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Follow-Up: Couple’s lottery 5-week winning streak was simple luck
When Jeffrey Hintz won the Wisconsin Lottery s second-chance drawing five weeks in a row, some in state government got a little suspicious.Turns out, Hintz just got lucky, an investigation concluded.Investigators with the state s Department of Revenue found no signs of fraud in his five-week winning streak in March and April.Hintz and his wife, Lisa, have won almost $73,000 in cash prizes from the state lottery since 1999. More than $65,000 came from drawings.But the couple s five-week winning s ...
Jul 24, 2005, 2:13 pm - Lottery News forum

Texas Lottery paid for goods it never received
The embattled Texas Lottery Commission is investigating why the agency paid a Nevada company more than $300,000 for goods it hasn't received.The lottery's purchasing department authorized an advanced payment to JB Associates in February 2004 to buy promotional items such as umbrellas, coffee mugs and vinyl wallets, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported in its online edition today.JB, based in Reno, Nev., received at least $332,427, but the lottery said it is still owed about $311,000 in undeli ...
Jul 16, 2005, 9:39 am - Lottery News forum

Reporter investigates Internet lottery scam
Editor's Note: The Lottery Post staff continually receives e-mails from people who are trying to trace the company that has sent an e-mail about a big win in a Internet lottery. Be warned: if you supply your banking details you may end up poorer than before your mysterious windfall. Police caution strongly that you should never agree to meet these con artists. The following article appears as-written in the online magazine, Expatica.On receipt of an e-mail from an Internet scam outfit, the ...
Jul 15, 2005, 9:18 am - Lottery News forum

Texas Lottery looking at all possibilities for Director Position
In a gesture of openness, Texas Lottery commissioners announced Monday that, for the first time, a committee of state officials and private citizens outside the lottery will help find the agency's next leader. The commission accepted the resignation of former executive director Reagan Greer, who announced his departure Friday, two weeks after he admitted approving several inflated Lotto Texas jackpot estimates recommended by his staff.Commissioners named Greer's former deputy and longtime lotter ...
Jul 12, 2005, 10:39 pm - Lottery News forum

Texas Lottery Names Acting Director
A top official closely involved in an investigation into inflated Lotto Texas jackpot advertisements was named acting executive director of the lottery commission today.Gary Grief, who has worked for the Texas Lottery Commission since its creation, was promoted from deputy executive director. He will oversee day-to-day operations at the nation's third-largest lottery, replacing Executive Director Reagan Greer, who resigned Friday.Greer stepped down two weeks after admitting he approved a staff r ...
Jul 11, 2005, 11:16 pm - Lottery News forum

Texas Lottery changes won't come quickly
Lottery players who feel hoodwinked by the Texas Lottery Commission will have to wait another month before the agency changes rules that determine how much money Lotto Texas winners are paid.The commission today delayed adopting an amendment in the game's rules until next month and announced the formation of a search committee to consist of state government officials and members of the public who will aid the commission in finding a new executive director.The decisions came three days after the ...
Jul 11, 2005, 5:12 pm - Lottery News forum

More Texas Lottery trouble:" Auditor's warning erased from report
Texas Lottery executives were warned in a draft audit last winter that their decision to gut the agency's security force and fire most of its officers threatened the lottery's security and integrity, but lottery officials never disclosed those findings publicly.A copy of the December draft obtained by the Houston Chronicle said that a reorganization ordered by lottery executives actually heightened the lottery's vulnerability to ticket theft, ticket counterfeiting and undetected fraud.But those ...
Jul 11, 2005, 1:33 pm - Lottery News forum

Texas Lottery Director Resigns Over Jackpot Scandal
The executive director of the Texas Lottery Commission resigned Friday, two weeks after admitting he had approved advertising Lotto Texas jackpots that were higher than ticket sales could support.Reagan Greer had overseen the nation's third-largest lottery since February 2003. In recent days, it has become clear that intense, ongoing efforts to restore Texans' confidence in the lottery can best be advanced through a change of leadership, Greer wrote in letter of resignation.Greer said he had si ...
Jul 9, 2005, 10:41 am - Lottery News forum

Texas Gov. expects panel to correct lottery problems
Texas Gov. Rick Perry expects the three-member panel that oversees the Texas lottery to get that agency straightened out during next week's closed-door meeting on whether to replace the top executives, the governor's spokesman said Thursday. The governor is obviously concerned when any branch of the state government doesn't level with the taxpayers of Texas, deputy press secretary Robert Black said. Honesty is important to the public trust. Black said Perry was troubled by reports that lotte ...
Jul 8, 2005, 3:30 pm - Lottery News forum

Texas lottery director stands firm amid attacks
Reagan Greer, the Texas Lottery Commission's embattled executive director who signed off on four inflated Lotto jackpots, shows no sign he will cave in to pressure and resign.Greer has asked the state auditor to conduct an investigation into the agency's policies and practices, particularly in personnel matters. I would like your office to provide me with an objective perspective on these matters, including any recommendations you might have to improve our agency in this area, Greer said in par ...
Jul 8, 2005, 11:33 am - Lottery News forum