Minnesota Lottery Revs Up Its Instant Ticket Portfolio with
Chevrolet® Silverado® Launch
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, April 28, 2021
/CNW/ Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (Pollard Banknote)
congratulates the Minnesota Lottery (Lottery) on the success of its
$5 Chevrolet® Silverado® instant ticket. The game launched in early
March and includes an exciting 2nd Chance promotion that will see one lucky
player drive home a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado® Trail Boss. Based on the
first five weeks of sales, Chevrolet Silverado® has sold a remarkable 56%
higher than the average of all $5 licensed games launched since 2018.
The exciting new ticket features the
legendary truck front and center, accompanied by tire and dollar sign icons
that reveal the games key number match play style beneath. The game
offers multiple chances to win, including the opportunity to scratch to win up
to $100,000 instantly by revealing a Chevrolet symbol, and by revealing a
steering wheel, players win double the prize shown beneath the symbol! In
addition, non-winning tickets are eligible for entry into the Lotterys
prize-packed 2nd Chance draw. Prizes include cash, Chevrolet-branded
merchandise prize packs, and the show-stopping grand prize 2021 Chevrolet
Silverado® Trail Boss.
To drive player
awareness of the game, the Minnesota Lotterys multifaceted promotional
campaign includes digital ads and social media posts, as well as a variety of
promotional display items to raise the tickets visibility at retail.
We are pleased with the
initial sales of our new Chevrolet Silverado® instant ticket, said
Adam Prock, Executive Director, Minnesota Lottery. We focus on providing
our players with games that delight and engage, along with the chance to win
exciting prizes, and this game delivers on all aspects.
Pollard Banknote congratulates
the Minnesota Lottery on the outstanding success of its Chevrolet
Silverado® instant ticket, said Brad Thompson, Vice President of
Sales and Marketing, Pollard Banknote. The brands enduring
popularity lends itself to exciting prizing and promotional options, which the
Lottery has fully leveraged. We look forward to our continuing work with the
Minnesota Lottery on creating new games and promotions that players will
About Minnesota Lottery
The Minnesota Lottery raises money
for programs that positively impact the lives of Minnesotans. It offers
uniquely Minnesotan games of chance that are held to the highest standard of
integrity and security. Since 1990, the Lottery has returned more than $3.1
billion to programs that benefit all Minnesotans, including the states
most precious natural resources, education, health care and more.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit,
Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, available in 79
countries with more than 3.2 million cars and trucks sold in 2020. Chevrolet
models include electric and fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging
performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety
features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on
Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.
Pollard Banknote is a leading
lottery partner to more than 60 lotteries worldwide, providing high quality
instant ticket products, licensed games, Schafer Systems and Fastrak retail
merchandising solutions, and a full suite of digital offerings, ranging from
world-class mkodo game apps to comprehensive player engagement and iLottery
solutions, including strategic marketing and management services. The company
is a proven innovator and has decades of experience helping lotteries to
maximize player engagement, sales, and proceeds for good causes. Pollard
Banknote also provides pull-tab tickets, bingo paper, and its Diamond Game and
Compliant Gaming electronic games and devices to charitable and other gaming
markets in North America. Established in 1907, Pollard Banknote is owned
approximately 64.3% by the Pollard family and 35.7% by public shareholders, and
is publicly traded on the TSX (PBL). For more information, please visit our
website at www.pollardbanknote.com.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Vice President, Sales &
Pollard Banknote Limited
Telephone: (204) 474-2323
SOURCE: Pollard Banknote
Gaming Laboratories International GLI® Elevates Three Tech
Authorities to Director Positions
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (April 28, 2021)
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has promoted three
technology authorities to director positions. Joe Carlon is now Sr. Director of
Engineering, N. America; John Owen is now Director of IT, EMEA; and Jesse
Peterson is now Director of IT Security, N. America.
