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Alabama Governor to Appoint Study Group on Lottery

February 8, 2020 |

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Ivey’s request for lawmakers to hold off on lottery bills until a study group could report came as a surprise to some legislators. Some legislators have lottery bills ready to go for this session, but sources […]

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North Dakota Lottery Sales Jump 12% in Fiscal 2019

February 8, 2020 |

BISMARCK, N.D. — Big jackpots during the last fiscal year led to a 12% increase in North Dakota lottery ticket sales, which were the second highest in the state’s history, The Associated press reported an official said Wednesday. North Dakota […]

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The States That Love Playing the Lottery the Most Revealed

February 8, 2020 |

USA — According to the American Gaming Association, 2018 was a record-breaking year for gambling, generating $41.7 billion in gaming revenue. This was the highest-ever annual total — and it looks like Americans are only upping the ante. The U.S. […]

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European Lotto Betting Association Says Lottery Sector Needs to Embrace Innovation

February 8, 2020 |

LONDON, U.K. (February 4, 2020) – Ed Mouton, Chair of the European Lotto Betting Association (eLBA), told the Modernising Lotteries Conference in London that the sector, like events betting, needs to embrace innovation to remain competitive. Speaking as part of […]

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The Kentucky Lottery Corporation is Looking to Fill the Position of President & CEO

February 4, 2020 |

JOB TITLE:                President & CEO  DEPARTMENT:        Executive REPORTS TO:           Board of Directors  LOCATION:              Louisville, KY  JOB SUMMARY The President & CEO provides overall leadership and strategic direction for the Kentucky Lottery Corporation (KLC) to maximize revenue for […]

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Florida Player Sole Winner of the $394 Million Powerball® Jackpo

February 2, 2020 |

Thirteenth POWERBALL jackpot-winning ticket sold in Florida since 2009! TALLAHASSEE, Florida — The Florida Lottery announces that one lucky Florida player matched all five numbers and the Powerball in the Wednesday, January 29, POWERBALL® drawing, winning the $394 million jackpot. […]

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Gambling Supervision Checks Findings on Lottery Stakes

January 31, 2020 |

MAGDEBURG, Germany – New findings on unusually high stakes have brought the top gaming supervisory authority in Saxony-Anhalt on the scene German news agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH (dpa) reported Monday. A review of possible violations of the rules on gambling […]

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LOTTO Bayern Create 17 New Millionaires and 163 Winnings of at Least €100,000 in 2019

January 31, 2020 |

Around 410 million euros for the state budget MUNICH, Germany — Game participants win over 573 million euros at LOTTO Bayern In 2019, LOTTO Bayern transferred around 410 million euros in lottery tax and profit transfer to the public budget […]

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Lawmakers Have Mixed Reaction to Governor’s Lottery Concept

January 30, 2020 |

JUNEAU, Alaska — According to local media reports the governor has said he will introduce legislation that would create a statewide lottery in Alaska, the concept has sparked a mixed reaction among legislators. “Forty-five states have lotteries in place, it’s […]

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James Bond Lottery Challenge Second-Chance Drawing from The Pennsylvania Lottery Offers Trips to Las Vegas, Chance to Win More Than $1 Million

January 30, 2020 |

MIDDLETOWN, PA – The JAMES BOND™ Lottery Challenge Second-Chance Drawing from the Pennsylvania Lottery is now open to players, offering 21 trips to Las Vegas for a chance to win more than $1 million in prizes, including additional bonus money […]

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North Carolina Attorney General Opposes Expanded Online Lottery Sales

January 29, 2020 |

RALEIGH, N.C. — According to local media reports North Carolina’s attorney general has come out against expanding online sales by the state lottery, suggesting such “digital instants” could run afoul of state laws prohibiting video sweepstakes machines. The Associated Press […]

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Lottery Prices to Rise Following Government’s VAT Increase

January 27, 2020 |

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India — The price of six weekly lotteries will be increased from Rs. 30 to Rs. 40. The price of Karunya lottery, priced at Rs. 50, will be brought down to Rs. 40. It has also been decided to […]

