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Rightful owner of Powerball ticket finally gets $100,000 prize
A Morgan City, Louisiana man whose $100,000 Powerball ticket was allegedly stolen finally got his money on Tuesday.Charles Stone, 33, received the check at the Louisiana Lottery's Metairie office, eight days after state troopers arrested three people for allegedly altering the ticket and trying to claim the cash for themselves. A fourth suspect was arrested Jan. 29. I feel very lucky, said Stone, adding that he plans to invest some, spend some of his winnings.Stone bought the ticket at a Hou ...
Feb 4, 2004, 5:20 am - Lottery News forum

Store Clerk Pleads 'Not Guilty' In Lottery Ticket Theft Case
A convenience store clerk who allegedly stole a woman's $20,000 lottery ticket is denying the charge.Antoine Reiche pleaded not guilty Monday at his arraignment on a charge of larceny over $250.On Jan. 19, Erika Schmitt, 18, told police that she bought a $2 lottery ticket from the Westboro convenience store where Reiche worked, scratched off 10 stars and discovered she was the jackpot winner.When she tried to redeem it, Reiche allegedly grabbed the ticket and told her she had scratched off only ...
Feb 3, 2004, 5:42 am - Lottery News forum

Powerball Record-Holder Arrested for Drunk Driving
The man who won the largest single lottery jackpot in U.S. history is in trouble again.Jack Whittaker, who hit the $314.9 million Powerball jackpot on Christmas 2002, was charged Sunday with drunk driving - just weeks after being charged with trying to assault a bar manager.Whittaker said he was on his way Sunday afternoon to Tri-State Racetrack and Gaming when he pulled off of Interstate 64 because of the treacherous weather. I'm nowhere near intoxicated, Whittaker told a local television stat ...
Jan 26, 2004, 12:18 am - Lottery News forum

Woman Says Store Clerk Stole Winning Lottery Ticket
Disputed Ticket Worth $20,000A Westborough, Massachusetts man faces a charge of larceny in the alleged theft of a lottery scratch ticket believed to be a $20,000 winner.According to the ticket buyer, the lottery agent claimed the ticket was only worth $100 and then refused to return it to the buyer.Erika Schmitt, 18, said Monday she bought a lottery ticket and scratched it while at a Quick Mart convenience store in Westborough. I was scratching and it was all stars, 10 stars. And I said, 'I th ...
Jan 23, 2004, 8:23 pm - Lottery News forum

Pair Torn A$under
A terminally ill World War II veteran - who sued his wife because she dumped him to run off with their winning $25 million New York Lotto ticket - enjoyed a bittersweet victory yesterday, getting both a piece of the jackpot and a divorce. She betrayed me - it was nothing but greed. But this gave me closure and vindication, Kenneth Parker, 77, told The Post as he sat in a wheelchair hooked up to an oxygen tank.Connie Parker, 74, agreed to settle with her now ex-hubby following 11th-hour negotiat ...
Jan 21, 2004, 5:46 am - Lottery News forum

Commission approves settlement between House leader, GTECH
The Rhode Island state Ethics Commission was to vote Tuesday on a proposed settlement that would have House Majority Leader Gordon Fox pay a $10,000 fine for voting on a $770 million, no-bid deal for the lottery company GTECH in which his law firm was involved.If the deal is approved by the panel, Fox, D-Providence, would be spared a potential $25,000 fine, if found guilty.Fox denied knowing his law firm had been hired to work for GTECH when he voted on April 20 on legislation to have GTECH run ...
Jan 20, 2004, 5:02 pm - Lottery News forum

Lotto tickets only good one time around
An apparent gold mine found in the convenience store trash was too good to be true.Police said Michael John Dornbrock, 45, of 2306 W. Fourth St., Cedar Falls, found a batch of winning scratch-off lottery tickets in the garbage of a Jefferson Street store.The tickets -- 16 in all -- had already been redeemed for cash and then thrown out, according to the police report.But Dornbrock dug them out and took them to the Hy-Vee grocery store on University Avenue where he tried to turn them in for cash ...
Jan 15, 2004, 12:28 pm - Lottery News forum

Lottery Loser Pleads No Contest in Mega Case
The woman who claimed she lost a winning $162 million Mega Millions lottery ticket pleaded no contest Thursday to lying on a police report.After entering the plea, Elecia Battle, 40, of Cleveland, was convicted by the judge. She faces a possible penalty of 30 days to six months in jail and $1,000 fine at sentencing Feb. 19.A no contest plea is not an admission of guilt, but means the defendant will not fight the charges.Battle had filed a police report after the Dec. 30 Mega Millions drawing, sa ...
Jan 15, 2004, 8:20 am - Lottery News forum

Ohio Lottery Loser Faces Police Charge
Elecia Battle, who admitted yesterday that she lied about losing a $162 million Mega Millions lottery ticket, was charged today with filing a false police report.On January 2, Battle told police in South Euclid, Ohio that she had somehow lost the Mega Millions ticket shortly after buying the ticket at a local Quick Shop.If convicted of the misdemeanor count, Battle, 40, faces a maximum of up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.Below you'll find a copy of the winning ticket and the criminal c ...
Jan 9, 2004, 8:34 pm - Lottery News forum

Court scratches man's lottery claim
A Northborough man who tried to cash in on a mistake by the state Lottery Commission to collect a $4 million cash prize for a winning scratch ticket had his claim thrown out yesterday by the state Appeals Court.In 1996, Robert Jacobs purchased a winning instant lottery ticket at the Route 9 Beer and Wine store in Southborough.Although the winning ticket was worth only $10 on its face, Jacobs claimed he was entitled to a $4 million prize because of a mistake in advertising that accompanied the ...
Jan 9, 2004, 5:10 am - Lottery News forum