Carlon is widely considered one of
the worlds leading iGaming and sports betting authorities and was
recently named one of GGB Magazines 25 People to Watch for
2021. Click here to listen to GGBs podcast with Carlon.
Owen and Peterson lead GLIs
global IT teams, and their work helps to ensure GLIs clients
information and data is secure while in the lab, among other far-reaching
GLI is a global company of
incredibly skilled engineers and technology authorities. Joe, John, and Jesse
are leaders in their field, and we are thrilled to announce their
promotions, said GLI Executive Vice President Paul Magno.
While we have promoted dozens
of our team members, we are always seeking highly qualified technology experts
to join our growing team.
GLI recently announced promotions of
dozens of team members throughout its network of international locations,
including engineers and six new vice presidents. Additionally, GLI has added
staff, from senior level to entry level positions. The staffing additions and
moves further strengthen GLIs abilities to serve regulators, suppliers,
and perators in the more than 480 jurisdictions in which GLI operates.
Discover a world of
opportunity at gaminglabs.com/careers.
About Gaming Laboratories
Gaming Laboratories International,
LLC is committed to delivering the highest quality land-based, lottery, and
iGaming testing and assessment services around the world. GLI provides
suppliers, operators, and regulators with expert guidance for navigating the
future of gaming and ensuring gaming innovations meet regulatory standards with
confidence. Since 1989, GLI has certified nearly 2 million items and has tested
equipment for more than 480 jurisdictions. GLI has a global network of
laboratory locations across six continents, with U.S. and international
accreditations for compliance with ISO/IEC standards for technical competence
in the gaming, wagering and lottery industries. GLI was named Best
Laboratory in the SAGSE Awards 2020, Best Test Lab in the
Baltics, and Best Test Lab in the Nordics in the Baltic and
Scandinavian Gaming Awards 2020. For more information, visit
CONTACT: Christie Eickelman, Vice
President of Global Marketing, T: +1 (702) 914-2220, E:
SOURCE: Gaming Laboratories
Governor Kemp: Georgia Lottery Marks Its Highest Quarter Ever,
Raising $415.8 Million for HOPE and Pre-K in Q3
ATLANTA, Georgia (April 22, 2021)
Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced the Georgia Lottery Corp.s
most successful quarter in its 27-year history. The Georgia Lottery raised more
than $415.8 million in profits for the third quarter of fiscal year 2021,
bringing the total transferred to the State Treasurys Lottery for
Education Account since inception to more than $23.4 billion.
The Georgia Lotterys
extraordinary results have a wide-reaching impact on Georgias students,
families and communities, Governor Kemp said. Lottery-funded Pre-K
prepares our youngest students with a foundation for learning while HOPE keeps
our best and brightest students in state, building a strong workforce and
driving economic development in Georgia.
Georgia Lottery transfers to the
Lottery for Education Account for the first three quarters of fiscal year 2021
total a record $1.147 billion.
We continue to work diligently
each day to fulfill our mission to maximize revenues for HOPE and Pre-K,
Georgia Lottery President and CEO Gretchen Corbin said. I am appreciative
of Governor Kemp, our board of directors and the legislature for their support,
as well as our employees, retailers, vendors and partners for their dedication
and hard work. As always, we are grateful for our players who find our products
to be a source of entertainment.
The Georgia Lotterys third
quarter sales were fueled by the large Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots
that grew into January, generating a total of more than $61.2 million for HOPE
Since its first year, the Georgia
Lottery Corp. has returned more than $23.4 billion to the state of Georgia for
education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational
programs, including Georgias HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgias
Pre-K Program. More than 1.9 million students have received HOPE, and more than
1.6 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten
SOURCE: Georgia Lottery.
Sisal Launches Its Proprietary Online Gaming
technological solution to create product innovation and differentiation and
support the international expansion of the Sisal Group.
