City Launching Online Applications for Housing Lotteries

The process of applying to live in a city-financed affordable housing development is about to enter the 21st century.

Starting Tuesday morning, applicants seeking to rent or buy an apartment in two new developments – the Westwind Houses in East Harlem and Richmond Place in Richmond Hill, Queens – will be able to create a user profile and submit applications to each development on a new Web site, www.nyc.gov/housingconnect.

In the fall, the site will expand to include all new affordable housing development projects in the city, meaning that applicants will be able to create an online application, then submit that application to any new affordable housing lottery in New York with the click of a button.

The city receives approximately 160,000 applications each fiscal year for about 4,000 affordable apartment units, which usually sell or rent at below-market rates. Applicants, who must meet certain income requirements to qualify for affordable housing, are selected via lottery.

City officials hope that the online process will be a major improvement for applicants, who, until now, have had to use only a paper system.

Under that system, applicants had to contact building managers, community sponsors or real estate professionals to receive an application, then complete and mail a new paper application to the developer of each building they were interested in applying for. The new system will permit a person to save an application online and use it to enter multiple lotteries.

City officials said the Web application process will also offer other improvements over the paper system, including a central location for all affordable housing lotteries, automatic notifications, and the ability to check the status of each lottery.

Paper applications will still be accepted and included in the regular lottery even when the Web site includes all available housing developments in the fall.

The City Council speaker, Christine C. Quinn, who proposed an electronic application process in her 2011 State of the City address, said she was excited to see the system launch.

“It will open up a system to more New Yorkers, and create the potential for more New Yorkers to access housing out there in the five boroughs,” she said. “They say you have to be in it to win it, and we’re trying to create the chance for more New Yorkers to be ‘in it’.”

Lottery leaders convene in D.C. to discuss future of games

Insider Buzz: Lottery leaders convene in D.C. to discuss future of games

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La Fleur’s annual symposium draws hundreds of lottery personnel, vendors

By Todd Northrop

This week leaders from nearly every U.S. and Canadian lottery met in Washington, D.C. at the annual La Fleur’s Lottery Symposium to discuss the future of government lotteries, especially with regard to Internet sales and play.

Emboldened by a U.S. Department of Justice opinion issued in Dec. of last year clarifying that the Wire Act only has bearing on sports wagering, state lotteries have immediately shifted focus to Internet ticket sales and other ways of exploiting the Internet for increased revenues.

Another reason for the sudden rush to the Internet is that casinos and Indian gaming interests are also interested in exploiting the Wire Act clarification — possibly introducing competition for the first time to state lotteries.

The theme for the symposium was “I3”: Internet + Interactive + Intrastate.  Over the course of two days, speakers and panelists from various state lotteries and lottery vendors defined the world of Internet gaming and how the lotteries could exploit it.  Also discussed was previous failures and the lessons learned from the setbacks.

Another topic of universal interest for both lottery personnel and lottery players was that of a new national game to supplement and complement the two biggest multi-state games, Mega Millions and Powerball.  Talk of a new national game has been on-going among the lotteries for several years, and the new clarification to the Wire Act has seemingly extended the conversation further by opening new possibilities.  So lottery players shouldn’t hold their breath waiting for the new national game; it may not be ready for another year or more.

The symposium was in some ways an odd mixture of intense optimism combined with fear and trepidation.  Both lottery personnel and lottery vendors expressed bold predictions and enthusiasm for expansion of lottery marketing and sales efforts into the uncharted territory of the Internet and mobile delivery.  But this was juxtaposed with with stories of false steps and concerns about legislative and public reaction that will probably paralyze most lotteries into a “wait and see” approach.

D.C. Lottery got right to the edge

The symposium kicked off with a cautionary tale from Buddy Roogow, Executive Director of the D.C. Lottery, entitled “iGaming Lessons Learned”.  In the presentation, Roogow explained the painful lessons learned when the D.C. Lottery had the rug ripped from beneath its feet just as they were about to launch Internet gaming in the District.

At that early point in the symposium, the tone was set for excitement dampened by reality.

The lessons learned from the D.C. Lottery’s setback, as well as from other lotteries throughout the conference, was that communication with the public should be greater and should occur earlier, and that how the lotteries phrase things to the public matters greatly.

