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Louisiana: houseboat mooring lottery for Atchafalaya area

Jul. 18, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is holding a houseboat mooring lottery for most of the hunting season in the Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area. There’s probably space for a total of about 45 houseboats in two areas — Log Island Pass in the...

Georgia lottery rakes in $1.24B, powering through pandemic

Jul. 15, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is no match for lottery players. The Georgia Lottery Corp. said that profits delivered to the state hit a new record of $1.24 billion for the budget year ended June 30. That continued a rebound after sales had initially dropped in March at the onset of COVID-19...

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery director Woosley to resign

Jul. 14, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The director of the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is resigning the state, the Department of Finance and Administration, which oversees the lottery, announced Tuesday. Lottery director Bishop Woosley submitted his resignation, effective Aug. 3, “to pursue other...

A woman scratches a $30 instant ticket while playing the lottery at Ted's Stateline Mobil on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 in Methuen, Mass. The coronavirus pandemic has been a rollercoaster for state lotteries across the country, with some getting a boost from the economic downturn and others scrambling to make up for revenue shortfalls. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Virus causes uncertainty for state lotteries

Jul. 9, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

Boston (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has been a rollercoaster for state lotteries across the country, with some getting a boost from the economic downturn and others scrambling to make up for revenue shortfalls. Since March, Texas, Arkansas and Montana and several other states have seen an increase in...

Director of Tennessee's new sports betting program leaves

Jun. 30, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The director of Tennessee’s new online-only sports betting program has left the post before the state's first bets were placed. Tennessee Lottery spokesman Dave Smith says Jennifer Roberts’ last day was Friday. She began last December. Roberts tweeted last week she is...

Long odds as Georgia lawmakers try again on sports gambling

Jun. 19, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Some Georgia lawmakers want to test the odds one more time on sports gambling this year. The Senate Special Judiciary Committee voted Friday to amend House Bill 903 to allow online sports betting platforms such as DraftKings and FanDuel to be offered in Georgia under the umbrella of the...

Ohio lawmakers call on lottery to supplement school funding

Jun. 17, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

COLUMBUS (AP) — An Ohio state lawmaker is calling on the state lottery to get creative to help schools after Gov. Mike DeWine cut $355 million from the state education budget to balance the books. Gov. DeWine cut $775 million in total on Tuesday, including $110 million for higher education and $210...