MILAN, Italy (April 21, 2021) -- The
Sisal Group, a leading player in the gaming market, strengthens its product
development and innovation strategy with the launch of NEXT - SISAL DIGITAL
TECHNOLOGY, the new "open platform" for online gaming that joins NEXT - SISAL
VLT TECHNOLOGY, the video lottery platform already present on the Italian and
The proprietary NEXT - SISAL DIGITAL
TECHNOLOGY platform, together with the Sisal proprietary games, is now
available on all Sisal digital channels, to ensure a responsible, innovative,
safe and engaging entertainment experience.
NEXT, the result of the
collaboration with FILS | GAME, an important international player specialized
in the development and supply of software and games, thanks to a flexible and
modular architecture, allows to integrate proprietary and third-party content
quickly and efficiently.
NEXT, is not the point of arrival,
but the starting point for the evolution of a proprietary "gaming suite" ,
which has as its primary objective the proposition of an innovative and
differentiating product , for a fun and engaging gaming experience.
Thanks to the flexibility in
integrating "in house" and third party content, NEXT aims to facilitate and
speed up the evolution of an omnichannel offeringso as to allow its customers a
more fluid gaming experience, entering a " real time funny " dimension that
goes beyond channel diversity.
The creation of a flexible and
dynamic, multi-language and multi-currency proprietary "gaming suite" such as
NEXT also certifies, once again, Sisal's strong commitment to supporting the
Group's international development, allowing a faster time to market and greater
adaptability to the requirements and culture of the different markets.
The first offer offers a mix of
eight games, slots and table games, with attractive graphics and bonus features
including TRAFFIC, adventure-themed slots with a metropolitan setting and
modern graphics; BLACK JACK, for an immersive gaming experience inside a casino
where it is possible to occupy up to five stations at the same time and have
fun with side bets and, finally, RAKITABI, the first omnichannel slot
completely developed on NEXT proprietary technology.
"I am very happy with the
partnership with FILS | GAME, a UK operator with an important international
footprint, which has allowed us to launch our proprietary NEXT - Sisal Digital
Technology platform, which is essential for continuing to pursue our innovation
and product differentiation strategy. in an increasingly standardized market
The characteristics of flexibility
and adaptability of NEXT in integrating proprietary content and external
Providers, commented Marco Bedendo, Gaming Machines & Online Casino
Managing Director of Sisal are fundamental factors for a unique and innovative
product offer, with a strong focus on creating value for our customers,
involving them in a fluid gaming user experience between retail and online
channels, always in full compliance with responsible entertainment ".
"The architecture of the Next
platform - concludes Marco Bedendo - modular, scalable, multi-language
and multi-currency, will allow Sisal to speed up its entry into the
international scene, facilitating penetration into very different markets in
terms of culture, social context and infrastructure. technological. This is
confirmed by the fact that the new platform will be activated, within the first
quarter of 2022 in all the countries where Sisal is currently already present
in its path outside the national borders: Turkey, Spain and Morocco."
I want to thank you for
choosing Sisal FILS | GAME and his team to pursue its objectives in the online
market," - commented Stefano Fregoni - CEO Fils Investments Ltd. "I am sure
that this partnership will make its contribution to reconfirm the Sisal brand
as a solid reference among the leaders of the international market in the
online segment and in innovation in this sector."
SOURCE: Sisal Comunicazione (www.sisal.com).
South Carolina Lottery to End Lucky For Life
COLUMBIA, SC (April 21, 2021)
The Lucky for Life game is ending in South Carolina with the Monday, June 28,
The South Carolina Education Lottery
is leaving the multi-state Lucky for Life game to explore exciting new game
opportunities for players that will launch over the next several months.
These new games will also enhance
funding for education. Fireball is a new add-on game feature for Pick 3 and
Pick 4 that begins May 3rd and enhancements to Powerball® will be announced
in late summer.