Roogow gave an example of such phrasing during his discussion of the iGaming failure.  “We called the locations where gaming could occur as ‘Hot Spots’, and that was interpreted as mini gambling parlors,” Roogow said.

Roogow also hinted that the misinterpretation could have been been seeded and fostered by the casino industry, which sees iGaming initiatives as an intrusion into their market.

Roogow warned that lotteries must take great care to control the terminology and explanations surrounding gaming, to avoid the possibility that a small group of industry and community activists, possibly driven by ulterior motivations, will derail such initiatives in the future.

iLottery vs. iGaming

An important concept stressed by state lotteries and lottery vendors during the symposium was the differentiation between what is termed “iLottery” and “iGaming”, as well as the player base for each.

iLottery was defined as “green gaming”, and is similar to the lottery products offered today at lottery retailers around the nation.  Whether it is instant scratch games, lotto draw games, or any of the other varieties of games offered by state lotteries, the players of such games generally do not think of themselves as “gamblers” in the traditional sense.  It is more of a “soft gambling”, and represents a market of least resistance that state lotteries can more easily transform and expand with less competitive and legislative pressure.

iGaming, on the other hand, refers to “red gaming”, which players more readily identify with traditional gambling.  Examples include poker, blackjack, and other gambling products typically found in casinos and offshore gambling Web sites.  Although state lotteries will experience far more difficulty in entering the iGaming market, the sentiments expressed by lottery personnel at the symposium indicated that they felt entitled to enter the market, sooner or later.

Conference speakers were sharply divided on which market — iLottery or iGaming — should be addressed first by state lotteries, but the majority opinion among lottery personnel seemed to be to tackle iLottery first, and later expand to iGaming.

The most controversial moment of the symposium, judging from audience reaction, occurred on Day 2 of the conference, when Frank Fahrenkopf, President and CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA), addressed the impact of the DOJ’s Wire Act opinion.  The AGA represents the casino industry.

Fahrenkopf asserted that even though state lotteries have the ability to enter the iGaming world, they don’t have the financial resources to do so, except perhaps California.

Even though state lotteries make billions in revenue, Fahrenkopf said, unlike Casinos they are required to operate with huge margins that benefit the state governments.  Casinos, on the other hand, operate on thin margins, and seek to reward the players in order to be successful.

To be successful running games like poker, a huge liquidity in capital is required, and California is the only state with the potential to achieve the necessary liquidity, due to its large player base.

However, when Terry Rich, CEO of the Iowa Lottery, pressed Fahrenkopf for what the minimum amount of liquidity would be for a state lottery to be successful running a game like poker, Fahrenkopf said he didn’t know.

During his presentation, Fahrenkopf urged the need for federal legislation to govern certain aspects of online gambling, but during the subsequent question and answer period, Gordon Medenica, Director of the New York Lottery, said the state lotteries were doing just fine without the complication that would be imposed by new federal legislation.

National Premium Game

One highly-anticipated panel discussion held during the conference dealt with the development of a new “national premium game”.

The panel consisted of several members from a group organized by the states tasked with the creation of the new game, including Margaret DeFrancisco, President and CEO of the Georgia Lottery Corporation; Terry Rich, CEO of the Iowa Lottery; May Scheve Reardon, Executive Director of the Missouri Lottery; and Gary Grief, Executive Director of the Texas Lottery.

The new game is being developed to supplement and complement the existing multi-state Mega Millions and Powerball games, but not to mimic them. The thinking is that another big jackpot game would not help to solve the problem of “jackpot fatigue”, in which players need bigger and bigger jackpots in order to keep them interested.

Also, the lotteries are looking to increase participation by coveted younger 18-35 demographics, who are sometimes described as “digital” players, because of their familiarity and comfort with technology.  To attract this group, the panelists described the upcoming national game as having online components.

Although the panelists would not describe the exact way the future game would be played, DeFrancisco did indicate that it would be a “hybrid” game that incorporated aspects of scratch games, but that it would not work like current instant games on the market today.  She said that the new game will have interactive components, hinting that the Internet may be used to provide that interaction.

The process to develop the new national game has been on-going since 2009, although lottery personnel at the conference indicated that discussions of a new national game went back several years earlier than that. 

According to DeFrancisco, the game was designed “by committee”, which made the process harder, but ultimately produced better results.

