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Idaho Lottery Celebrates 30th Anniversary, Raises Historic $60 Million for Education

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Idaho Lottery Director Jeff Anderson and the Idaho Lottery Commission presented Governor Little with a check representing the total 30-year dividend provided to Idaho Department of Education’s School Building Account Fund, the Department of Education’s Bond Levy Equalization Fund, and the State of Idaho’s Permanent Building Fund for $906 million.

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Governor Northam Announces Record-Breaking Year for Virginia Lottery Sales and Profits

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“As the competitive environment for gaming continues to evolve in Virginia, the Lottery remains a successful, well-run business and a proven, trusted brand,” said Virginia Lottery Executive Director Kevin Hall. “We’re working to develop and deliver new types of games in new ways using new technology to meet customers where they are today. We provide good fun for a great purpose, and that is to generate additional funds for K-12 education in the Commonwealth.”

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Connecticut Lottery Corporation Has Its Best Year Ever, FY2019 Results in $370 Million to Connecticut General Fund

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“The CT Lottery is pleased to continue to be a consistent and significant financial contributor to the state,” said Greg Smith, President and CEO, CT Lottery. “In order to maintain and build upon these results in the coming years, we hope to soon become authorized for additional revenue streams, such as sports betting and internet lottery games.”

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Georgia Lottery Raises $1.2B for Education, Kemp’s Office Calls it “Historic”

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“Our success is a team effort that benefits all Georgians,” Georgia Lottery President and CEO Gretchen Corbin said in the same news release. “We appreciate the support of Governor Kemp and the legislature, the leadership of our board of directors, the dedication of our employees, retail partners and business partners, and the enthusiasm of our players.”

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Lottery Week: Florida Lottery celebrates billions donated to education in Florida

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"Our contributions to Florida communities go far beyond the numbers," said Florida Lottery Secretary Jim Poppell. "Through the Bright Futures Scholarship and enhancements to education, we are able to create opportunities for students all across Florida. We also work to create lasting impacts in Florida communities through food drives, cleanups, mentorship programs and more. The Florida Lottery is proud to celebrate National Lottery Week and the partners, players and retailers across our state that help us give back to Florida communities."

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The South Carolina Education lottery enjoyed its best year ever setting records for prizes paid and money for education

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“Each and every one of our players, retailers and staff played a critical role in helping us achieve such an outstanding year,” the Lottery’s Executive Director Hogan Brown said. “We remain committed to operating our Lottery in the most efficient manner possible to provide more funds to improve education in South Carolina while continuing to market our products in a socially responsible manner.”

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Keeping lottery winners private could increase fraud, lottery director warns

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"Although the advantage to winners of remaining anonymous is apparent, the disadvantage to players, lotteries and other stakeholders are less obvious, frequently overlooked and of great merit," Wisconsin Lottery Director Cindy Polzin said.    Polzin said during a public hearing Wednesday on a bill that would keep the names of lottery winners private that past lottery fraud attempts were identified because the winners' names were made public.

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Arizona Lottery Adds to Industry Research on Growing Incremental Revenue Through “Fast Play” Games

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“This is excellent information for people at every level of Lottery,” Arizona Lottery Products and Marketing Deputy Director Chris Rogers said, “The transition of this game line into a vital and vibrant revenue stream for our beneficiaries is truly amazing and may serve as a model for other lotteries looking to grow their incremental revenue.”

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Win trip to ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’, chance to be first Powerball millionaire of 2020

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“One thing that lotteries can do is create exciting once-in-a-lifetime experiences,” said Mark Michalko, executive director of the N.C. Education Lottery. “A trip to New York City for a New Year’s Eve party in Times Square is a great experience. We hope one of the North Carolina winners who makes that trip will be the first Powerball millionaire in 2020.”

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New York Lottery to Join Multi-State Lottery Association

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“The Multi-State Lottery Association was built by jurisdictional lotteries working together,” said May Scheve Reardon, MUSL Board President and Missouri Lottery Executive Director. “We look forward to continuing that spirit of collaboration with the New York Lottery as we further our mission of helping member lotteries raise profits responsibly for good causes.” 

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