After the Lucky for Life drawing on
Thursday, April 22, 2021, the number of multi-draws available for purchase will
Players will be able to purchase 19
instead of 20 multi-draws after Thursdays drawing, and that number will
decrease by one following each subsequent drawing until the game ends on June
Winning ticket holders will still
have 180 days from the draw date to claim their prizes.
Once all verified winning tickets
have been claimed and paid, any remaining funds from the Lucky for Life game
will be given to the state for educational initiatives in South Carolina.
The Lottery would like to thank its
players and retailers for supporting the Lucky for Life game since its debut in
South Carolina in January of 2015.
Lucky for Life drawings are held
Mondays and Thursdays at 10:35 p.m. Lucky for Life has produced one top prize
winner of $1,000 a Day for LIFE and 21 winners of $25,000 a Year for Life in
SOURCE: The South Carolina Education
Pariplay and Greentube Agree on Multi-Jurisdictional
VIENNA, Austria (April 19, 2021) --
Content from Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, will be added to
Pariplays leading aggregator platform Fusion following a
multi-jurisdictional distribution agreement between the two suppliers.
Greentubes extensive games
portfolio including Book of Ra deluxe and fan-favourites Lucky
Ladys Charm deluxe and Sizzling Hot deluxe will be made
available to Pariplays extensive operator network.
The agreement covers multiple
regulated markets and will see the reach of Greentubes content
Greentubes diverse portfolio
offers proven online adaptations of NOVOMATIC titles as well as new and
innovative content designed and produced in-house. The supplier already has a
strong foothold in several markets as its content is available with an array of
platform is licensed in more than 16 regulated markets and hosts one of the
industrys most comprehensive offerings.
Christine Lewis, Chief Commercial
Officer at Pariplay, said: Greentubes content needs no introduction
with some of the industrys most popular games on offer that are loved by
players all over the world.
Their slot catalogue has a wide
appeal and makes a valuable addition to any operators casino
Michael Bauer, CFO/CGO at Greentube,
said: Our content has gained a global following and we aim to offer as
many players as possible our entertaining and engaging games. Pariplay is a
leading aggregator, offering premium content to a vast number of industry
operators, so joining forces with them made complete sense for us, and we are
excited for what comes next.
SOURCE: Greentube Internet
Entertainment Solutions GmbH media release.
Virginia Lotterys Online Players Have Claimed more than $500
Million in Prizes in the First 10 Months of Online
RICHMOND, Virginia (April 23, 2021)
-- The Virginia Lotterys online play keeps racking up the wins as players
have claimed more than $500 million in prizes in the first 10 months of online
With many traditional Lottery draw
games like Mega Millions and Powerball, as well as new instant-win games now
conveniently available to players using their smartphones, tablets or
computers, the Lottery is delivering on its goal of meeting consumers where
they are today: online.
And its paying off.
Since online play launched on July
1, 2020, more than 172,000 winners have won prizes. Big wins have come from all
over Virginia, including a $60,000 top prize in Palmyra, a $50,000 jackpot in
Moorefield, and a Cash4Life jackpot winner in Hopewell.
Anyone who is at least 18 years old
and physically located in Virginia can play online by setting up an account at
www.valottery.com. Customers must undergo robust identity and age verification
before they can participate.
One of the most popular online games
to date is Jungle Tumble Jackpots, which includes a progressive jackpot that
grows the more it is played. Players have won more than $37 million in
that game alone, including four jackpots greater than $50,000. A new
progressive jackpot game, Jackpot Payout, launched on April 20.
Were excited to see
Virginians embrace the convenience of online play, said Virginia Lottery
Executive Director Kevin Hall. By offering consumers a choice to play
anytime, anywhere and on any device, we are strengthening the Lotterys
mission of generating additional profits to support K-12 public schools across
Even as many customers choose to
engage in online play, sales of traditional lottery products at the retail
counter continue to grow, too. Since the fiscal year began July 1, sales of
Virginia Lottery tickets at more than 5,000 retail locations have reached more
than $1.8 billion, a 16 percent increase from the same period last year.
