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New York State Lottery
NEW YORK 12301-7500
E-mail Address: N/A
Phone: (518) 388-3300
Fax: (518) 388-3403
Population: 19,541,453
U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division
Acting Lottery Director: Robert Williams
Year Lottery Founded: June 1967
Sales FY 2002:
Sales FY 2003:
Sales FY 2004:
Sales FY 2005:
Sales FY 2006:
Sales FY 2007:
Sales FY 2008:
Sales FY 2009:
Sales FY 2010:
Sales FY 2011:
Sales FY 2012:
$4,753 million
$5,400 million
$5,840 million
$6,270 million
$6,802 million
$7,180 million
$7,660.15 million
$7,660.15 million
$7,818.32 million
Sales Per Capita: $374
Number of Employees: 330
Retailers : 16,400
On-line Vendor: GTECH
September 1, 2009 June 10, 2017
Instant Ticket Vendor: Scientific Games
August 15, 2011 May 14, 2018
Secondary Instant Ticket Vendor: GTECH Printing Corporation
August 22, 2011 August 21, 2018
Pollard Banknote
August 24, 2011 August 23, 2018
Video Lottery Contract: Renewed Contract with IGT - through to the year 2017.
Advertising: DDB Worldwide Communications Group
December 30, 2007 December 31, 2013
ITVMs On-Point
Games Offered: Mega Millions, Powerball, Sweet Millions, Lotto, Take Five, Numbers, Win 4, Quick Draw, Pick 10, Instants.
Proceeds: Education (NYS Public Schools)
Jurisdiction: New York


Background Information

New York voters approved a state lottery in November 1966, and on June 17, 1967, the New York Lottery held the first drawing for its new passive game. It became the second U.S. lottery in the modern era, after New Hampshire. In the first year of operation, sales were $53.6 million.
The Lottery’s first instant game, Scenes of New York, was introduced in September 1976. Another instant game, Empire Stakes, launched in January 1977, setting a new record for a lottery instant game to that point, producing $18.9 million in sales during its first week.
New York’s first numbers game was Lotto, initially run as an offline game at its launch in 1978. It was the first successful Lotto game in the United States, and a version of the original game is still in the product mix today.
The computerized era began in 1980, first with Lotto and then with the introduction of the daily Numbers game in September; Win 4 followed a year later. The Lottery launched Quick Draw, a keno game, in 1995. Its first foray into the multistate arena was with Mega Millions, introduced in 2002. Those five games are still part of the Lottery’s lineup of draw games, which also includes Powerball, Take 5, Sweet Million and Pick 10.
The New York Lottery has led the country in terms of total sales since 1996, far outpacing any other lottery with its traditional sales program. Added to the mix were video lottery terminals, authorized in 2001 and implemented beginning in January 2004. The machines are now available at all nine racetracks included in the original legislation, and not surprisingly the New York program now brings in more gross gaming revenue than any other lottery’s video gaming system.
Fundamentally, the Lottery is run as an entertainment business and its sole mission is to earn revenue for education. In fiscal 2012, Lottery revenues accounted for nearly 15 percent of total state education funding to local school districts. Lottery revenue is distributed to local school districts by the same statutory formula used to distribute other state aid to education.

News 2014
July 31, 2014 New York Lottery Prepares Regulations to Enter New Multi-State Game
July 31, 2014 New York Lottery Set to Launch Monopoly Millionaires’ Club
June 6, 2014 New York Lottery and VLT 2013-14 Record Profit Hits $3.17 Billion Highest Amount Ever In History of North American Lotteries for A Single Beneficiary – NYS Schools
June 5, 2014 New York's Lottery and Video Gaming Revenues Continue to Climb
June 5, 2014 New York Lottery Releases “Bejeweled” Scratch-Off Game
June 5, 2014 New York State Gaming Commission $3.17 Billion for Education
May 27, 2014 New Multi-State Lottery Game Starting June 13
April 10, 2014 New York Plans to Enter New Multi-State Lottery Game
February 2, 2014 Lotto Struggles to Match the Attraction of Powerball and Mega Millions
January 21, 2014 The New York Lottery Plans for the Future To Safeguard State Aid To Education
January 14, 2014 New York Lottery Releases Scratch Ticket with Jackpot of $7.5 million
January 13, 2014 Lottery Sees Slight Increase in Sales for 2013

