Record Sales Give £200 Million Boost to Good Causes Supporting
the National Lotterys £600 Million COVID-19
- Total National Lottery ticket sales up 9.7% to
- Returns to Good Causes up 12.0% to
- Digital sales exceed £2bn for the first time,
- Prize money awarded up 9.1%
- 95% of all sales revenue returned to winners and
U.K. (June 2, 2020) -- Camelot UK
Lotteries Limited (Camelot) today announced its third successive
year of sales growth following the companys wide-ranging strategic review
carried out in 2017. A quarter of a century on from launch in November 1994,
Camelot grew National Lottery ticket sales for the 2019/20 financial year (1
April 2019 to 31 March 2020) by £698.3 million (+9.7%) reaching a
record £7,905.1 million. Over the same period, Camelot generated returns
to Good Causes of £1,853.1 million an increase of £198.4
million (+12%), which is even more significant at this critical time as
National Lottery Distributors continue to fund vital work across the UK. This
commitment will see up to £600 million of National Lottery funding being
directed towards UK charities and organisations to help tackle the impact of
Camelot Chairman, Sir Hugh
Robertson, commented: Thanks to this crisis relief package, hundreds
of millions of pounds in vital funding has been repurposed to help those most
affected by the coronavirus pandemic providing, among other things,
much-needed aid for communities, grants for sport initiatives to keep people
fit and healthy, and assistance for thousands of other projects that are in
desperate need of funding during this time. Anyone who has bought a National
Lottery ticket should know theyve played their part in making this
Announcing the results, Camelot CEO,
Nigel Railton, said: Three years on from our strategic review, we are
seeing growth across all areas of the business. Crucially, our best-ever sales
performance has delivered a £200 million boost to Good Causes at a time
when the UK needs it most.
Camelots sales performance in
2019/20 means that The National Lottery continues to generate over £30
million week in, week out for Good Causes across the UK. With the amount also
delivered to government through Lottery Duty, this rises to more than £50
million a week for society. And it takes the total raised for Good Causes since
1994 to over £41 billion 60% more than the most optimistic
government forecast at the time. National Lottery funding has now been awarded
to more than 565,000 individual projects more than 200 lottery grants,
on average, in every UK postcode district.
Over the course of the year,
£4,505.0 million was awarded in prizes to National Lottery players,
£376.5 million more than last year, and 355 new millionaires were created
including the UKs biggest-ever winner, an anonymous ticket-holder
who scooped a £170 million EuroMillions jackpot in October 2019. During
the year, prizes worth more than an extra £1 million a day, on average,
were won. The National Lottery has now awarded over £75 billion in prize
money and created more than 5,700 millionaires or multi-millionaires since
1994. Combined with the Lottery Duty it pays to the government and the
commission earned by its retail partners, Camelot continues to return around
95% of all sales revenue to winners and society one of the highest
percentages of lottery sales revenue given back in the world.
Camelot succeeded in growing sales
across the board in 2019/20 alongside its longstanding commitment to player
protection. During the year, the company invested heavily in its online healthy
play tools through the launch of its Dream Big, Play Small portal
on the National Lottery website. It also became the first lottery operator to
achieve Advanced Level 2 of GamCares Safer Gambling Standard for its
online and retail operations.
Distinct portfolio of
Camelot grew total sales of
draw-based games by £455.3 million to £4,537.1 million, driven by
improvements made to create a more compelling and distinct range of games. As
players continue to experience the benefits of the changes made to Lotto in
November 2018 (including bigger, fixed cash prizes and regular Must Be
Won draws where the jackpot is often shared among all cash prize
winners), the company saw an increase in sales of the game making
Camelot one of the few operators globally to be growing its flagship lotto
game. With a record roll series, EuroMillions also had an exceptional year,
while The National Lotterys newest game, Set For Life which has so
far created 16 winners of its top prize of £10,000 a month for 30 years
continues to grow in popularity and exceed sales expectations.
The company also grew sales of
National Lottery Scratchcards and online Instant Win Games over the period by
£243.0 million to £3,368.0 million. This follows work to give
players a wider range of differently-priced products with varying themes
including a special 25th birthday game, as well as Friends and Love
Ongoing retail investment and
Accounting for nearly 70% of all
ticket sales, retail remains the largest National Lottery sales channel.
Despite the ongoing challenges in the retail environment, Camelot grew in-store
sales by £74.3 million to £5,447.6 million over the 12 months
underlining the effectiveness of the work it has been carrying out to
support its retail partners. As a result, National Lottery retailers, many of
them small independent businesses, earned £312.7 million in commission
over the period an average of around £7,000 per store.
