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California lottery closes office after Sacramento employee tests positive for coronavirus
The California Lottery has closed its Sacramento office to employees after one of them tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a staff email the lottery sent on Friday night.California, Administration, Headquarters, Medical

Missouri woman collects $3 million 18 years after first lottery win
A Missouri woman who collected a $50,000 lottery jackpot in 2002 returned to lottery headquarters 18 years later to claim a $3 million jackpot.Winner Stories, Jackpots, Missouri, Won multiple times

Powerball to lower jackpot starting point and increases due to plunge in sales
Today the Powerball Product Group announced it is making changes to the multi-state lottery game's jackpot due to sagging sales caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus.Powerball, Jackpots, Announcement, Multi-State Game

Lottery-winning farmer shares potatoes with people in coronavirus isolation
A woman who used her lottery winnings to move to a farm in England supplied free potatoes to people in self-isolation due to COVID-19.Winner Stories, UK National Lottery, After the Big Win, Charity

Lottery bill is likely dead in Alabama legislature
It appears the latest attempt to create an Alabama state lottery will die, killed this time not by special interests but, instead, coronavirus.Legislation, Starting a Lottery, Alabama, Government, Medical

Lottery Post breaks down every state lottery's response to COVID-19
As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to disrupt businesses and lives throughout the United States, individual state lotteries have vastly different responses, and some will have you scratching your head.Insider Buzz, General Interest, Operations, Medical

Coronavirus has brought casino industry 'to a near standstill'
The Covid-19 coronavirus has effectively quarantined the nation's gaming industry.Financials, Gambling, Casino, Medical

China's lottery now operating at 2/3 capacity of pre-virus shutdown
China's state-run lottery operations are now working at about two-thirds of their capacity before they were shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.International, Retailer, Sales, China, Medical

Missouri Lottery sales drop amid coronavirus response
With Missouri already losing tax revenue from the shutdown of the state's casinos, sales of lottery tickets have taken a nosedive as people stay home amid a pandemic.Financials, Missouri, Retailer, Sales, Medical

Daughter saves Massachusetts man from being victimized in sweepstakes scam
A dream of a lifetime seemed to have come true last week for an elderly Massachusetts man when he received a call from someone who claimed to represent Publisher's Clearing House.Legal, Massachusetts, Scam, Law Enforcement, Crime, Sweepstakes

Oklahoma tribe says state lottery 'second chance' game violates compacts
An online state lottery game violates the gaming compacts between Oklahoma and Native American tribes and should end the exclusivity fees tribes pay the state each year, an Oklahoma-based tribe said in a court filing.Legal, Oklahoma, Court, Agreement, Second chance drawing

Oregon Lottery draws winning 2020 St. Patrick's Day Raffle numbers
The Oregon Lottery has announced the winning numbers for the St. Patrick's Day Raffle.Oregon, Winning Ticket Announcement, Raffle

Coronavirus begins to impact lottery industry
Every aspect of life in America has been impacted by the spread of the Wuhan Coronavirus (COVID-19), including the lottery.Insider Buzz, Announcement, General Interest, Operations, Medical

Amazon held talks on bid to takeover the UK National Lottery
Amazon held talks about bidding to run the United Kingdom National Lottery, The Mail on Sunday revealed.UK National Lottery, Vendors, Operations, Camelot Group

Man exploits Arizona Lottery vending machine flaw, gets $55K worth of free tickets
A man is accused of exploiting a flaw in the Arizona Lottery vending machines to get over $55,000 worth of lottery tickets.Arizona, Systems Problem, Technology, Law Enforcement, Fraud, Crime, Vending Machine

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