News 2013
December 16, 2013 New York Lottery Wants Missing Millionaires
November 26, 2013 New York State Gaming Commission RFP Gaming Advisory Services
November 14, 2013 New York Lottery launches TV, radio and OOH campaign from DDB New York
November 8, 2013 Camelot Global Services named as Contractor for New York Lottery Study
October 24, 2013 The Witching Hour for New York’s Halloween Million$ Raffle is Fast Approaching
July 19, 2013 More NY Millionaires Coming Soon!
May 22, 2013 New York Lottery Announce Annual Sales at $7.86 Billion
April 30, 2013 Bill to Provide Players with Anonymity May be Revisited in Light of Recent Court Case
February 20, 2013 State Aims to Lift Remaining Restrictions on Quick Draw Lottery Game
February 4, 2013 Bill Would Raise Gambling Age to 21
January 28, 2013 Where Are the Nominees for State Gaming Commission?
January 21, 2013 Saratoga Raceway's Wagering Nearly Double Since Opening
January 22, 2013 Budget Proposal Would Expand Quick Draw Outlets
January 7, 2013 New York Lottery Multiplies the Insanity in Latest Ad
January 7, 2013 New York Lottery Revenue Hits Record $9 Billion

News 2012
November 26, 2012 New York Council on Problem Gambling and New York Lottery Team up to Encourage New Yorkers to Give Responsibly
September 28, 2012 Lottery Investigator Testifies in Lottery Case
September 12, 2012 The New York Lottery Wins The World Lottery Summit Best of the Best Advertising Award
August 30, 2012 Senator Calls for State to Create Lottery Game to Aid Non-Profit Community Groups
August 2, 2012 Gordon Medenica Steps Down After Leading the New York Lottery for Five Years
July 25, 2012 Made In America Store to Start Selling New York State Lottery Tickets
July 20, 2012 New York Led US Lottery Sales in Fiscal Year 2011 with Sales of $6.76 Billion
June 29, 2012 Bars Add Gambling Terminals After Governor Pushes Law Change
May 24, 2012 Assemblyman Seeks To Raise Gambling Age To 21
May 23, 2012 Little Bit Of Luck Character Hits New York
May 1, 2012 New York Lottery Responds To Questions Concerning Winners Income Limits to Qualify for Government Benefits
May 1, 2012 Retailers that Fail Compliance-Check Program Could See Their Lottery Licence Suspended
May 2, 2012 New York Lottery Announce Twelfth Consecutive Year of Record Sales and Earnings in FY 2011-12
April 25, 2012 New York Lottery Approves $27M Expansion Plan for Batavia Downs Casino
April 8, 2012 ATMS, Gas Pumps Could Dispense Lottery Tickets
March 27, 2012 State Budget to Provide New Regulator For Horse Racing
February 14, 2012 Lotto Jackpots Could Soon Hit $1 Billion: Report
January 31, 2012 New York's Racetracks, Lottery Show Revenue Increase
January 23, 2012 Governor Releases Bill to Amend the State's Constitution to Legalize Non-Native Casino Gambling in New York
January 18, 2012 New York Governor to Support Merger of Racing, Lottery Panels Into State Gaming Commission