Camelot has also made progress on
implementing initiatives that reflect the shifting retail landscape. More than
150 Aldi stores now sell National Lottery products and the companys trial
with Iceland is progressing well. In addition, having made National Lottery
tickets available at self-checkouts in over 550 Asda stores nationwide, the
company is now in talks with other major supermarkets to do the same.
Camelot's continued innovation and
investment in The National Lotterys digital channels led to record online
sales of £2,457.5 million over the period an increase of
£624.0 million and saw it exceed the £2 billion sales mark
for the first time. As part of this, the company grew mobile sales by
£586.0 million to an all-time high of £1,605.5 million, with sales
through smartphones and tablets now accounting for around 65% of all digital
sales. Camelots continuing improvements to The National Lotterys
iPhone and Android mobile apps also drove record sales for this channel, while
a brand new look and feel for the National Lottery website and apps at the end
of last year has made them more user-friendly, easier to navigate and more
Improved brand relevance
Camelot continues to make good
progress in its goal to better connect The National Lotterys purpose with
play. Working collaboratively with the National Lottery Good Cause
Distributors, it was able to very quickly turn around advertising to support
The National Lottery Community Funds £300 million COVID-19 support
package and, more recently, the wider £600 million contribution. The
company has also worked closely with the wider National Lottery family to
super-charge initiatives that raise awareness of the extraordinary good that
The National Lottery does. These included The National Lotterys 25th
birthday campaign which was a UK-wide celebration of the amazing things
that have been made possible thanks to National Lottery players over the past
25 years and National Lottery Cinema Day and #ThanksToYou, which offered
players a free cinema ticket or entry into National Lottery-funded venues.
Railton continued: Like
many businesses, Camelot has seen disruption as a result of the pandemic
particularly in retail. But, thanks to a combination of the foundations
weve laid over the last three years and some urgent interventions to
respond to the current situation, our sales are currently proving resilient.
Thats not to say there is no impact, but the business is adapting and
continuing to adjust well to the changing situation. Were also keeping
the government and our partners at the National Lottery Distributors up to date
on a weekly basis. We remain completely focused on continuing to run The
National Lottery as safely and responsibly as we can because we know the
importance of the work it does in raising over £30 million every week for
Good Causes around the UK and that has never been more crucial than it
With Good Causes front of
mind, our focus now is to forge ahead in making progress with our plans while
maintaining operational resilience and flexibility. This approach will ensure
we are ready to respond to a changing environment and that we are doing all we
can to look after our players, our retail partners and National Lottery Good
Causes. I would like to take this opportunity to extend a huge thanks to
everyone involved with The National Lottery for their support over the last few
months. To our players, who make a difference every time they buy a ticket. To
our retail partners, who have continued to sell National Lottery tickets
alongside essential products. To all of our employees, especially those who
have continued to work on site to keep business-critical operations going. To
the wider National Lottery family, particularly the National Lottery
Distributors, who have done a tremendous job at prioritising funding for the
people and projects who need it most. And to the government and our regulator,
for working with us to keep The National Lottery running and delivering the
huge benefits it brings to the nation.
With the ongoing
uncertainty, the year ahead will inevitably be challenging. But Im very
confident that were in great shape to meet those challenges and
that we have the strong track record, creativity and determination required to
continue generating vital funds for those who need it most in the UK. All of us
at Camelot are fully aware of the important role that we play every single day,
and I feel immensely privileged to be part of an institution that makes a real
NOTE: Total ticket sales and all
related financial results figures for 2019/20 are subject to final audit.
For further information, please
CONTACT: Camelot Press Office: T: 020 7632 5711.
SOURCE: Camelot UK Lotteries
The Arizona Lottery is Named a Finalist in PR Dailys Digital
Marketing and Social Media Awards
Annual awards recognize
exceptional work in the public relations field
PHOENIX, Arizona (May 29, 2020)
PR Daily, a leading national public relations media outlet, has named
the Arizona Lottery a finalist in its 2020 Digital Marketing and Social Media
Awards for the lotterys three-hour Facebook holiday livestream, Windfall
Willies Virtual Holiday Party Giveaway.
The Arizona Lottery joins UPS and
Panasonic Solar as one of just three finalists in the highly competitive
The Arizona Lottery is
invested in our digital channels as a means to build community and enhance our
player experience while we share the Arizona Lotterys Gives Back message
with our loyal and casual players alike, says Arizona Lottery
Executive Director Gregg Edgar.
