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Vol. 88 No.8 - Monday August 26, 2019

 

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New Director Appointed to National Lottery of Panama

PANAMA (August 14, 2019) -- Ms. Gloriela Del Río Remice took possession as the new director of the National Charity Lottery, before the Minister of Economy and Finance HE Héctor Alexander.

The new director is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of the University of Panama where she obtained the title of Bachelor of Law and Political Science.

Ms. Del Río Remice has 19 years of experience in the exercise of her profession, both in private practice and in the public sector. In his professional career, he has also participated in a variety of workshops and seminars.

In addition, the new director of LNB holds the title of Professor in Middle Education with a specialization in Law, from the University of Panama.

Minister Alexander stressed the importance of the charity by pointing out that it is one of the main contributors to the National Treasury.

 

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SOURCE: National Beneficiency Lottery (LNB).

 

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Australia’s Official Lotteries Awarded 5 Star Ratings for Franchising

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BRISBANE, Australia (August 20, 2019) -- Australia’s official lotteries by NSW Lotteries, Tatts, Golden Casket and SA Lotteries have been awarded 5 star ratings by independent franchise intelligence company FRANdata.

The recognition puts the Lott among the nation’s top-rated franchise systems.

The Lott offers Australia’s official lottery games from NSW Lotteries, Golden Casket, Tatts and SA Lotteries. This includes games like Saturday Lotto, Monday & Wednesday Lotto, Oz Lotto, Powerball and Instant Scratch-Its, which give customers the chance to dream big every day.

Under FRANdata’s rating system, 5 star brands need to demonstrate a high level of transparency and an outstanding overall level of franchise performance across seven key categories.

These include system performance, franchisee financial performance, franchisee engagement and satisfaction, franchisor training and support, lender relations, and compliance and assurance.

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FRANdata CEO Darryn McAuliffe said the review team was particularly impressed with the range of new initiatives introduced by the Lott to support the financial performance of its franchisees.

The review revealed a high level of investment in the professional development of the Lott’s leadership and head office teams. This not only helps maintain a clear culture of compliance but also equips them to provide optimal levels of support to their franchisees,” he said.

“The Lott is a good example of what we call ‘listening’ franchises.  The good systems are listening to their franchisees, who are listening to their customers and are then refining and improving the model. In this way, they are continually enhancing the franchise system and addressing the financial performance of the franchisees.

The Lott General Manager Lotteries Retail Antony Moore said the Lott was committed to developing a strong retail franchise network and proud to have attained 5 star ratings by FRANdata.

To deliver an unparalleled customer experience, we need a robust retail franchise network underpinned by world-class marketing, training and business support.

“That is why we work closely with our retailers, the vast majority of whom are small business owners, to help them reach their full potential and deliver a winning experience to our customers.”

We want to offer the games Australians know and love, from the retailers people know and trust.

In the 12 months to 30 June 2019, the Lott paid more than $3.2 billion in prizes to its players. This included 372 division one winners who pocketed more than $1.14 billion.

In the 12 months to 30 June 2019, Australia’s Official Lotteries contributed more than $1.1 billion via state lottery taxes and donations to help community initiatives, such as hospitals, schools and sporting groups.

For more information please CONTACT:

 

Matt Hart

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Head of Public Relations

T: 0412 404 626

Matt.hart@thelott.com

Ally Ramsamy

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Public Relations & Communications Coordinator

T: 07 3637 1983

Ally.ramsamy@thelott.com

 

SOURCE: The Lott media release.

 

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The Clock Is Ticking To Cash In On The Countdown To 2020

Enter the Florida Lottery’s Limited-Time POWERBALL® New Year’s Eve Promotion Now!

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (August 15, 2019) -- The Florida Lottery’s POWERBALL® New Year’s Eve Promotion is nearly halfway over. All Florida POWERBALL and POWERBALL with Power Play® tickets purchased through August 31, 2019, can be entered into the promotion for the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime VIP trip to New York City to ring in 2020! But that’s not all – winners also have the opportunity to be chosen as the First POWERBALL Millionaire of the YearSM!