January 14, 2012

New York Prepares to Bet on Online Lottery Games

News 2011
December 28, 2011 Department of Justice Ruling Should Benefit Casino Operators and Game Providers
December 25, 2011 U.S. Justice Department Opens a Door on Online Gambling
December 19, 2011 Fine Point Group Wins Tribal Court Appeal in the Buffalo Thunder Dispute
December 14, 2011 Census Bureau Reports US Lottery Sales Totaled $53.1 Billion in 2010
November 14, 2011 Aqueduct Slots Revenues Exceed Early Predictions
September 21, 2011 New Yorkers Support Legal Casino Gambling: Poll
August 22, 2011 Scientific Games Awarded New York Lottery Instant Ticket Contract
August 18, 2011 Lottery Awards Player His Stolen Prize
August 15, 2011 Casino Group Spends $641,621.09 on 2Q Lobbying
August 15, 2011 New York Lottery Achieves Level 2 Responsible Gaming Certification from World Lottery Association
August 12, 2011 Police Arrest Two in Connection with Stolen Lotto Ticket
August 2, 2011 New York Lottery Enjoys Good Start to 2011, 1H Sales Up Three Percent
August 1, 2011 Pro Motion Partners with DDB New York to Launch the New York Lottery’s Powerball Hole in One Sweepstakes
August 1, 2011 Millions in Lottery Jackpots Expire Before Being Claimed
August 1, 2011 Lotto Revenue Reportedly on the Rise
July 29, 2011 New York Lottery Approves Earlier Start Time for Video Gaming Centers
July 16, 2011 State Lottery Games Slumping As Players Dream Of Multi-State Jackpots
July 4, 2011 Recession Drives More States to Expand Legal Gambling; Long-Term Revenue Gains Uncertain
June 27, 2011 Case Returns to Supreme Court for Decision on Whether Veteran Can Recover His Lotto Winnings
June 21, 2011 State Oversight Board Asks Inspector General to Examine NY Racing Association’s Operations
May 9, 2011 New York Lottery Asks “Are You Ready
May 9, 2011 New York Lottery Announce Instant Ticket Printing Contract Awards
April 29, 2011 New York Lottery Announce Full Year Results
April 5, 2011 New York Lottery Contributed $2.6 Billion to Education Last Year
March 30, 2011 New York Chain To Ditch Lottery Sales Amid Systems Upgrade
March 14, 2011 'Minute To Win It' Makes Warwick Man An Instant Lottery Millionaire
March 7, 2011 New York Lottery Launches First Minute to Win It Instant Game with Multiple Promotions
February 1, 2011 Quick Draw & Racetracks to Increase State Revenue
January 26, 2011 Lotto Game Overwhelmed by Bigger Jackpot Competition
January 26, 2011 New York Lotto Sales Decline in 2010
January 5, 2011 U.S. Census Bureau Sees Lottery Ticket Sales Down

News 2010
Dec 13, 2010 New York Lottery Worried About Casino Competition
Nov 16, 2010 State Lottery Division Begins Installing Electronic Table Games at Racetracks
Oct 24, 2010 Employee of the United States Postal Service Found Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court for Operating a $10 Million Illegal Lotto-Type Gambling Business
Oct 24, 2010 Inspector General Finds State Leaders Disregarded Public Duty in AEG Selection as Aqueduct (VLT) Vendor
Sept 27 2010 Governor Paterson Announces Genting New York Makes Licensing Payment to Develop and Operate Aqueduct Casino
Sept 25, 2010 Lottery Winner Can Sue Over Withheld Winnings
Sept 20, 2010 MasterCard Capitulates, Scraps Hidden Fees for Lottery Purchases
Sept 20, 2010 MasterCard Relents on Codes for New York Lottery Purchases
Sept 20, 2010 More Than Two Dozen Retailers Have Lottery Licenses Suspended
Sept 18, 2010 Clerk Tries To Trick Lottery Winner Out of $14 Million Jackpot Ticket
Sept 18, 2010 State Comptroller Approves Aqueduct VLT Contract
Sept 18, 2010 New York Lottery Says MasterCard Users Pay Illegal Fees
Sept 1, 2010 Credit Card Company Chase Declares New York State Lottery 'Illegal Internet Gambling Organization'
August 30, 2010 Controller's Office Has Reservations About Aqueduct Bid Winner
August 26, 2010 New York Reduces Commission Rate Paid on Video Gaming Machines
August 19, 2010 Lottery Currently Testing Electronic Table Game Machines To See If They Will Be Compatible With The Lottery System’s Framework
August 23, 2010 Software Company Files Suit Against State Lottery for Patent Infringement
August 23, 2010 Sweet Million Not So Sweet

Defendants Agree To Forfeit $13.3 Million in Online Gambling Case
NEW YORK, N.Y. (August 17, 2010) - Two payment processors and their owner have agreed to forfeit $13.3 million to resolve claims that the funds were involved in money laundering.....Subscribers

Governor and Senior Lawmakers Sign MOU to Develop Aqueduct Racetrack
ALBANY, New York (august 18, 2010) - Governor David Paterson, Senate Conference Leader John Sampson and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver announced their approval of the Division of Lottery's recommendation to award Genting New York the right to develop and operate a video lottery terminal facility......Subscribers

The Legislature Agrees on Gaming Operator to Run Aqueduct's "Racino"
QUEENS, New York (August 13, 2010) - Local news source, reports the Legislature has finally agreed on a company to put video lottery terminals (VLTs) at Aqueduct........Subscribers

