3 billion in 2007 to $304.4 billion in
Sales for the majority of games --
instant, passive, toto (sports), keno and numbers -- increased in calendar
2017, except lotto sales. This was a tremendously successful
year for the global lottery industry, stated La Fleurs Magazine
Publisher Terri Markle. European lotteries benefitted from the positive
change in the rate of exchange. For instance, the euro increased to US$1.20 as
of December 31, 2017 (from US$1.05 a year earlier). The British pound was
selling at US$1.35 as of December 31, 2017 (compared to US$1.23 as of December
Lotto remains the undisputed
champion as the worlds favourite lottery game but its market share is
declining. In 2017, combined lotto and spiel sales account for 35% of total
worldwide sales (down from 39% in 2016).
Combined instant/pulltab sales
topped $87.6 billion, up from $80.8 billion in 2016. Instant tickets constitute
29% of total worldwide sales.
Numbers sales totalled $28.95
billion while Keno sales amounted to $9 billion. Keno represents 3% of total
sales. Toto sales (which includes fixed odds betting) topped $34.9
billion, up from $25.4 billion in 2016. Passive game sales amounted to $20.5
VLT net machine income totalled
$32.9 billion. The North American VLT market generated $8.4 billion in VLT net
income, followed by Europe ($17.5 billion). China Welfare Lotterys VLT
net machine income totalled $7.1 billion.
La Fleurs Magazine list the
top five lotteries worldwide as measured by total traditional lottery sales and
total per capita (PC) sales.
In 2017, China Sports Lottery ranked
number one in total traditional sales at $32.2 billion. China Welfare Lottery
ranked second at $26.2 billion. Lottomatica ranked third at $23.1 billion. La
Française des Jeux ranked fourth at $18.2 billion. SELAE in Spain ranked
fifth at $10.5 billion.
In 2017, Singapore Pools ranked
first at $918. Massachusetts Lottery ranked second in total per capita sales at
$750. Veikkaus ranked third at $704. Norsk Tipping ranked fourth at $494.
Georgia Lottery ranked fifth at $442.
SOURCE: TLF Publications, Inc. (La
Florida Lotterys New $30 Game on Hazen Holographic Board Has Generated
Their Best Weekly Sales Ever Recorded
HOLYOKE, MA. (March 28, 2018) -- The
Florida lottery has recently introduced its first $30 game on an eye-catching
custom holographic pattern created by the Hazen Paper Company. This 100X
the Cash game features the Florida Lotterys biggest scratch-off top
price ever of $15 million. It is the flagship of the Florida Lotterys
30th Anniversary series of games and it showcases a custom Hazen holographic
pattern that features the Florida Lotterys logo.
The first weeks retail sales
for this game totaled $34,279,230 which was the highest ever recorded by the
Hazens holographic games
consistently outperform plain board games by generating higher sales and
profits for the lotteries that use them. 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 variable:
The Hazen Profitability Calculator
will allow you to see the financial impact that a holographic game can have on
your lotterys bottom line. Using the link below, you can enter your
games specifications to help you see how profitable it will be:
For additional information CONTACT:
Bob Hazen at (413) 538-8204 or Scott Devens at (201) 327-4414, or email:
ABOUT HAZEN PAPER:
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 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.
& Damani and The Stars Group Announce April Launch of
KOLKATA, India and TORONTO (March
28, 2018) -- Sugal & Damani Group and The Stars Group Inc. today announced
that PokerStars.IN will be available to customers across a majority of Indian
states beginning on April 17.
Sachiko Gaming Pvt Ltd, a Sugal
& Damani Group company that focuses on games of skill, will operate
PokerStars.IN with The Stars Group licensing its brand and providing certain
PokerStars.IN will be available on
desktop and mobile to a majority of the age-qualified, adult Indian population
and will offer online poker to players in Indian Rupees in a number of skill
game formats, including No-Limit Hold'em and Omaha variants. PokerStars.IN will
also host localized versions of branded series and events, such as the Sunday
Million and World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP).
"The popularity of poker in India
is growing and we are excited to build the market with the support of the
global leader in online poker," said Kamlesh Vijay, Chief Executive Officer
of Sugal & Damani Group.
