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New York's lottery games generated almost $10 billion last year, nearly matching record New York's lottery games generated almost $10 billion last year, nearly matching record

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The New York Lottery is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and claims to be "North America's largest and most profitable Lottery," according to the gaming commission.

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Arkansas lottery's revenue edges up in April Arkansas lottery's revenue edges up in April

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"Obviously the increased sales helped with the increase in proceeds. We also had a month where we did not have a huge prize expense which was also helpful in increasing the amount we returned for scholarships," lottery Director Bishop Woosley said in a written statement issued late Thursday afternoon.

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Education Lottery gives North Carolinians a chance to “Dream a little” Education Lottery gives North Carolinians a chance to “Dream a little”

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Alice Garland, executive director of the lottery, said when North Carolinians are asked why they play the lottery they say over and over again they have fun thinking about what to do if they win. They talk about their dreams, she said.

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Florida Lottery Celebrates Best April Sales on Record Florida Lottery Celebrates Best April Sales on Record

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“I am extremely proud of our Florida Lottery team and retailers as we continue to shatter previous records,” said Florida Lottery Secretary Tom Delacenserie. “In addition to their winning experiences, our players should take pride in knowing that with the purchase of every Lottery ticket, they are making a difference in the lives of Florida’s students.”

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Governor Dayton Appoints Robert Doty as Executive Director of the Minnesota State Lottery Governor Dayton Appoints Robert Doty as Executive Director of the Minnesota State Lottery

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“I am excited and honored to be appointed by Governor Dayton to this important role,” said Mr. Doty. “I truly believe that my skills and passion for fiscal accountability and inclusive leadership will allow me to work together with my team and bring positive results for the lottery and the State of Minnesota.”

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Camelot UK Chief Executive, Andy Duncan, to step down Camelot UK Chief Executive, Andy Duncan, to step down

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Commenting on the news, Andy Duncan said: “It has been a great privilege to have led Camelot and the National Lottery through an exciting period. I’m proud that total returns to good causes during the last six years. This money is distributed to society in order to change the lives of people across the country. “I believe that the purpose at the heart of the National Lottery has never been stronger, changing lives by creating a millionaire nearly every day whilst returning more than £30m to good causes every week,” he added.

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The Florida Lottery today announces a new March record of $156 million in contributions to the state's Educational Enhancement Trust Fund The Florida Lottery today announces a new March record of $156 million in contributions to the state's Educational Enhancement Trust Fund

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"The Lottery's sole mission is to generate funds for students and schools in Florida, but we could not reach these remarkable contributions without the support of our dedicated players and loyal retailers," said Florida Lottery Secretary Tom Delacenserie. "Every time someone purchases a Florida Lottery product, from the panhandle to the keys, they're contributing to education in Florida and that truly is a win for everyone."

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New SW Washington casino met with concern for Oregon Lottery sales New SW Washington casino met with concern for Oregon Lottery sales

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"The lottery gives millions of dollars to various programs across the state", said  Barry Pack, Director of the Oregon Lottery. The Oregon Lottery could lose more than $100 million a year with the opening of Ilani Casino Resort in Ridgefield, Wash. That's according to the state's Office of Economic Analysis.

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