New York Senate Majority Leader Accepts Genting as VLT Operator at Aqueduct
NEW YORK (August 10, 2010)
This press release was just issued by the New York Senate Majority Conference. Majority Leader John L. Sampson has approved Genting New York LLC as the gaming operator for the Aqueduct Race Track in Queens........Subscribers

Lottery Tickets Transformed Into Beautiful Works of Art
NEW YORK, USA (August 6, 2010) - Lottery tickets can make or break dreams, but they can also be transformed into beautiful objects in their own right......Subscribers

New York Lottery Recommends Genting New York to Run Casino at Aqueduct
ALBANY, New York (August 3, 2010) - Earlier today, the NY Lottery delivered its recommendation of Genting New York as the developer and operator of the video gaming facility at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens...........Subscribers

NY Lottery Experiences Glitch Related to a Statewide Computer-System Change
ALBANY, New York (August 1, 2010) - New York Lottery players who frequent a popular Albany-area convenience store chain may be out of luck for a little while................Subscribers

Judge Orders Stop to Aqueduct Slots Bidding
ALBANY, New York (July 15, 2010) - A New York state judge has ordered a temporary stop to the bidding process for the proposed casino complex at the Aqueduct race track downstate...............Subscribers

Firm Sues State Over Aqueduct Rejection; Wants Immediate Halt to New Round of Racino Bidding
ALBANY, New York (July 12, 2010) – As reported today that Aqueduct Entertainment Group (AFG), which lost the chance to build a video lottery terminal "racino" at the Aqueduct Race Track, has filed a lawsuit against the state Lottery Division in addition to the men charged with approving the firm.....................Subscribers

NY Lottery Disqualifies Two Bidders for Non-Conforming Proposals to Develop Aqueduct; Genting Only Bidder Left
NEW YORK, NY (July 7, 2010) - July 06, 2010 - New York Lottery Director Gordon Medenica today announced the disqualification of two of the three proposals the Lottery received on June 29, 2010, for the development and operation of a video lottery casino at Aqueduct racetrack in New York City. The proposals did not conform with the requirements of the competition and, instead, attempted to negotiate for terms more favorable to the bidders...........................Subscribers

State Has Choice of Three VLT Bidders
SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York (June 30, 2010) --It was reported today that three bids have been for Aqueduct Race Track’s proposed racino........Subscribers

Lottery At Risk, Not An Essential State function
NEW YORK, NY (June 11, 2010) - The State Budget Division says the lottery is not an essential state function, so if an appropriations bill isn't passed Monday.............Subscribers

Shut Down Of State Government Gains Attention
ALBANY, New York (June 9, 2010) - With the state budget more than two months late and continued discord in Albany, the fear of an unprecedented shut down of state government is getting more attention among state planners.........................Subscribers

NYRA’s $25 Million Unsecured Loan Approved By ESDC
NEW YORK, NY (June 8, 2010) - The Empire State Development Corp. board today unanimously approved a $25 million loan for the New York Racing Association to be handed out in three instalments starting this month.................Subscribers

Mandatory Bidders' Conference: Development and Operation of a Video Lottery Facility at Aqueduct Racetrack
QUEENS, New York (June 7, 2010) -- A mandatory Bidders' Conference will be held at the Aqueduct Racetrack for all vendors interested in participating in the New York Lottery's Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Development and Operation of a Video Lottery Facility.......................Subscribers

Governor Submits Bill To Loan NYRA $25 Million
ALBANY, New York (May 24, 2010) -The state is expected to loan the New York Racing Association (NYRA) $25 million to preserve thoroughbred racing seasons at Belmont, Saratoga and Aqueduct............Subscribers

Lottery Revenue Bonds to Help Close Budget Deficit
NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 25, 2010) - Arizona, which last week won popular backing for its first tax increase in 10 years, is selling $449.3 million in lottery revenue bonds to help close a budget deficit that last year led to credit rating downgrades...............Subscribers

Aqueduct Racino Contract: Queries Are Pouring In From Potential Bidders
NEW YORK, New York (May 19, 2010) - With the deadline approaching to submit bids for the fifth running of the race to build and run a racino in Queens, queries are pouring in from five potential bidders.......................Subscribers

