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Pa. spends $1.3M to date on search for lottery partner amid fierce competition for $1B contract

October 22, 2019, 10:18 am ET

The hunt for a company to service the Pennsylvania Lottery's games and gaming system for the next decade has proven to be a contentious and costly venture.

Two companies are vying for 10-year lottery servicing contracts that would pay close to $1 billion or more over the life of the deal (the contracts could be extended for two to four years). It's one of the commonwealth's most lucrative long-term contracts.

The firms have engaged in a heated battle over the past year and a half as this initially botched procurement process has played out. Behind the scenes each company is trying to discredit the other and hiring lobbyists to help bolster their chances of winning the contract.

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The local TV star who rigged the lottery

October 18, 2019, 12:12 pm ET

Shortly after 7pm on April 24th, 1980, millions of Pennsylvanians watched intently as a third and final ping-pong ball shot up the tube of a machine on live television.

"And there you have it," exclaimed the station's beloved announcer, Nick Perry. "Today's Pennsylvania lottery daily number: 6-6-6!" 

As the cheesy music faded and the lights dimmed, Perry implored lucky ticket holders at home to claim their prizes: "If you've got it, come and get it!"

What the public didn't know was that Perry — along with a rag-tag...

Mississippi Lottery

Mississippi to start selling lottery tickets Nov. 25

October 16, 2019, 8:50 pm ET

First MS Lottery retailers have been approved

By Todd Northrop

People wanting to play the Mississippi lottery will be able to do so slightly sooner than expected.

The Mississippi Lottery Corp. announced it will start selling scratch-off lottery tickets Nov. 25 — the Monday before Thanksgiving. Lottery officials had originally planned to begin sales on Dec. 1.

Multi-state lottery tickets for games such as Powerball and Mega Millions are expected to go on sale in early 2020.

Euro Millions

Lottery first-timer's $551,575 winner nearly ended up in trash

October 14, 2019, 8:27 pm ET

An Ireland man who bought his first-ever lottery ticket said the $551,575 winner nearly ended up in the trash at his local store.

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'You assume all the money noise stops when you finally have it'

October 14, 2019, 9:19 am ET

What would you do if you suddenly came into a large amount of money?

Euro Millions

Lottery winner from UK claims 170m EuroMillions jackpot

October 11, 2019, 10:16 pm ET

The lucky winner of Tuesday's record 170 million (US$209 million / €190 million)燛uroMillions jackpot draw has come forward, the UK National Lottery has said.


20 years later: Will a lottery vote come before the people of Alabama again?

October 11, 2019, 9:58 pm ET

Saturday will mark 20 years since the people of Alabama voted against allowing a lottery, and now many legislators say it's time to let the people vote again.

Mississippi Lottery

Mississippi Lottery hits the Web and social media

October 10, 2019, 8:29 am ET

The Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC) has unveiled a new look for its website and officially introduced its brand on social media in advance of its anticipated launch of scratch-off tickets by December 1.

Euro Millions

UK ticket-holder is Britain's biggest-ever lottery winner after winning 170m EuroMillions jackpot

October 9, 2019, 7:46 am ET

EuroMillions players across Britain have been urged to check their tickets this morning after one person won the entire 170 million (US$209 million/ €190 million) jackpot.

Euro Millions

€190m EuroMillions lottery jackpot will be won tonight, no matter what

October 8, 2019, 8:58 am ET

The EuroMillions jackpot of €190 million (US$209 million) will have to be won on Tuesday night no matter what happens, with the odds of claiming at least a share of the top prize effectively falling from 140 million to 1 to a considerably more manageable 7 million to 1 due to a never-before enforced rule.

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