June 2009 archive

Tennessee: Hoping for better returns

Source:  Times Free Press.com For the first time in the Tennessee Education Lottery‘s five-year existence, spending on HOPE scholarships and the state’s pre-K program outpaced lottery profits. Lottery officials are “projecting a slightly lower return to education for FY09 than the previous year,” said Kym Gerlock, the lottery’s spokeswoman. “This will be the first time …

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National Lottery Promotions Unit appoints Blue Rubicon

Source:  PRWeek.com The National Lottery Promotions Unit (NLPU) has selected Blue Rubicon to deliver a campaign celebrating 15 years of money raised for National Lottery Good Causes. The appointment follows a competitive pitch managed by the Central Office of Information. Blue Rubicon’s campaign will centre on the anniversary in November, thanking members of the Lottery-playing …

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Husband, then Wife, wins lottery

Source:  GNN.com VILLA RICA, Ga. (June 11) – One week after Chuck Hill won $5,000 in the Georgia Lottery‘s Weekly WinFall drawing, his wife did even better. Karen Hill bought a World Class Millions scratch-off ticket on her way to work at City Chevron in Villa Rica. Her $20 ticket won $1 million. The couple …

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State lottery stops giving promotional lotto tickets to public officials

Source: Vindy.com State lottery officials have agreed to stop handing out promotional lottery tickets to public officials.The change was outlined in letter sent last week to the state Inspector General’s Office by lottery executive director Michael Dolan. “.. the lottery has completely banned the knowing distribution of promotional items to law enforcement personnel, legislators, state …

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Idaho Lottery Still Popular Despite Economy

Source:  Local News 8 Everybody always says when they win the lottery they’ll take a trip or buy a car or anything else they can dream up. For a group of eight railroad workers who bought their winning ticket at a Chubbuck Gas Station, that dream came true.  Despite the economy, people are still playing …

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