Our commitment to
innovative marketing ideas and our willingness to experiment with new
technologies and strategies has made tremendous impact for our
beneficiaries. We are so proud to have been named a finalist for this
Windfall Willies Virtual
Holiday Party Giveaway is set to the theme of a late-night talk show hosted by
the Arizona Lotterys Chief Fun Officer Windfall Willie and his sidekick
Derek. The holiday livestream features local Arizona celebrities and
businesses, cash prizes and Scratchers® bundles giveaways, and entertains
viewers with games, skits, and trivia. Last years livestream earned
nearly 70,000 engagements, more than 36,000 comments and reached more than
42,000 people, all organically.
The Arizona Lottery is no stranger
to Facebook livestreams, hosting approximately one per month and exploring the
virtual gamification of everything from a spinning mason jar full of Scratchers
tickets to melting a block of ice during Arizonas epic summer months.
This year, the Arizona Lottery is
leveraging its extensive livestream experience to assist in statewide efforts
to support businesses, charities and everyday Arizonans suffering as a result
of the COVID-19 pandemic, using Facebook and digital platforms to get dollars
to people who need it most through livestreams, social contests and virtual
PR Dailys Digital Marketing
and Social Media Awards winners will be announced at the end of June 2020.
About Arizona Lottery
Since 1981, the Arizona Lottery and
its retail partners have generated more than $4.3 billion in net funding in
support of programs that help to improve the quality of life for the people of
Arizona. Proceeds from Lottery ticket sales fund programs in higher education,
economic development, environmental conservation and health and human services.
The mission is to support Arizona programs for the public benefit by maximizing
net revenue in a responsible manner. Learn more at ArizonaLottery.com.
CONTACT: John Turner Gilliland;
SOURCE: Arizona Lottery.
Florida Lottery Warns Of Scam Targeting
Citizens are urged to
contact the Lotterys Security division or local law enforcement if they
suspect a scam
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (May 29, 2020)
The Florida Lottery is warning citizens of a Lottery scam making its
rounds across the country. The scammers inform the recipients that theyve
won a Lottery prize but must send a check in order to verify banking
information and receive their prize.
The Florida Lottery does not contact
players to inform them that they have won a prize unless they have entered a
promotional game or second chance drawing on the official Florida Lottery
website or social media pages.
The following are important tips to
- NEVER pay money to collect a prize.
- NEVER give your credit card number(s) or personal
information over the telephone to anyone promising Lottery cash prizes or
- NEVER redeem a Lottery ticket for a stranger.
- You DO NOT need to be a U.S. citizen to claim a
Florida Lottery prize.
For more information and to find
other tips to protect yourself, please visit www.flalottery.com. To report a
lottery scam, consumers should contact the Florida Lotterys Division of
Security at (850) 487-7730 or their local law enforcement.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible
for contributing more than $37 billion to education and sending more than
840,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The
Florida Lottery reinvests 98 percent of its revenue back into Florida's 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
$69 billion in prizes and made more than 3,000 people millionaires. For more
information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
CONTACT: Florida Lottery
Communications, (850) 487-7727,
SOURCE: The Florida Lottery.
Illinois Players Win Over $349,000 In Mega Millions Prizes Last
$336M jackpot still up
for grabs on the next draw!
CHICAGO, Illinois (May 29, 2020) --
In last weeks Mega Millions drawings, over 62,000 Illinois Lottery
players took home prizes ranging from $2 to $10,000.
The largest Mega Millions prize won
in Illinois last week was $10,000 on the May 26 draw, this winning ticket was
sold at Hickory Hills BP in Hickory Hills.
As Illinois residents adhere to the
stay-at-home order, more Illinois Lottery players are playing
online and through the app. In total, online players won more than $95,000 in
last weeks drawings.
The Mega Millions jackpot is
currently the largest jackpot in the world with an estimated $336 million
prize, with a cash option of $265.6 million, eclipsing the next biggest lottery
offers in Europe, North America and Australia.
The next prize draw is at 10 p.m.
(CT) on Friday, May 29.
Illinois residents who are 18 and
older can purchase Mega Millions tickets on the Illinois Lottery mobile app and
online on the Illinois Lottery website.