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Players can enter their tickets by scanning the barcode using the Florida Lottery Collect ‘N Win App or by entering the ticket number on the Lottery’s website at www.flalottery.com/nyre. Each ticket will randomly generate 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 symbols. When four symbols have been collected on a game card, the player will earn an entry into the drawing.

One drawing will be held at the conclusion of the promotion period for all entries received, and 50 Florida winners will each receive a four-day VIP experience to New York City. Winners will also have the chance to win $1 million in a random drawing occurring just after midnight on January 1, 2020, during the live broadcast of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest! The First Powerball Millionaire of the Year will be selected from approximately 300 POWERBALL New Year’s Eve Promotion winners from across the country.

The once-in-a-lifetime four-day VIP experience includes round-trip airline transportation for two; three nights’ hotel accommodations; two tickets to the “Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes” at Radio City Music Hall; two tickets for a holiday dinner cruise on the Hudson River; two tickets to an exclusive New Year’s Eve dinner party with a view of the ball drop; $250 in spending money; and ground transportation to and from airports, hotel, and activities while in New York City. To learn more about this promotion or any Florida Lottery games, please visit www.flalottery.com.

ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY

 

The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $35 billion to education and sending more than 808,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida's 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 $65 billion in prizes and made more than 2,500 people millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com

CONTACT: Florida Lottery Communications, T: (850) 487-7727.

SOURCE: Florida Lottery (www.flalottery.com).

 

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Missouri Lottery Earns Highest Rating in State Audit

MISSOURI (August 15, 2019) - - The Missouri State Lottery Commission received the highest overall performance rating of “excellent” in an audit released today by the office of State Auditor Nicole Galloway.

The report categorized the Missouri Lottery as “very well managed.

This is the result of a dedicated Lottery staff who have worked so hard in achieving our ‘excellent’ rating,” said Executive Director May Scheve Reardon.

This comes as we just completed the best year in the Missouri Lottery’s 33-year history with record-breaking sales and proceeds to education.”

As always, we look forward to finding new ways to grow our contributions and continuing to serve the needs of public education in Missouri.

Source: Missouri Lottery.

 

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Louisiana Lottery Launches Two New Orleans Saints Branded Scratch-off Games with Second-Chance Game-Day Experiences and Autographed Merchandise Prizes

BATON ROUGE, LA (August 13, 2019) -- To mark its 11th consecutive annual partnership with the New Orleans Saints, the Louisiana Lottery will launch not one but two scratch-off games featuring the team’s logos, instant-win cash prizes and second-chance drawings for game-day experiences and autographed merchandise. The $5 We Are the Saints with top prizes of $100,000 and the $2 New Orleans SAINTS with top prizes of $20,000 both launch Aug. 13.

Each game features three distinct scenes designed with metallic gold ink. Nonwinnng tickets from either game can be entered in any $10 combination into a series of three second-chance drawings.

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“For 10 years, our New Orleans Saints scratch-offs have been some of the most popular $5 games we offer, so we decided to give fans even more of a good thing by creating an additional game at the $2 price point,” said Lottery President Rose Hudson. “Projected revenue from these games is $10.2 million, 35 percent of which directly benefits K-12 public education.

Besides thousands in cash prizes, the games include three second-chance drawings, which involve a total of 38 winners. The type of experiences to be given away depends upon the entry period.

Participants in the first second-chance drawing, whose entries are received by Sept. 30, will be eligible to win one of three 2019 Saints Suite Access Prize Packages to the Nov. 10 game against Atlanta, including four tickets to the exclusive Louisiana Lottery 300 level suite, which includes a visit by a former Saints player.

One lucky name will also be drawn to win the 2019 Saints Tunnel Team Prize Package for the winner and three friends to attend the Nov. 10 game, including four Plaza Club Sideline tickets, four entertainment passes allowing the winner and guests pregame field access, one parking pass, one-night hotel accommodations (two rooms) and $500 spending cash.

