$500K lottery prize divides two elderly sisters
A passion for gambling shared by two once-inseparable octogenarian sisters has ended up dividing them, with the Connecticut Supreme Court ruling that one can sue the other for a share of a winning $500,000 lottery ticket.
The court said 83-year-old Theresa Sokaitis, of Middletown, can try to enforce a written contract she signed with her 87-year-old sister, Rose Bakaysa, of Plainville, agreeing to split any gambling winnings.
Sokaitis says she is due a share of a $500,000 Powerball jackpot ...
Aug 11, 2009, 9:27 pm - Lottery News forum
Connecticut man sues friend for share of lottery prize
A Connecticut man is suing a friend for a share of a $1 million lottery jackpot.
Armando Martins of Trumbull claims that he and Nuno Nascimento of Bridgeport had an agreement to buy lottery tickets every week and to share if they won.
Martins says he gave his friend $75 each week to buy tickets. On April 1, Martins said he only has $74 for his share.
The lawsuit says that evening one of the tickets that Nascimento bought at a local grocery store was a $1 million Powerball winne ...
May 15, 2009, 9:06 pm - Lottery News forum
Woman claims Publix cashier threw away winning lotto ticket
Annie Collier loves to play the lottery. She has a ritual of buying tickets each week and playing certain numbers.
Occasionally, she'll hit.
Last Thursday, Annie's lotto tickets were piled in her purse. She bought them earlier in the week and didn't even pay attention to what the numbers were.
Talk about lucky!
On Valentine's Day, Annie love for lotto paid off big. She won $800.
Annie's son called to share the good news. My son had called me and told me, 'Mom, you know that 3131 c ...
Feb 19, 2009, 12:35 pm - Lottery News forum
Couple at odds over Powerball lottery prize
The proceeds from a winning Powerball ticket have split a Sevierville, Tennessee, couple who have two children together and are expecting a third, according to documents filed in Sevier County Circuit Court.
Pamela Jo Newsome has filed a complaint seeking an injunction to keep Mark Saul from spending any of the $200,000 from a winning Powerball ticket purchased in Pigeon Forge.
According to her complaint, Newsome is carrying their third child together, although they have never married. New ...
Feb 3, 2009, 2:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Texas woman says friend stole winning lottery ticket
A Fort Worth woman says her gamble in letting a friend take her winning $20,000 lottery ticket to a store to verify whether it was a winner apparently didn't pay off.
Nancy Charlez, 34, filed a police report Tuesday, saying her friend returned empty-handed. Her friend said a man in a pickup took the unsigned Lucky Dice ticket from her and said it was no good, the report claims.
Police are investigating the alleged scratch-off rip-off.
Bobby Heith, a spokesman with the Texas Lottery Comm ...
Jan 21, 2009, 11:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Kentucky blocked from seizing gambling domain names
Kentucky may not seize 141 online casinos' Internet domain names in an attempt to block them from operating within the state's borders, a three-judge appeals panel ruled.
In a 2-1 opinion Tuesday, the Kentucky Court of Appeals panel said an Internet domain name is not a gambling device. That left the Franklin County Circuit Court without jurisdiction in the matter.
It stretches credulity to conclude that a series of numbers, or Internet address, can be said to constitute a 'machine or any ...
Jan 21, 2009, 4:47 pm - Lottery News forum
Lawsuit alleges New York Lottery and Scientific Games infringed trademark
Small company says N.Y. Lottery stole game concept and title
Press Release: November 21, 2008
NEW YORK, NY According to Balestriere Lanza PLLC, the Gameologist Group LLC (Gameologist), a New Jersey based and minority-owned small business, filed a complaint in New Jersey Federal District Court, suing the New York Lottery (the Lottery) and Scientific Games, Inc. (Scientific Games), for infringing on its trademark.
Gameologist developed the lottery scratch-off game BLING BLINGTM (the Mark) ...
Nov 24, 2008, 10:37 pm - Lottery News forum
Costa Rica court rejects washed lottery ticket
A Costa Rican who mistakenly washed a winning lottery ticket worth 112,000 dollars lost a court appeal to obtain the prize, a report said Wednesday.
The Supreme Court rejected the appeal by the man known only as Urroz, who selected the correct numbers for second prize in the June 29 draw but later found the remains of his ticket in the pocket of a pair of recently-washed pants, La Nacion daily reported.
Lottery organizers in September refused to pay the prize without the whole ticket.
Oct 15, 2008, 4:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery ticket has all the numbers, but 7 seconds late
Joel Ifergan came within seven seconds of becoming a multi-millionaire, and he's ready to go to court to claim his windfall.
Mr. Ifergan bought a lottery ticket one night at 8:59 p.m., but Loto-Qu bec's computers processed and printed it only after the draw's deadline at 9 p.m.
It turned out to be a winning ticket but it popped out of the machine too late. Now, Mr. Ifergan is suing Quebec's behemoth lottery corporation for $13.5 million, saying that the machine's time lag cost him his shar ...
Oct 8, 2008, 6:54 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery cash frozen as family feuds over winnings
Since celebrating a $3.5 million lottery win earlier this year, a Windsor, Ontario, family has been torn apart with an elderly man accusing his wife and stepdaughters of conspiring to hide the winnings from him.
Retired carpenter Gerald Moore, 81, filed a lawsuit saying he bought the ticket. His homemaker wife of 10 years, Mary Patricia Moore, 59, says it was her daughter's ticket.
To complicate matters, the suit was filed by Mr. Moore a month after Ms. Moore filed for divorce, and police ...
Sep 28, 2008, 6:39 pm - Lottery News forum