The profit from every Virginia
Lottery ticket sold, whether online or at a retail store, benefits K-12 public
education in Virginia. In Fiscal Year 2020, the Lottery generated more than
$595 million for education in the Commonwealth. Fiscal Year 2021, which ends on
June 30, is on track to break sales and profit records.
For more information, visit the
Virginia Lotterys Giving Back page, visit our website, like us on
Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. With
all gaming, please remember to play responsibly.
SOURCE: Virginia Lottery.
Singapore Pools, Singapore Polytechnic and Skillsfuture Singapore
Join Forces to Develop Talents in the Social Service
New programme equips mid-career
jobseekers with in-demand skills and provides industrial attachments in the
social service sector
SINGAPORE (January 22, 2021) - As
part of the SGUnited Skills programme, Singapore Pools and Singapore
Polytechnic (SP) are partnering SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) to launch the
SgPools Academy-SP Connexion Programme (Connexion) to equip mid-career
jobseekers with in-demand skills for roles in the social service sector.
With the aging population and other
demographic changes, the social service sector is set to grow in strength to
cater to the needs in our society. From approximately 6,000 social service
professionals in 2006 to more than 15,000 today, the social service workforce
is projected to grow to about 19,000 by 20251.
Connexion leverages the learning
programmes developed and delivered by Singapore Polytechnic, as well as
Singapore Pools' know-how and experiences derived from its transformation
journey, deep community service experiences and partnerships, to provide
participants with industry relevant experience.
Connexion comprises three full-time
six-month long training courses:
- Business Process Management
- Business Analytics
- Programme Management
These courses will train
participants for roles in the social service sector as Business Process
Specialist, Business Analyst, and Programme Executive. Participants can expect
a robust curriculum based on learning organisation principles, enhanced with
industry core and emerging skills such as service innovation, data analytics
and visualisation, stakeholder and change management, as well as project
management and social media marketing.
Participants will also embark on a
one to two month-long practicum which provides them with the opportunities to
undertake an industry project either in-house or on attachment with a social
These opportunities will empower
participants to apply their newly acquired skills and increase their
employability for job opportunities in the social service sector.
Said Mr Lam Chee Weng, Chief
Executive Officer, Singapore Pools, "We are excited to launch the SgPools
Academy-SP Connexion Programme with our partners to train tomorrow's workforce
with essential skills to thrive in the digital future.
Over the last few years, Singapore
Pools has amassed learnings and technology expertise through our own
transformation journey. Through Singapore Pools Academy, we can now share our
expertise to support Singapore's talent development. This is an extension of
Singapore Pools' purpose to serve the community, and 'Do Good Better'
Mr Soh Wai Wah, Principal & CEO
of Singapore Polytechnic, said, "This tripartite partnership with Singapore
Pools and SkillsFuture Singapore will ensure that no displaced professionals
are left behind as we upskill and expand their competencies to meet the
evolving demands and talent needs of our national social service sector.
By tapping on our expertise in
training learners of all ages, Singapore Polytechnic is well-positioned to
equip learners of all ages with the latest digital skillsets and knowledge to
enrich their existing skillsets when they take on new emerging social service
roles with ease and confidence."
Chief Executive of SSG, Mr Ong
Tze-Ch'in, said, "SkillsFuture Singapore appreciates Singapore Pools and
Singapore Polytechnic coming forward to partner us in delivering this SGUnited
Skills programme for the Social Service sector.
This is an important initiative to
upskill and reskill individuals to enter this growing sector of need for
Successful applicants will undergo
six months of structured learning which includes project work and industry
attachments with social service organisations.
Eligible applicants can use their
SkillsFuture Credits to pay for the net course fees. They will also receive
$1,200 per month in training allowance throughout the duration of the
Applications for the programmes are
now open and will close on 28 Feb 2021. More information on the SgPools
Academy-SP Connexion Programme can be found on
See the complete original press release.