Entries received from Oct. 1 through Oct. 28 will be entered into the next second-chance drawing for  one of five 2019 Saints Suite Access Prize Packages to the Dec. 8 game versus San Francisco, including four tickets to the Louisiana Lottery 400 level suite with a visit from a Saints alumni.

Also during the second drawing, one winner will be selected to receive a 2019 Saints Deluxe Prize Package, including four Plaza Club Sideline tickets, four pregame field passes to the Dec. 8 game, one-night hotel accommodations (two rooms), limo transportation to and from the game accompanied by a former Saints player, four authentic Saints jerseys and $500 spending cash.

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Entries received from Oct. 29 until the to-be-announced deadline will be entered into the third second-chance drawing for one Saints 2020 Season Prize Package, including four Plaza Sideline tickets for the 2020 football season, four pregame field passes for every home game, a 2020 parking pass and a VIP tour of the Saints practice facility. The winner and three guests will receive round-trip limo service to the facility in Metairie (or overnight accommodations if the distance exceeds 75 miles) where they will also view a team practice and have lunch in the team cafeteria.

During the first and second drawings, additional entries will be drawn to receive an official autographed Saints jersey, football or helmet. Twelve winners will be randomly chosen during the first drawing and 15 during the second.

The Louisiana Lottery has done it again with their 2019 team-branded scratch-offs – creating the kind of anticipation and excitement our fans have come to expect,” said New Orleans Saints President Dennis Lauscha. “Just like the Saints, they just keep raising the bar for fan entertainment!

To enter the second-chance drawings, players should complete the information on the back of $10 worth of non-winning $2 New Orleans Saints and/or $5 We Are The Saints scratch-off tickets and mail them together in an envelope (no larger than 4.5" by 9.5") to the drawing address printed on the back of the ticket. Entries must contain at least $10 worth of non-winning tickets from either game to be eligible. Players can enter as many times as they wish, but each complete entry should be mailed in a separate envelope.

The Lottery printed 1.8 million $2 New Orleans Saints tickets, and approximate overall odds of winning an instant prize on the game are 1 in 4.45. There were 1.32 million $5 We Are the Saints tickets printed with approximate overall odds of winning a prize at 1 in 3.88.

Complete game and second-chance drawing entry rules can be found on the Lottery's website, www.louisianalottery.com/saints. Lottery ticket purchasers and second-chance drawing entrants must be at least 21 years of age. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, help is available by calling 1-877-770-7867. For security purposes, the Lottery encourages players to sign the back of their tickets immediately after purchasing.

The National Football League, its member professional football clubs, NFL Ventures, Inc., NFL Ventures, L.P., NFL Properties LLC, NFL Enterprises LLC and each of their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees (collectively, the NFL Entities) will have no liability or responsibility for any claim arising in connection with participation in this lottery or the prize awarded. The NFL Entities have not offered or sponsored this lottery in any way.

 

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The Louisiana Lottery’s™ 2019 season team-branded scratch-off games launch Aug. 13 featuring two games, six designs, cash prizes, as well as three second-chance drawings for game-day experiences and merchandise prizes.

 

SOURCE: The Louisiana Lottery.

 

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Industry Plan Could Create a Billion Dollar Gaming Sector

Press Release: New Zealand Game Developers Association

NEW ZEALAND (August 19, 2019) -- A new report says that an industry development plan for New Zealand’s interactive media and games sector could create a billion dollar export industry by 2024. Introducing a coordinated plan that invests in emerging talent and allows interactive media to access existing screen industry programmes would create hundreds of hi-tech and creative industry jobs.

The Interactive Aotearoa report was launched by Minister of Economic Development Hon Phil Twyford at Wellington games studio PikPok today.

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Produced by the New Zealand Game Developers Association with support from NZTech, WeCreate and government agencies, the report looks at the social, educational and economic benefits of interactive media such as games, apps, simulations and virtual reality.

