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Make it a real Winsday with the Vermont Lottery

When you connect to the Vermont Lottery on Facebook or Twitter, you have the chance to turn your Wednesday into a Winsday. The Vermont Lottery is holding a social media promotion from Sept. 4 through Nov. 27 giving you more chances to win, with a new winner selected every Wednesday. The “Make it a Winsday” promotion is open to any Vermont residents 18 years and older who Like the Vermont Lottery on Facebook or follow the Lottery on Twitter. To enter, go to the Vermont Lottery Twitter or Facebook every Winsday between 9:00am EST and 3:00pm EST. The Lottery will post an image or content along with a requirement to fulfill in order to win. Requirements could include being the first person to comment on the location or object in the post. Each week will have a different post with a different way to prove yourself the winner. So don’t be too late and check out the Vermont Lottery tomorrow before 3:00pm EST for your chance to win. You can only win once per month, but you have through November to win. This week’s prize is a $35 gas card. Like the Vermont Lottery now and win the chance to fill up your gas tank. For more information on the Vermont Lottery and how to make your Wednesday a Winsday, check out their...

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Play at the ballpark with the Vermont Lake Monsters and the Vermont Lottery

The Vermont Lottery is encouraging people to play a little this summer with their favorite Minor League Baseball Team, the Vermont Lake Monsters. The Vermont Lake Monsters are an A classified Minor League team in the Short-Season A New York-Penn League. The Lake Monsters are affiliated with the Oakland Athletics Major League Baseball team based in California. The Lake Monsters play their home games in Burlington at the University of Vermont Centennial Field. The team has been in Vermont since 1994, and was previously a New York Minor League team. The Lake Monsters were called the Jamestown Expos until 1994, and became the Vermont Expos. They became the Lake Monsters in 2005, in honor of Lake Champlain’s legendary monster, Champ. The Vermont Minor League team has won three league titles in 1989, 1991, and 1996 as well as three division titles in 1995,1996, and 2011. Currently, the team is ranked  ninth in the New York-Penn League, and need the support of their favorite fans so they can win the rest of their games this coming month. The Vermont Lottery will be at games giving away prizes for all baseball fans. The first 100 fans to show up at a game with a “Champ is Back” scratch-off game from the Vermont Lottery will receive a prie from the Vermont Lottery. The Vermont Lottery will be at the home games on July 2, 8, 19, and 26. Come out and support the Vermont Lake Monsters and play your luck with the Vermont Lottery. So many reasons to go out to the ballgame and root for the home...

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Vt. Attorney General Honors Work Against Scams

June 13, 2013 – Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell honored Mike Smith, the Vermont President of FairPoint Communications, with a Pure Vermont award Tuesday. Citing Smith’s “significant efforts to educate Vermonters about telephone scams and to protect them from wire-transfer fraud,” Sorrell presented the Pure Vermont award for only the second time since he became Attorney General. “Mike Smith saw that these scams were hurting Vermonters, particularly seniors, and stepped up to work towards solving the problem,” Sorrell said. In a press release from FairPoint, Sorrell said that Smith “brought law enforcement and advocacy agencies together and these efforts have led to greater awareness and prevention.” According to FairPoint’s press release, Smith has focused especially on scams originating in Jamaica, with the “876” area code. Telephone scams from the area code typically target seniors and inform them of a lottery prize or sweepstakes win they must pay a fee to claim. In November, Smith met with Jamaican law enforcement officials to request stricter enforcement in the country, and even lobbied in Washington for federal efforts against these scams. Smith also established a website dedicated to keeping the public informed of scams, for victims to share their stories, and as a go-to resource for help and awareness.  The site is called bewareof876.com Smith said he felt “honored and privileged to receive this award,” and thanked the attorney general “for his laser focus and efforts in protecting our seniors.” He made special reference to several partners across New England, in Jamaica, and in Congress. “Together, with the [help of all these other people and organizations, and] the Vermont attorney general, we have made a difference in protecting our seniors,” Smith...

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Vermont Considering New Keno Game

May 24, 2013 – A last minute addition to a Vermont state budget bill is asking Lottery officials to put together a report on Keno, a computer- based bingo game not currently offered by the Vermont Lottery. Senator Kevin Mullin added the provision requiring the report to the bill at the last minute, according to VTDigger.org. “We should be looking at all kinds of revenue sources,” Mullin said.  He says that the state should not ignore options for generating revenue, despite anti-gambling sentiments among many Vermont representatives. Democratic Sen. Alice Nitka says that a study of what Keno could do to generate revenue in Vermont makes sense, as legislators there are “looking under every stone for money.” But Janet Ancel, head of Vermont’s House Ways and Means Committee, opposes any expansion of the state lottery, which generates funding for education in Vermont. “We are less dependent on gambling than most other states, and I think that’s a good thing,” Ancel said.  She noted her concern that other states “have to keep expanding [their lotteries] to attract people to games.” Mullin is convinced that the state is missing an important opportunity. “We’re not going to stop people from going to Foxwoods and Indian reservations in New York.  It’s lost potential revenue.  There’s just more and more places to go,” Mullin said....

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New Game for the Tri-State Lottery

Good news for lottery players in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine: A new game is coming to the Tri-State Lottery. Starting Sunday May 12, players of the Tri-State Lottery can spend $1 to play the new Gimme 5! The new game allows players to pick 5 numbers from 1-39, or do an Easy Pick. Drawings will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday with a top prize of $100,000. The Tri-State Lottery is the first multi-jurisdictional lottery in the United States. It includes exclusively New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. Tri-State Lottery was established in 1985 in an effort to join the 3 close-living lotteries. All 3 states offer individual games as well, and all 3 states have Powerball and Mega...

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