The target price for a new national premium game ticket?  Probably $5.  But exactly what players will get for that $5 was not revealed, nor was the size and nature of the prizes, or the odds of winning.

There is still much work to be done to ensure the new game meets the legalities in all states that have a lottery, so that no state would be excluded from participation.

Also, marketing of multi-state games traditionally involves duplicated investments by the states, since each state typically wants to customize advertisements for their own population.  To reduce redundant marketing efforts and costs for each state, the premium game task group is striving to nationalize the marketing effort — apparently not an easy task.

The panelists claimed that the group is targeting a 2012 launch date — possibly as early as September 2012 — but the start date could easily slip into 2013.

The initial makeup of the national premium game is seen by the group as a starting point for future expansion, rather than a one-off game.  It is being designed so that new “components” to the game can be added or changed in the future, in order to guard against player fatigue that is experienced with the current slate of multi-state games.

DeFrancisco compared the need to change the game frequently with today’s “app” generation, in which users of Apple iPhone or iPad use and grow tired of apps within a short time, and are always on the lookout for the next new and exciting app to download.

Moreover, the state lotteries expressed the need to avoid becoming the latest “Post Office or Eastman Kodak”, which are seen as being slow to change or innovate.  According to the panelists, the states need to have a stable of new ideas and games in reserve, ready to deploy once the current game becomes stale.

The panelists described the national premium game as the last of three initiatives started in 2009, the other two being the cross-selling of Mega Millions and Powerball, and the increase in price of one or both of the games to the $2 price point — both of which have already been accomplished.

Thinking fast, but moving slow

The afternoon of Day 1 of the conference featured several lottery vendor presentations, and provided perhaps the clearest window into the goals and fears of the state lotteries’ move to the Internet.

Presentations were given by GTECH, INTRALOT, NeoGames, Pollard Banknote, and Scientific Games, and following the presentations the five presenters sat for an informal question and answer period.  (This very useful and informative conference format was utilized several times during the symposium, each time moderated by either Terri or Bruce La Fleur, both of whom were engaging and well-informed.)

Each vendor presentation added to the overwhelming sense that great opportunity awaits the state lotteries by expanding their online presence and functionality.  The vendors provided statistics, demographics, and experiences from other countries that point to the eventual online and mobile directions the lotteries must orient themselves.

During the QA period following the presentations, each vendor representative was asked their prediction for how many state lotteries will be offering lottery tickets for sale online by the end of 2013, keeping in mind that one lottery — Illinois — already offers lottery tickets for sale online.

That one question provided the most incongruent moment of the conference. After giving a clarion call to action to the state lotteries in their presentations, predictions for how many will actually be online a year and a half down the road ranged from 1 to 5, with most respondents indicating 3. The consensus was that most lotteries will take a “wait and see” approach.

How could the vendors be so pessimistic in their assessments of how slow the lotteries would act? It was best summed up by NeoGames Vice President of Sales and Business Development, Moti Malul.

“I can’t believe the amount of fear I sense in this room,” Malul said to the assembled conferencees. “Fear of going online, fear of marketing, fear of changing.”

Malul said that the lotteries need stop worrying about the big plan, and act on something — anything. “It does not matter what you do, as much as it matters that you act now,” he said.

Personal report

In a break from traditional news reporting, I wanted to provide a brief personal account of my experience at the La Fleur’s Lottery Symposium.

First, I found the conference to be very well-organized and -run by Bruce and Terri La Fleur.  I have attended several conferences in the past in different industries, and this one was very favorable in comparison.

One of the best features of the conference schedule was that every attendee could listen to every speaker and topic.  At many conferences, the attendees must decide which discussion topics they want to sit in on, among several that are happening simultaneously.  The fact that each topic occurred in sequence offered the opportunity to attend them all — a valuable and appreciated prospect.

I knew going in to the conference that the lottery industry tends to be somewhat insular — mainly focusing inward and not necessarily welcoming of outside influences that may be seen as “disruptive” to the way things are traditionally done.  Lottery executives tend to focus on sales and marketing, as is the nature of their product, and all the attending lottery vendors are well-familiar to them as companies that serve their needs and interests. 

So here I come, perhaps the only attendee at the conference from “outside the bubble”, focusing mainly on the wants and needs of lottery players, rather than the needs of the lottery itself.  How would the lotteries react?