New York (Aqueduct) Slot Vendor Must Pay State $300 Million, Vendor Could be Chosen by August 1
NEW YORK, New York (May 18, 2010) - The slot machine supplier that will be chosen to expand gambling at Aqueduct Racetrack must give New York state $300 million, the same amount that the previous bidder agreed to pay in exchange for winning the contract.........................Subscribers

New York Lottery Announces Planned Closure of Customer Service Centers Statewide
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (May 12, 2010) -- The New York Lottery today announced a planned one-day closure at all seven of its Customer Service Centers statewide. Customer Service Centers in New York City, Long Island, Fishkill, Schenectady, Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo will be closed on Wednesday, May 19th.........................Subscribers

New Yorkers Still Keen To Support Lottery Despite Downturn
ALBANY, New York (May 2, 2010) – According to local media, New Yorkers are still contributing to the Lottery in participation of games and purchase of Lottery tickets despite the economic downturn..........................Subscribers

Sales and Profit Gains in Both Traditional and Video Gaming Businesses Highlight 10th Consecutive Year of Record Sales Growth
NEW YORK, N.Y. (April 29, 2010) -With a 10th consecutive year of record sales, the New York Lottery today announced full-year, pre-audit results for fiscal year 2009-2010, which ended March 31, 2010. The increases in sales and profit came from both the Traditional Lottery and Video Gaming businesses.........................Subscribers

Motorcycle Enthusiast from Buffalo Wins “Fatboy” on Lottery’s Harley Davidson Instant Ticket Winner Now Has A Second Bike To Add To His Growing Collection
SCHENECTADY, New York (April 21, 2010) -- Forty-three-year-old Daniel Sullivan of Buffalo, Erie County, is a big time Harley Davidson fan.  On Saturday, April 10th, when he stopped at the store to pick up some coffee creamer for his mother he saw the New York Lottery’s Harley Davidson instant ticket and had to try his luck.  The decision paid off.  Sullivan instantly won one of ten brand new Harley Davidson “Fatboy” motorcycles.......................Subscribers

New York Lottery Awarded National Organizational Leadership Honors
Award Recognizes Lottery's Exceptional Dedication to Support Education in New York State by New York Lottery
SCHENECTADY, New York (April 13, 2010) -- Lottery officials today announced that the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) awarded the New York Lottery the Center for Accountability and Performance (CAP) 2010 Organizational Leadership Award..................Subscribers

Haiti’s Mysterious Borlette Lottery
Article By: Pooja Bhatia who is a writer based in Port-au-Prince and a fellow at the Institute of Current World Affairs.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (April 2, 2010) -- On January 12, an earthquake razed half of Port-au-Prince, it practically decimated the city’s population, sent hundreds of thousands to the countryside, and destroyed countless little businesses. But according to Pooja Bhatia writing for a local newspaper said Haitians still dream, and so they still play the lottery/......................Subscribers

Consolidating Agencies Begins To Shrink State Government
Sag Harbor, New York (March 30, 2010) - Assemblyman Fred Thiele announced that the Assembly has put forth a plan to consolidate state agencies and promote shared services as a means of addressing the state's $9.2 billion budget gap. The plan would reduce the state workforce by over 300 positions......................Subscribers

Players Bet Zero - And Won Up to $5,000
NEW YORK, New York (February 28, 2010) -  A whole lot of nothing led to something for more than 1,000 lucky New Yorkers in the Win 4 lottery on Saturday.................Subscribers

Man Admits Altering Lottery Ticket
BUFFALO, New York (February 25, 2010) – According to a local news station a Buffalo man has admitted he altered a Mega Millions lottery ticket to make it look he'd won and won big....................Subscribers

Top Ten Lottery Myths
NEW YORK, N.Y. (February 13, 2010) -- Many people who play the lottery believe things about the lottery that are simply untrue. There are also many people who choose to not play the lottery because they believe one or more of the myths concerning the lottery.......................Subscribers

Scratch-Off Hopes Come in a New Aesthetic: Black
NEW YORK (February 14, 2010) -- As an advertising executive, Leo Mamorsky has promoted instant scratch-off tickets for two decades. But last spring, when New York’s lottery commissioner requested a campaign for a sleek, jet black $5 ticket..................Subscribers

Who Said ‘Money Can't Buy Happiness?
NEW YORK, USA (February 7, 2010) – An Online magazine ran an article on the popular myth that Money cannot buy Happiness, in the article the writer questioned the truism..............Subscribers