Interactive media combines two of New Zealand’s strengths - our tech sector and creative industries,” says Cassandra Gray, chairperson of the New Zealand Game Developers Association. “Our aspirational, yet achievable, goal is to see New Zealand become a billion dollar exporter of interactive media, sitting alongside our successful film and software sectors. We’ve made a strong start, but our sector is still young and growing.

The report identified interactive games as the greatest potential creator of new jobs and export earnings. While New Zealand’s games industry earned over $143 million in 2018, the global market is worth $258 billion. Gaining one percent of the global video games market would generate $258 million in new exports. The sector has grown 39 per cent annually for the last six years, and if an industry plan and government support maintained this growth rate then the industry would be worth one billion dollars in 2024.

Forty years ago our film industry partnered with the Government and we now have a multi-billion dollar screen industry. Twenty years ago our music industry did the same. Our interactive and games industry has reached the stage where it has the capability, skills and international opportunity to similarly contribute significant jobs, exports and social benefits," says Gray.

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The skills developed in interactive entertainment are also being applied to education, mental health and business apps. For instance, fifty nine percent of New Zealand children have used educational games at school.

The report also covers the rise of eSports, indie games, virtual and augmented reality, serious games, and Māori and indigenous interactive storytelling.

Interactive media currently slips through the cracks of Government culture, media and innovation policy. To coordinate the industry plan the report calls for the establishment of the New Zealand Interactive Commission, modelled on existing creative industries agencies the music and film commissions, and an interactive innovation fund. The report also recommends that Government screen and cultural programmes be modernised to include interactive media.

Globally, several countries have recently introduced interactive industry programmes. Finland, with a population similar to New Zealand, has an interactive sector worth $3.8 billion annually - 25 times the size of ours - as the result of government support.

Many of the report’s recommendations are already being implemented and will be discussed at the New Zealand Game Developers Conference next month at Te Papa. The Game Developers Association has already increased the support package for its Kiwi Game Starter startup challenge and is introducing a student day, mentoring programme and an industry skills working group.

You can download the Interactive Aotearoa report from: www.nzgda.com.

SOURCE: Press Release: New Zealand Game Developers Association.

 

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Five Kentucky Lottery Players Will See the Ball Drop in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, Compete for $1 Million

Kentucky Lottery players now have a chance to becoming the first millionaire of 2020 – all on national television!

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LOUISVILLE, KY (August 20, 2019) -- Players are now eligible to enter the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve VIP Experience via the Kentucky Lottery’s website. To enter, players must have a non-winning Powerball ticket valued at $4 or more. “Players with larger tickets will get more entries into this promotion,” said the Kentucky Lottery’s President and CEO Tom Delacenserie. “That $4 ticket will get you a single entry into the drawing, but a graduated scale means higher value tickets get more entries. For example, any single ticket worth $22 or more gets ten entries into the promotion.” Details can be found at kylottery.com.

There will be five Kentucky Lottery players, along with promotional winners from other participating Powerball member lotteries, awarded a trip of a lifetime to be part of a drawing that will occur just minutes after midnight, live on the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve national TV broadcast.

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They will also have a front-row seat right in front in the iconic ball in Times Square to watch the ringing in of the new year. One of the contestants will win a million dollars, becoming the first Powerball millionaire of 2020.

Besides the chance to be a millionaire, the five winners will receive:

  • A four-day, three-night trip for two people to New York City from December 29, 2019 to January 1, 2020, including hotel and airfare;
  • Tickets to the “Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes” at Radio City Music Hall, a holiday dinner cruise on the Hudson River, and an exclusive New Year’s Eve dinner (including view of the ball drop), and;
  • All meals, gift bags, $250 spending money, and ground transportation.

 

The trip alone is valued at $20,000. Entries can be submitted until midnight on September 29, with the drawing taking place October 1.

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For More Information CONTACT: Chip Polston, Jennifer Cunningham or Sara Westerman, T: (502) 560-1675.

SOURCE: Kentucky Lottery media release.

