Arizona Lottery officials have halted all ticket sales and prize redemptions after an update to install two new games caused the system to crash.
For the fourth year in a row, the Arizona Lottery report released on Nov. 17 shows the agency made more than $1 billion in sales, funding several state programs.
Together, the Arizona Lottery and the Heritage Fund are working hard, through the revenues generated by ticket sales, to make our state a shining example of conservation that both protects our landscapes and wildlife while making the outdoors more accessible to everyone.
Republicans on a House panel advanced Rep. Nancy Barto’s bill on a 5-3 vote Tuesday. If approved and signed into law, gamblers with winnings of $100,000 or more would be allowed to request that their identity be kept a secret.
The Attorney General’s Office last month closed a criminal investigation of former Arizona Lottery Director Tony Bouie.
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office is investigating Tony Bouie, who resigned as state Lottery director following revelations that he used state vehicles for personal reasons and fired agency employees so he could hire friends to replace them.
Following allegations that he’d improperly used state vehicles for personal reasons and fired several employees and replaced them with friends, Arizona State Lottery Director Tony Bouie resigned his position to avoid being a “distraction,” according to the Governor’s Office.
Tony Bouie, the former NFL-player-turned-politician-turned bureaucrat, is shaking things up at the Arizona State Lottery, where as executive director he has hunkered down to privatize some of his agency’s work, posting subcontracting jobs online and increasing the percentage of contracting work that’s being done by in-state firms.
State lawmakers want to give winners of the Arizona Lottery what one calls a “running start” to protecting their privacy and security before their names become public.
For compulsive gamblers, the proliferation of Indian casinos can bring life-altering temptations.
It took the Arizona Lottery four years and a customer survey to decide to support raising the price of a Powerball ticket to $2, a change the agency says will bring more revenue to the state and to the Lottery winners.
The “Five C’s” that traditionally made the bulk of Arizona’s economy – copper, climate, cattle, cotton, citrus – may need to make room for a sixth: casinos.