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Lottery News for July, 2012
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Mass. Lottery knew about exploited game's flaws for years, IG says. 8:43 am - Massachusetts State Lottery officials knew for years that a small group of gambling syndicates had virtually taken over a game called Cash WinFall — winning most of the prizes during high payoff periods — but did nothing about it until the local media began investigating, according to state Inspector General Gregory W. Sullivan.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Mich. lottery winner to plead guilty to felony firearm charges. 8:38 am - A Williams Township, Michigan, man who had nearly $1 million in cash two years ago and is now destitute and charged with four firearm-related felonies is set to accept a plea deal in Bay County Circuit Court.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Michigan lottery winner convicted of welfare fraud gets probation. 4:51 pm - The Lincoln Park, Michigan, woman who made national headlines for continuing to accept food stamp benefits after winning $1 million on a Michigan Lottery game show was sentenced today in Wayne County Circuit Court to nine months of probation.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Internet poker owner handed 14-month prison term. 9:23 pm - An owner of Absolute Poker, one of the three largest Internet poker companies, was sentenced to 14 months in prison on Monday after admitting to deceiving banks over the processing of gambling proceeds.
Montana Lottery celebrates 25 years of jackpot dreams. 8:39 am - The Montana Lottery celebrated its 25th anniversary late last month with parties at retail locations around the state and knowledge that it was on a roll.
Friday, July 20, 2012
12 arrested in conspiracy to rig Mexico lottery drawing. 9:12 am - Twelve people, including four public employees, are accused of attempting to embezzle 160 million pesos ($12.1 million) from Mexico's national lottery, authorities said.
Monday, July 16, 2012
W.Va. Lottery has $81M surplus. 8:20 am - The West Virginia Lottery ended the just-completed budget year with an $81 million surplus, giving state revenues a surprising boost, but agency officials say the future remains challenging at best in the face of increasing competition from border states.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
S.C. Lottery finally draws quad in Pick 4 Eve draw. 10:45 am - For the first time ever, the South Carolina Lottery has drawn a 'quad' combination in its Pick 4 Evening drawing.
Friday, July 06, 2012
Iowa Lottery releases names of 'Shipping 20' Powerball winners. 1:34 pm - Iowa Lottery officials have released the names of the 20 Quaker Oats plant workers in Cedar Rapids who recently claimed a share of a $241 million Powerball jackpot.
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Connecticut Lottery draws $1M Super Draw raffle. 10:41 pm - The Connecticut Lottery today held the state's fourth Super Draw raffle drawing, creating one new millionaire and several winners of other cash prizes.
Rhode Island lottery winner hits jackpot one day after son wins $1,000. 2:50 pm - A man from East Providence, Rhode Island, has claimed more than $180,000 in lottery winnings, a day after his son won $1,000 in a different game.
Iowa Lottery on the verge of revealing names of 'Shipping 20' winners. 1:15 pm - The mystery Iowa winners of a $241 million Powerball jackpot could have their identities unveiled as soon as Friday morning, say state officials.
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
CEO of poker site Full Tilt arrested. 11:21 am - The chief executive of Full Tilt Poker, the beleaguered one-time Web poker giant, was arrested Monday on a plane that had just landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport as the government unveiled new criminal charges against him related to an alleged Ponzi scheme.