New York Lottery Icon Yolanda Vega Celebrates 20 Years with a Whole Lotto Memories
NEW YORK, USA (February 5, 2010) - The year was 1990. Dark horse nominee  "Dances with Wolves" rode off with Best Picture honours at the 62nd Annual Academy awards as newcomer Mariah Carey picked up Best New Artist accolades at the 33rd Annual Grammy Awards. Nineteen-ninety was also the year Brooklyn-born Yolanda Vega offered up for the first time what would become her signature salute – "For the New York Lottery, I am Yo-LAAAHN-da Vega!" - a simple albeit exaggerated statement of fact that would make her a celebrity in a world of staid Lottery drawings, and cement her status as the New York Lottery's most viewed on-air personality of all time......................Subscribers

Governor Wants Lottery Funds in Municipal Bonds to Beat Treasury Returns
NEW YORK, USA (February 1, 2010) - The New York Lottery, the largest in North America, would sell off a portion of its U.S. Treasuries and put the money in taxable municipal bonds under a proposal by Governor David Paterson to boost investment returns and help close a $7.4 billion budget.....................Subscribers

Investigation: Fired Lottery Employee Eavesdropped On Former Bosses For Revenge
ALBANY, New York (February 2, 2010) – reports that a former public information officer for the New York State Division of the Lottery is under fire for eavesdropping and spying on his former bosses in an attempt to retaliate against them....................Subscribers

Governor Moves to Eliminate Limits on Quick Draw and VLTs
ALBANY, New York (February 1, 2010) -- It was reported today that Governor David A. Paterson in his Executive Budget proposes eliminating restrictions on Quick Draw KENO and video lottery terminal (VLT) operations......................Subscribers

Governor Proposes Expansion of Quick Draw Lottery Game Hours
ALBANY, New York (January 19, 2010) - Governor David Paterson will unveil a 2010-11 budget proposal Tuesday that will seek cuts in aid to schools and health care as the state grapples with a $7 billion to $8 billion deficit when the fiscal year begins April 1.....................Subscribers

New York Lottery Sales Up as Powerball Gets Set to Start
ALBANY, New York (January 11, 2010) – According to reports state lottery officials said Monday the multi-jurisdictional Powerball game will begin in New York on February 3...............Subscribers

Lottery News 2009

New York Expected to Join Powerball Lottery in 2010
ALBANY, New York (December 24, 2009) - Powerball, the 31-state lottery, is expected to be available in New York early next year, state lottery officials said..................Subscribers

Guilty Plea in NY Lottery Scam
NEW YORK, New York (November 25, 2009) - A New York City man has admitted he created phony winning scratch off tickets.........................Subscribers

New York Lottery Renews Video Lottery Contract With IGT Through 2017
IGT Maintains Its Position As A Leader In This Market
RENO, Nevada (November 24, 2009) -- The New York State Lottery announced today the renewal of its contract with IGT through the year 2017.....................Subscribers

Despite Recession, State’s Lottery Sales Up 3.3 Percent
ALBANY, New York (October 10, 2009) - Although gambling revenues are on the decline nationally, New York's lottery and video-gaming venues are outpacing last year's sales.................Subscribers

New York Lottery 'Sweet Millions' Bunnies Will Turn Your Heart To Sugar
NEW YORK, N.Y. (October 5, 2009) - Another cute commercial from the New York Lottery for their Sweet Million game. Its Just Plain SWEET!
CLICK HERE to view the latest Commercial on YouTube.
SOURCE: New York Lottery.

Switch to Lotto Extra A Plus For Manhattan Lottery Player: Winner Of $283,780 Second Prize
SCHENECTADY, New York (October 1, 2009) -- Long-time Lotto subscriber Guenter Haselein of Manhattan recently upgraded his annual subscription for the Lottery's twice-weekly drawing to include a new feature called Lotto Extra........................Subscribers

State Gambling Revenue Declines in 2009 – Rockefeller Institute of Government Report
NEW YORK, N.Y. (September 21, 2009) - Today, the Rockefeller Institute of Government released its latest numbers on the subject of falloff in gambling across the country, and the lower gambling tax revenues that have resulted.......................Subscribers