I must say I was encouraged.  Even though every single lottery director and staffer I introduced myself to had an initial startled reaction to my introduction as “the owner of Lottery Post”, they quickly warmed and I had several pleasant — albeit somewhat superficial — conversations. 

Some indicated that several people in their organizations, including board members, regularly visit and read the site.  So lottery players, be encouraged that your voices matter!

Also, I had some good, in-depth conversations with several of the lottery vendors attending the conference.  Many were excited by the prospect of potentially being able to reach out directly to lottery players through Lottery Post, so again, this is ultimately great news for lottery players.

I looked upon attending the symposium as somewhat of a test case for the future, as well as its usefulness in helping members and visitors here to gain insight into the sometimes nebulous world and workings of the lottery.  I think it was a good start, and I look forward to exploring similar conferences and events in the future.

This article was written by Todd Northrop, the founder of Lottery Post.

States up the online ante

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The director of the New York State lottery said a few months ago he had cleared hurdles in his quest to sell lottery tickets over the Internet, but now that plan is stalling.

When the U.S. Justice Department in December narrowed its interpretation of the 50-year-old Wire Act, saying it banned only sports betting and not other forms of online gambling, the decision sparked hope in state capitals that lotteries could start selling tickets online and lead a charge into online gambling.

But the convenience-store lobby in New York protested the state’s plan, and now the plan is under review as the governor’s office re-examines state gambling policy. Lottery directors in other states also are sparring with store owners fearful of losing customers who buy tickets.

The battle is one front in a broader struggle among state lotteries, casino operators, Internet companies and convenience stores that could determine how an expected wave of legal online gambling takes shape in the U.S.

State lotteries and their suppliers, lottery-technology companies GTech Corp. and Scientific Games Corp., are at the forefront of a host of would-be online gambling operators. Others looking to join the action include online games maker Zynga Inc. and casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corp. The big casino firms are pushing Congress to pass a bill that would limit states’ online lotteries but let the firms operate online poker sites.

The lotteries’ first test is in Illinois, where lottery director Michael Jones last month beat back opposition from convenience-store owners to begin the first online lottery sales for individual drawings in the U.S. Lotteries across the country are watching Illinois to guide their own online plans.

Other state lotteries hope to push the envelope further into areas — such as instant tickets, slot-machine games and blackjack — that could invite more controversy. In Delaware, the lottery has developed a plan, which it hopes legislators will introduce in a bill in the next couple of weeks, allowing the lottery to offer online blackjack and slot-machines games, in addition to ticket sales.

Lottery directors say they have long felt pressure to find new sources of revenue since lotteries in most states have matured and are no longer an area of growth. Moreover, many recession-hit states are in desperate need of money.

“If you stand still, you’ll lose ground in this fast-paced industry,” said Vernon Kirk, director of Delaware’s lottery. “The world is going to be in cyberspace. You need to get out there.”

Lotteries began discussing forms of online gambling as far back as 1990, when Minnesota briefly considered allowing people to play the lottery through Nintendo game machines connected to telephone lines.

One longtime obstacle to the lotteries’ online hopes was the Justice Department’s interpretation of the 1961 Wire Act, which bans sports betting over communication wires. Justice interpreted the law as also barring most forms of Internet gambling.

Many lottery-industry insiders argued the law shouldn’t apply to gambling within state borders, and a handful of states began experimenting with limited lottery-ticket sales over the Internet.

In Illinois, the legislature in 2009 passed a law directing the lottery to start experimenting with online sales. The law asked the lottery to seek U.S. approval. The provision was included in a capital-projects bill promoted by the governor to create much-needed jobs.

Lotteries in other states began to request that technology providers bidding on lottery-systems contracts include proposals for Internet sales and other online gambling in case the lotteries decided to expand online. That could provide a boon for companies like GTech, which already provides technology to lotteries that take in 67% U.S. lottery sales.

GTech, a unit of Italy’s Lottomatica Group SpA, included Internet wagering in bids it submitted in 2010 and 2011 for lottery contracts in New York, Virginia, Maryland and Illinois, the company said.

When the Justice Department gave Illinois the green light in December, many state lotteries had a built-in head start over many start-ups and casinos. Apart from new online-poker regulations in Nevada, states don’t authorize private companies to operate most forms of online gambling. But 19 state lotteries now can probably sell tickets over the Internet under existing laws, and in nine states, lotteries might be able to offer full casino games, according to an analysis by GTech.

