NJ casino alleges famous poker player cheated in $9.6M win
An Atlantic City casino is suing a big-time gambler, claiming he won $9.6 million in a card-cheating scheme in baccarat.
The Borgata Hotel Casino Spa filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Phillip Ivey Jr., considered one of the best poker players in the world.
The suit alleges Ivey and an associate exploited a defect in cards made by a Kansas City manufacturer that enabled them to sort and arrange so-called good cards in baccarat. The technique gave him an unfair advantage on four occasi ...
Apr 11, 2014, 7:29 pm - Lottery News forum
$338M NJ Powerball winner reconciles with girlfriend who sued him
Instant wealth fractured their 10-year relationship, but love, it appears, conquers all.
At least that's the latest story line in the rags-to-riches melodrama of the Passaic bodega owner and his on-and-off, live-in girlfriend who split up after he won a massive Powerball jackpot last spring, wrangled over the money in court, and now have reconciled.
On Valentine's Day, no less, according to Paul Fernandez, an attorney for lottery winner Pedro Quezada.
The revelation Friday followed a co ...
Mar 10, 2014, 6:38 pm - Lottery News forum
Former live-in girlfriend of NJ $338M Powerball winner to receive nothing
A Passaic bodega owner who won a $338 million Powerball jackpot last spring and his former live-in girlfriend settled a lawsuit in state court Friday in which the woman was seeking a share of the fortune.
(See NJ $338 million Powerball winner and ex-girlfriend in court over money, Lottery Post, Nov. 10, 2013.)
Under the terms of the settlement, plaintiff Inez Sanchez agreed to drop her lawsuit and relinquish all rights to pursue it further. In exchange, jackpot winner Pedro Quezada agreed ...
Mar 7, 2014, 1:48 pm - Lottery News forum
N.J. woman wins $500 a week for life after buying lottery ticket in N.C.
Mary Eisenband finds it fun to buy lottery tickets.
The 82-year-old Union, New Jersey, woman never found it more enjoyable than when she bought a scratch-off lottery ticket in North Carolina in November while en route to Georgia to visit family.
Eisenband turned out to be the lucky winner of that state's $500 a Week for Life game, North Carolina lottery officials announced Monday.
Eisenband took home a check for $244,968 after state and federal taxes were withheld because she chose the ...
Jan 14, 2014, 11:53 am - Lottery News forum
NJ $338 million Powerball winner and ex-girlfriend in court over money
If you expect part of a lottery winner's fortune because you've already shared a long personal and business relationship, always remember: Get it in writing.
That was the reluctant decision of a state judge Friday, who cited state law in refusing to freeze the assets of Pedro Quezada, the Clifton man who won the $338 million Powerball jackpot last spring, pending the outcome of a trial to determine if his former live-in girlfriend is entitled to a share of the winnings.
Ines Sanchez and Qu ...
Nov 10, 2013, 9:10 am - Lottery News forum
NJ Powerball winner wants his old life back
'Wild' Willie says the drama is nonstop
Wild Willie Seeley of Manahawkin, New Jersey, has one piece of advice for the winner of last week's $400 million Powerball jackpot in South Carolina: Run. Just disappear, he said, speaking from hard-won experience. Get lost while you still can.
After Seeley and 15 co-workers from Ocean County's vehicle maintenance garage shared part of an even bigger Powerball jackpot last month, $450 million, the Ocean's 16 celebrated the win at a press conference ...
Sep 25, 2013, 4:50 pm - Lottery News forum
NJ Mega Millions lottery ticket due to expire Oct. 5
New Jersey lottery players, check your wallet, clean out the drawers, dig into your pants' pockets because someone has a New Jersey Lottery Mega Millions ticket worth $250,000 that will expire on October 5, 2013 if it is not validated.
The Mega Millions ticket is a second tier winner from the October 5, 2012 drawing. The ticket was purchased at Wegman s, 55 Route 9 South, Manalapan in Monmouth County.
The winning numbers for that drawing are 08, 09, 16, 32 and 39, with Mega Ball number 15. ...
Sep 11, 2013, 5:36 pm - Lottery News forum
'Red Ball' drawings coming back to N.J. Lottery
By Todd Northrop
For the second year in a row, the New Jersey Lottery is conducting a month of 'Red Ball' drawings that will occasionally double some evening drawing prizes.
The 2nd Annual Red Ball promotion is for players of the evening Pick 3 and Pick 4 games. The Red Ball promotion doubles all prizes for both the Pick 3 and Pick 4 evening games every time the Red Ball is drawn. The Red Ball is guaranteed to be drawn at least once every seven days during the promotional period.
The Re ...
Sep 2, 2013, 8:21 am - Lottery News forum
7 state lotteries join forces for multi-state raffle
Tickets on sale Sept. 8
by Todd Northrop
Seven United States lotteries will offer a first-of-its-kind multi-state raffle that goes on sale in about a week.
Called the Multi-state Millions Raffle (and possibly other names in the participating states), it's guaranteed to hand out $1 million prizes just how many depends on how many of the $10 tickets are sold in the participating states.
All of the lotteries are looking for new ideas and new games and new things to do to generate reven ...
Aug 30, 2013, 4:34 pm - Lottery News forum
NJ man claims final share $448M Powerball jackpot
Lottery officials say a New Jersey man has claimed the final share of this month's $448 million Powerball jackpot.
Mario Scarnici held one of the three winning tickets sold for the Aug. 7 drawing. Lottery officials say the South Brunswick man chose the cash option and will get about $62 million after taxes.
Scarnici bought his winning ticket at a South Brunswick supermarket.
Lottery officials said Scarnici recently claimed his prize, but further details were not disclosed. A telephone n ...
Aug 25, 2013, 7:36 am - Lottery News forum