New York Lottery Launches Sweet Millions Jackpot Game
Strong Ticket Sales Precede Inaugural Drawing
NEW YORK, USA (September 17, 2009) - The New York Lottery today announced the debut of its new Lotto spin-off game, Sweet Million, offering players a twice weekly chance to win up to $1,000,000 in cash. The Lottery reports strong player interest in the game as measured by initial sales.......................Subscribers

Nobody Won $1 Million In The First Drawing Of New York's Newest Lottery Game
NEW YORK, NY (September 18, 2009) - Nobody won $1 million in the first drawing of the state's new Sweet Million game...................Subscribers

New York State Lottery to Introduce New Lotto Game
NEW YORK (September 8, 2009) - The New York State Lottery is introducing a new lotto game next week that will send players to the Internet to learn if they've become the state's next millionaire................Subscribers

'Sopranos' Actor Sues New York Lottery
NEW YORK, USA (August 31 (August31, 2009) – Reports a New York actor whose credits include "The Sopranos" and "Analyze That" is suing the state lottery over a misprinted scratch-off ticket.....................Subscribers

Makeover for New York's Classic Lotto Game
Article By: Brendan Scott, Post Correspondent
ALBANY, New York (August 24, 2009) – According to Brendan Scott, Post Correspondent, it's makeover or bust for New York's classic Lotto game...................Subscribers

Lotto Fever Hits as Multistate Jackpots Grow
NEW YORK, USA (August 16, 2009) -- The Powerball lottery game, played in more than 30 states, now has a jackpot of $245 million for Wednesday night's drawing. The other big multistate lottery Mega Millions now has an estimated jackpot of $170 million for Tuesday night's drawing.....................Subscribers

Many States Post Decline in Revenue for Casinos, Lotteries
NEW YORK, NY (August 10, 2009) - U.S. states' revenues from casinos, slot machines and lotteries are falling for the first time in many of the 48 states that have grown to depend on gambling as a crucial source of income.....................Subscribers

New York Lottery Drawings Back on the Air in the Capital Region
NEW YORK, New York (July 30, 2009) - The New York Lottery and Time Warner Cable’s Capital News 9 today announced an agreement that awards News 9 with the exclusive rights to air all Lottery drawings in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy Designated Market Area (DMA)..................Subscribers

Time Warner Wins TV Lottery Drawing Rights
ALBANY, New York (July 29, 2009) - The New York Lottery has awarded Time Warner Cable’s Capital News 9 the exclusive right to carry its drawings in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy market for the next six years..................Subscribers

New York Lottery OKs Video Table Games
Albany, New York (June 23, 2009) -- The New York Lottery will permit state-run casinos to add video roulette, baccarat, craps and blackjack next year even if the Assembly fails to authorize the move....................Subscribers

Naming-Rights Deal Puts Logos on Giants' Practice Jerseys
NEW YORK, NY (June 18, 2009) - The Giants organization, once one of the most conservative and traditional in the NFL, is joining into the world of corporate synergy with a sponsor's logo on their practice jersey, and their own logo on state lottery tickets...................Subscribers

Jets Are About To Win The Lottery And The Payoff Could Be Big
NEW YORK, USA (May 30, 2009) -News services reported thursday that the Jets and New Jersey are in serious discussions about the state using the Jets logo on a scratch-off lottery game during the upcoming 2009 NFL season....................Subscribers

New York Lottery to GIVE OUT Free Coupons at Brewerton Speedway this Friday
BREWERTON, New York (May 27, 2009) -- Brewerton Speedway announced today that on Friday, May 29, officials from the New York Lottery will be on hand. The first 500 fans, 18 and over, in attendance will receive a Take 5 coupon, courtesy of the New York State Lottery..................Subscribers

USTA Director Faraldo Takes Issue With Lottery Chief's Comments
COLUMBUS, Ohio, USA (May 02, 2009) --- Earlier this week, New York Lottery Director Gordon Medenica took a verbal swipe at racing by saying the industry is taking money away from education in the state..................Subscribers

New York Lottery Seeks New Television Partner
New York Lottery drawing is off the air, for now 
SCHENECTADY, New York (May 4, 2009) -- It will be at least another three weeks before you'll be able to watch New York Lottery drawings on television. After failing to get any takers, the state Lottery on April 20 re-issued its request for proposals...................Subscribers

Lottery Chief Targets Racing
SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York (April 30, 2009) – New York Lottery Director Gordon Medenica is reported as saying the state’s harness tracks are draining state education of $100 million worth of gaming revenue annually.................Subscribers

