It’s a happy start to the new year for a Minnesota Lottery raffle winner. The holder of one of two $1 million tickets has come forward and was to be introduced Friday.
Armed with sales statistics tailored for each legislative district, the Minnesota Lottery chief is paying visits to lawmakers as he attempts to repair strained relationships and head off another showdown over tickets sold on the Internet, through automated cash-machines and at gas station pumps.
outh Dakota Lottery officials say a Powerball ticket worth $1 million has been sold in Mitchell. Officials say the ticket holder matched all five white ball numbers but missed the Powerball on Saturday’s drawing. The winning numbers are 6, 10, 51, 54, 57, and the Powerball is 12.
We all feel like we hit the jackpot with Sunday’s weather, but somebody in Minnesota did more than that. They literally hit the jackpot. A winning ticket for Saturday night’s Hot Lotto drawing came from somewhere in Anoka County.
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>Instant-play lottery games won’t be available on the Internet or Minnesota gas pumps as of November if legislation ready for final votes prevails.
Gov. Mark Dayton said Monday it would be “pointless” for him to veto a bill stripping the Minnesota Lottery’s ability to sell tickets online if the Legislature votes convincingly for the restriction. Dayton told The Associated Press that he hopes lawmakers at least give the lottery adequate time to end its Internet games and minimize breached contracts. The Senate voted overwhelmingly last week for an immediate online lottery prohibition. A House vote could come soon.
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The Minnesota Senate has taken a stand against the sale of lottery tickets through a website or gas-pump terminals. By a voice vote Friday, senators moved to outlaw the practice that the Minnesota Lottery had already begun. It was as an amendment to a separate gambling regulation bill.
Minnesota lawmakers are being told they’ll have to come up with millions of dollars if they want to shut down the sales of e-lottery tickets. The potential $8 million cost is attributable to lost sales and vendor contracts that would be breached if the Legislature prohibits the lottery from continuing with online games.
Gov. Mark Dayton says he hasn’t formed a position on a bill that would bar the Minnesota Lottery from selling tickets over the Internet. Dayton said Wednesday that he will seek input from supporters and opponents as the bill progresses.
Wednesday’s Powerball drawing carries an estimated $400 million jackpot. If no one matches all the numbers, the prize potential will grow before the next drawing on Saturday. Here are five things you should know about Powerball payouts and your odds of winning.
The Minnesota and Iowa state lotteries have unveiled a new two-state game in which players win by matching all of the numbers — or none of them.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport is eyeing a major expansion of gambling with a plan to sell Minnesota Lottery tickets on about 2,500 electronic tablets that are already installed in the main terminal. Airport spokesman Patrick Hogan confirms Monday that the plan is under consideration by the Metropolitan Airports Commission.
Two lucky winning tickets were sold in Tuesday’s near-record $636 million Mega Millions drawing: one at a tiny newsstand in Atlanta, and the other more than 2,000 miles away in California. The lucky Georgia ticket was sold at a Gateway Newsstand in Atlanta’s affluent Buckhead area, Mega Millions Executive Director Paula Otto said.