CONTACTS: Amelia Dellos, (312)
898-8792, Jessica Perez, (312) 965-4139
About the Illinois
Founded in 1974, the Illinois
Lottery has contributed over $21 billion (since 1985) to the states
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 services, the fight against breast cancer, MS research,
Special Olympics, police memorials and assistance for people living with
In addition to playing in-store, the
Illinois Lottery offers online and mobile play for all draw-based Illinois
Lottery games at illinoislottery.com. Players must be at least 18 years
SOURCE: Illinois Lottery.
Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Thanks Players with Appreciation
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 29, 2020)
The fiscal year for the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery will end June 30.
Despite the occurrences of the past three months, the lottery has had a
successful year even breaking some sales records.
We want to say thank
you to our Arkansas lottery players for helping to raise proceeds for
scholarships, said Bishop Woosley, ASL director, so
were calling June 1 Player Appreciation Day.
Players who are members of The Club
will receive double points on all tickets entered on Monday, plus they will
receive a promo code for 20 percent off an item from the Points for Prizes®
store. The promo code will be valid the entire month of June but can only be
Club members will receive several
emails about the promotion. Social media reminder posts about the promotion
will run through June 30.
Theres still time for
anyone to join The Club, Woosley said. Its easy to
join. To create an account, go to MyArkansasLottery.com and click on The
Club listed across the top of the page. We would like all players to take
advantage of this promotion.
About the Arkansas Scholarship
More than 92 cents of every dollar
of lottery revenue goes to prizes, scholarships, retailer commissions, and
other expenses in Arkansas. Since 2009, the lottery has raised more than $945
million in proceeds for scholarships.
More than 542,000 college
scholarships have been awarded to Arkansans. The lottery has paid more than
$3.2 billion in prizes to players, about $276 million in retailer commissions
and nearly $133 million state and federal tax revenue.
Follow the Arkansas Scholarship
Lottery on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Visit MyArkansasLottery.com for more
information on scholarships, winners, games, odds, promotions - and to join The
Club for free. To hear winning numbers, call the Winning Numbers Hotline at
To get help with problem gambling,
contact the National Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-522-4700.
SOURCE: Arkansas Scholarship
Neopollard Interactive Receives Second EGR Nomination for Lottery
Supplier of the Year
LANSING, Michigan (June 1, 2020) --
NeoPollard Interactive LLC (NeoPollard Interactive or
NPi) is pleased to announce that it has been nominated for Lottery
Supplier of the Year by eGaming Review (EGR) as part of its
upcoming 2020 B2B Awards.
As the industrys leading full
service iLottery partner, NeoPollard Interactive delivers cutting-edge
technology, a full suite of managed services, and top performing game content
to 50% of U.S. lotteries that sell products online. NPi powers the most
profitable iLottery programs in the marketgenerating an average of 345%
higher sales per capita than programs offered by its competitors in other U.S.
markets, and accounting for approximately 70% of total iLottery revenues in the
Celebrating the best service
providers in the eGaming industry, this years EGR B2B Awards received
over 520 submissions from over 190 companies across the globe. As a testament
to the success that NPi and its lottery partners have achieved, this nomination
marks NPis second recognition from EGR in the Lottery Supplier of the
Year category this year.
In early April, NPi was also
nominated in the same Lottery Supplier of the Year category for the EGR North
America Awards, which NPi successfully won in 2019.
NPi is very pleased with
the industry-leading results our lottery customers have achieved,
said Liz Siver, General Manager of NeoPollard Interactive. These
lotteries were among the first in the U.S. to demonstrate that iLottery is a
sustainable and incremental revenue channel. Were honored to be a partner
in their success as we continue to set the benchmark for high performing
digital solutions that generate critical state beneficiary funding.
Liz continued, We are
particularly proud to be able to support our iLottery customers in these
unprecedented times. At the onset of the current health crisis, some lotteries
cited significant losses to their retail sales and player bases. By leveraging
NPis technology and Customer Engagement Marketing services, our customers
were able to mitigate shortfalls, as the iLottery channel saw over 200% growth
in new players and 80% gains in net gaming revenue. We believe iLottery will
continue to transform the industry and we are privileged to be recognized as a
leading supplier with this nomination.
The EGR B2B Awards will be
celebrated virtually through a digital ceremony occurring from July 21-23,
2020. A total of 39 awards will be presented over the three-day event, which
will also feature a series of live online content that will address challenges
the industry is currently facing.