Gordon Medenica, director of New York’s lottery, said in December the state would start to sell tickets online this year. “We’ve built the system and had it on a shelf waiting for more legal certainty,” he said.

But lottery sales are important to gas stations, liquor stores and other convenience outlets due to the foot traffic they bring, according to the National Association of Convenience Stores. Lottery customers spend $10.35 in an average purchase, compared with $6.29 for a non-lottery customer, according to the National Association of Convenience Stores.

“We’re very uncomfortable with the idea of our customers being able to access lottery games online,” said Jim Calvin, president of the New York Association of Convenience Stores. Mr. Calvin said he got assurances from the New York governor’s office that the plan wouldn’t move forward without further study.

“The retailers are very important to us,” Mr. Medenica said in an interview. “We need to make sure that if we move forward it will not hurt their business.”

Conflicts have also taken place in Maryland and Washington, D.C.

In Maryland, convenience-store owners protested this year when the governor included $2 million in his budget proposal that he expected the state to reap from online lottery sales. After conflict erupted in the legislature, the lottery successfully beat back an attempt by the state Senate to prevent the plan from going into effect. Now the lottery hopes to be running online by January, said Stephen Martino, the lottery’s director, and is considering selling all of its lottery product online. Beyond traditional numbers drawings, that includes instant ticket sales and Keno.

In Washington, lottery director Buddy Roogow in 2010 had crafted a plan he thought might avoid such headaches: creating a full slate of casino games — including poker, blackjack, slot-machine-like games and a game that resembled the board game Battleship — to avoid competing with retailers selling traditional lottery products.

The city council voted to authorize the plan, but last year residents complained at a series of community meetings that the plan was tainted by special favors and lacked transparency and proper oversight. In February, the city council reversed itself, quashing the project.

“We all have to deal with the politics of it,” Mr. Roogow said in a recent interview. “Lottery directors aren’t independent animals who can move on their own.”

Now the focus is on Illinois, which so far has kept its online push alive.Earlier this year, Mr. Jones met with convenience-store owners in his state. “We thought, ‘Dangit, this is just going to kill our foot traffic,’ ” said Kyle Vaubel, who owns 10 gasoline stations.

Mr. Jones told Mr. Vaubel and others that studies of online lotteries in Finland and other countries showed retailers’ sales actually rose. One Illinois lottery survey indicated that the number of retail players in the state would expand to 5.7 million people from 5.25 million people, while revenues at retail outlets would expand to $282 million from $275 million, the lottery said. Store owners say they didn’t buy it.

“Our franchisees aren’t willing to risk their business,” said Keith Jones, director of government relations for 7-Eleven Inc., the biggest lottery-ticket seller in the U.S., and a unit of Japan’s Seven-Eleven Japan Co.

7-Eleven and other convenience-store owners lobbied the Illinois legislature, which was considering a bill to expand online sales to the multistate Powerball numbers draw. All sides eventually agreed to an amendment to the bill that directs a committee of industry and lottery officials to study the effect of the Internet sales on retailers. They also agreed to consider introducing prepaid cards that could be bought in retail outlets and used on the Internet.

Despite opposition, the lottery began Internet sales in late March, dovetailing with a $656 million Mega Millions drawing that attracted thousands of people to test the online system. The first week saw huge sales and didn’t appear to take away from stores. Around 116,000 people bet $1.1 million online, against an overall take of $32 million.

Lottery directors in other states, including North Carolina and New Hampshire, say they are closely watching the pioneers. “It’s the next phase” for the lottery business, said Charlie McIntyre, director of the New Hampshire lottery. “But I’ve been in this life long enough to know not to jump in the pool when I don’t know the temperature of the water.”

Health Lottery Results For Saturday 18th February 2012

The Health Lottery results for Saturday 18th February 2012 boast a £200,000 double jackpot for any players who can match five main balls unlike all of the other main world lotteries who share any jackpot amount amongst all winners. Tonight saw the 20th draw from the Health Lottery and already this game, although still in its infancy, has produced a number of big winners; to date the biggest jackpot winner from the Health Lottery was a 23 year old woman from Bishop Auckland who brought her ticket in her local Lidl store.

