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Lotto Wife: He Left Me
The Melville, New York woman who hit a $25 million New York Lotto jackpot in February has spoken publicly for the first time and said that contrary to her estranged husband's claims, she didn't run out on him and it was he who left her.Connie Parker, 74, who has been married to Kenneth Parker, 77, for 16 years, said that before her husband filed for divorce in May, he emptied their safe deposit box, taking their bankbook, her passport, her birth certificate and other legal papers. I am hurt. I a ...
Oct 23, 2003, 3:59 am - Lottery News forum

Cabbies win share of Big Game jackpot
A former Atlanta cabbie says the nearly $2 million he was awarded from a disputed Big Game lottery pot is a bittersweet victory.While Patrick Atakora is an instant millionaire on paper, he and five co-defendants who each were awarded $346,357 by Fulton County Superior Court still face the challenge of collecting the money.On Tuesday, a jury found Atakora and five other West African cabdrivers in Atlanta were denied their fair share of the winnings, which were distributed to 23 other drivers. The ...
Oct 23, 2003, 3:46 am - Lottery News forum

High Court OKs Lottery Worker's Prosecution
Massachusetts' high court cleared the way Tuesday for the prosecution of a septuagenarian former Lottery worker accused of stealing money and lottery tickets from the agency.The Supreme Judicial Court overruled a lower court decision that suppressed incriminating comments made by Maxine Sneed, then 70, when she was questioned in her home in 1999 by a state police officer and a lottery investigator.Because she was not in custody, the court ruled, the investigators did not need to read Sneed her M ...
Oct 16, 2003, 3:40 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery scammer jailed
The bagman in an Edmonton bogus lottery scam that bilked $368,000 from vulnerable U.S. seniors was handed a 26-month prison term yesterday.Stephen Sutherland, 43, swore under his breath as a court constable led him away after his plea for a conditional sentence to be served in the community was rejected.Provincial court Judge Allan Lefever ruled it was necessary to put Sutherland behind bars, saying predation on the elderly requires denunciation.Sutherland pleaded guilty yesterday to fraud o ...
Oct 16, 2003, 3:31 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery player going to court over Powerball ticket
Richard Termite Allender is on a mission to find the winner of a $100,000 Powerball ticket sold March 12 at Joes Junction in Trafalgar.Allender believes hes the winner. But if hes not, the Brown County resident said he wants to help the deserving winner claim the prize. And hes prepared to press the Indiana State Lottery Commission until it pays someone, or until hes exhausted all his legal options.After a six-month battle, the commission agreed to release the time the winning ticket was purchas ...
Oct 13, 2003, 3:54 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery losers sue for change
The Kentucky Lottery Corp. has been hit with another lawsuit challenging its Extra Cash game and its advertising.Keith B. Hunter, former general counsel for the lottery, said he filed the suit last week after seeing a news report about another one filed early this year.Both his lawsuit and the one filed earlier by Ronald Hub, of Stanton, take issue with the wording in a lottery brochure, which was changed after Hub filed his lawsuit. The original brochure said the single-digit numbers on the tic ...
Oct 13, 2003, 3:50 am - Lottery News forum

Judge raps FTC over lottery ticket case
An Ontario judge has sharply criticized the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for the way it has handled a case against a Canadian businessman who is alleged to have fraudulently sold thousands of lottery tickets across the border.Mr. Justice Arthur Gans of the Ontario Superior Court called the FTC's case against George Yemec a pittance and rapped the agency for spending months investigating Mr. Yemec to turn up allegations that don't come close to fraud. I must confess that I find this lack of a ...
Oct 13, 2003, 3:44 am - Lottery News forum

North Carolina Authorities Looking for Florida Lotto Winner
Everyone dreams of winning the lottery and it became a reality for a First Coast man. The only problem is that winning means his past is catching up with him.He's the man who won $11 million from the Florida Lotto after buying the winning ticket from a San Marco grocery store. Now, the North Carolina Division of Social Services is looking for lotto winner, Jessie Riggs.Child Support Enforcement Agent, Wanda Scott says her agency has been looking to find Riggs for 15 years. He may owe in the nei ...
Oct 10, 2003, 5:32 am - Lottery News forum

Kentucky lottery advertising changed in response to suit
A semiretired bookkeeper has sued the Kentucky Lottery Corp., accusing it of falsely advertising how numbers in one of its instant-win games are picked.Ronald B. Hub's lawsuit, filed in Jefferson County Circuit Court, seeks $1,000 in compensatory damages and $10 million in punitive damages.It claims a promotional brochure by the lottery stated that the single-digit numbers printed on Extra Cash tickets are randomly generated. However, Hub says losing numbers were printed much more frequently e ...
Oct 7, 2003, 5:26 am - Lottery News forum

Man Sues Kentucky Lottery for $10 Million
A semi-retired Stanton, Ky., bookkeeper is trying to beat the Kentucky Lottery Corp. over its own game.Ronald B. Hub said he believed the lottery wasn't playing by its own rules and he wants it punished to the tune of $10 million in a lawsuit he filed.In the Jefferson Circuit Court suit he filed without a lawyer, Hub challenged the lottery's claim in a promotional brochure that the single-digit numbers printed on tickets in its Extra Cash games were randomly generated.He cited tickets he bough ...
Oct 6, 2003, 4:21 am - Lottery News forum