"Pokerstars has helped to make
poker one of the most popular skill-based games in the world and we look
forward to Sachiko Gaming introducing the brand into the Indian market,"
said Rafi Ashkenazi, Chief Executive Officer of The Stars Group.
PokerStars.IN will offer
industry-leading responsible gaming, player protection and fraud detection
mechanisms to help ensure the integrity of games and the safety of players. In
line with local regulations, players residing in Indian states which do not
permit participation in real money skill games will be prevented from
About Sugal & Damani
Sachiko Gaming Pvt Ltd is an online
skill game provider that will operate the PokerStars.IN online poker room and
website and is a part of Sugal & Damani Group. Sugal & Damani Group is
a leading business house primarily dealing with lottery and gaming businesses
and is the largest state government lottery operator in India.
It is also one of the major players
operating another game of skill, rummy, under the brand name khelplayrummy.com.
Apart from lotteries and gaming, Sugal & Damani Group also has interests in
information technology, e-commerce, payment services and real estate.
About The Stars Group
The Stars Group is a leading
provider of technology-based products and services in the global gaming and
interactive entertainment industries. The Stars Group directly or indirectly,
including through its Stars Interactive Group division, owns gaming and related
consumer businesses and brands, including PokerStars and Full Tilt, and the
PokerStars Players No Limit Hold'em Championship, European Poker Tour,
PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Latin American Poker Tour, Asia Pacific Poker
Tour, PokerStars Festival and PokerStars MEGASTACK live poker tour and event
These brands together have millions
of registered customers globally and collectively form the largest poker
business in the world, comprising online poker games and tournaments, sponsored
live poker competitions, marketing arrangements for branded poker rooms, and
poker programming and content created for television and online audiences.
The Stars Group, through certain of
these and other brands, also offers other interactive entertainment products.
The Stars Group, through certain of its subsidiaries, is licensed or approved
to offer, or offers under third party licenses or approvals, its products and
services in various jurisdictions throughout the world, including in Europe,
both within and outside of the European Union, Australia, the Americas and
In particular, PokerStars is the
world's most licensed online gaming brand, holding licenses or related
operating approvals in 17 jurisdictions.
SOURCE: The Stars Group.
Significant Gaming Reforms in a Decade Introduced in NSW
SYDNEY, NSW, Australia (March 28,
2018) -- The NSW Government has introduced a range of changes to liquor and
gaming legislation in Bills that were passed by the NSW Parliament on Thursday
15 March. These are the most significant changes to gambling regulation in NSW
for a decade.
The reforms follow extensive
community and industry consultation. They address concerns about gambling harm,
while focusing regulation on areas of highest risk.
The changes include reforms to the
Local Impact Assessment (LIA) scheme that regulates gaming machine movements
and cap the number of gaming machines in higher-risk local communities. About
20 per cent of NSW is now a no go zone for additional machines,
ensuring no additional machines can move into these areas.
Gaming machine data is also being
made available free of change on our website.
The legislation passed includes:
- More focused LIA assessments, using ABS statistical
zones known as SA2s, with a stronger emphasis on vulnerable areas. These SA2s
are ranked according to the likely risk of gambling related harm in the
community from additional gaming machines. The smaller SA2 community boundaries
allow the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority to more accurately
understand the impact of additional gaming machines on communities around
- Broader community consultation during the LIA
process for longer periods.
- Directing LIA community contributions through the
Responsible Gambling Fund with a mandate that the money be spent locally.
- A leasing scheme for gaming machines held by small
hotels and clubs, providing a new pathway for them to go machine-free.
- Streamlined regulations for clubs and tougher
penalties for directors who do the wrong thing.
- A tenfold increase in fines for wagering operators
offering illegal inducements.
- Post-employment cooling-off period for senior
Liquor & Gaming NSW staff.
- Venues in the Kings Cross precinct permitted to
share ID scanner information with each other.
- Modernised regulation for casinos that is
consistent between The Star and Crown Sydney.
For more information about the suite
of reforms passed by the NSW Parliament, visit our
SOURCE: Liquor & Gaming NSW.