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Jan 20, 2023

Arizona pauses lottery sales after update crashes system

Arizona Lottery officials have halted all ticket sales and prize redemptions after an update to install two new games caused the system to crash.

Nov 18, 2022

Lottery clears $1B in sales 4th straight year

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. 

Jun 25, 2021

Arizona Lottery helps protect landscape, wildlife

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.

Feb 19, 2019

Bill to keep lottery winners anonymous gains panel’s approval

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.

Jul 13, 2016

No charges will be filed in Bouie case

The Attorney General’s Office last month closed a criminal investigation of former Arizona Lottery Director Tony Bouie.

Feb 9, 2016

AG’s Office confirms Bouie investigation

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.

Jan 14, 2016

Arizona Lottery chief Tony Bouie resigns

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.

Nov 13, 2015

Cap Times Q&A: Tony Bouie: Bringing New Life to the Arizona Lottery

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.

Jan 27, 2015

New bill would withhold lottery winner names for 90 days

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.

Feb 4, 2013

Gambling availability can lead to negative results

For compulsive gamblers, the proliferation of Indian casinos can bring life-altering temptations.

Feb 6, 2012

Lottery initially resisted doubling Powerball ticket price

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.

Dec 20, 2011

Casinos muscle in on traditional “Five C’s” behind Arizona economy

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.