Latest Health Lottery Results for 5 May 2012


  • 7
  • 27
  • 29
  • 36
  • 42

Of the main numbers drawn in tonight’s Health Lottery results two are listed in the most often drawn numbers category; 14 has been drawn five times since the game started making it the 3rd most common drawn number and 21 has been drawn four times putting it as one of the sixth most common drawn numbers.

There are still a few numbers that have yet to be seen in the Health Lottery results; understandable really considering the first draw only took place on 8th October 2011. To date we have not seen the numbers 2, 12, 13, 17, 22, 23, 40 and 50 appear – none of these appeared in tonight’s draw.

Last week we saw two winners each take home a £100,000 jackpot and the winning tickets were sold in Scunthorpe and London. Have tonight’s Health Lottery results found multiple jackpot winners or will the numbers above mean the game goes to a Second Chance Guaranteed Winner? We will update this page as details of winners are announced by the Health Lottery.

Written by Nicola Barber
 

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UK Lotto Results for 22nd February 2012

The midweek UK Lotto draw didn’t boast quite as an impressive jackpot as some of the other lotteries around the world but would any of you really be disappointed to wake this morning and find yourself £775,426 richer? That’s what three ticket holders won after the UK Lotto results for 22nd February 2012 by matching the six main numbers. Although quite a substantial amount of money to win, there must be a sense of disappointment amongst the three winners at not becoming overnight millionaires.

Latest UK National Lottery / Lotto Results for 5 May 2012


  • 4
  • 13
  • 17
  • 26
  • 27
  • 40
  • 36

The second prize tier winners in the UK Lotto game last night only won a third of what the jackpot winners took home for matching five plus the bonus bonus; £238,592 for each of the three winners. However when you compare that to last week’s midweek UK Lotto results, the difference in the top two prize levels were substantially higher. Two winners shared that jackpot and took home just over £1.1 million whilst there were eight winners in the second prize tier who netted just £90,778 each. In total there were 287,659 winners in the UK Lotto game last night, each winning a minimum of a £10 cash prize.

From the UK Lotto results for 22nd February 2012 we saw one of the most common drawn numbers appear; the number 43 is the third most common drawn number and last night it was a main ball for the 228th time.

With no rollover in last night’s UK Lotto game the next jackpot for Saturday 25th February 2012 stands at an estimated £4.2 million.

Written by Nicola Barber
 

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Lottery Results for Saturday 3rd March 2012

As the UK celebrated another big Euromillions win, the 4th consecutive win in a row for this country, we take a look at the Lottery results for Saturday 3rd March 2012 from some of the other big lottery games from around the globe. Was the £4.2 million estimated jackpot for Lotto won? Did the $50 million Powerball jackpot roll again and has anyone won the Superenalotto yet? We’ll take you through numerous lottery results from last night, look at the numbers drawn and the big winners on a selection of the most popular world lotteries.

UK Lotto Results

  • 7 – 20 – 23 – 28 – 31 – 40 Bonus Ball: 42

Merlin and set of balls number 4 were responsible for producing the numbers for the lottery results of 3rd March for the UK Lotto. Of the numbers that were drawn a few have interesting statistical history; 23 came out for the 227th time making it the 4th most common drawn number whilst 40 appeared for the 225th time placing it in 6th position in the same category. At the opposite end of the spectrum the number 20 is the least often drawn number and despite coming out in last night’s lottery results, remains in the number one position in this category. There were three jackpot winners who shared the £4,120,260 top prize.

Health Lottery Results

  • 2 – 15 – 19 – 32 – 42

Last night saw only the 22nd draw for the Health Lottery and it offered a £100,000 jackpot to all players who could match the five main balls drawn. The number two appeared for the first time in last night’s Health Lottery results whilst the number 15 came out for the 5th time since this lottery began on 8th October 2011 making it the 3rd most commonly drawn number for this fairly new lottery game. There were no jackpot winners for last night but 12,391 managed to match either three numbers for £50 or four for £500.

