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North Dakotans still playing the lottery

Nov 13, 2017

North Dakotans are still playing the Lottery.

"Right now, this fiscal year, we're actually up about 16 percent compared to the same time frame last year," said state Lottery Director Ryan Koppy. The figures are since July First, the beginning of FY 2018.

"Last fiscal year (FY2017) was our third highest sales total in the state lottery's history," Koppy said. "So right now, we're off to a very good start in this fiscal year."

ND Lottery is 10 years old

Mar 24, 2014
Dave Thompson / Prairie Public

The North Dakota Lottery is ten years old.

And it’s getting a little bit of a facelift.

Since it began, North Dakota lotto players have spent over $215 million on Powerball, Mega-Millions, Hot Lotto and Wild Card Two. They’ve won more than $79 million in prizes – but haven’t hit “the big one.” The North Dakota Attorney General’s office administers the lottery – and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says the kinds of people who are winning the money are the kinds you want.

Lottery scam an "epidemic" in ND

May 29, 2013

North Dakota’s top state and federal law enforcement officials say  “lottery scams” are becoming an epidemic in North Dakota.

Attorney General Wayne Stenhejem says his office has received numerous complaints about this new twist on an old scam.

"The caller claims that the victim has won an international lottery," Stenehjem told a Bismarck news conference. "But those prizes, they say, cannot be delivered until money has been paid for taxes, or insurance, or handling fees."