Illinois Lottery Celebrates the New Year with New Instant
'Words with Friends' mirrors
popular virtual game
CHICAGO, Illinois (January 8, 2014)
-- The Illinois Lottery
released new instant games this month. Match 3 Tripler, $100 Frenzy, Words with
Friends, Jokers Wild, and Fabulous Fortune offer players a chance to win big
prizes ranging from $3,000 to $4 million. These five games join popular instant
games like Wild Cherry Tripler and ongoing numbers games like Lotto with Extra
The popular word game Words with
Friends is now available in the form of a lottery ticket! This new $3 game
packs all of the fun of the virtual game into an instant ticket. Words with
Friends offers top prizes of $50,000. Overall odds of winning a prize on Words
with Friends are 1-in-3.93.
Match 3 Tripler is back and this $1
game gives players the chance to win up to $3,000. Overall odds of winning a
prize on Match 3 Tripler are 1-in-4.91.
The new $2 instant game, $100 Frenzy
has top prizes of $20,000 and is loaded with over $2.5 million in $100 prizes.
Overall odds of winning a prize on $100 Frenzy are 1-in-4.74.
Even more cash can be won with
Jokers Wild. This $5 instant ticket offers $5.8 million in prizes and more than
1 million winning tickets. The top prizes on Jokers Wild are $200,000. Overall
odds of winning a prize are 1-in-3.95.
Fabulous Fortune gives players the
chance to pocket up to $4 million or win over 9,500 prizes ranging from $1,000
to $20,000. Featuring the popular match-number game-play, this $20 ticket is
all about big payouts. Overall odds of winning a prize on Fabulous Fortune are
Players can purchase these games at
more than 8,200 Lottery retailers statewide.
About Illinois Lottery
Founded in 1974, the Illinois
Lottery has contributed over $18 billion to the state's Common School Fund to
assist K-12 public schools, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars to the
Capital Projects Fund and to special causes like Illinois Veterans, the fight
against breast cancer, MS research, and assistance for people living with
HIV/AIDS. In addition to playing in-store, the Illinois Lottery offers online
and mobile play for Mega Millions, Powerball and Lotto at illinoislottery.com.
Players must be at least 18 years old.
CONTACT: Chanele Newton
SOURCE: Illinois Lottery.
Scientific Games Launch New Player Subscription Service for North
Carolina Education Lottery
ATLANTA, Georgia (January 6, 2014)
-- Scientific Games
Corporation (Nasdaq: SGMS) today announced the launch of a new player
subscription service for the North Carolina Education Lottery. Players in the State are
now able to purchase subscriptions via the lotterys website for the
Lotterys three jackpot games, Powerball®, Mega Millions® and
Carolina Cash 5.
The North Carolina Education Lottery
is the eighth U.S. lottery to launch the Sciplay service for player
ecommerce and/or player rewards from Scientific Games. With the launch of
the subscription service coupled with the Companys Properties
Plus® integrated suite of web-based player loyalty rewards services,
Scientific Games now provides the Lottery with player account management, age
verification and player geo-location, and web-based payment services. The
subscription service includes first-tier player support via phone, live chat
The availability of these
three popular jackpot games on our Lucke-Zone website offers our players a new
way to play, and offers non-lottery players the opportunity to try our games
for the first time, said Alice Garland, Executive Director for the
North Carolina Education Lottery. Garland said the new service can help the
Lottery increase sales for the three games and ultimately raise more money for
education in the State.
Registration for the new
subscription service is available via a secure section of the website. The
Lotterys responsible play features, such as limits on the number of
multi-draw tickets that can be purchased, are incorporated into the
subscription service. Players also have the ability to place their own personal
limits on their play.
We are excited about the
engaging, exciting and convenient opportunities we now offer North Carolina
players through the combination of our subscription service and our players
club rewards program by far the broadest deployment of Sciplay to
date, said Michael Lightman, Vice President, Lottery Interactive for
Scientific Games. In the case of the North Carolina Education Lottery,
we have already seen enthusiasm from current rewards players who upgraded to
subscriptions immediately following the launch and we are optimistic this trend
will continue, reinforcing the importance of a closely coordinated
Once the player registers and sets
up a subscription account, purchases can be made through an electronic funds
transfer. Players will receive email alerts if their numbers are drawn. A
subscription to a minimum of two weeks of drawings (and up to a maximum of 52
weeks of drawings) for one of the three games is required.
