Ann Arbor-based AllSites hits the lottery with website ventures

Ann Arbor-based AllSites isn't out to take on Google or Yahoo. Founders Fred Weiss and Stan Gregg are happy to stake out their little corner of the web and assist the customers who need them. Which is pretty much what their 10-year-old firm has done.

"Our thing is to make it easy for people to get information from a site and do it cheaply," Weiss says.

The pair met at the University of Michigan in the 1980s and started building websites together in the late 1990s. Their websites specialized in aggregating as much information as cost-effectively as possible on a specific subject for people and/or businesses. Think of them as bargain basement researchers, servicing content for virtual destinations like and The latter is where the four-person firm gets its real bread and butter.

AllSites gathers lottery results from all of the state lotteries across the country and makes them available on its website or sells that info to other sites. It's also looking into expanding into international lotteries and doing more business-to-business work.

Doing this will mean expanding its payroll. Weiss expects the company to begin looking for a technical hand or two in January or early next year. The best candidates would be someone fresh out of college or a college student looking for an internship.

Source: Fred Weiss, chairman of AllSites
Writer: Jon Zemke
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