About NeoPollard Interactive
NeoPollard Interactive LLC
(NeoPollard Interactive) is jointly owned by two of the
worlds most trusted and reputable companies in lottery and internet
gamingPollard Banknote Limited (Pollard Banknote) and
Neogames S.à r.l. (NeoGames). Established in 2014,
NeoPollard Interactive combines the marketing expertise and extensive worldwide
lottery experience of Pollard Banknote with the proven leadership and
technology of NeoGames in launching new online and mobile gaming products and
services suited to an ever-evolving marketplace. The company leverages the
strengths of each partner company to develop, implement, operate, and maintain
innovative online gaming services that enable regulated lottery clients to
generate revenues for good causes.
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Co-Chief Executive Officer
SOURCE: NeoPollard Interactive.
INTRALOT Announces the Launch of Digital Sports Betting in
ATHENS, Greece (June 1, 2020) --
INTRALOT and its U.S. subsidiary INTRALOT Inc., announce the launch of its
Digital Sports Betting solution in Washington, DC and are delighted to
congratulate the District of Columbia Office of Lottery and Gaming (DC Lottery)
on the introduction.
GambetDC, the world class sports
betting platform powered by the DC Lottery, went live with a soft launch on May
28, 2020. The new sports betting experience offers responsible entertainment,
while generating revenue supporting public programs, services, and initiatives
that benefit the residents and the economic vitality of the District of
INTRALOT, as part of its current
contract with the DC Lottery, deployed its new INTRALOT Orion sports betting
platform to enable the GambetDC mobile and desktop sports betting offering. In
addition to the technology, INTRALOT provides the DC Lottery with a complete
suite of supporting sports betting services, such as Managed Trading Services
(MTS), Marketing Services (MS), and Customer Support (CS).
The GambetDC website is available to
the general public with this initial soft launch release. The native iOS and
Android apps will be deployed in the coming weeks. Upon full deployment, the
GambetDC platform will be available via native application download on both iOS
and Android as well as accessible via desktop and will allow players to place
their wagers quickly and with ease. GambetDC players have access to a wide
assortment of betting markets as well as different wager options including
single-game, parlay, in-game and proposition bets. Moreover, GambetDC is widely
available throughout the District to players aged 18 or older, except for the
federal enclaves that fall within the area defined under the Shipstead-Luce Act
and within the 2-block zones surrounding the Districts four major sports
arenas. INTRALOT will also deploy a retail Sports Betting program in 2021.
We would like to thank the
DC Lottery for their trust on our partnership. Our state-of-the-art digital
sports betting platform, INTRALOT Orion, will allow players in the District of
Columbia to enjoy the convenience of easily wagering anytime, anywhere allowed,
while offering them an unparalleled gaming experience. We look forward to
continuing our partnership with the DC Lottery and provide them with our
next-generation portfolio and advanced services to drive its performance and
accelerate its growth, said Dr. Chris Dimitriadis, INTRALOT Group
Our team at the DC Lottery
is excited to introduce GambetDC, which will serve to modernize our product
portfolio and assist in our mission to maximize the revenue returned to support
the Districts vital programs and services, said Beth Bresnahan,
Executive Director of the District of Columbia Office of Lottery and Gaming.
While we recognize there will be a limited number of events to wager on
at this time, this soft launch will provide us with an opportunity to roll out
the GambetDC wagering website to potential players in the District and be best
prepared for sports wide scale return to play.
We are thrilled that GambetDC
is live in Washington, DC and couldn't be prouder that this was such a
successful brand launch for our long-term partners at the DC Lottery,
said Byron Boothe, INTRALOT US Interim CEO.
We know the passion for sports
in DC and hope that this betting experience will satisfy both loyal sports
players and novices alike. Most importantly, we are excited to provide the DC
Lottery with a complete solution to maximize sports wagering revenues and
returns to the District's General Fund aiding the city's economy thus
benefiting all District residents as well as commuters and visitors to the
INTRALOT, a public listed company
established in 1992, is a leading gaming solutions supplier and operator active
in 44 regulated jurisdictions around the globe. With 0.7 billion turnover
and a global workforce of approximately 3,800 employees (2,200 of which in
subsidiaries and 1,600 in associates) in 2019, INTRALOT is an innovation -
driven corporation focusing its product development on the customer experience.
The company is uniquely positioned to offer to lottery and gaming organizations
across geographies market-tested solutions and retail operational expertise.
The company has designed a new ecosystem of holistic omni-channel solutions
across verticals (Lottery, Betting, Interactive, VLT) for Lotteries digital
transformation. INTRALOT has been awarded the prestigious WLA Responsible
Gaming Framework Certification by the World Lottery Association (WLA) and the
WLA certificate for the Security Control standard. For more info: Ms.