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Lottery Players May Have Mandatory Identification to Prevent Money Laundering

January 26, 2020 |

Lottery bets from Caixa Econômica Federal can now be identified with the bettor’s Individual Taxpayer Number (CPF). BRAZIL (January 23, 2020) — “It is no surprise that lottery prizes have been used as an instrument for money laundering in Brazil. This […]

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German Lottery Report Sports Betting Players Suspected of Money Laundering

January 26, 2020 |

SAXONY-ANHALT, Germany — Exceptionally high stakes in the sports betting Oddset in the Zerbst area have come to the attention of the Lotto investigation committee in the state parliament, Deutsche Presse-Agentur reported Friday. According to DPA on Friday, the parliamentarians […]

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La Quiniela Chaqueña Celebrates 46 Years of Its First Edition

January 26, 2020 |

CHACO PROVINCE, Argentina — The Chaqueña Lottery Directory highlighted the validity of the Official Quiniela as the most popular product among the public of the entire province, while pondering the work done by the workers in the area and the […]

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Hawaiian State Senators Propose Bills to Legalized Gambling

January 26, 2020 |

HAWAII — According to local media reports a pair of state Senate bills hope to legalize gambling in Hawaii in order to provide funding for necessary programs state-wide. Senate Bill 850 — which was carried over from the 2019 legislative […]

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Legendary AFL Coach Has Called for a National Lottery for Bushfire Relief and Recovery

January 26, 2020 |

VICTORIA, Australia — According to local media reports legendary AFL coach Kevin Sheedy has called for a national lottery to supercharge fundraising efforts across Australia for bushfire relief and recovery. The proud Victorian is adamant a lottery is the most […]

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While the Definition of a Lottery is Being Reviewed in Court, Two Fantasy Sports Games May Continue to Operate

January 25, 2020 |

FINLAND — The Finnish gambling market is one of the most regulated in Europe; state-owned Veikkaus Oy has the exclusive right to provide gambling services in Finland. The Lotteries Act (1047/2001) stipulates that the definition of a lottery is fulfilled […]

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KY Lottery President and CEO Set to Retire

January 25, 2020 |

LOISVILE, Kentucky — In today’s meeting of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation’s board of directors, Lottery President and CEO Tom Delacenserie announced his retirement effective March 6. Delacenserie, who turns 72 years old this year, assumed the top job in May […]

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German Lotto and Totoblock Welcomes the Countries’ Agreement on the New State Treaty on Gaming

January 24, 2020 |

KOBLENZ, Germany – The 16 companies of the Der Deutsche Lotto- und Totoblock (DLTB) welcome the agreement of the 16 countries on a new gaming treaty. “We see the new regulation as a further confirmation of the lottery monopoly in […]

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Member of Parliament Calls for Lottery Board to be Fired

January 24, 2020 |

SOUTH AFRICA — A call has been made for Minister of Trade and Industry, Ebrahim Patel, to place the National Lotteries Commission under administration, fire its board and suspend its Chief Operating Officer, in the light of ongoing revelations of […]

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Bulgaria Moves to Take Control of Lottery, Boosting Tax Collection

January 24, 2020 |

SOFIA, Bulgaria — Bulgaria is preparing legal amendments take control of lottery gaming, shutting out the current private operators in a bid to improve tax collection. Parliament’s budget committee on Thursday approved a draft bill banning existing lottery games within […]

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Czech Tax on Lotteries Discriminatory, EU Told

January 24, 2020 |

PRAGUE, Czech Republic — A Czech lottery company has told the European Commission that new tax rules discriminate against lotteries compared with other gambling products in violation of the European Union’s state aid rules, according to leaked documents seen by […]

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Debit Card Lottery Purchases Included in the Governor’s Budget Filed Wednesday

January 24, 2020 |

BOSTON, Massachusetts (January 23, 2020) – According to local media reports Massachusetts Treasurer Deborah Goldberg has been pressing lawmakers for years to allow the cash-only Massachusetts Lottery to enter the modern age and shed its exclusive reliance on cash. Local […]

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