Irish Lottery Results

  • 12 – 13 – 25 – 36 – 41 – 45 Bonus Ball: 28

The Irish Lottery results for last night once again failed to find a jackpot winner creating the 5th consecutive rollover since the draw of 15th February 2012. Whilst the jackpot remained elusive there was one winner who matched five main balls and the bonus for a €25,000 second prize tier win. Of the numbers drawn we saw 12 and 13 appear, two numbers that are both the 3rd most common drawn numbers in the Irish Lottery results having appeared 88 times each. The jackpot for the next Irish Lottery draw is now estimated at €5 million.

Powerball Results

  • 29 – 30 – 45 – 47 – 49 Powerball: 35 

Although the jackpot for Powerball was substantially less for this multi-state lottery in comparison with MegaMillions it was still higher than many of the other world lotteries available at an estimated $50 million. Once again there were no winners of the jackpot meaning it has now rolled to an estimated $60 million for the next draw. Whilst the jackpot remained elusive once again, there were five winners who matched five main balls. Two of these winners had the Powerplay in play and doubled the $1 million prize.

Superenalotto Results

  • 16 – 19 – 31 – 46 – 69 – 74 Jolly: 62 Superstar: 82

Once again the Superenalotto results revealed another rollover for this Italian lottery which means the jackpot has now reached over €70 million for the next draw. Even the second prize tier for matching five main balls and the jolly remained unclaimed. However there were 15 winners who matched five main balls for a prize of €31,684. We have yet to see a jackpot winner for the Superenalotto in 2012, in fact the last time the jackpot was won on the Italian lottery was on 22nd September 2011!

Australian Saturday Lotto Results

  • 4 – 5 – 11 – 12 – 14 – 31 Supplementary numbers: 6 and 16

There were an impressive nine winners who shared the Australian Saturday Lotto jackpot to take home a cash prize of AUD $474,094.13 in the first draw for this lottery in March. As well as nine jackpot winners there were 97 winners who took the second prize tier amount of AUD $5969.50 whilst a whopping 329,606 winners took the lowest prize available from the Australian Lotto of AUD $12.40.

Written by Nicola Barber
 

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Page Last Updated: 30/03/2012 16:10:35

Lottery Results for Saturday 10th March 2012

Another week and another selection of lottery results that will have changed the lives of the winners. The lottery results for Saturday 10th March 2012 revealed a selection of rollovers and some quite substantial winners from the various lotteries from across the globe. The biggest of the jackpots available last night was from the Superenalotto that offered over €72 million but was it won last night or has it rolled again? Read on for all the lottery results from a selection of lottery draws that took place last night.

UK Lotto Results

  • 1 – 3 – 12 – 23 – 37 – 43 Bonus Ball: 33

There was an estimated jackpot of £4.2 million in the pot for the UK Lotto as the previous draw saw three winners share over £1.9 million. Merlin and set of balls number one were used for last night’s draw and helped six winners share a jackpot that fell short of the estimated amount at just over £3.9 million, a similar shortfall that we saw in the midweek draw. Each of the six winners took home just over £658,000.

Health Lottery Results

  • 5 – 11 – 17 – 20 – 24

Last week there were no jackpot winners on the Health Lottery and players were a little confused to find the Second Chance Guaranteed Winner promotion had ended so whilst not players matched the five main numbers drawn, the money was not added into this week’s prize pool. The number 17 appeared for the first time in the Health Lottery results whilst the number 5 that also was drawn is the second most common number appearing for the 7th time in last night’s draw.

Irish Lottery Results

  • 3 – 5 – 14 – 16 – 22 – 26 Bonus Ball: 45

The jackpot up for grabs in last night’s was over €5.5 million but once again the jackpot rolled as there were no winners who matched the six main numbers. Even the second prize tier went unclaimed in last night’s Irish Lottery results. This lottery has rolled now seven times with the last jackpot winner found on 15th February when they took home just over €4.5 million. The next jackpot for the Irish Lottery is estimated at €6 million.

Powerball Lottery Results

  • 5 – 14 – 17 – 20 – 41 Powerball: 5

The Wednesday Powerball draw saw the $60 million double rollover jackpot won by a single ticket holder from Rhode Island, the second win from this state in under a month! This meant that the Powerball jackpot for last night had reset to the new minimum amount of $40 million. There were no winners of the big jackpot and only one winner in the second prize tier for matching five main balls; this winner was from Washington and  takes home a cool million dollars.