Chryssa Amanatidou, Group Corporate Affairs Director Phone: +30 2106156000,
Fax: +30 2106106800, email: firstname.lastname@example.org - www.intralot.com
About DC LOTTERY:
Since its inception in 1982, the DC
Lottery has awarded more than $3.8 billion in prizes, transferred more than
$2.14 billion to the Districts General Fund which supports essential
services in the District, and has helped local nonprofits raise more than $134
million in support of social causes.
SOURCE: INTRALOT Press Office.
Nebraska Lucky for Life Players Encouraged to Check Ticket
An issue with multi-draw
Lucky for Life tickets was discovered and corrected June 4.
LINCOLN, NE (June 5, 2020) An
error resulted in incorrect end dates being printed on some multi-draw Lucky
for Life tickets.
Up to 12 weeks of drawings for any
Nebraska Lottery Lotto game can be purchased in advance with the multi-draw
feature. Multi-draw tickets contain the number of draws purchased along with
the start and end dates of the drawings.
The error resulted in misprinted end
dates on some Lucky for Life tickets.
Affected tickets were purchased on
or before June 4 for multiple draws extending into July and August 2020.
Approximately 125 multi-draw Lucky for Life tickets are affected. These tickets
are still valid for the number of drawings that were purchased.
The ticket issue was discovered and
corrected on June 4. Going forward, all Lucky for Life tickets will print with
the correct end dates. All other Nebraska Lottery Lotto games were checked, and
no similar issues were discovered.
Our players look to the
Nebraska Lottery for fun and excitement, and we understand this error on Lucky
for Life tickets has caused some confusion, said Brian Rockey, Nebraska
Lottery Director. Despite the misprinted draw dates, these Lucky for Life
tickets are valid and can win prizes. Thats why were encouraging
players to check their tickets.
The start date and number of
drawings listed on the ticket can be used to calculate the last drawing the
ticket is eligible for. Alternatively, players can send a photo of the ticket
to email@example.com for verification.
Additional information can be found
on the Nebraska Lottery website, nelottery.com.
The mission of the Nebraska Lottery
is to generate proceeds for good causes while providing quality entertainment
options to Nebraskans. Over $770 million has been raised for the Nebraska
Lotterys beneficiary funds since the Lottery began in 1993. All 93
counties in Nebraska have benefited from projects funded with these Nebraska
SOURCE: Nebraska Lottery.
WyoLotto Office Opening with Limited Hours Starting June
CHEYENNE, WY (June 5, 2020) -- We
are excited to begin the process of reopening, being very mindful of the county
and state guidelines!
Starting Tuesday, June 9th, our
office will be open from 9am - 1pm Monday through Friday. If you plan on
visiting the office during these hours, please review the precautionary
measures we will be following.
We still encourage players to mail
in claims as a safe and secure option.
If you decide to come into the
office to process a winning ticket, please call ahead and schedule an
appointment (307-432-9300) so we can be ready to congratulate you and process
your ticket quickly!
Weve missed you and cant
wait to see you again, Wyoming!
SOURCE: Wyoming Lottery
Gaming Control Board's June 10th Public Meeting To Be Held With
Public Access Through Audio Links
HARRISBURG, PA (June 4, 2020) -- The
Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has announced today that its public meeting
on June 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. will occur as scheduled. Due to the
Covid-19 pandemic, the meeting will occur telephonically to minimize risks
associated with public gatherings. In order to assure transparency and
public visibility, the Board is providing opportunities for the public and
interested persons to link to the meeting through an audio interface.
The Board is recommending that
interested persons access the meeting through its website by choosing the
live link on the PGCB Meeting Videos section on the homepage. The
Boards website address is
https://gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov/. Persons accessing
the website will be able to listen to the audio of the meeting as it is
The Board is providing a secondary
manner to connect with the meeting by dialing (267) 332-8737. This option
should only be used if an individual cannot access the meeting through the
Boards website. After connecting, a Conference ID of 507132717 should be
entered and the caller should mute their phone.
The agenda for the meeting will also
be placed on the Boards website prior to the meeting.
About the Pennsylvania Gaming
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control
Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of gambling legalized under 2004s
Race Horse Development and Gaming Act and the Gaming Expansion Act of 2017.
In addition to slot machine and
table games gambling at land-based casinos, the expansion includes online
casino games available to date on seven sites; sports wagering offered through
sportsbooks at 13 retail locations and through eight online outlets; video
gaming terminals (VGTs) offered as of this date at 27 qualified truck stops;
and, fantasy sports contests through eight providers.
