Costa Rica is planning to gradually resume its lottery services in the first week of May in order to support the social programs that depend on the draws. National Lottery draws will restart on May 5, while Chances draws will resume on May 8, only on Fridays.
Scientific Games has been awarded a new five-year contract to provide instant games to the Connecticut Lottery Corporation, extending a 40-year partnership. The deal expands the SG's instant-game partnership with the Connecticut state lottery, making it the primary provider of services.
Lottery vendors in Costa Rica have received $342,000 in subsidies after draws in the country were suspending from March 24. According to the country's Social Protection Board (JPS), 1,600 vendors received the subsidy funded with resources from the board. Since lottery draws were suspended...
Lottery players in the Canadian province of British Columbia now have an additional six months to claim prizes for tickets with an expiry date between March 17 and September 17, 2020, operator BCLC has announced. The extension applies to all national and BC draw-based...
The Irish Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, has confirmed that €16n of National Lottery historic expired unclaimed prize money will be used to support the health sector response to COVID-19. The money, held in the National Lottery Fund,...
Ninety-one per cent of UK National Lottery retailers correctly requested ID as proof of age on the first visit in 2019, reports operator Camelot. Congratulating its vendors, Camelot said that, for the fourth year in a row, mystery-shopper visits revealed...
Scientific Games has agreed a new four-year deal with Lotto Bayern, the state lottery of Bavaria, Germany. The lottery, a long-time partner of SG, has the option to extend the contract for up to five additional years. The state-owned Lotto Bayern is...
Rio de Janeiro’s state lottery service, Loteria do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (LOTERJ), has announce a suspension to its services until 28 March due to the ongoing COVID-19 global outbreak.  The decision, which has been made by the Secretary of State for Economic...
Recently released figures have shown that the 2019 fiscal year saw the aggregated nationwide sales of China’s two state-run lotteries drop by 17.5% year-on-year to register $60.26bn.  As per a report from GGRAsia which cited official data from the country’s Ministry of Finance, the China...
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has issued advice on how customers can claim lottery prizes during the on-going COVID-19 outbreak.  The corporation began its public messaging by congratulating any potential winners before reminding customers that OLG offers many different options regarding the...