Superenalotto Lottery Results

  • 1 – 8 – 40 – 54 – 69 – 81 Jolly number: 61 Superstar: 61

Last night’s Superenalotto results revealed yet another rollover for the Italian Lottery meaning the estimated jackpot for the next draw in an impressive €72.9 million. Of the numbers drawn the number 1 made an appearance, its 146th so far, putting it as third in the most common drawn numbers for the Superenalotto.

Saturday Australian Lotto Results

  • 20 – 21 – 26 – 32 – 41 – 43 Supplementary numbers: 6 and 22

The AUD $ 4.2 million jackpot available last night was shared amongst five lucky winners who matched all the six main balls drawn in the Australian Saturday Lotto results. Each player took home AUD $851,790 each. There were 49 players who took the second prize for matching five main numbers and one supplementary to take home AUD $11,798 each.

Written by Nicola Barber
 

 

World Lottery News Index

Page Last Updated: 01/05/2012 16:19:30

Bonus Draws for Lotto 6/49

When it comes to world lotteries we see many from across the globe offer a little something extra to their players. In the past we have seen the Irish Lottery give away €100,000 in diamonds to their second prize tier winners and as standard, when the Lotto Max jackpot hits CAD $50 million there are extra Maxmillions draws made for CAD $1 million prizes. For March there are two bonus draws for Lotto 6/49 on top of the main draw and each offers a prize of CAD $649,000.

So far there have been three bonus draws but there are still six more remaining for the Lotto 6/49 game which is drawn every Wednesday and Saturday. There are many sites that offer the full prize breakdown for the Canada Lotto 6/49 results including the numbers drawn in the bonus game and if either of the extra draws resulted in a winner.

Here are the Canada Lotto 6/49 results for the three bonus draws that have already taken place in March:

Canada Lotto 6/49 Draw: 3rd March 2012

  • 05 08 15 16 41 46 – no winners of the CAD$649,000 prize
  • 19 29 32 40 43 46 – no winners of the CAD$649,000 prize

Canada Lotto 6/49 Draw: 7th March 2012

  • 08 16 24 28 44 45 – one winner of the CAD$649,000 prize
  • 01 11 23 27 28 44 – no winners of the CAD$649,000 prize

Canada Lotto 6/49 Draw: 10th March 2012

  • 03 07 18 26 36 42 – one winner of the CAD$649,000 prize
  • 11 21 33 38 40 48 – no winners of the CAD$649,000 prize

Written by Lucy Lotto

World Lottery News Index

Page Last Updated: 12/03/2012 09:33:45

Health Lottery Results for Saturday 7th April 2012

For two weeks now the Health Lottery jackpot of £100,000 has remained elusive but unlike other lotteries the jackpot does not roll over. Have the Health Lottery results for Saturday 7th April 2012 found a winner of the main jackpot or has it once again proved to be just out of reach for players? There has only been 27 draws for the Health Lottery but already this fairly new game has made a number of winners substantially richer. Whilst it may not boast jackpots of the proportions we see in games like Euromillions, it’s still proving popular.

Latest Health Lottery Results for 28 April 2012


  • 7
  • 17
  • 27
  • 39
  • 41

Although there have been 27 draws for this game the Health Lottery results have yet to produce three of the main balls. We have yet to see 12, 23 and 50 make appearances in the Health Lottery results.

Statistics for the numbers are a little thin on the ground in comparison with other lotteries but this is simply because the Health Lottery is still in its infancy. However we are seeing a few numbers drawn in the Health Lottery results on a fairly regular basis. The number 7 is the most often draw number but hasn’t made an appearance for 42 days; it was last drawn on 25th February 2012.

In the Health Lottery results for Saturday 7th April we saw none of the most common numbers make an appearance.

There was one winning jackpot ticket in last night’s draw, a ticket sold in Birmingham, but also over 14,000 players scooped a prize of either £50 or £500.

Written by Nicola Barber
 

World Lottery News Index

Page Last Updated: 08/04/2012 10:56:10

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Your desire for bowling can surely earn large sums as winnings when you merge it together with your passion for scratch and win cards. However, rather than waiting in line to buy your tickets, you simply need to visit select websites on the internet and start betting upon an exciting Bowling game that gives the convenience of scratch off cards too. You’ll be able to certainly bowl your way to the massive jackpot with Bowling scratch games if Lady Luck truly decides to smile on you when you scratch away at your lucky scratch card.