The mature land-based casino
industry in Pennsylvania currently consists of 10 stand-alone and racetrack
casinos in operation, along with the two smaller resort casinos.
These facilities collectively employ
over 16,000 people and, along with other types of Board-regulated gaming,
annually generate over $1.5 billion in tax revenue.
Construction of a 13th casino is
currently underway along with a number of new mini-casinos that are
expected to begin operation over the next couple of years.
Additional information about both
the PGCBs gaming regulatory efforts and Pennsylvanias gaming
industry can be found at https://gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov/ . You can also
follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.
SOURCE: The Pennsylvania Gaming
Kentucky Lottery Sales Remain Steady
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (May 29, 2020)
-- In todays meeting of the Kentucky Lottery Corporations board of
directors, it was announced that ticket sales have performed close to results
from last year.
Fiscal year sales to date
(July-April) for 2020 were $934.1 million, which is $1.6 million (0.2%) greater
than for the same period last year. This number is also $57 million (5.8%)
below what was budgeted.
According to Interim COO Maggie
Garrison, strong performers included Scratch-off tickets and the daily Pick 3
and Pick 4 draw games. Scratch-off sales were $563.7, a $16.5 million (3.0%)
increase over last year, and combined Pick 3 and Pick 4 sales were up $12.1
million (7.6%) for the same period.
The new Fast Play games launched
this year have also contributed to the increase over last year, with sales
totaling $12.5 million.
The large jackpot games Powerball
and Mega Millions continue to struggle, combining for a more than $46 million
decline in from sales for the previous year. Garrison noted the current Mega
Millions jackpot is $336 million, the largest jackpot for one of the games in
several months, and hopes are for strong sales to make up some of the
Garrison also said internet Lottery
sales have seen a strong percentage increase since stay at home orders were
issued in March but remain a small part of overall sales.
Through April, sales on the platform
were $31.2 million, up $9.5 million (43.7%) from the previous year. This means
internet sales constituted 3.3% of overall Kentucky Lottery sales for the
period. Were seeing continued growth in the platform, due to
players staying at home and the launch of a new mobile app in the last few
weeks which players are liking, said Garrison.
Were working hard to
finish the year on a solid note, said Interim President and CEO Marty
Gibbs. Our numbers are looking promising, our sales representatives
have returned to the field this week, and we have transitioned our advertising
back to product-based messaging. The students who receive our college
scholarships and grants including KEES are counting on
In other business, the board
- Amending the current contract with Gaming
Laboratories International, LLC for lottery ball testing, random number
generator evaluation, and related services;
- A new contract with Strothman and Company PSC for
draw audit and related services, and;
- Rules and regulations for 11 scratch-off tickets
and five Instant Play games.
The next meeting of the KLCs
board of directors will be Friday June 26th, and will be held via
videoconference. This meeting will begin at 10:00 AM EST. The audit committee
meeting will begin at 8:30 AM EST, as well as the procurement committee at 9:00
AM EST. All will be streamed live to the Kentucky Lotterys YouTube
For More Information CONTACT: Chip
Polston, T: (502) 523-6067.
SOURCE: Kentucky Lottery Corp.
Global Lottery Monitoring System Welcomes Sporting Solutions as its
5th Associate Member
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (June 2, 2020)
-- The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) announced today that leading
sports lottery supplier Sporting Solutions has joined GLMS as an Associate
Member, becoming the first dedicated sportsbook supplier to do so.
Sporting Solutions is part of the
FDJ Gaming Solutions, an FDJ company. They are the premium supplier and market
leader for odds provision, trading expertise and risk management services.
Today, Sporting Solutions work with many of the leading Tier 1 and lottery
sportsbook operators in the UK and internationally.
Associate membership with GLMS will
support the ongoing development of Sporting Solutions highly advanced
Quantitative Trading Services, which are designed to deliver a superior player
experience, improve visibility over sportsbook trading and operations and
optimize partner returns by leveraging advanced economic techniques from
Commenting on this development, GLMS
President, Ludovico Calvi stated, I am delighted to welcome Sporting
Solutions within the GLMS family. They are a perfect complement to the GLMS
global monitoring and intelligence capabilities with their history in pricing,
trading and risk management services. We are delighted that Sporting Solutions,
by adhering to the GLMS Code of Conduct and its vision and mission, has shown a
clear commitment to promote transparent and socially responsible betting
operations, in line with the highest standards of sport betting integrity. We
look forward to working closely with Sporting Solutions with the objective of
protecting our core values and acting as a shield against global sport
Edward Peace, Managing Director of
Sporting Solutions added, Were really excited to join GLMS.
