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North Dakota Lottery Celebrates 10 Years

March 24, 2014 – Ten years ago tomorrow the North Dakota Lottery sold its very first lottery ticket – a Powerball ticket – starting a now 10-year legacy of winning for both the players and the state. The Lottery held a 10-year celebration at Dan’s Supermarket in Bismarck this afternoon where they unveiled a new logo and new machines that will make playing more convenient in North Dakota. According to a report in the Washington Times Monday, the new machines will be placed in 400 North Dakota Lottery retailers and will allow players to scan their own tickets to check for winnings. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem told members of the media present at the 10-year celebration that feedback from customers and retailers alike prompted the introduction of the new ticket-checking machines. Customers in lottery retailers grow impatient waiting to pay for “gas, pop and milk,” he said; the new machines will create separate lines for lottery players waiting to see if they’ve won. After 10 years, nearly $80 million has been won by all those players who clogged up checkout lines as they learned of a big win.  The biggest winner yet in the state claimed a $1.6 million jackpot from the game Wild Card 2, and two other players won $1 million on Powerball. The North Dakota Lottery, which is overseen by the Attorney General’s office, offers players just five games, and is the only Lottery in the nation that offers only multi-state games; players cannot find scratch-offs or in-state draw games in North Dakota. The five games offered are Powerball, Mega Millions, Hot Lotto, Wild Card 2 and 2 by 2.  Total revenue from the sale of those five games over the past ten years amounts to more than $215...

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Mega Dash For Mega Millions and Instant Wins

Oct. 18, 2013 – The North Dakota Lottery is helping players get used to the new Mega Millions, so once the big changes take effect Saturday, the Lottery will be giving Mega Millions players an extra chance to win instant prizes with their “Mega Dash” promotion. The month-long promotion will begin Saturday, following the final Mega Millions drawing under the old format.  During the Mega Dash promotion, the Lottery will be giving away $20,000 in instant prizes when players purchase their Mega Millions tickets. Players who buy five Mega Millions tickets with Megaplier during the Mega Dash promotion will have a chance to win instant prizes from $5 up to $500.  To be eligible for the chance to win instant prizes, players must spend $10 on five Mega Millions plays with Megaplier. Mega Dash instant prizes will be awarded at random; instant-win tickets will be printed with a “Congratulations” from the North Dakota Lottery, and the instant-win prize amount. Mega Dash winnings can be redeemed at any Lottery retailer, or can be mailed to the North Dakota Lottery.  Players must redeem any Mega Dash prizes within 90 days of winning. After playing for the instant win with Mega Dash, Mega Millions players will find they have great odds on the new Mega Millions.  Each ticket has 1 in 15 odds of winning any of the game’s prizes, because there will be only 15 Mega Balls. The upcoming changes to Mega Millions were designed to create larger and faster-growing jackpots with more winners of smaller prizes.  Check out this post for more about the upcoming changes, and “Mega Dash” down to your North Dakota Lottery retailer for a chance to win instant cash prizes.  ...

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Play 2BY2 in North Dakota and you could instantly win $500

The North Dakota Lottery is giving you the chance to instantly win $500 when you purchase a 7-Draw 2BY2 ticket for $7. In the hopes of encouraging players to purchase 7-Draw 2BY2 tickets, the North Dakota Lottery is sponsoring a 2BY2 7-Draw Promotion from now through August 31. Whenever you play 7-draw 2BY2 from the North Dakota Lottery, you could be randomly selected to win. 2BY2 from the North Dakota Lottery is a $1 draw games with a jackpot of $22,000. To play, select two red numbers from 1 to 26 and two white numbers from 1 to 26. Drawings are held every day at 9:30pm CST. There are seven ways to win, with the odds to win a prize at 1 in 3.59. Tuesdays are Double Prize Feature days with 2BY2. If you play 2BY2 on Tuesdays, any prize is doubled in value. The North Dakota Lottery 2BY2 7-Draw Promotion gives players the chance to instantly win free, single play, 7-draw, 2by2 tickets and $500 cash coupons on a random basis. To play, just purchase a $7 7-Draw 2BY2 ticket. Once you purchase the ticket, you are eligible to be randomly selected as a winner. Winners will be notified when they purchase their tickets from the North Dakota Lottery Terminal. A message saying “Yah Hoo!  Winner!” will display on the lottery terminal. Free lottery tickets will print immediately after the qualifying transaction. If you win $500, a coupon will immediately print after the message. This coupon is redeemable immediately at any lottery retailer with sufficient funds. If a retailer does not have the sufficient funds, the coupon can be taken to any North Dakota Lottery retailer or mailed to the North Dakota Lottery office. North Dakota Lottery 1050 East Interstate Ave., Suite 200 Bismarck, ND 58503-5574 Check out the North Dakota Lottery website for more information on games and featured promotions....

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