By Boston Herald editorial staff | July 5, 2019 at 1:00 am We either get the lottery online now or miss the boat completely. This Monday, Mass Lottery Executive Director Michael Sweeney and State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg appeared before the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure to make the pitch for online options for most of its gaming offerings. Lawmakers on Beacon Hill would be wise to facilitate the endeavor sooner rather than later. Right now, six states offer full, online lottery gaming with five others offering more limited subscription services. Indiana is moving toward online gambling to compete with neighboring Kentucky, Illinois and Michigan, all of which allow gaming from smartphones. Our neighbors to the north, New Hampshire and Maine, have online gambling options up and running. Our neighbor to the south, Connecticut, is also inching forward with online lottery legislation, navigating concerns of the Mashantucket Pequots and the … [Read more...] about Time to get into the online lottery game
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PUBLISHED: 17:07 02 July 2019 | UPDATED: 17:07 02 July 2019 The Breckland Lottery supports charities across the community including PACT Animal Centre. Picture: Breckland Council Archant The first ever jackpot winner of Breckland Council's Our Breckland Lottery has claimed the price of £25,000. The player, from Watton, who wishes to remain anonymous, matched all six numbers on their £1 ticket.The council set up the community lottery in March 2018 as a way to raise the profile of community groups, sports teams and charities, who can be financially supported by lottery players. You may also want to watch: For every £1 ticket bought, 50p goes direct to the player's chosen charity.The player was supporting the Wayland Partnership Development Trust. They said they will be sharing some of the winnings among other charities before taking a dream long-distance holiday to see relatives abroad.Councillor Mark Robinson said: "I'm really pleased for them, but of course the real … [Read more...] about Are you the winner of Breckland’s £25,000 lottery?
Thomas Colson, provided by Published 11:45 pm PST, Monday, February 11, 2019 Reuters / Hannah McKay Industry figures say the government's no-deal Brexit plans would bar thousands of British lorries from entering EU countries. Up to 90% of British lorries could be barred from operating in Europe in the event of a no-deal Brexit, which the Road Haulage Association said would bankrupt many firms. The Road Haulage Association described the permit allocation process as "the most spectacularly badly-run lottery." The Department for Transport said it was confident of securing a deal which would allow lorries to continue enjoying the current access they enjoy. LONDON — Industry figures have accused the UK government of organising a "spectacularly badly-run lottery" which would see thousands of British lorries barred from entering Europe in the event of a no-deal Brexit. More than 11,000 lorry operators have applied for an ECMT permit — without which they could not … [Read more...] about The UK government has set up a ‘spectacularly badly-run lottery’ which could bar most British lorries from Europe under a no-deal Brexit
Last year, Americans spent more than $80 billion playing state lotteries, that's around $250 for each citizen, more than what was spent on concerts, sporting events and movie tickets combined. Over 25 states took in more from their lottery proceeds than from corporate income tax. Because of these stakes, it's essential that, in both perception and reality, lotteries are truly games of chance, everyone entering with an equal opportunity to win. Which is why investigators took note when a retired couple from Michigan, Jerry and Marge Selbee, made $26 million winning various state lottery games dozens of times. This is not a story, though, of a con, or a scam, or an inside job. No, this is a ballad of a couple from small-town America who did something that most people only dream of. They didn't so much as beat the lottery odds as they figured them out. For years, high school sweethearts Jerry and Marge Selbee lived a quiet life in Evart, Michigan, population 1900. A single-stoplight … [Read more...] about How a retired couple found lottery odds in their favor
Express-News Editorial Board Published 12:00 am CST, Saturday, January 5, 2019 Trash piles up in The Glen in Northeast Bexar County. The city helped Bexar County provide trash service in the nearby Camelot II. And yet the county is claiming it’s helpless to mandate trash service. Trash piles up in The Glen in Northeast Bexar County. The city helped Bexar County provide trash service in the nearby Camelot II. And yet the county is claiming it’s helpless to mandate trash service. Photo: Josh Brodesky /Staff Photo: Josh Brodesky /Staff Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Trash piles up in The Glen in Northeast Bexar County. The city helped Bexar County provide trash service in the nearby Camelot II. And yet the county is claiming it’s helpless to mandate … [Read more...] about What worked for Camelot will work for The Glen