About Scientific Games
Scientific Games Corporation is a
leading developer of technology-based products and services and associated
content for worldwide gaming and lottery markets. The Companys
portfolio includes instant and draw-based lottery games; electronic gaming
machines and game content; server-based lottery and gaming systems; sports
betting technology; loyalty and rewards programs; and social, mobile and
interactive content and services. For more information, please visit:
CONTACT: Aimee Remey,
SOURCE: Scientific Games
Pollard Banknotes Instant Holiday Game Sets Cyprus
Government Lottery Sales Record
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Canada (January
8, 2014) -- Pollard Banknote
Limited (TSX: PBL) (Pollard Banknote) is pleased to announce
the sales success of the Cyprus Government Lotterys 3 holiday game,
Merry Christmas. Selling out in just five weeks, Merry Christmas has become the
bestselling instant ticket in the Lottery's history. The Lottery's reorder of
Merry Christmas tickets had a very tight timeline for delivery and also sold
very quicklywithin three weeks. The exceptional sales of Merry Christmas
led to the ticket being featured in European Lotteries' December 2013 issue of
Pollard Banknote partnered with the
Lottery to breathe new life into its annual holiday game. This festive instant
game featured ticket art developed and designed by Pollard Banknote and
replaced the Lottery's previous holiday game, which combined an instant scratch
game with a passive draw. Merry Christmas has a folded design that emulates a
standard holiday card. The ticket offers traditional Christmas imagery on the
front, such as holly berries, evergreen branches, Christmas balls and bows, and
a fun, bright winter scene with animals on the inside play area. Players also
enjoy the high entertainment value of 25 scratch areas and a broad variety of
festive play symbols such as presents, candy canes, sleighs, and
"The demand for our Merry
Christmas ticket exceeded our expectations," explained Marios Constantinou,
Chief Administrator of the Cyprus Government Lottery. "The re-order was sold
out by December 16, and I am sure we could have sold a third order by the end
In 2010, the Cyprus Government
Lottery awarded Pollard Banknote an exclusive two-year contract and has
exercised the option of two additional one-year renewals. Under this contract,
Pollard Banknote supplies instant scratch tickets, including game design,
ticket production, marketing support and strategic planning.
"Pollard Banknote congratulates
the Cyprus Government Lottery on setting a new sales record with its Merry
Christmas ticket," said Doug Pollard, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Pollard
Banknote. "Over the last few years, we have developed a strong relationship
with the Lottery and a solid understanding of the Cyprus market. The success of
this game exemplifies Pollard Banknote's ability to introduce a new
sales-driving ticket conceptsuch as the holiday card formatand
complement it with refreshing artwork."
The Cyprus Government Lottery was
established shortly after the Independence of Cyprus in 1960 and entered the
instant ticket market in 1979. The Lottery operates in accordance with the
Cyprus Government Lotteries Law and Regulations. Net profit from Lottery
operations is transferred into the Consolidated Fund of the Government of
Cyprus, from which the government budget is financed.
About Pollard Banknote
Pollard Banknote Limited is one of
the worlds leading full-service lottery vendors and is a major supplier
to North Americas charitable gaming industry. The company manufactures
instant lottery tickets and provides related programming, design, and marketing
support. As well, Pollard Banknote manufactures pull-tab tickets and bingo
paper, and supplies lottery management services (including warehousing and
distribution). Established in 1907, Pollard Banknote is owned approximately
73.5% by the Pollard family and 26.5% by public shareholders and currently
serves more than 50 lotteries worldwide, including some of the largest and most
respected lotteries in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Central and
South America. For more information, please visit our website at:
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
Chief Financial Officer
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
SOURCE: Pollard Banknote
Pro-Lite, Manufacturer of LED Signage, Accepted as Associate
Member of World Lottery Association
COSTA MESA, California (December 16,
2013) -- Pro-Lite, the North American pioneer in the supply of LED jackpot
signage, is pleased to announce its acceptance as an Associate Member of the
World Lottery Association (WLA),
www.world-lotteries.org. Joining the WLA approved list of
respected lottery suppliers marks the firms continuing expansion into the
international lottery sector.
Andy Kaoh, President/CEO of
Pro-Lite, commented: Pro-Lites acceptance as a WLA
Associate Member is a significant endorsement of our credibility in the lottery
industry. We are proud to be counted among a select number of approved
suppliers. Through this membership, we look forward to carrying a solid
reputation with our existing clientele, as a provider of high quality,
innovative LED signage and dedicated service, into the foreign
Linda Turner, Sales Manager, Lottery
Division added: Pro-Lite is a global provider of electronic
consumer goods through distribution channels such as Costco, Walmart, and Home
Depot. With multiple factories, we are well positioned to deliver proven
technology and related support services to lotteries worldwide, as already
demonstrated to the top lottery organizations of the western hemisphere.
In previous sales leadership roles, I highly valued WLA membership as a
significant underpinning of international sales success, and look forward to
drawing upon the associated benefits. Its very exciting to
work with Pro-Lite to confidently expand further into the international market,
knowing we have the infrastructure and endorsement of WLA to support the
In 1981, Pro-Lite Inc. introduced
LED technology to the U.S. and is a leading manufacturer of consumer electronic
goods, delivering to more than 1,000,000 customers and end-users worldwide.
