Tagged: arkansas scholarship lottery

10 Things You Should Know About Gambling in Arkansas (But May Not)

by Gwen Moritz 9/9/2013 12:00 am

Here are ten facts about Arkansas gambling including how the games are taxed and paid out.

Making the Lottery Arkansas’ Own: Part 2 (Craig Douglass On Marketing)

by Craig Douglass 9/2/2013 12:00 am

“Only in Arkansas.” That’s the theme of one of the state’s larger banking enterprises headquartered in Searcy. The “only” theme also appears in marketing messages for two Arkansas Scholarship Lottery games, the Natural State Jackpot and Arkansas 50/50. Have you heard of or played these games?

Arkansas Lottery Sued After Remmele Mazyck Theft

by Associated Press 8/8/2013 2:34 pm

Two Pulaski County residents are suing the Arkansas lottery, which they say should have adjusted its published odds for scratch-off games after the agency investigated a security officer for stealing tickets.

Whither the Arkansas Lottery? (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 8/5/2013 12:00 am

Having long been a supporter of state lotteries for the funding of public programs, I’m compelled to admit the promotion of the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery continues to be a puzzlement. By promotion I mean the marketing communications strategy targeting Arkansas consumers.

Arkansas Lottery to Fill Vacant Security Agent Position

by Associated Press 7/15/2013 12:47 pm

The director of Arkansas lottery says the organization plans to fill the job of a former security official who stole and cashed nearly a half-million dollars' worth of scratch tickets.

Former Lottery Security Official Remmele Mazyck Pleads Guilty to Theft

by Gwen Moritz 7/12/2013 2:50 pm

A former security official for the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery pleads guilty in federal court Friday to wire fraud and money laundering for stealing and cashing lottery tickets worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Arkansas Lottery Posts $89.9M for College Scholarships

by Associated Press 7/10/2013 3:43 pm

The newness may have worn off the Arkansas lottery, which saw a drop of $37 million in sales of its instant ticket games in the just-ended fiscal year, according to budget figures released by the lottery on Wednesday.

What's the News About Former Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Employee? Ask Again Later

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/8/2013 12:00 am

Is a member of the South Carolina contingent that arrived in Little Rock to launch the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery in 2009 about to be in the news again?

Panel Approves Pay Raises for Arkansas Lottery Employees

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/26/2013 1:44 pm

The 82 employees of Arkansas' lottery will receive 2 percent cost-of-living adjustments and merit pay raises and the director will receive two payments totaling $7,080 under a plan approved by the games' governing board Wednesday.

Lottery Projects $500K Less in Arkansas Scholarships

by Associated Press 6/5/2013 1:58 pm

The Arkansas lottery is projecting that it will bring in less money for scholarships in the coming fiscal year.

Arkansas Tech to Supplement Freshmen Scholarships

by Associated Press 6/5/2013 9:19 am

Eligible freshmen at Arkansas Tech are to get up to $1,000 in supplemental scholarship money for the coming academic year.

New Jackpot Game Boosting Lottery Revenue After Drop

by Luke Jones 6/3/2013 12:00 am

Revenue generated by the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has dropped, but lottery director Bishop Woosley says new games and promotions are ready to take up the slack

Cuts in Lottery Scholarships Challenge Arkansas Colleges

by Luke Jones 6/3/2013 12:00 am

While the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery seeks to compensate for slumping sales, the state’s colleges and universities are struggling to help incoming freshmen compensate for a decrease of $2,500 in their lottery-funded scholarships.

Arkansas Supreme Court Dismisses Lawsuit Over Lottery Name

by Associated Press 5/30/2013 9:18 am

Arkansas' highest court says the state can't be sued by a businessman who said he owns the name of the lottery. In a 4-3 decision, the high court reversed a lower court's decision and dismissed a lawsuit from Ed Dozier's company, Alpha Marketing, against the lottery commission.

Arkansas Lottery Commission Wants Lawsuit Dismissed

by Associated Press 5/10/2013 9:51 am

The state Supreme Court should dismiss a lawsuit about the lottery's name after a lower court refused to do so last year, a lawyer for the Arkansas Lottery Commission argued Thursday.

Arkansas Lottery Hopes to Boost Revenue, Profit Margin

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 4/29/2013 12:53 pm

A bill that would have required the Arkansas lottery to turn at least a 25 percent annual profit didn't make it out of committee this year, but the lottery director said Monday he expects similar bills to be proposed in future legislative sessions.

Lottery Unchanged in Session, not Scholarships

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 4/25/2013 8:08 am

No changes were made to the structure of the Arkansas Lottery this legislative session, but one is in store for college students, as lottery-funded scholarship amounts are moving to a tiered structure.

Bill Halter Proposes Expanded Arkansas Scholarship Program

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/18/2013 2:53 pm

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill Halter is proposing an expanded scholarship program in Arkansas that would allow students who maintain a 2.5 grade point average to attend the state's public colleges and universities tuition free.

After Lottery Change, Lyon College Freezes Tuition, Fees for Next Year

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/1/2013 2:47 pm

The Lyon College Board of Trustees says that it has frozen tuition and fees for the 2013-14 academic year in response to changes in to the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery.

Mike Beebe Signs Bill Changing Lottery Scholarships

by Associated Press 3/1/2013 2:41 pm

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has signed into law a bill that changes the awards offered to college students through the state's lottery-funded scholarship program.