 

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The Florida Lottery Introduces Three New Fast Play Tm Games

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TALLAHASSEE, Florida (August 19, 2019) -- Rush to your nearest Florida Lottery retailer for three new Fast PlayTM games, on sale now! $50,000 PRIZE PYRAMID, BULLSEYE BUCKS, and HIT $50 range in price from $1 to $5, and give players the chance to win top prizes of $50 to $50,000.

Fast Play game tickets print on-demand from the Lottery terminal and can be played immediately. If the ticket is a winner, the prize can be claimed instantly! $50,000 PRIZE PYRAMID, BULLSEYE BUCKS, and HIT $50 can be purchased at Lottery retail locations statewide. To play, ask the retailer for a Fast Play ticket for the game you wish to play, or present a Fast Play playslip, tear-away sheet, or barcode to the retailer and a ticket will print automatically.

Follow the instructions printed on the ticket to determine if you are a winner. The overall odds of winning a $50,000 PRIZE PYRAMID prize are 1-in-3.09. The overall odds of winning a BULLSEYE BUCKS prize are 1-in-3.66. The overall odds of winning a HIT $50 prize are 1-in-4.18.

Prizes up to $50,000 can be claimed at any Florida Lottery district office, and prizes less than $600 can be redeemed immediately at any Florida Lottery retailer. Fast Play game prizes must be claimed within 60 days after the official end of game.

 

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ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY

The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $35 billion to education and sending more than 808,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 97 percent of its revenue back into Florida’s economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and contributions to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $65 billion in prizes and made more than 2,500 people millionaires.

For more information, please visit: www.flalottery.com

CONTACT: Florida Lottery Communications, T: (850) 487-7727.

SOURCE: Florida Lottery Press release.

 

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Gaming Standards Association (GSA) Announces its 2019 Technology Summit: “Focus on Artificial Intelligence”

LAS VEGAS, NV (August 19, 2019) – The exciting world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be the subject of the Gaming Standards Association’s (GSA) latest Technology Summit (GSATS), “Focus on Artificial Intelligence.” This crucial technology event for the gaming industry takes place November 6 and 7 at the Hyatt Regency in San Diego, Calif.

The in-depth summit is a follow up to last year’s overwhelmingly successful summit, “Focus on Blockchain.” Registration is available now at https://www.gamingstandards.com/en/gsa-technology-summit-focus-artificial-intelligence.

AI is defined as “the ability for computer-based programs to parse large volumes of data, identify patterns, learn those patterns, discern probable outcomes and make recommended actions based on that learning.

As defined, AI has great applicability in the global gaming industry with use cases ranging from responsible gaming, such as, the early identification of potential problem gamers based on analysis of actions and the evaluation of pertinent big data, to tracking patrons feelings and analyzing their needs and interests allowing for the creation of better gaming experiences, anti-money laundering, identifying most valuable players, identifying efficiencies for revenue maximization, and a host of others.

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Leading AI experts from around the world are scheduled to present at the event, including:

• Dr. Stasi Baran -- COO, nQube Data Science Inc.

• Mr. Kiran Brahmandam --CEO, Gaming Analytics

• Mr. Andrew Cardno -- CEO, Innovation Gaming Group

• Dr. Gavin Clarkson -- Managing Director, Native American Capital

• Mr. Simo Dragicevic -- Founder and CEO BetBuddy, a Playtech Company

• Mr. John English -- Partner, MD Sports and Technology, Global Market Advisors

• Mr. Earle Hall -- CEO AXES.ai

• Mr. Tim Huckaby -- Founder and Executive Chairman, VSBLTY

• Mr. Amit Likhyani -- Account Executive, Dynatrace

• Mr. Mark Pace -- Managing Director, GSA Europe

• Mr. Clayton Peister -- Managing Director, Differential Labs

• Mr. Joseph Pisano -- Founder and CEO, Jade Group Companies

• Mr. Nimish Purohit -- Sr. Director, Tech. Compliance, Aristocrat Technologies

• Mr. Travis Siegfried -- Global Cognitive AI & Vision Solution Eng., IBM

• Dr. Ralph Thomas -- Founder and President, Education Revolution LLC

• Mr. Markus Van Kempen -- Corporate Strategy Executive, IBM

• Dr. Johannes Wilms -- Sr. Data Scientist, NOVOMATIC AG

• Mr. George Yang -- Founder and CEO, AI PROS

 