Pro-Lite has also supplied the United States Air Force, Navy and United States
In 2000, Pro-Lite introduced
updatable jackpot signage to U.S. lotteries. Over 100,000 LED signs have been
made for more than 30 North American, Caribbean and Central American
Pro-Lite has cooperated with
GTECH, INTRALOT, SCIENTIFIC
GAMES and CANADIAN BANKNOTE to integrate its
updatable jackpot signs seamlessly with the lottery online system, within the
U.S. and out of country.
In 2013, directly and through a
reseller, Pro-Lite supplied lotteries in: British Columbia, Honduras, Delaware,
Indiana, Kentucky, New York (42,500 signs since 2010), Ohio, Massachusetts,
Missouri and Washington State.
For more information about
Pro-Lites lottery point of sale signage, please CONTACT: Linda Turner,
Sales Manager, Lottery Division Phone: 1+609-538-0128, Fax: 1+609-538-1607,
SOURCE: Pro-Lite Inc. (www.pro-litelottery.com)
La Française des Jeux Sets 1bn Revenue
FRANCE (January 6, 2014) -- French
gaming operator La
Française des Jeux (FDJ) has set a five-year target to generate
annual online revenue in excess of 1bn, after revealing a 6 per cent
increase in online sales in its full year results for 2013.
Total sales of 12.4bn
represented a 2 per cent year-on-year rise from 2012s takings, with 96.7
per cent of earnings coming from the operators retail network.
Online sales stood at 410m,
with online lottery sales comprising 334m of the total.
FDJ has recorded sales of
12.35 billion in 2013, compared to 12.14 billion in 2012, an
increase of 1.8%. Sales in the physical network (96.7% of sales) grew at a rate
close (+1.7%), growth has been on the web for its stronger (+5.5% to 410
2013 results reflect the strength of
a game model involving 27.1 million French. The pillars of this team play are
proximity, embodied by 33,400 retailers in the French Games, and consistency of
principles on which the success of the National Lottery has been based for 80
years: responsible innovation, equality before the luck and redistribution.
A game model that benefits all
parties involved - redistribution for the benefit of players, retailers and the
community accounted for over 95% of bets. The total earnings of the players
recorded a further increase (+2.5% vs 2012 and 200 million), reaching
8.07 billion, or 65.4% of housing (compared to 64.9% in 2012).
Contribution to the general interest
exceeds 3 billion, including 230 million for the benefit of sport
for all. Income made to local network totalled 621 million, up 5.7%
compared to 2012 (ie 8.4% per point of sale). Popular brands that attracted
27.1 million Players.
The French have adopted a pragmatic
consumption in 2013. The number of players has increased from 26,300,000 in
2012 to 27,100,000 in 2013. Average weekly bet is slightly lower: 8.8
compared to 8.9 in 2012. Due to the increase in earnings of 2.5%, higher
than the increase being 1.8%, the cost of players is 3 per week, down
2.6%. Games accessible to all who combine tradition and new players have turned
to the tradition rooted in their game brands, as evidenced by the stability of
the LOTO ® (once again the second game FDJ), to games, scratch and simple
provided attractive, as illustrated by the success of the illiko ® range
launched in 2012 (whose leader Cash game is the first game FDJ), and accessible
to a wide public sports paris (bet at odds ParionsSport becomes the fourth game
FDJ). Housing lottery games reached 10.70 billion sales (86.7% of
sales), stable compared to 2012, despite the small number of exceptional
events: 2 vs 3 Fridays 13 in 2012, no dates symbolic as 12-12-12, no long cycle
Euro Millions in 2013 vs. 3 in 2012.
Sports Lottery Attractive and
Sports Paris, driven by an animated
news, exceeded sales of 1.65 billion (13.3% of sales), an increase of
14.4% compared to 2012, mainly in the network (95.4% of sales). This offer has
attracted more than French (+700 000 players) without their average bet will
increase (down 10%). This illustrates the success of a range of sports paris
accessible and modern, ten years after the introduction in France FDJ of paris
product by side and the redesign of pari-mutuel sports (Loto Foot) that
followed (the creation of sports lottery dating back to 1985).
A Committed And Responsible
The year 2013 was also marked by a
strengthening of the Corporate Social Responsibility Company restructured
around five strategic axes and about fifty of action plans. "Responsible
Gambling" always occupies center stage, whether accompanying a recreational
practice of gambling, prevention of underage gambling or training retailers.
Rates of employment for persons with disabilities in the FDJ this year reached
Budget JDF Foundation was doubled on
the occasion of its 20th anniversary and its new five-year ( 18 million
over 5 years) .
FDJ is especially become one of the
1st all partners of the French Red Cross. Again renewing its partnership with
the French Olympic Committee (CNOSF) FDJ has integrated a component and
Societal Integrity in all its sports partnerships (LFP FFHB, FFBB, FFR).
FDJ Foundation contributes, for
example, the "Supporters of employment" operation initiated by the LFP
and all the professional football clubs. Evaluation of the CSR policy of the
company by the agency Vigéo showed a large increase in extra-financial
rating (76/100 versus 69/100 in 2011), highest rating assigned to a requested
French company Vigéo. Perspectives On the occasion of 10 years of Euro
Millions in 2014 FDJ revives the spirit of the National Lottery in launching,
with effect from 1 February 2014, "My Million."
