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Indiana Lottery banking on fairness, cuts
The Hoosier Lottery has run into some rough times lately whether it is sagging profits or employees leaking the location of a winning ticket.But the new head of the quasi-governmental agency is focused on running things more efficiently with an emphasis on integrity. It is our absolute focus, said Esther Schneider a 40-year-old native of Las Vegas. We have a moral obligation to make sure our games are fair. When she arrived, Schneider said there was a lot of loosey-goosey activity, inclu ...
Aug 9, 2005, 9:27 am - Lottery News forum

Hoosier Lottery insists computers are better than ball drawings
Still smarting from the sting of a massive security scandal, Indiana Lottery officials are making a claim that computerized drawings actually improve security over traditional lottery drawings conducted with a mechanical ball machine.Hoosier Lottery winning numbers are no longer determined by white balls plucked from a whirling mass inside a wire cage.Now, winning numbers for Hoosier Lotto and daily games are picked in an office room, from a computer inside a black box secured with red, tamper-e ...
Jul 29, 2005, 2:15 pm - Lottery News forum

Hoosier Lottery increases funds for security
People wouldn't play the Hoosier Lottery if they didn't think they could win.That's why the William C. Foreman case is so troubling for those who run the state's lottery.For months, officials have been trying to repair the damage done when Foreman, a former lottery investigator, was accused in November of obtaining insider information to help friends get a $1 million scratch-off ticket. Prosecutors say he had his friends buy every ticket in a store where he knew there was a winner.Lottery offici ...
Jul 29, 2005, 1:33 pm - Lottery News forum

Indiana man claims $10.5"million Hoosier Lottery jackpot
A LaPorte man who for three days kept secret that he held the winning ticket for a $10.5 million Hoosier Lottery jackpot claimed the prize on Tuesday.Abe Wondergem Jr. saw on Thursday that his ticket had all six numbers from the drawing the night before. He waited until Sunday night before first telling his daughter-in-law about the winning ticket, even though many people in the city about 25 miles west of South Bend had been wondering who would claim the jackpot.''People up in LaPorte were alre ...
Jul 27, 2005, 9:09 pm - Lottery News forum

Indiana lottery sales decline has officials probing illegal games
The Hoosier Lottery, faced with slumping profits, is struggling to get more people to play ticket games in a world of electronic gambling.In the budget year just ended, lottery officials expect to see about a 5 percent decline in profits, which reached $199 million last year, according to W. Edward Benton, the lottery's chief financial officer.So what's eating into ticket sales? Smaller Powerball jackpots, for one thing, something Hoosier Lottery officials can't control.The approximately 22,00 ...
Jul 11, 2005, 12:06 pm - Lottery News forum

Judge Rejects Men's Claim To $100K Lottery Prize
Two Indiana men who claim they are the true winners of a $100,000 lottery ticket someone else found in the trash couldn't persuade a judge that they deserved the cash.Administrative Law Judge Gregg Henry agreed Friday with the Hoosier Lottery's decision to deny the claim of Ronald Vinson and Ronald Douglas, who bought Hold 'Em Poker scratch-off tickets at a Shelbyville caf .The decision was not much of a surprise, considering the pair's less-than-persuasive testimony at a May hearing.When Vinson ...
Jul 11, 2005, 10:18 am - Lottery News forum

Pair will testify against former Hoosier Lottery official
Two men linked to a scandal at the Hoosier Lottery have agreed to testify against a former security officer accused of rigging a $1 million scratch-off game.According to the terms of guilty-plea agreements filed Tuesday in Marion Superior Court, Chad R. Adkins and Daniel J. Foltz will admit to theft and testify against William C. Foreman, the former lottery official charged with telling them where to buy a winning ticket. This type of insider trading could devastate the public's confidence in th ...
Jun 1, 2005, 9:06 pm - Lottery News forum

Lottery Cheats Ruin Players' Chances
When it comes to the lottery, there are lots of games, and we all know they're games of chance. When we play, we expect a fair chance. But that's not always the case. Eyewitness News learned your odds of winning were hurt at times - sometimes by thieves stealing entire cases of lottery tickets and other times by the very people selling you the tickets.Drew Lowe was a clerk at a Brownsburg Shell Station until he was caught doing something the lottery calls fishing - when an employee literally ...
May 23, 2005, 9:24 pm - Lottery News forum

$100,000 lottery ticket claim goes to court
An administrative law judge is considering the claim by two Indiana men that they are the rightful owners of a $100,000 lottery ticket that was tossed in the trash.Judge Gregg Henry said he would rule within two months after hearing 6 1/2 hours of testimony Wednesday. Ownership of the ticket has been in dispute as it was put into a trash can at the Chaperral Cafe in Shelbyville, Indiana on Feb. 8 after a clerk told Ron Douglas and Ron Vinson that the $5 ticket was not the $40 winner they were ho ...
May 13, 2005, 11:30 am - Lottery News forum

Indiana lottery winners get help from fortune cookie
Who would think that a fortune cookie could bring you so much good fortune, asks Hoosier Lottery Director Esther Schneider.Call it bizarre or downright unbelievable.Alvin Barnes from Pittsboro says, They don't taste good and the advice I get I can get from an old lady. Maybe they are lucky, I don't know, adds Deb Herndon of Indianapolis.Somewhere between the realm of good fortune and plain dumb luck something strange happened. Lottery officials say 110 people hit the jackpot in the March 3 ...
Apr 6, 2005, 12:57 pm - Lottery News forum