SOURCE: Singapore Pools (Private)
The Connecticut Lottery Corporation Receives 15 Request for
Qualifications Responses for Sports Betting
ROCKY HILL, CT (April 26, 2021)
The Connecticut Lottery Corporation (CLC) received 15 Request for
Qualifications (RFQ) responses for sports betting by its April 23 deadline. The
CLC issued an RFQ on April 12, 2021, from qualified and experienced sports
betting solution providers for online and retail sports wagering systems and
services. The original RFQ can be viewed at:
"We are pleased to see significant
interest from companies who would like to partner with the CLC to bring our
online and retail sports betting offering to market," said Rob Simmelkjaer,
Chairman of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation. "Our staff and board
will now begin a process of carefully reviewing the qualifications of the
submitting parties as we work towards choosing the right partner in this
important initiative for our state.
The CLC expects to be authorized to
conduct online and retail sports wagering in Connecticut through the use of
contracted agents and vendors. This expectation is based on an agreement
reached between the Governor and both of Connecticuts tribal nations,
pending bills before the legislature, and inclusion in the Governors
budget bill. The online channel is expected to be offered through an online and
mobile platform, and the retail channel is expected to be operated in up to 15
retail locations, including at least one, each, in Hartford and Bridgeport.
The CLC will issue invitations for
presentations of qualified responses on April 26, 2021, and finalists will be
chosen for submission of formal business plans under the tentative timeline
provided. Due to the confidential nature of the RFQ process, and the need for
full legislation to come forth from the Connecticut General Assembly, the CLC
will not release any further information at this time.
About CT Lottery:
Lottery sales benefit Connecticut's
residents in valuable ways. In fiscal year 2020, players won more than $822
million in prize money and Retailers earned more than $73 million in
commissions. At the same time, the CT Lottery provided $348 million to support
the valuable services and programs funded by the states General Fund
including public health, libraries, public safety, education and more.
Since the Lottery began in 1972, our contributions to the General Fund have
exceeded $10 billion.
The CT Lottery reminds the public
that purchasers must be 18 or older. If you gamble, use your
GameSense. For information about the CT Lottery, stop by any CT Lottery
retailer, visit CTLOTTERY.ORG, join us on Facebook (facebook.com/CTLottery),
Instagram (Instagram.com/ctlottery), Twitter (twitter.com/ctlottery), or call
SOURCE: CT Lottery.
Play Florida Favorites at A Value with
New Game Lineup On-Sale
TALLAHASSEE Today, Florida
Lottery players can get a $6 value for just $5 with a new lineup of games
offered in the GROUPER® sampler! GROUPER gives players the opportunity to
try a variety of Draw game favorites and add-on features in one easy
transaction. The new $5 GROUPER offers six ways to win, including the chance to
win up to $500 instantly! When players purchase GROUPER, they will
One FANTASY 5®
with EZmatch Quick Pick ticket ($2 value)
LOTTO® with Double Play Quick Pick ticket ($3 value)
Plus, one Free
PICK 3 Straight/Box Quick Pick ticket ($1 value)
Players can purchase GROUPER at more
than 13,000 retailer locations and from Florida Lottery vending machines to
receive three, individual Quick Pick tickets, good for the next available
drawing. The GROUPER Super Sampler, offering 11 ways to win for $10, will
continue to be available for purchase from Lottery retailers statewide.
For detailed information on draw
schedules and times, visit the Lotterys website at
www.flalottery.com/lotteryDrawings. Florida Lottery drawings are broadcast on
17 carrier stations throughout the state and are also available for viewing on
the Florida Lottery website, along with winning numbers information. You can
also get winning numbers information at Lottery retailers statewide or by phone
at (850) 921-PLAY. Also, you may register here to receive winning numbers and
other Lottery information by email or text message.