Our partnerships throughout the WLA are founded on the highest standards of
trust, integrity and operational excellence this milestone further
demonstrates the culture and values we share with the lottery sector. The
commendable work of GLMS to protect the integrity of sports betting and educate
the industry is invaluable. Were very proud to join the growing GLMS
family and strengthen our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of
sports betting integrity.
As a GLMS Associate Member, Sporting
Solutions will be linked to the GLMS visual identity and overall operations. It
will receive summaries of GLMS global alerts and will have access to education
and prevention tools, as well as to the Global GLMS information network.
Sporting Solutions will also benefit from sponsorship and communication
opportunities at GLMS events and will actively participate in GLMS key
working groups, bringing with it a detailed understanding of the challenges and
opportunities facing lottery sportsbooks today.
Sporting Solutions is the fifth
company to have joined the GLMS familys associate membership program.
Sporting Solutions is the
company in charge of the provision of betting services in FDJ Gaming Solutions,
an FDJ company (EPA : FDJ). Alongside market-leading pricing, data and software
solutions, its partners benefit from deep trading expertise unique in the
outsourced market. It is a partner to 40+ operators in regulated jurisdictions,
the majority of which are either lottery or Tier 1 & 2 operators.
is the state lotteries mutualized monitoring system on sports betting. It
aims at detecting and analyzing suspicious betting activities that could
question the integrity of a sport competition. Building on six years of
experience with the establishment in 2009 of ELMS with European Lotteries, GLMS
went global in January 2015 extending the network to other continents. GLMS
facilitates the sharing of sports betting information as part of the collective
efforts of its members in ensuring sports integrity globally and is dedicated
to effective cooperation with all key stakeholders: regulators, law enforcement
authorities, sports organizations.
GLMS currently has: 32 Individual
Members, 2 Collective Members: European Lotteries Association (EL) and World
Lottery Association (WLA) and 5 Associate Members: IGT, INTRALOT, ODDSET GmbH,
Scientific Games International (SGI), Sporting Solutions
SOURCE: Global Lottery
Monitoring System - GLMS
Pariplay Joins Forces with Portugals Prestigious Estoril Sol
Pariplay extends European
market footprint via partnership with innovative Portuguese casino
GIBRALTAR (June 2, 2020)
Pariplay Ltd., a gaming technology company serving iGaming operators,
land-based casinos and lotteries, has announced a partnership with Portuguese
market leading operator, Estoril Sol Digital, from Estoril Sol Group, further
expanding its presence in the regulated iGaming space in Europe. Through this
agreement, Estoril Sols ESC Online brand will reap the benefits of
Pariplays extensive repertoire of over 100 high-quality games as well as
a catalogue of exciting third-party titles.
ESC Online was the first licensed
casino operator in Portugals regulated online market. Operating on the
same principles as their highly recognised land-based casinos in Portugal -
Casino Estoril, Casino Lisboa and Casino da Póvoa - and optimised for
enjoyment across all devices, ESC Online strives to deliver the same excellent
gaming experience across all platforms for online players.
Complementing ESC Onlines
impressive gaming portfolio, which is comprised of popular slots, blackjack and
roulette games, is Pariplays state-of-the-art content of over 100
exciting and engaging online casino games. This includes recent releases like
Mystery Fox and popular titles, such as Dragons of the North and Wolf Riches,
which are designed using unique themes and rewarding special features.
The partnership is poised to have a
huge impact on player engagement in the Portuguese iGaming market and further
amplify ESC Onlines market dominance.
Rui Magalhães, CEO at Estoril
Sol Digital, said: We are thrilled to have signed an agreement with a
games provider of Pariplays calibre. Their broad regulatory footprint,
high-quality games and cutting-edge technology are exactly what we are looking
for in a partner to help us achieve our goals. We anticipate their superior
suite of interactive casino games to tremendously benefit our content
Adrian Bailey, Managing Director at
Pariplay, said: We are very excited about partnering with the prestigious
Estoril Sol Group and marking another great deal in the Portuguese gaming
market, where Pariplay continues to establish our presence. Much like us, they
have proven to be a trailblazer within the industry, making them and Portuguese
players an ideal fit for our innovative technology and game content. Onboarding
another great operator aligns with our strategy to expand our regulated
footprint and make more strides across all key European markets.
For more information about the
partnership with Estoril Sol Group, please contact Pariplay: Email:
Pariplay Press release.