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Play with Bass Pro Shop and the Arkansas Lottery

The Arkansas Lottery $5 Bass Pro Shops scratch-off has a grand prize of $100,000 and the chance to win up to 15 times on a single ticket. If your ticket isn’t an instant winner you can enter the Bass Pro Shops Play it Again drawing for a chance at a $500 Bass Pro Shops gift card or Nitro Z-7 Bass Boat. To play the $5 Bass Pro Shops scratch-off, scratch YOUR NUMBERS and the WINNING NUMBERS. If any of YOUR NUMBERS match any of the WINNING NUMBERS you win the prize for that number. If you reveal a “Bass symbol” you win double the prize shown. If you reveal a “Trophy” symbol you win all 15 prizes shown. The chances of winning any prize are 1 in 3.56. This game is a great catch and a fun way to try and win instantly. If your Bass Pro Shops $5 scratch-off isn’t a winner, you can enter it into the Arkansas Lottery Play it Again drawing for a chance to win a Nitro Z-7 16′ Bass Boat or $500 in Bass Pro Shop gift cards. To Play it Again, login to your Arkansas Lottery Club account. If you don’t have an account it is free to join and receive exclusive access to Arkansas Lottery games, promotions and giveaways. Once you are logged in, enter your ticket number on the Play it Again page. There will be 300 winners of the $500 Bass Pro Shops gift card and one grand prize winner of the 16″ Nitro Z-7 Bass Boat. This contest will expire when the $5 Bass Pro Shop scratch-off is expired, according to the Arkansas Lottery website. Be sure to keep any tickets you enter into a Play It Again drawing to verify if you have won. Get ready for outdoor adventures with the Arkansas Lottery and Bass Pro Shops and you could win big. Stay up to date with your favorite lottery with LotteryHUB. LotteryHUB is free for Apple, Android, and Windows phones and...

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Arkansas Lottery Million Dollar Raffle starts today

The Arkansas Lottery Million Dollar Raffle begins today, with three preliminary drawings leading up to the final drawing on Jan 2, 2014. The Arkansas Lottery Million Dollar Raffle is back, and sales start today. There are three Early Bird drawings leading up to the million dollar finale for the $1 million top prize on Jan 2, 2014. Raffle tickets will be sold in sequential order, beginning with “000001” and continuing on to “999,999.” The chances of winning will vary based on the number of entries. The Early Bird drawings have a top prize of $10,000. The Early Bird drawings will be Oct 1, Nov 5, and Dec 3. All will lead up to the final drawing on Jan 2, 2014. Entry into any of the Early Bird drawings will make you eligible for all following drawings, including the final drawing. Purchase a $10 Arkansas Lottery Million Dollar Raffle ticket at your nearest lottery retailer. Be sure to write your name on the designated space on the ticket and keep your ticket somewhere safe until the final drawing on Jan 2, 2014. You will need your ticket to claim if you win a prize. Each Early Bird drawing will have eleven winners: ten $1,000 winners and one $10,000 winner. The final drawing will have 116 winners. One hundred people will win $500, ten people will win $10,000, and five will win $100,000. The winner of the $1 million grand prize will also be selected in the final drawing. There will be a total of $1,710,000 given away during the Arkansas Lottery Million Dollar Raffle. Go buy your Arkansas Lottery Million Dollar Raffle tickets and increase your chance to win up to $1 million from the Arkansas...

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Arkansas Million Dollar Raffle Starting September 1

The Arkansas Lottery Million Dollar Raffle is coming back starting Sept 1, giving you another chance at winning $1 million. Are you ready to win $1 million? The Arkansas Lottery Million Dollar Raffle is coming back. The raffle for the $1 million top prize will be on Jan 2, 2014, with three Early Bird drawings leading up to the million dollar finale. Raffle tickets will be sold in sequential order, beginning with “000001” and continuing on to “999,999.” The chances of winning will vary based on the number of entries. Each Early Bird drawing has a top prize of $10,000, and gives you the chance to keep winning. If you enter into any of the Early Bird drawings, your ticket is eligible for all of the following drawings, including the final drawing for $1 million. The Early Bird drawings will be Oct 1, Nov 5, and Dec 3. All will lead up to the final drawing on Jan 2, 2014. To enter, purchase a $10 Arkansas Lottery Million Dollar Raffle ticket at your nearest lottery retailer. You can buy a set of tickets and save with the Arkansas Lottery special price packages. Once you purchase your ticket, write your name on the designated space. Be sure to keep your ticket somewhere safe until the final drawing on Jan 2, 2014. You will need your ticket to claim if you win a prize. There will be eleven winners from each Early Bird drawing. There will be ten $1,000 winners and one $10,000 winner. The final drawing will have 116 winners. There will be one hundred $500 winners, ten $10,000 winners, and five $100,000 winners. In addition, the final drawing will have the winner of the $1 million grand prize. A total of $1,710,000 will be given away during the Arkansas Lottery Million Dollar Raffle. Mark your calendar for Sept 1 to buy your Arkansas Lottery Million Dollar Raffle tickets and increase your chance to win up to $1 million from the Arkansas Lottery....