Mega Millions States Consider Selling Powerball Tickets To Increase Revenue
ALBANY, New York (April 22, 2009) — The New York Lottery hopes to start selling Powerball lottery tickets to boost revenue, news sources reported today. New York is already part of the multistate Mega Millions game..................Subscribers

With Comodo, New York Lottery Wins
Comodo Provides NY Lottery with SSL Certificates
JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (April 16, 2009) - The New York State Lottery has decided to secure its online transactions with SSL certificates from Comodo CA......................Subscribers

State Governments Need to Lift Constraints if They Want to Bank on More Lottery Revenue
NEW YORK, USA (April 14, 2009) -- With budget shortfalls from this fiscal year through 2011 projected to total more than $350 billion, lottery officials say they can help bridge the gap by $14 billion by going after a bigger audience........................Subscribers

New York Lottery Posts Annual Financial Results
Small Gains in Traditional Lottery Games; Higher Sales but Lower Profits in Video Gaming
SCHENECTADY, New York (April 10, 2009) -- With a ninth consecutive year of record sales, the New York Lottery today announced the full-year, unaudited results for the 2008-09 fiscal year.....................View the full story at Vol.47 No.3

Lottomatica’s GTECH Subsidiary Chosen as Preferred Bidder by the New York Lottery for New Online/Instant System Lottery Contract
Expected Revenues to GTECH in Excess of $ 550 Million Over The Seven-Year Contract Term

ROME (Italy) and PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (March 23, 2009) -- Lottomatica S.p.A.’s wholly-owned subsidiary, GTECH Corporation, announced that it has been chosen as the preferred bidder to negotiate a seven-year integrated services contract with the New York Lottery to provide new online lottery solutions and services. The Lottery has the option to extend the contract for an additional three years..................Subscribers

New York Lottery Announces GTECH Wins Award for New Full Service System Contractor
SCHENECTADY, New York (March 20, 2009) --  The New York Lottery today announced the award of a new contract for its full service lottery system to GTECH Corporation.  The new contract allows the Lottery to.....................Subscribers

New York Racetrack Video Lottery Parlors Bucking Downward Trend
MELVILLE, New York (March 16, 2009) -- New York State Lottery gaming machines are bucking the trend in Las Vegas and Atlantic City....................Subscribers

Big Investors Shun New York Lottery as it Eyes Equities
NEW YORK, USA (March 10, 2009) - Banks and insurers have stopped buying deals backed by payments New York owes its lottery winners because they fear Governor David Paterson's plan to invest the prize money in equities may erode their security, industry experts said on Tuesday..............Subscribers

Investments by Lottery strong -- Lottery Director Clarifies Investment Strategy
Letter to ‘Times Union’ by Gordon Medenica, Director, New York Lottery

SCHENECTADY, New York (March 5, 2009) -- A February 15 editorial, "N.Y.'s pipe dream," criticized a plan by the New York Lottery to make smarter investment decisions, but you seemed to base your entire opinion on a badly misinformed wire story, without checking the facts...................Subscribers

NY Lottery 4th Qtr Sales Down
BULLVILLE, New York (February 26, 2009) -- The economic slowdown may be taking its toll on the New York State Lottery..................Subscribers

New York Lottery Looks for a Better Return for Its Prize Fund
NEW YORK, USA (February 10, 2009) – The New York Lottery is considering moving its $1.3 billion prize fund out of the safe haven of U.S. Treasuries and into stocks, bonds, real estate, and hedge funds...................Subscribers

New York Lottery Sales Surge 3.2% in the Last Nine Months of 2008
ALBANY, New York (January 14, 2009) – New York Lottery sales were up $177 million - or 3.2 percent - in the last nine months of 2008, fueled by growth in big-jackpot games and gains at video lottery parlors...................Subscribers

Scientific Games, Inc. and New York Lottery Sued by Gameologist Group LLC for Willful Infringement on the BLING Trademark
NEW YORK, USA (January 12, 2009) -- According to Balestriere Lanza PLLC, the Gameologist Group LLC (Gameologist), a New Jersey based and minority-owned small business filed a complaint in New Jersey Federal District Court, suing the New York Lottery (the Lottery) and Scientific Games, Inc. (Scientific Games), for infringing on its trademark...................Subscribers


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