Pa. man pleads guilty in bizarre lottery tax case
A 70-year-old Pennsylvania man faces up to a year and half in prison for having more than 40 people cash in lottery tickets worth $520,000 so he could avoid paying federal income tax on the winnings.
Sherman Friend, of McClellandtown, faces a sentence of 12 to 18 months in federal prison when he is sentenced Feb. 15 on the tax evasion charge he pleaded guilty to Friday before U.S. District Judge Arthur Schwab in Pittsburgh.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Nelson Cohen said Friend won big when he b ...
Sep 28, 2012, 12:45 pm - Lottery News forum
S.C. Lottery finally draws quad in Pick 4 Eve draw
By Todd Northrop
For the first time ever, the South Carolina Lottery has drawn a 'quad' combination in its Pick 4 Evening drawing.
A quad is a combination where all four digits are the same. Sunday night the lottery drew 2-2-2-2, marking the first time such a combination was drawn in the evening draw.
Quads have been drawn three times previously in the Lottery's midday draw, but never in the evening.
Lucky winners of Sunday's evening Pick 4 drawing could become anywhere from $2,500 t ...
Jul 11, 2012, 10:45 am - Lottery News forum
Florida Lottery's repeat winners don't always come out ahead
Thirteen players cashed at least 20 tickets paying more than $600 in 2011
Most people who play the lottery won't win more than a few bucks. But there are people in South Florida who win big money almost every week.
A Plantation woman has won at least $600 more than 240 times in the past 19 years, according to a Sun Sentinel analysis of individual Florida Lottery winnings dating to 1993. A Hollywood man won $5,000 at least 52 times last year. The winningest player for 2011, a resident of Pa ...
May 14, 2012, 8:06 am - Lottery News forum
Kentucky Pick 4 lottery players beat the house
Quad-zeros pay off big bucks for Pick 4 players
The Kentucky Lottery may have hit a streak of bad luck in November, which means good luck for lottery players in the state.
Kentucky Lottery chief financial officer Howard Kline said the payoff to Pick 4 players in November turned out to be far more than was taken in on the game.
Greg Harkenrider, one of the state's top budget experts, said Wednesday that revenue from the popular Pick 4 game plummeted in November because more people than e ...
Dec 22, 2011, 8:50 pm - Lottery News forum
11/11/11 was the lottery's lucky day
By Todd Northrop
Thanks to Friday's lucky date, Nov. 11, 2011, or 11/11/11, lottery ticket sales are booming.
All those ones in a row are very attractive for lottery players, since that set of numbers won't roll around again for another 100 years. But many players found that tickets were sold out on combinations with all 1's when they went to purchase a ticket.
To ensure every winner gets paid, lotteries with fixed payouts cap sales of certain number combinations. In New York, for examp ...
Nov 12, 2011, 10:00 pm - Lottery News forum
Prolific lottery winner does it again
North Carolina man wins $65,800 in Virginia Pick 4 drawing
Steven Granger is amassing a collection of those big ceremonial Virginia Lottery winners' checks. He received his latest addition when he claimed $65,800 in the Virginia Lottery's October 13 Pick 4 day drawing.
The Henderson, North Carolina, man did it by matching the winning number combination 5-1-1-7 on 15 tickets. He wagered exact order on 11 tickets and won $5,000 on each. He wagered 50/50 on four tickets, winning $2,700 on eac ...
Oct 20, 2011, 8:35 am - Lottery News forum
Maryland woman's winning lottery ticket mistake
Includes video report
Many of us have had the dream. We've imagined what it would be like to have a winning lottery ticket in hand.
A Maryland woman thought she was getting just a little taste of that dream. But it turned out it was all a mistake.
You see, Donna Allen loves to play the lottery. She checks the numbers right after the drawing.
Saturday night, just like any other night, I checked at ten after 8pm and it said 4157, says Allen.
It appeared she had a winning ticket for ...
Sep 21, 2011, 10:34 am - Lottery News forum
Tri-State lottery players get extra chance to win Pick 4
Players of the Tri-State Pick 4 lottery had two chances to win this week when a ball left in the drawing machine led to two sets of winning numbers.
Lottery officials said they discovered that a ball was inadvertently left in the chute of the drawing machine before Tuesday's evening winning numbers were drawn, so the number wasn't included in the drawing.
Officials decided to hold another drawing Wednesday and pay out on both sets of Pick 4 numbers for the Tuesday evening draw.
The two ...
Aug 3, 2011, 5:43 pm - Lottery News forum
Two get probation in scheme to avoid taxes on lottery win
A pair of men who conspired to hide from the tax man that one of them won $500,000 in the lottery were each sentenced to two years of probation Tuesday.
Pennsylvania convenience store owner Charig R. Patel and frequent lottery player Kendrick D. Francis each admitted to conspiracy to defraud the IRS and making a false statement on a tax return in March and faced up to three years in a federal prison.
However, attorneys for each of the men argued to Chief District Judge Gregory M. Sleet tha ...
Jul 13, 2011, 9:25 pm - Lottery News forum
Georgia Lottery sets Cash 4 bonus drawing date
By Todd Northrop
Georgia Lottery players will have two chances to win with a bonus Cash 4 drawing scheduled for Friday, June 10. The bonus drawing will be held immediately following the regularly scheduled midday drawing at 12:29 p.m.
All tickets purchased for the June 10 Cash 4 midday drawing will be eligible for both the regularly scheduled drawing and the bonus drawing.
The bonus drawing will not be televised, due to time constraints. However, players will be able to view a video rep ...
Jun 7, 2011, 4:39 pm - Lottery News forum