GSA is gratified to recognize our event sponsors: Diamond sponsor AXES.ai, a Cloud Information Management Platform that licenses actionable intelligence and applications to the Global Gaming & Amusement Industry and Platinum NOVOMATIC AG, a producer of high-tech gaming equipment and operator of electronic casinos, regular casinos and sports betting outlets, as well as a technology and service partner in the lottery segment.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. To become a sponsor of this important event, contact Peter DeRaedt, GSA President at pres@gamingstandards.com.

There is a GSA level of membership to fit every budget. For more information, visit www.gamingstandards.com.

GSA Platinum members include: Aristocrat Technologies Inc.; International Game Technology (IGT); Konami Gaming Inc.; Microgaming Software Systems, LTD.; NOVOMATIC AG; Playtech, (PTEC.L) & Scientific Games International (SGMS).

CONTACT:  Paul Speirs-Hernandez, Steinbeck Communications/Red Wagon Institute, T: +1-702-413-4278, E: paul@steinbeckcommunications.com

SOURCE: Gaming Standards Association media release.

 

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Texas Lottery and Dallas Cowboys Launch New Scratch Ticket and Second-Chance Drawing for 2019 Season

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AUSTIN, Texas (August 20, 2019) – With football season just around the corner, the Texas Lottery and the Dallas Cowboys have announced they will usher in the 11th year of their partnership with a new Cowboys scratch ticket and promotional second-chance drawing. The Texas Lottery and the Dallas Cowboys introduced the newest version of the $5 game during a press conference at The Star in Frisco on Tuesday.

The new Cowboys scratch ticket, which launched on Aug. 19, offers more than $29.1 million in total cash prizes, including 10 top prizes of $100,000 and more than 4,700 non-cash second-chance prizes. Overall odds of winning an instant-win cash prize are one in 3.99, including break-even prizes.

Together, the Texas Lottery and the Dallas Cowboys have achieved greatness for Texas education,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery.

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Since partnering up to launch a Cowboys-themed scratch ticket 11 years ago, the first 10 versions of the game have generated more than $70 million for public schools in Texas. We are thrilled to launch this year’s Cowboys scratch ticket, which will once again feature promotional second-chance drawings for exciting VIP experiences and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.

Since the first Cowboys scratch ticket launched in 2009, the Cowboys-themed games have generated more than $340.9 million in sales with $70.3 million of that total being transferred to the Foundation School Fund, which supports Texas education. During that time, more than $236.5 million in prizes from the game has been awarded to winners.

We are proud to partner with the Texas Lottery to support Texas education through our new co-branded Cowboys scratch ticket,” said Dallas Cowboys Owner/President/General Manager Jerry Jones.

This endeavor also enables us to reach Cowboys fans across the state by offering them a chance to join us in exclusive experiences. That’s something that is truly special about this partnership.

Players can enter non-winning Cowboys scratch tickets into any of the five promotional second-chance drawings to be held throughout the run of the game for chance to win experiential prizes, including a Dallas Cowboys Wild Weekend Suite package, Draft Day party package, Training Camp package, season tickets, autographed jerseys and Cowboys Pro Shop gift cards. Before entering non-winning tickets into the drawing, Texas Lottery players must register or already be registered with the Texas Lottery Luck Zone.

