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7 guilty in $2M lottery fraud
Seven people have pleaded guilty in a lottery telemarketing fraud that U.S. prosecutors say bilked mostly elderly victims out of an estimated $2 million.
Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said Tuesday the seven all residents of Israel carried out the fraud in 2007 and 2008.
Lior Orgad, David Yamin, and Mor Galanti pleaded guilty in New York, while Guy Mayo, Elad Mayo, Asi Almakias and Yaniv Kalbers entered guilty pleas March 15, the U.S. Justice Department ...
Mar 23, 2011, 2:04 pm - Lottery News forum
Israel Lottery draws same numbers twice in month
The odds may have been in the trillions-to-one range, but lightning has indeed struck twice for some lucky lottery players in Israel.
The national bi-weekly lottery draw Saturday led to the astronomically improbable result of the same six double-digit balls being pulled in less than a month.
The Miphal HaPayis state game picked 36, 33, 32, 26, 14, 13 and the strong number 2 as the winning combination.
But a quick look at the results caused panic and amazement: the same first six numbers ...
Oct 18, 2010, 10:15 am - Lottery News forum
Masked Israeli lottery winners collect country's biggest jackpot
An Israeli couple finally picked up the country's biggest ever lottery jackpot three months after they won, and they wore masks to hide their faces from the public.
The couple are determined to keep their identities protected, but they still agreed to take part in the prize-giving ceremony in front of television cameras and newspaper reporters.
Before stepping into the glare, they donned big red cardboard masks. The disguise failed to hide the man's bald patch but the woman wore a huge bla ...
Apr 14, 2010, 8:47 am - Lottery News forum
One winner in Israel's largest-ever lottery drawing
7 million tickets were purchased for the largest cash prize in Israel's lottery history but only one person won, taking the first prize of NIS 74 million (US$19.5 million).
The jackpot was the result of 22 consecutive weeks without a winner.
After taxes are cleared, the winner will go home with a cool NIS 55.5 million, getting into 2010 with a wide grin on his or her face. As of Monday morning, the prize winner had not come forward to collect the prize check.
The previous high winner wa ...
Dec 28, 2009, 4:18 pm - Lottery News forum
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