Florida Lottery offices are
currently open to the public by appointment only for players with prizes valued
at $600 or more. Players can request a claim appointment at Headquarters and
district offices through the Lotterys website, at
www.flalottery.com/howToClaim. Players can still utilize the secured drop box
located at each district office or mail tickets to Florida Lottery Headquarters
or a district office.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY
The Florida Lottery is responsible
for contributing more than $39 billion to enhance education and sending more
than 880,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship
Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests 99 percent of its revenue back into
Florida's economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000
Lottery retailers and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games
have paid more than $75.6 billion in prizes and made more than 3,000 people
millionaires. For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com.
SOURCE: Florida Lottery.
Ignite Your Game on May 3. FIREBALL is
RICHMOND, Virginia (April 23, 2021)
-- On May 3, a new way to win Pick 3 or Pick 4 arrives! Its called
FIREBALL. Note that the base Pick 3 and Pick 4 games will not change.
Heres a glimpse of how FIREBALL works.
Adding FIREBALL improves your
chance to win a prize.
After each day and night Pick 3 and
Pick 4 drawing, the FIREBALL number will be drawn from 10 numbered balls (0-9)
for each game.
You can use the FIREBALL number to
replace any of the Lottery-drawn numbers to make new combinations (create three
sets of numbers for Pick 3 and four sets for Pick 4). If your numbers with the
FIREBALL number match the winning numbers, you win a FIREBALL prize.
Adding FIREBALL doubles the cost of
Odds of winning the Pick 3 top
prize: 1 in 1,000. Odds of winning the Pick 4 top prize: 1 in 10,000. FIREBALL
odds of winning vary by the unique numbers played. For complete game and odds
information, visit valottery.com on May 3.
SOURCE: Virginia Lottery.
New Mississippi Lottery Draw-Style Game Starts
Inaugural Mississippi Match 5
drawing Thursday April 29
JACKSON, MISS. (April 28, 2021)
Sales begin today for Mississippi Match-5 an in-state lottery game, with
drawings three nights each week and a starting jackpot of $50,000*.
Winning numbers will be drawn
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; and if no one matches all five numbers in one
nights drawing, the jackpot grows. The first drawing will occur Thursday,
Players choose five numbers (from
1-35) or opt for the quick-pick option, which permits the terminal to choose
the numbers. Each play costs $2. For an additional $1 per play, players can
select the Multiplier feature to increase non-jackpot winning prizes by 2, 3, 4
or 5 times.
Prizes may be won by matching some
or all of the numbers drawn and range in value from a free ticket to the
Drawing results will be broadcast
just after 10 p.m. CST on Mississippi Lottery partner TV stations, the MLC
website, www.mslotteryhome.com, and the Most Recent Drawing Results Hotline at
601-487-1396. Lottery partner stations can be found on the website.
Players may redeem winning tickets
under $600 at approved retailers, by mail, or at MLC headquarters in Flowood.
Prizes ranging from $600 to $99,999 may be claimed by mail or at MLC
Prizes of $100,000 or more must be
claimed at MLC Headquarters.
*Starting jackpot may change based
The Mississippi Lottery Corporation
(MLC) was legislatively created in 2018 by the Alyce G. Clarke Mississippi
Lottery Law, Senate Bill 2001.
Visit us online at:
SOURCE: The Mississippi Lottery
Loterie Romande is Making an Exceptional Contribution Totalling 3.5
Million Francs to Support over 800 Cafés, Bars and Restaurants in
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (April 27,
2021) -- Loterie Romande has taken the decision to allocate exceptional
assistance to cafés, bars and restaurants that sell its games. The 3.5
million francs will be distributed among over 800 cafés, bars and
restaurants that are Loterie Romandes sales partners in French-speaking
Switzerland to provide support to a sector that has been uncommonly hard hit by
the economic fallout from the public-health crisis. Through this act of
solidarity, Loterie Romande is bolstering its support for its distribution
network and affirming its sense of public responsibility towards the community
in these challenging times.