This set of complementary Euro
Millions draw, reserved exclusively for France, guarantee 2 millionaires per
week, one for each draw on Tuesday and Friday, from players to France in Euro
Millions. Cup World Cup 12 June to 13 July will surely enliven the range of
sports paris and generate interest from new bettors. The year 2013 was marked
by the adoption by the Board of Directors Strategic Plan 2013-2018 FDJ which,
in accordance with the model of consumer and responsible gaming, plans to
strengthen its proximity to the French, the further development of digital FDJ
with the ambition to meet the increasing digitization of French and target to
increase sales at least 1 billion, launching innovative as well as
international valuation expertise of the Group games.
SOURCE: La Française des
WestLotto Looks Back on a Successful 2013!
Players Embrace the New Year
with Riches Thanks to German Lotteries
Around one in 10 NRW major
winners became a millionaire
MÜNSTER, Germany (January 3,
2014) -- WestLotto looks back on a successful 2013! Purely mathematically the
data can reveal that a lottery winner emerged every 17 days, for 23 Lotto
millionaires in NRW have been produced this year.
But this is not all: For, in North
Rhine-Westphalia could at least 237 lottery players are looking for a profit of
at least 100,000. This means that on average about every 37 hours (8760
hours a year) North Rhine-Westphalia was able to improve his account to a
41.5 million euros went to the
The highest rate, the WestLotto has
ever paid to a Player, was "handed over" this year and went into the
Bergische Land: On July 19, a Euro Jackpot player claimed all 41.5 million
euros and asked, of course, for absolute discretion.
The second and third place of the
peak gain went in 2013 to the region of Oberhausen and after East Westphalia.
There are two LOTTO 6aus49 tipster players that can be happy with 24.1 million
or 20.9 million euros.
But not only by Euro Jackpot and the
classic LOTTO 6aus49 saw new millionaires "born," the additional lottery game
77 has spoiled this year a particularly large NRW-Tipper with big prize money.
Six times was this additional lottery is a game player a millionaire. The
highest amount was recovered in 2013 in NRW at play 77, went in February in the
district of Siegen-Wittgenstein. There a WestLotto customer received exactly
Which region had the most
Luck in 2013 prompted players with
enthusiasm. Even six-figure sums delighted many game players. Luck is almost
uniformly distributed: The Rhineland and Westphalia comes to 124 113 large
winners. The Ruhr occupied with 57 wins from 100,000 euros the top spot in NRW.
Closely followed was the classic Rhineland (from Dusseldorf to Bonn behind)
with 39 large gains in second place and East Westphalia with 32 major
The Bergisch land can at least post
27 satisfied lottery players.
Munsterland can boast with 25 and
the winning / Sauerland follow with 23 major winners. Finally, the Aachen /
Eifel region and the Lower Rhine come with 17 game players who have won at
least 100,000 euros. Other large gains accounted for so-called lottery shares
with participants from throughout NRW.
Lottery players from the premises
Dusseldorf and Essen had the best number sense.
The best feeling for the right
lottery numbers had 2013 inhabitants from the space Dusseldorf and Essen. (From
100,000) was 11 times, a large gain in these regions. The square is 2
divided by 9 luckiest Aachen, Bielefeld, the märkische district and the
district of Mettmann.
"2013 was an eventful year for
WestLotto., Not only by the NRW-peak gain of 41.5 million euros, but of course
also by the changes that have occurred in May at LOTTO 6aus49. It's great to
see that the lottery players continue as have lots of fun in our products and
we are pleased that we were able to bless so many people in 2013 in NRW with
numerous gains," said WestLotto spokesman Axel Weber, the statistic in
CONTACT: West German lottery GmbH
& Co. OHG, Axel Weber, Tel: 0251-7006-1341, Fax: 0251-7006-1399, E-mail:
SOURCE: West German lottery GmbH
& Co. OHG.
Norsk Tipping Looks to Retain Its Socially Responsible Status in
HAMAR, Norway (January 2, 2014) --
For most of us, the first preparation for the new year is to reflect on what
has happened in the old year. Norsk Tipping is no exception in this respect. And it's a
nice flashback the company can look back on for the past year.
2013 was economically the second
best year ever for the company, surpassed only by "the jackpot year" of
From 2009 until today, the company's
operating profit increased by 700 million. (to 3850 million in 2013 ) and in
2014, we plan to provide 4,100 million to good social purpose, which is more
Norsk Tipping is owned by the state,
and it is Parliament that decides how profits are distributed. Every penny of
its profits go to charitable causes, sports, culture and voluntary
Through Grassroots schemes, players
can even give 5 percent of the efforts of a sports team or an organization they
want to support a little extra. This scheme provides for 340 million for
activities in the community in every corner of the country.