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There will be 947 prizes awarded in each of the five second-chance drawings. Each drawing will include:

  • One (1) Dallas Cowboys “Wild Weekend” package (The package is for a winner plus 19 guests.) Valued at $65,787.90*.
  • Two (2) “Draft Day Party” packages (Each package is for a winner plus a guest.) Valued at $65,787.90*.
  • One (1) “Training Camp” package for two (2) at the Dallas Cowboys training facility in Frisco, Texas. (The package is for a winner plus a guest.) Valued at $9,866.84*
  • Eighteen (18) pairs of Season Tickets to the next complete season of team home games (Season is based on the date of prize fulfillment.) Valued at $13,156.32* for each pair.
  • Three hundred twenty (320) autographed authentic jerseys from Dallas Cowboys players (as determined by the Dallas Cowboys). Valued at $475 each.
  • Six hundred five (605) $100 Dallas Cowboys Gift Cards (Valued at $100 each)

 

* Prize values include federal withholding tax.

 

The five entry deadlines for the separate second-chance drawings are: Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15 and Dec. 13, with the final drawing date yet to be determined. The Cowboys scratch ticket will be sold at nearly 18,000 Texas Lottery® retail locations across the state and at every Dallas Cowboys home game during the 2019 season.

About the Texas Lottery

Beginning with the first ticket sold in 1992, the Texas Lottery has generated $29 billion in revenue for the state and distributed $61 billion in prizes to lottery players. Since 1997, the Texas Lottery has contributed $23 billion to the Foundation School Fund, which supports public education in Texas. As authorized by the Texas Legislature, certain Texas Lottery revenues benefit state programs including the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. Since the first veterans’ themed scratch ticket game was launched in 2009, the Texas Lottery has contributed more than $119 million for programs supporting Texas veterans. The Texas Lottery provides several entertaining games for lottery players including Powerball®, Mega Millions®, Lotto Texas ®, All or Nothing™, Texas Two Step®, Pick 3™, Daily 4™, Cash Five® and scratch ticket games.

For more information visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or at: www.txlottery.org

CONTACT: Media Relations, T: 512-344-5131, E; mediarelations@lottery.state.tx.us.

SOURCE: Texas Lottery.

 

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WyoLotto Launches Second Year of Cowboy Draw BOGO Promotion

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CHEYENNE, Wyoming (August 20, 2019) – Wyoming Lottery Corporation’s Cowboy Draw® is Wyoming’s game. The University of Wyoming is Wyoming’s team. What better way to reward a Pokes football home win than with buy one get one Cowboy Draw promotion? WyoLotto couldn’t think of one. When the Pokes win, you win.

WyoLotto will be running a BOGO after every UW Pokes home football game win this season. The BOGO will run the Sunday after each home game victory from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and will be available at all WyoLotto retailers statewide.

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WyoLotto has been a proud sponsor of UW Athletics for the past five years and loves to support the home team. WyoLotto ran a BOGO promotion last season and the feedback was amazing. Players loved celebrating a UW football victory with a BOGO offer.

"The UW Cowboy Draw BOGO promotion was a huge success last year and we can't wait to do it again this season," CEO Jon Clontz said.

"We love the spirit and excitement that the Pokes football games bring to its fans, and we're happy to be a sponsor and supporter of Wyoming's team.

We're looking forward to celebrating some UW wins and some Cowboy Draw jackpots. Go Pokes!"

To learn more about this promotion, WyoLotto’s other games or fun in general, please visit wyolotto.com.

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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 Lottery revenue to be distributed to cities, towns and counties based on ticket sales. 

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Idaho Lottery Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Exciting New Family of Games

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Canada (August 21, 2019) -- Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) is excited to congratulate the Idaho Lottery on the success of its 30th Anniversary family of Scratch Games™, which launched in February at the $5, $10, and $30 price points. The three games performed extremely well, together representing more than 22% of the Lottery’s total instant sales since their launch (based on 20 weeks of sales data).

The Lottery’s 30th anniversary year also marked the launch of their first $30 ticket as part of this family of games—a thematic tie-in to the milestone anniversary. Players could also enter any non-winning 30th Anniversary Scratch Game ticket for a second chance draw with an opportunity to win cash prizes up to $30,000.