For many months now, cafés,
bars and restaurants have been finding it an uphill struggle to cope with the
economic repercussions from the public-health crisis. Considering this
unprecedented, crisis state of affairs for very many businesses, Loterie
Romandes Board of Directors has decided to take action, earmarking
exceptional aid to all of its sales partners working in the hospitality
Jean-René Fournier, Loterie
Romandes Chairman, pointed out, Through this act of solidarity,
Loterie Romande is demonstrating its wholehearted support for the hospitality
industry, particularly as the sector gears itself up towards resuming
In a gesture of support to bar,
café and restaurant owners, who have seen their games-related revenues
slump by 31%, Loterie Romande will be distributing a total of some 3.5 million
francs. Each of those businesses being supported will receive a financial
package of between 1,000 and 8,000 francs depending on the number and types of
game they sell. The businesses will not have to apply to get this money, which
will be paid out at the end of May 2021 to all businesses that are still going
concerns as soon as health conditions allow, with nothing expected in return.
In this climate that has been extremely harsh for many hospitality
business owners in recent months, this financial boost from Loterie Romande is
most welcome for the many businesses as they look to open their doors to
customers again was the delighted response from Casimir Platzer,
Cafés, bars and restaurants
that distribute the whole array of Loterie Romandes games (Loto Express,
Loterie électronique, PMU, scratch-cards and draw-based games) to their
customers are vital links in Loterie Romandes sales network numbering
some 2,400 sales outlets throughout French-speaking Switzerland. All Loterie
Romande sales outlets are remunerated by the company in the form of commission
fees for distributing its games. These fees totalled almost 76 million francs
in 2019, a sizeable sum being ploughed back into the local economy. This
injection of funds helps breathe energy into the economic and social lives of
towns and villages across the region.
We are particularly pleased to
receive this support which will help to cover the many costs we face. Loterie
Romande is a partner we cannot be without, and I would like to thank the
company for standing solidly alongside us, commented Maria Leite
Magalhães Coutinho, manager of the café-restaurant Chez Bela in
Geneva. Through this financial support to cafés, bars and restaurants,
Loterie Romande is strengthening its commitment to the local economy and giving
proof of its strong sense of public responsibility and community
CONTACT: Jean-René Fournier,
Loterie Romandes Chairman, 079 690 09 98, email@example.com.
SOURCE: Loterie Romande.
NJ Lottery Evening Draws to be Held at Alternate
TRENTON, NJ (April 28, 2021)
The New Jersey Lottery headquarters building is temporarily closed effective
immediately for cleaning due to a positive case of Covid-19. Operations will
continue at the Lotterys Business Continuity Site, which is designated as
a back-up facility to ensure continuity of critical business functions in the
event that Lottery Headquarters is ever closed or inaccessible for any
Lottery staff will conduct
tonights evening drawings at the Business Continuity Site, a secure
environment. As always, the drawings will be monitored by an independent
The general public should be aware
The drawings will be held at
the Business Continuity Site.
The drawings will still be
conducted using mechanical ball machines and in accordance with standard
Drawings for games broadcast
from the Business Continuity Site will not be broadcast or livestreamed. Those
games include Pick-3, Pick-4, Jersey Cash 5, and CASH4LIFE.
The drawing results will be
posted to the website, mobile app and emailed to the VIP Club members as per
standard operating procedure.
The drawings will be
videotaped for security purposes only.
The media and public are being
apprised of the closure with this release and through our social media and
other public-facing communication channels.
The Business Continuity Site is
housed at a secure location away from Lottery Headquarters. A team of employees
was designated as essential to operations and assigned functions at the
Business Continuity Site. The Business Continuity Site facility houses key
staff from all Lottery departments including the: Executive team,
Administration and Compliance, Communications and Public Relations, Drawing,
Finance, Operations, Security and Technology.
SOURCE: The New Jersey Lottery.