All profits from gambling revenue go
directly to good causes and not to the Minister of Finance and very few
countries have that practice. That single player can give money directly to
their local club or association is Norway alone.
In 2012, the Norsk Tipping was
listed as the second best contributor of gaming companies in Europe to produce
profits to good causes as measured. The contribution was barely beaten by
Finland, but far ahead of both Denmark and Sweden. This is a position that
Norway and Norsk Tipping want to keep in 2013.
Proceeds from the Norwegian Tipping
helps to finance everything from Norwegian gullmedaljehåp in Sochi to
rescue craft and cultural experiences in nursing homes. Pretty much everything
that is of volunteering in Norway is a beneficiary of this surplus. There is
therefore no reason to be surprised that politicians, journalists and NGOs are
focusing on how big the check from the Norwegian Tipping becomes at the year's
Nevertheless,, creating a maximum
possible profit is not NorskTippings most important social mission. It is to
prevent gambling becoming a problem for the individual and for society. The
money will be a side effect of our business, not the main goal.
Such social goals are easy to lose
sight of for both gaming companies, beneficiaries and politicians. In Sweden it
blows now a veritable media storm surrounding the privately owned Post Code
Lottery because of their aggressive sales methods. The European Commission has
sent critical questions to the Swedish government because the Commission
believes Sweden's game policy does not safeguard social concerns as
There is less than ten years since
Norway had a formidable gambling problem caused by readily available and
aggressive slots. In 2007, Norwegians played for 27 billion on these machines.
This market is now regulated and controlled by Norsk Tipping and turnover
reduced by 75 percent. Play Problems Caused by machines are now virtually non-
existent in Norway, while there is a growing problem in the rest of Europe.
The Government has announced a
review of the gaming policy in Norway. This is a review that Norsk Tipping
welcomes. Such a review will hopefully generate debate about what kind of
marketing scheme will most effectively prevent problem gambling. Likewise, what
game market will offer the most money for social purposes while protecting the
individual. Norsk Tipping should be a vehicle to meet government targets for
gaming policy, not an end in itself. The company has set a goal to be the best
in Europe to create profits for good causes and be a global leader in
preventing gambling problems. We're looking forward to be measured.
SOURCE: Norsk Tipping.
The Florida Lottery Rings in the New Year with Fabulous New
TALLAHASSEE. Florida (January 7,
2014) -- The Florida
Lottery has three new Scratch-Off games that offer more than $112 million
in total cash prizes. The games, FLAMINGO®, CROSSWORD CASH and TRIPLE CASH,
go on sale today. All Lottery retailers are expected to have these new tickets
in stock and available for purchase within 48 hours.
The headlining ticket, FLAMINGO,
features iconic Vegas-style artwork designed to mimic the glitz and glamour of
The game name is displayed in a hot
pink ink splashed across the black and gold background of the ticket. This $5
game offers six top prizes of $250,000 and more than $36 million in total cash
prizes. Additionally, players may enter non-winning FLAMINGO tickets into the
Forever Fabulous Second Chance Promotion for their chance to win a Las Vegas
trip package or a Flamingo® merchandise prize package.
Three drawings will be held in the
Forever Fabulous Second Chance Promotion. The drawings will be held on February
5, March 5 and April 2.
In each drawing 10 grand prize
winners will be awarded a Las Vegas trip package that includes roundtrip
airfare from any major airport in Florida to Las Vegas; ground transportation;
three nights hotel accommodations; a $1,000 Flamingo food and beverage credit;
$250 spending money; and two VIP tickets to the Donny & Marie Show.
In addition, 300 second prize
winners will receive a Flamingo merchandise prize package that includes a polo
shirt, a set of golf balls, a pair of Tervis® tumblers, a beach towel, a
visor, a watch, sunglasses and a robe. All of the merchandise features the
signature hot pink color featured on the FLAMINGO Scratch-Off ticket.
The $3 game, CROSSWORD CASH, offers
a top prize of $50,000 and more than 7.2 million winning tickets. The
games overall odds of winning are one-in-4.14.
For just $1, players can win up to
$3,000 with TRIPLE CASH. There are more than four million winning tickets
totaling more than $12 million in cash prizes.
Scratch-Off games are an important
part of the Lotterys portfolio of games, comprising approximately 60
percent of ticket sales and generating more than $575 million in funding for
education in fiscal year 2012-13.
About The Florida Lottery
The Florida Lottery is responsible
for contributing more than $26 billion to education and sending more than
650,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The
Florida Lottery reinvests nearly 98 percent of its revenue back into
Floridas 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 $37 billion in prizes and made more than 1,300 people
millionaires. For more information, please visit
SOURCE: The Florida Lottery.
Arizona Lottery Kicks-Off New Year with New Lucky Life
Scratchers® Series; Win Up to $5,000 a Week for 20
PHOENIX, Arizona (January 6, 2014) -
The Arizona Lottery
announces the launch of its newest Scratchers series, Lucky Life. Lucky Life
games launch Jan. 7 and offer a full range of tickets, with a chance to win up
to $5,000 a week for 20 years. Winners also will have a lump sum option.
