24
Aug 13

Florida Senator Reopens Online Lottery Ticket Proposal

Saturday August 24th, 2013Florida Senator Gwen Margolis has reintroduced a proposal that, if approved, would allow the sale of online lottery tickets in the state.

The proposal (SB 98) would create a program so anyone 18 or older could purchase lottery tickets online making tickets just a click or two away.

A similar proposal was submitted by Margolis for last year but retailers opposed the measure and it didn’t advance beyond the Gaming Committee. Lottery tickets in the state are currently only available to purchase from 13,000 authorized retailers and the fear is that should online sales be allowed, retailers would see a drop in sales.

Margolis disagrees and said that online sales would increase revenue, which would increase proceeds and bring more money for educational scholarships.

The proposal comes as a legislative study is underway in Florida on the future of gaming as many Republicans have voiced an aversion to expand gambling in the state.

Should this proposal be approved Florida Lottery would join the other states already selling tickets online, which includes Illinois Lottery who have been selling tickets online for over a year.

Other Florida Lottery News

Tonight’s Florida Lotto jackpot is worth an impressive $58 million after a total of 34 draws with no top prize winners. This is the highest Florida Lotto jackpot seen in 12 years so make sure you have your tickets ready for tonight’s draw – you could be a winner!

For the latest Florida Lottery winning numbers, visit Lottery.net.

by Patrick Fitzgerald
Updated March 29th, 2016

24
Aug 13

Mega Millions Results for Friday August 23rd 2013

Mega Millions News

The Mega Millions Results for Friday 23/08/2013 are as follows:

Main Balls: 1 - 9 - 17 - 20 - 53
Mega Ball: 14
Megaplier: 4

Next Draw: Tuesday September 3rd 2013
Next Jackpot: $69,000,000

Mega Millions Prize Breakdown for 8/23/2013

Prize Level Prize Winners
Match 5 plus Mega Ball $60,000,000 0It's a Rollover!
Match 5 $250,000 5
Match 4 plus Mega Ball $10,000 27
Match 4 $150.00 1,277
Match 3 plus Mega Ball $150.00 1,368
Match 2 plus Mega Ball $10.00 21,775
Match 3 $7.00 64,861
Match 1 plus Mega Ball $3.00 127,788
Match 0 plus Mega Ball $2.00 235,260

Draw Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
No Yes No No Yes No No

Look out for the next Mega Millions draw and Good Luck!

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by Mike Redfern
Updated August 24th, 2013

24
Aug 13

Lotto Max Results for Friday August 23rd 2013

Lotto Max News

The Lotto Max Results for Friday 23/08/2013 are as follows:

Main Balls: 5 - 6 - 10 - 17 - 22 - 36 - 48
Bonus Ball: 3

Next Draw: TBC
Next Jackpot: $30,000,000

Lotto Max Prize Breakdown for 8/23/2013

Prize Level Prize Winners
Match 7 $20,961,383 0It's a Rollover!
Match 6 plus Bonus $162,653 2
Match 6 $5,915 55
Match 5 $120.30 3,380
Match 4 $20.00 74,795
Match 3 plus Bonus $20.00 71,621
Match 3 $0.00 654,470

Draw Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
No No No No Yes No No

Look out for the next Lotto Max draw and Good Luck!

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by Mike Redfern
Updated August 24th, 2013

23
Aug 13

Colorado Lottery Reports Record Ticket Sales

Friday August 23rd, 2013Colorado Lottery has reported a record year of ticket sales thanks to the largest Powerball jackpot ever in May 2013 and record Scratch-off ticket sales. State lottery officials posted annual sales of $566.3 million for the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2013 with sales up $21 million, a rise of 3.8%, from the previous year.

Back in May, when Powerball hit the largest jackpot seen in the history of the game, ticket sales in the state totaled more than $23.1 million taking total Powerball sales in Colorado for the financial year to June 2013 to $116.7 million. Scratch-off ticket sales were a huge $368.6 million, a rise of 1.2% from the previous year, and Lottery officials added a new jackpot game, Pick 3, in April 2013 which generated $1.9 million in sales.

Image source - ColoradoLottery.com

Image source – ColoradoLottery.com

The increase in ticket sales means that the percentage contributed to lottery beneficiaries has also risen, going from 22.60% for the 2012 financial year to 23.95% for this financial year. Lottery beneficiaries in the state received a total of $135.6 million this year with 50% going to the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund, 40% to the Conservation Trust Fund and 10% to Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Speaking about the rise in sales Barb Brohl, executive director of the Department of Revenue, said: “It is exciting to see that our efforts are resulting in an upwards trend of proceeds to beneficiaries.”

To date, Colorado Lottery has donated more than $2.6 billion to the state since its creation 30 years ago. Colorado Lottery participates in both Powerball and Mega Millions and has the state lottery games Lotto, Cash 5 and Pick 3 and a number of Scratch-off games. So far this year the state has given just over $40.4 million to winners.

To view the latest Colorado winning numbers, visit Lottery.net.

by Patrick Fitzgerald
Updated March 29th, 2016

22
Aug 13

Powerball Jackpot Nears $100 Million Mark

Thursday August 22nd, 2013 – It has only been two weeks since the huge $448 million Powerball jackpot was won and now it seems that, yet again, the jackpot is on a roll. Last night’s drawing had no Match 5 plus Powerball winners causing the Powerball jackpot to roll for the fourth time and edge closer to the $100 million mark.

Last night’s winning Powerball numbers were 30 – 40 – 42 – 46 – 48 with the Powerball number 23 and although no players won the jackpot, there were a total of 548,864 prize winners sharing a prize fund of $5.8 million. Two tickets, purchased in Florida and Arizona, matched the five main numbers to each win the second tier prize of $1 million. Lottery officials from these states have yet to confirm where these winning Powerball tickets were purchased and if they have been claimed, so if you bought a Powerball ticket for last night’s drawing from either of these states, check your numbers now to see if you are one of the $1 million winners!

The Powerball jackpot now stands at $92 million for Saturday’s drawing and should it roll again then there will most likely be a jackpot of over $100 million to play for in next Wednesday’s drawing.

To view the latest Powerball winning numbers, visit Lottery.net.

Other Powerball News

A winner of a $2 million Powerball prize has come forward and claimed their winnings. The prize was won in Oklahoma in a recent Powerball drawing and lottery officials confirmed on August 21st, 2013 that a trustee from Heritage Trust Company submitted the winning ticket and claimed the prize, on behalf of Pennies from Heaven Trust I and Pennies from Heaven Trust II.

The winning ticket was sold at D & W Quick Stop in Ada and matched the five main numbers to win $1 million, but added the Power Play option which doubled the win to $2 million!

Congratulations to this $2 million Powerball winner from LotteryWorld!

by Patrick Fitzgerald
Updated March 30th, 2016