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Arkansas Lottery Sued Over Scratch-off Thefts

Aug. 9, 2013 – A lawsuit filed Wednesday claims that the Arkansas Lottery should have adjusted the reported odds of scratch-off games after a former security officer stole more than 22,000 tickets from the Lottery’s warehouse. The lawsuit was filed by Raymond L. Brock and Rick Tomboli of Pulaski Co., Ark., and is seeking unspecified damages, according to the Associated Press. Over three years, beginning shortly after he was hired in 2009, Remmele Mazyck stole packs of 300 tickets from the Lottery’s warehouse, using his position as deputy director of security to conceal the theft. Mazyck would scan the tickets as promotional items, meaning they were not meant for sale at a retailer, and would then cash in the tickets himself.  He was eventually caught when a retailer noticed one of the winning tickets Mazcyk brought in to cash was registered to a store that had gone out of business. Lottery director Bishop Woosley was alerted to Mazyck’s scheme in October last year, and immediately placed him on leave.  Mazyck was fired in November after he failed to show up to a meeting with Woosley to discuss the thefts. In all, Mazyck stole 22,710 winning tickets, collecting $478,073.  He pleaded guilty to money laundering and wire fraud in July, and has agreed to pay restitution up to $482,671, though he told the court he had no resources to do so. The lawsuit filed against the Lottery claims that because of the number of tickets stolen and the amount of prizes cashed in, the Lottery should have notified players that the odds of winning on certain games, as well as the prizes available, had changed. “The lottery repeatedly misrepresented to the public the number and cash value of the prizes still available in various scratch-off games,” the lawsuit says....

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Arkansas Lottery Reviews Ticket Theft

July 16, 2013 – The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery promptly closed its doors to the public and the press Monday morning to discuss “employee discipline” following Friday’s guilty plea from former employee Remmele Mazyck. Mazyck pleaded guilty Friday to charges of money laundering and wire fraud for stealing more than 20,000 lottery tickets during his three year employment.  He cashed in winners for nearly half a million dollars before being caught. Mazyck was the Lottery’s deputy director of security, and used his position to re-label packs of lottery tickets as free promotional giveaways before checking them out of the Lottery’s warehouse for himself. Lottery directory Bishop Woosley told the press Monday that the Lottery would be filling Mazyck’s position in the near future, but did not specify when. “I want to give assurances to the commission and the public that this is not something that will happen again,” Woosley said at the end of his regular Monday report. “I feel we’ve covered all our bases and we are a better agency for this having happened,” he said. After meeting in closed session for more than an hour, the Lottery commission announced that it would not be taking disciplinary action against any other employees at this time. Woosley said he would be monitoring the federal case against Mazyck before the issue was fully put to rest by the...

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Former Arkansas Lottery Employee Pleads Guilty

July 12, 2013 – Arkansas Lottery director Bishop Woosley announced today that the former deputy director of security for the Lottery, Remmele Mazyck, pled guilty to wire fraud and money laundering for stealing thousands of winning lottery tickets during his three-year employment. Mazyck was hired in July 2009, and in November of that year began stealing lottery tickets meant to be given out as free promotional items. Over three years, Mazyck cashed in 22,710 winning tickets to collect a total of $478,073, using his position as deputy director of security to conceal the theft. According to an Arkansas Times blog, Mazyck checked packs of the promotional tickets out of the Lottery’s warehouse but never distributed them, scanning the tickets for winners and cashing them in himself. Mazyck, who was paid a $76,500 salary during his employment, has agreed to pay $482,671 in restitution to the Lottery and its retailers. According to the press release from the Arkansas Lottery, the losses will be fully covered by insurance. Woosley became aware of Mazyck’s activities Oct. 26 of last year, and immediately placed him on administrative leave.  Mazyck was fired after he failed to show up to a meeting with Woosley Nov. 14. The Lottery’s press release said that “without the diligence of our retail partners, Mazyck may still be here at the lottery stealing tickets.” Woosley said that the Cash Saver in Jonesboro, Ark., was the first to call attention to the scheme when they reported suspicious ticket cashings at their store. No sentencing date has been set for Mazyck, who was allowed to return to South Carolina, where he lives with his...

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