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Vol. 94 No.5- Monday February 1, 2021



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Florida Lottery Has Highest Sales Week on Record

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (January 27, 2021) – Today, the Florida Lottery (Lottery) announces that ticket sales for the week ending January 17, 2021, reached an all-time record high of $239.8 million!


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This record-breaking sales week, driven primarily by strong Scratch-Off sales and high jackpots for both the POWERBALL® and MEGA MILLIONS® Draw games, generated an estimated $64.6 million in contributions to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF).


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Colorado and Lottery Win Big when Powerball and Mega Millions Jackpots Roll to More Than $1.7 Billion

PUEBLO, CO (January 27, 2021) –  Reaching a record $1.736 billion in combined jackpots before Mega Millions was won Friday, Jan. 22, the lengthy run of the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots have resulted in big wins for Colorado Lottery, businesses, players and the beneficiaries that support the outdoors and schools.

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Former Lottery Director, NASPL President and Lottery Industry Hall of Fame Member Bishop Woosley Joins the ABACUS Solutions North American Team as a Consultant

LONDON, U.K. (January 28, 2021) – ABACUS Solutions International Group (ABACUS) is pleased to announce it is strengthening its position in the Lottery industry by executing a consulting services contract with Bishop Woosley.

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IGT Reaffirms Leadership in the Caribbean with Seven-Year Lottery Extension in Jamaica

LONDON, Jan. 22, 2021 -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its subsidiary IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter "IGT") has signed a seven-year contract extension with Supreme Ventures Limited ("SVL") to continue providing world-class lottery technology, content, and ongoing services and support in Jamaica

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Large Jackpot Runs Lead to $26.6 Million for Missouri Education

JEFFERSON City, MO (January 25, 2021) -- The last few weeks saw simultaneously high jackpots grab attention across the country. A 36-drawing Powerball streak ended with a $731 million jackpot winner on Jan. 20, followed by a 37-drawing Mega Millions run that produced a $1 billion jackpot winner just two days later.

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NeoPollard Interactive and New Hampshire Lottery Prevail Against U.S. Government Appeal in iLottery Case

In this latest judgement, the First Circuit affirmed the District Court’s June 2019 decision thus restoring the 2011 interpretation that limited the Wire Act to sports betting. By upholding the 2011 interpretation that the Wire Act applies only to bets or wagers on a sporting event or contest, this ruling safeguards the New Hampshire Lottery, NeoPollard Interactive and Pollard Banknote, specifically, and all other iLottery operators, generally, from the threat of unlawful prosecution.

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Pariplay Secures Interim iGaming Supplier License for West Virginia

SOFIA, Bulgaria (January 26, 2021) – Pariplay Ltd., the No. 1 aggregator and content provider behind innovative products including the Fusion™ aggregation platform and the Ignite Studio development programme, has today announced it has been granted an Interim iGaming Supplier License for the state of West Virginia.

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Heat Things Up with The New Fireball® Add-On Feature

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (January 20, 2021) – Florida Lottery players now have more ways to win with the new add-on feature, FIREBALL®, for the PICK Daily Games™! Adding FIREBALL to any PICK Daily Games purchase gives players the opportunity to create more combinations.

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Texas Lottery Shatters All-Time Sales Record For Second Consecutive Week

AUSTIN, Texas (January 25, 2021)) – On pace to shatter the all-time record of $6.704 billion in total sales set during fiscal year 2020, the Texas Lottery exceeded its weekly sales record for the second consecutive week, attaining more than $227 million in total sales.

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Malta Gaming Authority Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

MALTA (January 26, 2021) --The Board of Governors of the Malta Gaming Authority has appointed Dr Carl Brincat as Chief Executive Officer of the MGA with immediate effect, in terms of article 6(2)(a) of the Gaming Act (Cap. 583 of the Laws of Malta).

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Kentucky Lottery Sales Close First Half of Fiscal Year at Record Pace

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (January 22, 2021) -- In today’s meeting of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation’s board of directors, it was reported sales for the first half of FY21 (July 2020 through December 2020) were higher than the first six months of any other fiscal year in the company’s history.

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IGT and FanDuel Group Bring Omnichannel Sports Betting to Michigan via Launch of FanDuel Sportsbook App

LONDON, U.K. (January 26, 2021) -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its PlaySports platform is powering the recently launched FanDuel Sportsbook mobile app in Michigan, the latest U.S. state to introduce regulated online sports betting and iGaming.

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Lynda Cavanaugh Appointed New Interim President & CEO at BCLC

BC, Canada (January 20, 2021) -- Effective January 22, 2021, Lynda Cavanaugh will assume the role of BCLC’s Interim President & CEO while Jim Lightbody continues his medical leave to undergo cancer treatment and recovery

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Vermantia Signs Content Deal with Caspian Tech

ATHENS (January 20, 2021) – Vermantia, a leader in omni-channel content solutions, extends its partnership with Azerbaijan’s state-licensed operator, Topaz.

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