Pollard Banknote’s collaboration on our 30th Anniversary family of games captured the playing public’s interest in this milestone year,” said Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director. “We have been extremely pleased with the results of our 30th Anniversary Scratch tickets. They’ve led the way in the Idaho Lottery achieving record sales and dividends for our good causes. It’s been a terrific way to celebrate our success on behalf of public education in Idaho.

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We’ve had the pleasure of bringing many exciting games to market in Idaho,” said Byron Peterson, Director, Sales & Marketing, Pollard Banknote. “It’s an honor to help the Lottery celebrate its 30th anniversary with these three eye-catching tickets, and we look forward to helping the Lottery introduce innovative new games for many more years to come.

Over the years, the Lottery has leveraged leading innovations such as Pollard Banknote’s Clear Play™, Scratch FX®, Spectrum Scratch FX®, Glitter FX™, Eco Scratch™, and specialty inks such as neon. Scratch FX® enhanced all three 30th Anniversary tickets, making the colorful diamond and firework designs sparkle and stand out at retail.

The Idaho Lottery responsibly provides entertaining games with a high degree of integrity to maximize proceeds for education in Idaho. Since its inception in 1989, the Lottery has returned more than $906 million to the State’s Public School Building Account and the Permanent Building Fund. For more information, please visit www.idaholottery.com.

About Pollard Banknote

Pollard Banknote is a leading lottery partner to more than 60 lotteries worldwide, providing high quality instant ticket products, licensed games, Schafer Systems and Fastrak retail merchandising solutions, and a full suite of digital offerings, ranging from game apps to comprehensive player engagement and iLottery solutions, including strategic marketing and management services. 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 provides pull-tab tickets, bingo paper, and its Diamond Game and Oasis-branded electronic ticket machines to charitable and other gaming markets in North America. Established in 1907, Pollard Banknote is owned approximately 67.5% by the Pollard family and 32.5% by public shareholders, and is publicly traded on the TSX (PBL). For more information, please visit our website at www.pollardbanknote.com.

CONTACT:

 

Doug Pollard,

Co-Chief Executive Officer,

Telephone: (204) 474-2323

E-mail: dpollard@pbl.ca

John Pollard,

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Telephone: (204) 474-2323

E-mail: jpollard@pbl.ca

Rob Rose,

Chief Financial Officer,

Telephone: (204) 474-2323

E-mail: rrose@pbl.ca

 

SOURCE: Pollard Banknote Limited.

 

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XVII CIBELAE Costa Rica Congress 2019 “Building Partnerships for Development”

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COSTA RICA.(August 1(, 2019) -- Cibelae together with the Social Protection Board of Costa Rica and WLA, organize the XVII CIBELAE Costa Rica 2019 Congress “Pura Vida” on November 6 , 7 and 8, 2019, which was called “Building Partnerships for Development”.

Check out the congress website.

As the first activity of this Congress, on November 6, 2019 in the afternoon at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Cariari, venue of the event, it will be held at 3 pm. The CIBELAE Board of Directors Meeting.

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The annual Assembly will take place on the morning of the 7th, of which all the members of the Corporation participate, during which authorities will be renewed for the next period.

Entering the Event Web https://bit.ly/2KxKRo7 you can internalize all the details of these days worthy of being lived by its exclusive program.

Representatives of different regional organizations such as ALA (Africa), EL (Europe) and NASPL (United States and Canada) will be present; of the worldwide WLA lottery organization and a significant number of Latin American lotteries as well as global recognition companies.

The seminar will also generate the possibility of an exclusive contact network, enjoy a Fair where the sector's leading companies will present their latest news.

As a flourish, visit Costa Rica, a country that will surprise us with its beautiful landscapes, its traditions, its flora, its fauna and, above all, the warmth of its people.

On the website of the event, you can enter a click https://bit.ly/2KxKRo7 and learn everything necessary and important to be part of a unique event, in a paradise country. (We will expand)

If you have any questions about the XVII CIBELAE Congress 2019 Costa Rica Pura Vida 2019 Contact the E-mail: Assistant.cibelae@gmail.com.

SOURCE: CIBELAE.

 

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