Lottery operators

January 07, 2020 - 8:37 am
FLOWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi say two men attempted to scam the state lottery commission by submitting a losing ticket that had the winning numbers glued onto it. Odis Latham, 47, and Russell Sparks, 48, were arrested Monday and charged with offenses including uttering...
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In this Nov. 18, 2019, photo, Sportsbook shift manager Stuart Norsell, right, assists a patron, left, in the sports betting area of Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I. Legalized sports betting's rapid march across the U.S. could face some bigger tests in 2020. Less than two years after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling opened the door to sportsbooks outside Nevada, they have been legalized in states that are home to about one-third of the nation's population. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
December 18, 2019 - 3:19 pm
LINCOLN, R.I. (AP) — The line for the ticket windows at a Rhode Island casino's sportsbook stretched to the door on one afternoon last month: Gamblers were cashing in their winnings from betting on the victorious New England Patriots the day before and placing new wagers for that night. “This...
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Rep. Alyce Clarke, D-Jackson, shows a ceremonial first scratch-off ticket purchased from at a Jackson, Miss., convenience store, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. Licensed lottery retailers in the state began selling tickets Monday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 25, 2019 - 3:28 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — People across Mississippi got into the scratch-off fever Monday as lottery tickets went on sale for the first time in the state. For decades Mississippi was one of only six states without a lottery. There was strong opposition from politically powerful churches. People often...
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Rep. Alyce Clarke, D-Jackson, shows a ceremonial first scratch-off ticket purchased from at a Jackson, Miss., convenience store, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. Licensed lottery retailers in the state began selling tickets Monday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 25, 2019 - 11:02 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi residents don’t have to leave the state to buy lottery tickets anymore. Tickets went on sale Monday. The tickets are available in roughly 1,200 convenience stores and other sites. Democratic state Rep. Alyce Clarke of Jackson has been pushing for years to bring a...
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Rep. Alyce Clarke, D-Jackson, shows a ceremonial first scratch-off ticket purchased from at a Jackson, Miss., convenience store, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. Licensed lottery retailers in the state began selling tickets Monday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 25, 2019 - 10:24 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi residents don’t have to leave the state to buy lottery tickets anymore. Tickets went on sale Monday. The tickets are available in roughly 1,200 convenience stores and other sites. Democratic state Rep. Alyce Clarke of Jackson has been pushing for years to bring a...
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In this Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, photo, Kadaisha Haymer works the cash register as an electronic sign flashes reminders that as of Monday, Nov. 25, customers can purchase scratch-off lottery tickets at this RaceWay store in Jackson, Miss. The store is one of many locations statewide that will be offering scratch-off games. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 25, 2019 - 10:10 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi residents don’t have to leave the state to buy lottery tickets anymore. Tickets went on sale Monday. The tickets are available in roughly 1,200 convenience stores and other sites. Democratic state Rep. Alyce Clarke of Jackson has been pushing for years to bring a...
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In this Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, photo, Kadaisha Haymer works the cash register as an electronic sign flashes reminders that as of Monday, Nov. 25, customers can purchase scratch-off lottery tickets at this RaceWay store in Jackson, Miss. The store is one of many locations statewide that will be offering scratch-off games. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 25, 2019 - 10:08 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi residents don’t have to leave the state to buy lottery tickets anymore. Tickets went on sale Monday. The tickets are available in roughly 1,200 convenience stores and other sites. Democratic state Rep. Alyce Clarke of Jackson has been pushing for years to bring a...
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In this Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, photo, Kadaisha Haymer works the cash register as an electronic sign flashes reminders that as of Monday, Nov. 25, customers can purchase scratch-off lottery tickets at this RaceWay store in Jackson, Miss. The store is one of many locations statewide that will be offering scratch-off games. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 25, 2019 - 1:08 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi residents don’t have to leave the state to buy lottery tickets anymore. Tickets go on sale Monday. The tickets will be available in roughly 1,200 convenience stores and other sites. For decades Mississippi was one of only six states without a lottery. There was...
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Lucille Brien plays a video poker machine at the Monte Bar and Casino in Billings, Montana, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Montana, Iowa and Indiana are poised to be the first states to legalize sports betting this year, almost a year after the U.S. Supreme Court ended Nevada's monopoly. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)
May 03, 2019 - 6:40 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana became the first state to legalize sports betting this year after Gov. Steve Bullock signed a bill Friday for the state lottery to oversee a system of wagering through kiosks and mobile applications that could be running by fall. Montana is at the head of a wave of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2018, file photo, media, at left, record people entering the KC Mart in Simpsonville, S.C., after it was announced the winning Mega Millions lottery ticket was purchased at the store. The South Carolina lottery says a single winner has stepped forward to claim the $1.5 billion Jackpot from a drawing last October. A lottery commission statement says the person submitting the claim for what was the second-largest lottery in U.S. history has chosen to remain anonymous. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins, File)
March 04, 2019 - 7:28 pm
The mystery is over. Partly. Lottery officials on Monday announced that a South Carolina resident had stepped forward to claim the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot from last October — the largest jackpot payout to a single winner in U.S. history — but elected to remain anonymous. A lottery...
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