The Arizona Lottery is hosting a
special launch event tomorrow, Jan. 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lottery
office in Phoenix.
Players will receive a free $5 Lucky
Life ticket with the purchase of a $10 Lucky Life ticket, limit one per person.
Plus, players will be entered to win one of two "Ultimate Sports
Package" prizes, which include Phoenix Coyotes game tickets, Phoenix Suns
autographed memorabilia and more.
The Arizona Lottery street team will
be on-hand with a "Spin-to-Win" promotion, along with scheduled appearances by
the Suns Gorilla from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Cardinals Big Red from 12 to 1 p.m.
and Coyotes Howler from 1 to 2 p.m.
Players also can visit the Arizona
Lottery office in Tucson from 2 to 5 p.m. tomorrow to receive a free $5 Lucky
Life ticket with the purchase of a $10 Lucky Life ticket, limit one per
The Lucky Life series includes a
Second Chance Drawing for non-winning tickets with a chance to win up to
"With the Lucky Life series, each
price point will offer the highest top prizes ever for Scratchers tickets in
Arizona," said Karen Bach, director of budget, products and communications
for the Arizona Lottery. "Second Chance Drawings are always popular with our
players because they offer additional opportunities to win."
The Lucky Life Scratchers series
includes the following four Scratchers tickets, ranging in price from $1 to
Top Prize: $500 a week for 20
Top 2nd Chance Prize:
Top Prize: $1,000 a week for
Top 2nd Chance Prize:
Top Prize: $2,500 a week for
Top 2nd Chance Prize:
Top Prize: $5,000 a week for
Top 2nd Chance Prize:
The Lucky Life Scratchers series
includes four Second Chance Drawings. Scheduled draw dates are May 15 and Oct.
16, 2014, plus two dates in 2015, all of which are subject to change. The
deadline for entry is 11:59 p.m. on the day prior to each scheduled drawing.
All entries received prior to the designated drawing will be eligible for
subsequent drawings, unless that entry has already received a prize.
For more information about the new
Lucky Life Scratchers series and to enter non-winning tickets into the Second
Chance Drawing, please visit ArizonaLottery.com.
Players must be 21 years or older to
purchase or redeem tickets. Winners have 180 days from the drawing date to
claim their prize at an Arizona Lottery office or by mail. Overall odds vary by
game. All sales are final. In accordance with the ADA, these materials may be
made available in an alternative format. Gambling Problem? Call 1.800.NEXT STEP
(1-800-639-8783). Please Play Responsibly. Scratchers® is a
registered service mark of the California Lottery.
About the Arizona Lottery
The Arizona Lottery operates
entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products; it
receives no General Fund dollars from the State. Proceeds from sales of Lottery
tickets -- nearly $3.4 million per week -- fund a variety of state programs.
Since July 1981, the Arizona Lottery has paid out more than $5.4 billion in
prizes to players, more than $3 billion in net funding to the state and more
than $638 million in commissions to retailers. Learn more at
SOURCE: Arizona Lottery.
The Health Lottery Launch Health Bingo
New Players Will Receive
A 200% First Deposit Bonus
LONDON, U.K. (January 9, 2014)
Lottery are delighted to announce the launch of Health Bingo, an online
Bingo website where players aged 18 or over can compete against one another to
win cash prizes, while raising money for health-related good causes.
Health Bingo is comprised of two
major bingo game types, a 90 ball game and a 75 ball game. All new players will
receive a 200% first deposit bonus and will have the chance to win a variety of
cash prizes whilst meeting new people online.
The website was launched using Bede
Gaming software licensed in Alderney and the bingo rooms will therefore be
networked with existing Bede clients such as Bingo Stars and Bet Victor.
Health Bingo initially was launched
softly, but print adverts will soon feature in national newspapers and
following this a national television and digital Health Bingo advertising
campaign will be launched.
The Health Bingo website also
includes a range of slot, casino and poker games including popular titles such
as Monopoly, Battleships and Cluedo.
Dominic Mansour, Chief Executive of
The Health Lottery said:
We are delighted to have
launched Health Bingo; it is something we have been working towards for a
number of months.
We are offering existing lottery
players the chance to play bingo under a brand they already know and love. Many
of our players have already started to play Health Bingo and we are expecting
many new members to join once our advertising campaign has been
Not only will players have access
to a number of fun and exciting games, they will also be helping to raise money
for health related good causes.
Players can also play Health Bingo
on their mobiles and mini mobile slot games will be available in the near
About Health Bingo
Health Bingo is operated from
Alderney, under a licence granted by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission
and Health Bingo gives 20% of its profits, not its proceeds to health related
good causes. Unlike The Health Lottery, the contribution to health related good
causes is not calculated on proceeds but rather on the profit, meaning that
players can be offered a better payout rate in line with this type of game.
