Man arrested after snatching lottery tickets from player
A California man is in jail after he robbed a woman of her lottery tickets and later fled from officers, police said.
The robbery occurred around 10:40 p.m. Sunday as a woman left Lone Tree Liquors in Antioch, California, and was heading toward the 2700 block of Tregallas Road, police said. That's when a man approached her, and after a struggle, wrested away some lottery tickets she had just bought.
Witnesses quickly found an Antioch police officer and described the robber. The officer tra ...
Feb 22, 2008, 11:59 am - Lottery News forum
Killer of lottery winner convicted
Wife poisoned over squandered jackpot
A Toronto-area doctor was convicted of poisoning his 66-year-old wife for squandering $5 million she won in a Canadian lottery, Toronto media reported.
Sentencing was set for April 25 for gynecologist Joseph Roncaioli, 72, for the 2003 poisoning death of his 66-year-old wife, Ibi in July 2003, The Toronto Star reported Monday.
The woman shared a $10 million jackpot with her hairdresser in 1991 and prosecutors told a jury northeast of Toronto in Newm ...
Feb 18, 2008, 2:29 pm - Lottery News forum
Police break up suspected lottery ticket theft ring
In Washington state, police have arrested three people on suspicion of stealing lottery scratch tickets from stores all over King and Snohomish counties, then cashing them in at other stores.
The arrests follow a week-long investigation into the suspected serial lottery ticket thefts by Kirkland police, Bothell police and King County sheriff's detectives.
The investigation began Feb. 7 after Kirkland police responded to a theft of lottery scratch tickets from a Kirkland gas station in the ...
Feb 14, 2008, 6:36 pm - Lottery News forum
'Most dangerous' sex offender wins $10M lottery jackpot
A convicted Level 3 sex offender has won $10 million in the Massachusetts State Lottery.
The Worcester Gazette Telegram reports 56-year-old Daniel Snay, of Uxbridge, could now face charges because he failed to notify authorities that he had moved, according to Connecticut State Police.
I'm flabbergasted, Connecticut State Police Lt. Paul Vance told the Telegram. His whereabouts, until you told me about this, have been unknown to us. But I guess you could say he's very fortunate.
Feb 10, 2008, 9:15 pm - Lottery News forum
Pair arrested for stealing lottery tickets for 3 years
Claimed $187,000 in winnings from stolen scratch-offs
A clerk at Local Yokel food mart has been arrested for stealing Florida Lottery scratch-off tickets and raking in $187,000 in winnings.
Michelle Joan Despain, 35, of Daphne, Ala., is accused of stealing books of tickets and claiming them in Escambia County and in Orlando during a family vacation, according to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office.
The tickets she stole would have sold for more than $243,000.
Despain's husband, ...
Feb 8, 2008, 8:56 am - Lottery News forum
Police seize winning lottery ticket bought with drug money
A Maine man who was arrested Thursday for selling methadone to an undercover police officer apparently used money from the sale to buy a lottery ticket that won him $1,000.
Michael David, 46, will not be allowed to keep the winning ticket.
I guess it will be up to a judge to decide, but it's in our possession right now as proceeds from a drug transaction, Ellsworth Police Chief John Deleo said Friday.
David, who has been staying at a motel on High Street, went into the Irving Mainway ...
Jan 21, 2008, 9:00 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery scammer who later won shot, killed
A Fort Lauderdale man who once went to jail for making fake lottery tickets and then won a million-dollar prize for real died from a gunshot wound.
Anthony Soltys, convicted felon and instant millionaire, died as mysteriously as he lived.
Soltys died Friday afternoon from a gunshot wound he received the night before in Fort Lauderdale.
Police are searching for the person or persons that left him to die in the middle of Northeast Fourth Avenue, in the 1700 block.
Soltys was taken ...
Jan 20, 2008, 12:22 am - Lottery News forum
Judge rules thief keeps lottery jackpot
The Massachusetts bank robber accused of violating his probation by scratching and winning a $1 million lottery ticket will keep his windfall and will not face jail time as a result of a court hearing this morning in Barnstable.
Appearing in Barnstable Superior Court, Timothy Elliott, 55, was found in violation of his probation for buying the $800 Million Spectacular scratch ticket at the Hyannis Stop Shop on Independence Drive on Nov. 23.
He was today ordered to pay $65 a month to mo ...
Jan 18, 2008, 7:24 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery ticket thief sentenced
East Greenbush woman to serve six months of weekends in jail despite pleas for leniency
An East Greenbush woman who admitted stealing a $25,000 winning lottery ticket was sentenced Thursday to six months of weekends in jail, despite pleas from her attorney that the court show some mercy and drop the jail time.
Kelly Clifford, 21, appeared before Judge Robert Jacon for sentencing last week, when her lawyer, John Kelleher, asked for compassion for his client.
During that appearance, Kel ...
Jan 11, 2008, 8:38 am - Lottery News forum
Contractors steal $70,000 in lottery prize money
Computer system breached; technicians printed bogus tickets, investigators allege
D.C. officials were told last year that lax enforcement of security procedures made it possible for a handful of contract employees to steal tens of thousands of dollars in lottery tickets and prize money, according to records released this week in response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed with the D.C. Lottery and Charitable Games Control Board.
An investigation conducted by Battelle Memorial I ...
Jan 9, 2008, 3:53 pm - Lottery News forum