Arkansas Lottery http://ualrpublicradio.org en Arkansas Lottery Pursues Tweaks To Auditing http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-lottery-pursues-tweaks-auditing <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Arkansas Lottery Commission is pursuing some adjustments to its auditing process in an effort to retain some revenue. Numbers released Tuesday show the lottery’s revenue dropping for a second consecutive year resulting in nearly $9 million dollars less in scholarship funds. </span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:37:20 +0000 Jacob Kauffman 26646 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Lottery Pursues Tweaks To Auditing Arkansas Lottery Revenue Continues To Drop http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-lottery-revenue-continues-drop <p></p><p>The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery's revenue and net proceeds have dropped for the second straight year.</p><p>The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports this year's revenue slipped by $29.5 million to $411 million. The amount raised for college scholarships declined by almost $9 million. The lottery projects net proceeds will continue to drop.</p><p>Bishop Woosley, director of the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, said Tuesday the revenue dip can be attributed to drops in sales of scratch-off and Powerball tickets.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:53:59 +0000 Associated Press 26594 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Lottery Revenue Continues To Drop Lawmakers Give Initial OK To Moratorium On Keno Games By The Lottery http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/lawmakers-give-initial-ok-moratorium-keno-games-lottery <p>The Arkansas House and Senate have approved separate measures calling for a moratorium on electronic lottery games like keno, lining up the chambers to adjourn their special session in the early hours Wednesday.</p><p>The House on Tuesday passed the moratorium on a 96-1 vote, while the Senate approved the measure on a 34-0 vote. Final votes are expected shortly after midnight Wednesday.</p><p>The measure bars the state lottery from launching monitor games such as keno until next spring. It's a compromise that eases an original plan to outright bar the games.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:21:05 +0000 Associated Press 25745 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Lottery Restrictions Advance, Headed For Floor Vote http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-lottery-restrictions-advance-headed-floor-vote <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A proposal prohibiting the state lottery from expanding into video monitor games advanced another step Tuesday morning. The Senate State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee passed the bill without any dissenting votes. The measure will be taken up for a full Senate vote Tuesday afternoon. The House advanced an identical version Monday.</span></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:27:43 +0000 Jacob Kauffman 25733 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Lottery Restrictions Advance, Headed For Floor Vote Natural State Jackpot Has $410,000 Winner http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/natural-state-jackpot-has-410000-winner <p>A Lonoke man has won the Natural State Jackpot, claiming a $410,000 prize after the game had 63 draws without a top winner.</p><p>Arkansas lottery officials said Friday that the winner of the five-number draw is Curtis O'Hare, who bought his ticket at a Cabot convenience store.</p><p>The game began in August 2012 as an Arkansas-only numbers game. The game has about 575,000 possible number combinations but the odds are better than in national draw games, such as Powerball and Mega Millions, which lottery officials say makes it popular among players.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:26:55 +0000 Associated Press 21668 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Attorney General: Keno Decision Up To Lotto Commission http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-attorney-general-keno-decision-lotto-commission <p>Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says it&#39;s up to the state&#39;s Lottery Commission to determine whether it can offer keno under the constitutional amendment setting up the lottery.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">McDaniel said in an advisory opinion Tuesday that determining whether a particular game may be conducted as a lottery is a task that should first be undertaken by the Arkansas Lottery Commission.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 11:00:28 +0000 Associated Press 12169 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Attorney General: Keno Decision Up To Lotto Commission Arkansas Lottery Panel To Vote On Pay Raises http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-lottery-panel-vote-pay-raises <p>The Arkansas Lottery Commission is voting whether to give pay raises to its director and other employees.</p><p>The commission is scheduled to meet by conference call on Wednesday to vote on whether to give cost-of-living and merit pay raises to Director Bishop Woosley, Internal Auditor Matt Brown and other employees of the games.</p><p>The commission met in a closed door session Monday to review Woosley and Brown's performance. Woosley, the former chief legal counsel for the games, was hired as the lottery's director last year.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:32:12 +0000 Associated Press 6888 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Mayflower Woman Wins $2 Million From Arkansas Lottery http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/mayflower-woman-wins-2-million-arkansas-lottery <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font size="3">A Mayflower woman has won $2 million in an Arkansas Scholarship Lottery scratch-off game.&nbsp;</font></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font size="3">The lottery said Monday that Linda Newsom won with a Gold Rush lottery ticket that she purchased at Mayflower Quick Mart. </font></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font size="3">Lottery spokesman Kevin McCarthy says Newsom spent $20 for the winning ticket and that she said she plans to invest her winnings. </font></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 10:55:06 +0000 Associated Press 1569 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Mayflower Woman Wins $2 Million From Arkansas Lottery