Health Bingo is operated by
Intellectual Property and Software Ltd, operating from Inchalla, Le Val,
Alderney, GY9 3UL.
Players must be 18 or over
For further information and the
terms and conditions specific to Health Bingo, please visit:
CONTACT: Jack Kenney-Herbert, Public
Relations Coordinator / Telephone: 020 8612 7448 / Mobile: 07771 562 751.
SOURCE: The Health Lottery
New Powerball® with Power Play® Variable Prize Multiplier
Returns on January 22
Ticket sales for up to 26-draw
Advance Action play will resume Jan. 19
ROCKY HILL, Connecticut (January 7,
2014) -- The Connecticut
Lottery is excited to welcome back the Powerball games variable
prize Power Play multiplier, starting with the January 22, 2014
The return of the variable prize
Power Play multiplier will replace the previously used set prize
Power Play payouts, meaning that for the same $1 extra players will have the
chance to multiply any non-jackpot or Match 5 winnings as much as 5 times!
The return of
Powerballs variable prize Power Play multiplier, which will include the
number 5, is welcome news, said CT Lottery President and CEO, Anne M.
Noble. When players have a chance to increase their potential
winnings, there is a heightened level of excitement.
Under the new Powerball game rules,
a separate drawing will be held at the start of each drawing to select the
Power Play number a 2, 3, 4 or 5 for all prizes except the
jackpot and the Match 5 prize. The Match 5 prize is automatically
$2,000,000 if the Power Play option is purchased.
Ticket sales for Powerball
Advance Action play up to 26 draws in advance will resume January
19, 2014. Powerball's ticket price will remain $2, and the price of
purchasing the Power Play option will also remain unchanged at $1.
Powerball tickets are sold in 43
states, Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are held on
Wednesdays and Saturdays.
For more information about
Powerball, stop by any CT Lottery retailer or visit the CT Lotterys
website at CTLOTTERY.ORG.
SOURCE: Connecticut Lottery.
Texas Lottery® Teams Up With National Council on Problem
Texas Lottery encourages
lottery players to play responsibly
AUSTIN, Texas (January 2, 2014) --
The Texas Lottery has joined
the National Council on Problem Gambling as a Silver member as part of its
ongoing efforts to prevent problem gambling
We look forward to working
with the National Council on Problem Gambling to help bring awareness to this
issue, said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery.
We continue to encourage lottery players to play responsibly and
remind players that it only takes one ticket to win.
The National Council on Problem
Gambling is the national advocate for programs and services to assist problem
gamblers and their families. The mission of the NCPG is to increase public
awareness of pathological gambling, ensure the widespread availability of
treatment for problem gamblers and their families, and to encourage research
and programs for prevention and education.
The National Council is neither for
nor against legalized gambling. NCPGs primary concern is to help problem
gamblers and their families. Major National Council programs include:
- Operation of the National Problem Gambling
Helpline Network (800-522-4700), a single national access point to local
- Administration of the National Certified
Gambling Counselor (NCGC) credential.
- Holding the annual National Conference on
Problem Gambling, the worlds oldest and largest problem gambling-specific
- Distribution of literature on problem
gambling treatment, research and recovery.
- Organization of National Problem Gambling
- Providing education on problem gambling
issues to federal, state, tribal and international governments and
The Texas Lottery has
been a long-time participant in our holiday campaign to prevent underage
gambling and we welcome future collaborative efforts to prevent gambling
addiction, said Keith Whyte, executive director of the National
Council on Problem Gambling.
About the Texas Lottery
Beginning with the first ticket sold
in 1992, the Texas Lottery has generated $21 billion in revenue for the state
and distributed $42 billion in prizes to lottery players. Since 1997, the Texas
Lottery has contributed $16 billion to the Foundation School Fund, which
supports public education in Texas. As authorized by the Texas Legislature,
certain Texas Lottery revenues benefit state pro-grams including the Fund for
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-offs.
For more information visit us on
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or at
About the National Council on
The National Council on Problem
Gambling (NCPG) is the national advocate for programs and services to assist
problem gamblers and their families. NCPG was founded in 1972 and is neutral on
legalized gambling. The National Problem Gambling Helpline (1-800-522-4700) is
accessible 24/7. Calls are free and confidential. For more information, please
SOURCE: Texas Lottery
Howzat for National Lottery funding?
LONDON, U.K. (January 2, 2014) --
The National Lottery has
released a light-hearted cricket scoreboard image to celebrate its funding to
cricket of over £100 million.
The image is released on Day 2
of Just Imagine, a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of the
massive impact that £31 billion in project funding has had across the UK
since the first National Lottery draw 20 years ago this year.
The scoreboards vital
statistics include the total National Lottery good cause funding given to
cricket-related projects, currently standing at a massive £104
million. If thats not enough to bowl you over, other figures
include the total number of beneficiaries, with 4,566 National Lottery grants
having been netted by cricket clubs up and down the country.
