Online sales have created $68 million in tax revenue since the program began in 2012.
|“It gives me chill bumps to be perfectly honest, because it is life changing,” says Alice Garland, director of the NC Education Lottery. The lottery doesn't only help out those who win, by law it also gives back to education. In its first year, the lottery accounted for $62.3 for education. Last year, a $521.2 check was cut for the state. “We are the only state lottery in the country that has increased sales and return to our beneficiary – to education- every year that we've been in business,” says Garland.|
In the 2015 fiscal year, the Lottery’s contribution to Michigan’s public schools was $795.5 million. Since it began in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $19.6 billion to education in Michigan.
Fiscal 2015: Lottery made $985.8M in profit
|"We are pleased to continue our partnership with the Virginia Lottery which has enjoyed six consecutive years of sales growth, with most recent annual sales reaching $1.84 billion,"said Michael Chambrello, IGT CEO, North America Lottery. "The solutions and services we will deliver are founded on extensive Virginia player and retailer research and aligned with the Lottery's strategic objectives. We will continue to work with the Lottery to bring them to the next level of growth, and help to maximize proceeds to support public education in the Commonwealth." "We look forward to taking our customer service to a new level, for our retail partners and our players, when the new IGT terminals hit the market in 2017," said Paula Otto, Virginia Lottery Executive Director. "Helping our 5,350 retailers deliver a secure and convenient customer experience to Virginiaconsumers is a cornerstone of our strategy. This partnership will help us continue to meet and exceed our profit goals in support of K-12 public education."|
|The Managing Director of the State Lottery of Minas Gerais, Mr. Henrique Pereira Dourado, stated: “After an unprecedented operational success that has allowed us to raise significant funds for the benefit of our citizens, we have decided to renew our fruitful cooperation with our partner INTRALOT. We are confident that INTRALOT’s expertise and international experience will support our endeavours to reshape the Brazilian gaming market and increase value for our stakeholders.” Mr. Nikos Nikolakopoulos, INTRALOT Group Chief Operating Officer, commented: “The renewal of this contract is testimony to the success of our operation in this region and the trust we have built with our partners. We will concentrate all our efforts towards fulfilling our strategic goals in the new area, maximizing social benefits, and promoting responsible gaming and value creation for all stakeholders. Brazil offers many opportunities which we are eager to explore through reliable, market-tested gaming solutions.”|
|“Spring is the perfect time to start thinking about sprucing up your home,” said May Scheve Reardon, executive director of the Missouri Lottery. “We’ve teamed up with The Home Depot to be able to offer some amazing prizes, including a backyard makeover, a new bed and bath re-do, a dream kitchen and $500 gift cards. The grand prize in the promotion is a taxes-paid $50,000 Dream Makeover. Not to mention, the Scratchers game offers great cash prizes, too.”|
On Monday, State Attorney General Eric, and the two leading DFS operators confirmed a settlement deal had been struck that halts ongoing litigation. DraftKings and FanDuel will no longer accept wagers from New York residents, and Schneiderman will pause his proceedings against the platforms that he believes have been facilitating illegal online gambling services.
The nominations for the 43rd Daytime Emmy Awards have just been announced and MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB has been recognized in the following categories: 1. OUTSTANDING GAME SHOW 2. OUTSTANDING GAME SHOW HOST The awards ceremony will be held May 1 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites in LA, but will not be broadcast.
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