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California gas station manager allegedly kept winning lottery scratchers
The former manager of a San Bruno gas station has been charged with cheating people who purchased California lottery scratchers after he figured out a way to secretly check which tickets were winners. He would then sell the losing tickets to gas station patrons. Most people who bought the scratcher tickets probably never noticed something was odd, but one customer did notice her ticket had been tampered with. At the bottom of the ticket there were markings as though someone had scratche ...
Jan 13, 2015, 8:45 pm - Lottery News forum

Elderly Detroit man who recently won lottery missing
Arthur Neal Jr. last seen morning of Dec. 20 at his home By Todd Northrop The Detroit Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding an 86-year-old man who was last seen earlier this month. Arthur Weldon Neal Jr. was last seen at 8 a.m. Dec. 20 at his home in the 17200 block of Trinity Street, police said. The granddaughter of the missing 86-year-old fears the worst after her grandfather disappeared nearly 10 days ago about the same time he won a nearly $20,000 lottery ...
Dec 29, 2014, 9:56 am - Lottery News forum

Indiana store clerk in trouble for buying lottery ticket
Four months after buying a Hoosier Lottery scratch-off ticket that won him $900, a Winchester, Indiana, man's luck appears to have run out. Authorities say Mickey L. Stone, 36, 501 E. Fourth St., violated state law by buying that winning ticket at the Winchester liquor store where he was employed. Stone was charged this week with unlawful purchase of a lottery ticket by an employee, a misdemeanor carrying a maximum one-year jail term. According to a report filed by Michael Bare, an inve ...
Oct 31, 2014, 11:44 pm - Lottery News forum

Slot machine saves German gambler as police arrive
Police said Thursday that two officers carrying out routine checks at an arcade in the western city of Bochum, Germany, late last week discovered that a man playing a slot machine faced an arrest warrant. He had been ordered to pay a 710 (US$910) fine or go to prison for 71 days after resisting police during a previous incident. Police say that as officers informed the man that he faced arrest, the slot machine started to flash and the beaming 37-year-old won a jackpot of 1,000 (about US$1 ...
Sep 29, 2014, 7:08 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery scams hit San Diego, Escondido
San Diego police asked for the public's help in catching Spanish-speaking con artists who swindle people out of money by offering them a cut of supposed lottery winnings, and Escondido police said a similar scam has fleeced residents in that city. The couple operating in San Diego claim to be from Costa Rica. They have taken about $52,000 from at least four victims in recent months, police said. Both were described a light-skinned Hispanics; the man, is his 30s or 40s, is thin, and the woman, ...
Jul 11, 2014, 10:53 am - Lottery News forum

Oklahoma man arrested after trying to redeem forged lottery ticket
Oklahoma City police arrested a man last week trying to cash in a forged lottery ticket. According to the police report filed Friday June 19, 45-year-old Michael Allen Shaske of Tahlequah was hoping for a $20,000 payout by turning in an altered $3 scratch-off ticket and would not take 'no' for an answer from any of the clerks he went to that day. But all he got was a quick trip to jail. Well he was doing everything he could to get arrested for this, said MSgt. Gary Knight with the Okla ...
Jun 25, 2014, 10:36 am - Lottery News forum

Wife of $1M Powerball winner charged with promoting prostitution
The Rankin, Pennsylvania, police officer who bought a $1 million Powerball ticket is named in a police complaint against his wife, Jennifer Brown, who faces charges, including promoting prostitution through an Internet site called sixtynineentertainment.com. The allegations stem from an FBI and local investigation into Internet prostitution from late 2012 through last June. The Powerball winner, Officer Matthew Brown, was not charged, but he was named in the police complaint. Among ads ...
Jun 6, 2014, 2:26 pm - Lottery News forum

Former Iowa Lottery employee charged for thefts
A former Iowa Lottery employee was arrested after an investigation found she stole lottery tickets from stores and a bar in the Fort Dodge area, according to officials and court records in the case. Toni Hammer, 49, of Alta, was charged with seven counts of lottery fraud and one count of tampering with records. Hammer worked as a district sales representative in the lottery's Storm Lake office and was responsible for delivering tickets to stores, said Mary Neubauer, a spokesperson for the lot ...
Jun 1, 2014, 8:35 am - Lottery News forum

Man tries to cash in on 1,300 stolen lottery tickets
A construction worker brought 1,300 stolen Iowa Lottery tickets into the Quad-Cities and cashed them at several stops in the area before Bettendorf police caught up with him, police say. Joshua Andrew Jorgensen, 31, was arrested Thursday and faces five felony charges related to illegal use of the lottery tickets. An investigation by the Iowa Lottery Commission and the Bettendorf Police Department showed the following trail of events, according to an affidavit in the case. Jorgensen came in ...
May 23, 2014, 12:20 pm - Lottery News forum

2 charged with extorting cousin over stolen Florida Lottery tickets
Ketan and Chirag Patel had big plans to cash in on Florida Lottery tickets but they weren't hoping for Lady Luck to work in their favor, deputies said. Both men were arrested Tuesday on extortion charges. After Ketan Patel found out that an employee at his wife's convenience store was responsible for stealing about $5,000 in lottery tickets, instead of reporting the man to authorities, Ketan Patel threatened to have the man and his sister deported if he didn't hand over nearly $250,000, de ...
May 15, 2014, 12:54 pm - Lottery News forum

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