The England and Wales Cricket Board
has also benefitted from grants totalling £13.1 million to boost the
development of young cricketers. As Englands cricketers work hard
for improved fortunes on the current Ashes tour, this should at least put a
smile on any cricket fans face.
Released on Twitter
(@lottogoodcauses #JustImagine) and Facebook today, the scroreboard is the
second in a series of 31 items to feature through January one for each
day and each £1 billion.
For anyone wanting to find out more
about funded projects in their area, the National Lottery has launched a
Good Cause Finder".
To see projects in your area, or to
find out more about Just Imagine January, visit:
For press enquiries relating to the
Just Imagine campaign CONTACT: Alex Bake, Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 07552 289 290 or Jim
email@example.com, Phone: 07814 068
For press enquiries relating to the
National Lottery CONTACT: Michael Thompson, Head of Media at the National
Lottery Promotions Unit, on 07734 295745.
About National Lottery Just
A range of imagery, video and
animation is being released on
www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk for Just Imagine,
an innovative digital and social media campaign that is using a range of
techniques to encourage the public to consider an alternative reality of what
might have been if the National Lottery had not funded £31 billion across
more than 420,000 arts, sport, heritage and voluntary projects across the
UK. The first phase of the campaign sees 31 items released daily through
January one for each day of the month and each £1 billion of
The campaign will run through the
first four months of the year, with further phases including an original
animation movie telling the story of funding, and other positively
disruptive digital techniques, according to a National Lottery
About the National Lottery
The National Lottery Promotions Unit
(NLPU) is responsible for raising awareness of Lottery funding to Good Causes.
Amongst other initiatives, NLPU manages the National Lottery Awards.
National Lottery funding is awarded
through 12 distributing bodies: Big Lottery Fund, UK Sport, Sport England,
Sport Wales, Sport NI, Sport Scotland, Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council
England, Arts Council Wales, Arts Council NI, Creative Scotland and the British
Over £31 billion has been
awarded to good cause projects across the UK since the launch of the National
Lottery back in 1994. Currently, £33 million of good cause funding
is raised every week by National Lottery players.
SOURCE: The National Lottery
Promotions Unit (NLPU).
Lottnal to Supply Sports Lottery Terminals to Anhui Provincial
Sports Lottery Administration Centre
HONG KONG, SAR (December 31, 2013)
-- The Board is pleased to announce that Lottnal, a subsidiary of the Group,
won the bid for the procurement of lottery terminals for Anhui Provincial
Sports Lottery Administration Centre.
The board of Directors (the
Board) of China LotSynergy Holdings Limited (the
Company, together with its subsidiaries, the Group) is
pleased to announce that Guangzhou Lottnal Terminal Company Limited,
Lottnal), a subsidiary of the Group, won the bid for the
procurement of lottery terminals for Anhui Provincial Sports Lottery
Administration Centre. The relevant supply contract was entered into between
Lottnal and Anhui Provincial Sports Lottery Administration Centre.
Anhui has achieved considerable
progress in economic development in recent years relying on its prime location
within the Yangtze River Delta economic circle and preferential government
policies. With economic growth of 12% year-on-year in the first three quarters
of 2013, Anhui was the fastest growing province in the central part of China.
The rapid economic growth in the
province has greatly benefitted the development of its lottery. Sales of Sports
lottery in the province have grown significantly in the last two years as a
result of the development of new distribution channels by the Anhui Sports
lottery authority. Total sales of Sports Lottery in the province in the first
eleven months of 2013 have amounted to RMB 3.3 billion, representing a strong
growth of 64.6% year-on-year, which was among the top 5 in all provinces and
significantly outpaced the 21.7% average growth nationwide.
Subsequent to its success of
becoming a national provider of lottery terminal for Sports lottery in China in
March 2013 among others, the Group has achieved impressive results in the
countrys Sports lottery terminal market by winning bids for the
procurement of lottery terminals for Sports authorities in Guizhou, Gansu,
Zhejiang and Anhui before the close of the year.
This announcement is made by the
Company pursuant to Part XIVA of the Securities and
Futures Ordinance and rule 13.09 of
the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on The Stock Exchange of Hong
As at the date of this announcement,
the Board comprises Ms. LAU Ting, Mr. WU Jingwei, Ms. CHAN Tan Na, Donna and
Mr. LI Zi Kui as Executive Directors; Mr. HOONG Cheong Thard as a Non-executive
Director; and Mr. HUANG Shenglan, Mr. CHAN Ming Fai and Mr. CUI Shuming as
Independent Non-executive Directors.
SOURCE: China LotSynergy Holdings
IGT Interactive strikes a first with simultaneous online and
mobile launch of BATTLESHIP
CLUEDO Classic and
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Treasures of Icewind Dale also live in massive triple
online game launch
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (January 7, 2014)
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the release of real money slots, BATTLESHIP, at exactly the same time the title
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