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Wis. Audit Suggests Cutting Themed Games

July 23, 2013 – In a report released Tuesday morning by Wisconsin’s Legislative Audit Bureau, state auditors suggested that the Wisconsin Lottery consider discontinuing scratch-off games for which the Lottery must pay licensing fees. These games include the popular $10 scratch-off game with a Green Bay Packers – Wisconsin’s NFL team – theme, along with Tetris, Monopoly, Pac-Man and other themed games. The auditors report found that in fiscal year 2009-10, the lottery spent more than $700,000 on licensing fees for themed games – including a $260,000 fee paid to the Green Bay Packers. Six of the eight themed games released actually generated less revenue than the average, non-themed scratch-off.  The Packers ticket fell short by about $40,000 in sales. This Friday, the newest Packers-themed games are set to go on sale at the lower price points of $1, $3, and $5.  Wisconsin Lottery officials say the licensed games attract people who normally wouldn’t buy lottery tickets. But the audit says that the Lottery has not shown them proof of that claim.  The report said Lottery officials “indicated that they conducted an analysis showing total lottery sales during weeks in which a licensed game was available” were higher than the weeks one of the games was not offered. Though the report showed a nearly 11 percent increase in total sales, it pointed to the addition of Mega Millions and the change in Powerball’s price point from $1 to $2 as the driving factors of revenue increases. The only themed games which performed better than non-licensed scratch-offs were the Lottery’s Pink Panther and Monopoly...

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Scam targeting Wisconsin Lottery players

Some Wisconsin Lottery players have been scammed, and the Wisconsin Lottery wants to warn players how to avoid begin scammed by any company claiming to be associated with the lottery. In a scam similar to the one that recently emerged in Florida, the Wisconsin Lottery is warning players against giving any personal information out from companies claiming to be associated with the lottery. The scam in question is contacting lottery players stating that they have won a lottery prize and need to give various bits of personal information in order to claim their prize. The person contacting players claims they won a jackpot game associated with the Mega Millions game. This particular game does not exist, and the Wisconsin Lottery is urging players not to believe anyone claiming to be a part of this drawing. The information they ask for includes a fee to claim their prize. The Wisconsin Lottery, as well as other state lotteries, will not require any winners to pay a fee to receive their prize. Wisconsin Lottery Director Mike Edmonds warns players to use their judgement if they receive a call out of the blue that claims to be lottery affiliated. The Wisconsin Lottery along with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection want all lottery players to know how to identify a scam from a legitimate message from the Wisconsin Lottery. Do not accept prizes from drawings or games you did not enter. No state lottery will ask for winners to pay a fee to receive their prize. Lotteries will never ask for bank information, credit card information, or any other personal information over the phone. Lotteries only need identification if you are receiving a prize from lottery offices. The Wisconsin Lottery wants to remind all players to protect themselves and do not trust any companies who call claiming to be a part of the lottery. For more information go to the Wisconsin Lottery...

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Come out to Country Fest 2013 with the Wisconsin Lottery

Country Fest 2013 is coming up and the Wisconsin Lottery will be there with games and prizes to enjoy summertime and country music. Kick up your boots and practice some two-step for the 2013 Country Fest June 27-30 in Caddott, WI. Country Fest is one of the biggest country events of the year. It boasts live music form top country stars, vendor booths, camping, and the Wisconsin Lottery make it a one-of-a-kind country good time! The Wisconsin Lottery will have a booth with games, lottery tickets, prizes, and more giveaways. The 2013 Country Fest features 4 days of music with headliners Miranda Lambert, Montgomery Gentry, Toby Keith, and Jason Aldean. Tickets range from $87.50 for a one day pass to $175 for a 4-day pass. There are campgrounds available to that true fans can experience the music and the atmosphere for the entire 4-day festival. They prices egin at $35 for one night camping and go up to $105 for the entire festival. Campsites and tickets will sell out fast so purchase them now so you don’t miss a minute of the fun! Be sure to check out Country Fest 2013 with the Wisconsin Lottery and let your country side...

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Wisconsin Powerball Players On A Roll

May 27, 2013 – “It looks like I’ll be writing some checks with lots of zeros,” said Wisconsin Lottery director Mike Edmonds. That’s because four $1 million prizes have been won in Wisconsin in only three Powerball drawings! The first two winners in Wisconsin’s streak were sold in Antigo and Milwaukee for the May 18 drawing.  That drawing was for the record $590.5 million jackpot, which the Florida winner has yet to claim. The third winning ticket was sold in Fremont, WI. for the May 22 drawing, and the fourth $1 million prize was won this past Saturday by a lucky player in Reedsburg. Only the Milwaukee winner, Jason Peck, has claimed his $1 million prize.  Upon receiving his ceremonial check at a press conference, Peck proposed to his girlfriend. The couple has no plans for the money yet, but said they’ll probably set some aside as a college fund for their daughter. Three tickets from Florida, Louisiana, and Delaware split Saturday’s Powerball jackpot, an estimated $50 million.  ...

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Wisconsin Lottery Celebrates 25 Years with Mallards

May 23, 2012 – The Wisconsin Lottery will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and is kicking off a special promotion and a new season with the Madison Mallards minor-league baseball team. On Friday, May 31, the Madison Mallards will host Wisconsin Lottery Night at Warner Park for the third game of the 2013-2014 season. In celebration of their 25th anniversary, the Wisconsin Lottery will be starting a season-long promotion with the Mallards, giving free lottery tickets to 25 fans any time the Mallards player wearing number 25 hits a home run. Mallards fans who stop by the Lottery booth during the May 31 game against the La Crosse Loggers can win prizes from the Wisconsin Lottery. Chances for baseball fans to win prizes at Wisconsin Lottery booths will continue all season, at both Mallards and Milwaukee Brewers games. Be sure to check out the Wisconsin Lottery’s events page for dates and future promotions....

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Wisconsin Offers Super 2nd Chance

May 20, 2013 – The Wisconsin Lottery is offering a second chance to win for all those players who came up short of a prize on Saturday’s Powerball drawing. The Super 2nd Chance Drawing is a promotional drawing conducted each week by the Wisconsin Lottery.  Every Thursday, 10 losing tickets pay back $1,000 to players who lost on games the first time around. After Saturday’s record-setting $590 million Powerball jackpot created a nationwide buying frenzy, now is a great time for disappointed players to enter the Super 2nd Chance. Here’s how it works: To enter, you must collect at least $5 worth of tickets that did not win any prize. These can either be scratch-off or jackpot tickets, as long as they total to $5 and have not expired; Wisconsin Lottery tickets expire in 180 days. Once you’ve gathered your losing tickets, put your name, address, and phone number on at least one of them, and send them off in the mail to the Wisconsin Lottery. If you win the Super 2nd Chance, $1,000 prize, the Wisconsin Lottery will notify you by mail a week later. For official rules and the Wisconsin Lottery mailing address, visit the Super 2nd Chance page on their...

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