Man wins lottery, loses in court
A lottery winner who claims he was deceived when his lawyer teamed up with a finance company and persuaded him to take a lump sum for his annualized jackpot narrowly lost a split decision at the state Supreme Court Monday in a case that turned on how long victims have to sue.
In his suit against the finance company, John D. Flannery claimed and the Supreme Court concluded that he was given bad tax advice by attorney Glenn MacGrady and Singer Asset Finance to induce him to take a one-time paym ...
Jun 17, 2014, 7:28 am - Lottery News forum
Connecticut Lottery launches 5 Card Cash
Includes video report
By Todd Northrop
Starting Sunday, May 4, Connecticut Lottery players will have a new midday game to play featuring a playing card theme is proving to be very popular throughout North America.
The new $2 lotto game called 5 Card Cash is modeled after the popular poker-themed games found in several state and provincial lotteries throughout the United States and Canada.
While most Connecticut Lottery games either have the opportunity to win instantly, or in a daily ...
May 4, 2014, 12:17 pm - Lottery News forum
Keno on track for arrival in Connecticut by next summer
The Connecticut Lottery Corp. on Thursday approved a seven-year contract that could bring keno gambling to the state by early next summer.
The agreement allows the lottery to spend $5.4 million, payable in two installments of $2.7 million, to the New York-based Scientific Games Inc., on the equipment, software and other investments needed to launch and maintain keno in Connecticut.
The contract approved by the board calls for the addition of up to 600 new retailers, such as bars and restau ...
Sep 27, 2013, 12:48 pm - Lottery News forum
New England's 'Lucky for Life' game to gain second lifetime prize
Lucky for Life, the multi-state draw game that offers lottery players throughout New England the opportunity to win up to $1,000 a day, every day, for their entire life, is going to get a lot more lively with the addition of another lifetime prize to its robust prize offerings.
Beginning with the September 19, 2013 drawing, Lucky for Life's second-tier prize will be elevated to a $25,000 a year for life payout, making it the only game in the country that offers two lifetime prizes. This new p ...
Sep 5, 2013, 4:57 pm - Lottery News forum
Connecticut Lottery chairman says keno in early stages
Connecticut lottery employees have begun discussions with bars and taverns on hosting keno terminals, but it will be months and months before the game is made available to the state's gamblers, the chairman of the state lottery's board said.
Frank Farricker, chairman of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation's Board of Directors, said in an interview with The Associated Press that officials are still conducting market research, setting up regulations and negotiating a revenue-sharing agreement w ...
Aug 24, 2013, 7:41 am - Lottery News forum
Connecticut Lottery draws $1M Super Draw raffle
By Todd Northrop
The Connecticut Lottery today held the state's fourth Super Draw raffle drawing, creating one new millionaire and several winners of other cash prizes.
A complete list of winning numbers for the drawing can be found at Lottery Post's Connecticut Lottery Results page.
The game has a total of 1,311 cash prizes, ranging from $100 to a top prize of $1 million cash.
Raffle tickets went on sale April 1, 2012, and cost $10 each. Each ticket sold contains a unique six-digit ...
Jul 4, 2012, 10:41 pm - Lottery News forum
$60 million winning lottery ticket sold in CT
Somebody in Connecticut is $60 million richer and they might not even know it yet.
CT Lottery officials announced Monday that a Powerball jackpot winning ticket from the June 23 drawing remains unclaimed. The ticket was sold in New Haven County.
The winning numbers on June 23 were 1-3-41-44-53 and a Powerball of 30.
Nationwide there were 421,685 winning tickets for the June 23 drawing. Of those, 7,953 were sold in Connecticut. One of those matched all six numbers correctly.
This late ...
Jun 26, 2012, 8:00 am - Lottery News forum
Almost-millionaire on a 15-year political pilgrimage
Still hasn't given up fight for $5.8 million
It all started with a lottery ticket.
For Clarence Jackson, life over the past 15 years has been a roller-coaster ride of highs and lows that began with a once-in-a-lifetime ticket that would have made him a multimillionaire.
Jackson was the guy who held the winning ticket for $5.8 million and tried unsuccessfully to cash it after he missed the one-year deadline by three days.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of a memorable debate in t ...
Mar 19, 2012, 7:47 am - Lottery News forum
New England states start new lottery game Thursday
Updated Mar. 13, 2012, 11:12 am: New game replaces Weekly Grand Extra.
By Todd Northrop
For the first time ever, the six New England states will jointly run a multi-state lottery game, starting this week.
The new Lucky for Life regional draw game begins this Thursday, March 15 for the six following states: Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massechusetts, and Rhode Island. Ticket sales for the new game started Sunday.
For Connecticut, the new Lucky for Life replaces a simila ...
Mar 13, 2012, 9:00 am - Lottery News forum
Connecticut lottery winners settle $1 million battle
Money doesn't always buy happiness especially when it involves two friends fighting over a winning Powerball ticket.
Last week, Armando Martins, a drywall installer from Trumbull and Nino Nascimento, a local mason, agreed to settle their three-year legal battle in state Superior Court over a $1 million winning ticket.
Under the terms of the settlement, reached before Judge Barbara Bellis, Martins will get $630,000 while Nascimento gets $370,000.
Both Martins and Nascimento declined comm ...
Jan 30, 2012, 7:41 am - Lottery News forum