Retailer to testify before Tenn. lottery committee
A Tennessee retailer with a series of complaints about the corporation managing Tennessee's lottery has been asked to appear Wednesday in Nashville and testify before a state oversight committee.Denny Johnson, owner of Bestway Grocery in downtown Ridgely, said his decision to sell lottery tickets at his store cost him dearly in terms of lost dollars and said he was convinced some packets of tickets shipped to him were activated without his consent, a charge the lottery corporation has denied.At ...
Jul 14, 2004, 8:58 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery-ticket seller also a Mega winner
Whoever bought the winning ticket in the $290 million Mega Millions lottery drawing couldn't have been much happier Saturday than the person who sold it.Jay Patel, owner of Powers Liquors, was elated as he waited along with everyone else to find out which one of his customers won the huge jackpot in Friday's drawing with the numbers 10-25-38-39-50 and Mega Ball 12.A hand-lettered sign that read, We sold $290 million's jackpot here hung in the window of the store Patel called the luckiest Powe ...
Jul 5, 2004, 8:42 am - Lottery News forum
Mass. Lottery to present store with winning ticket commission
In a press conference to be held today at 4:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, the Massachusetts Lottery will present the store that sold last night's winning Mega Millions ticket with its commission check.At that time, the amount of the commission check with be announced.The winning ticket for last night's $290 million Mega Millions jackpot was sold at Powers Wine Company in Lowell, Massachusetts.The store owner, Jay Patel, will receive the commission check.The check will be presented by Doug Rubin, ...
Jul 3, 2004, 12:23 pm - Lottery News forum
Penn. Woman Admits Guilt in Lottery Scam
A woman in Scranton, Pennsylvania admitted she's guilty of running a lottery scam out of a convenient store.Angel Ziegler worked at the Kwik and E-Z Kwik Mart on North Sdventh Avenue. It was there that she and four others allegedly stole instant lottery tickets back in February.Investigators said they cashed in the winning ones and tossed the losers.The group is accused of stealing more than $62,000 worth of tickets.Ziegler has been ordered to pay $30,000 restitution.
Jun 22, 2004, 7:47 am - Lottery News forum
Drive-up lottery store opens
Theres no fuzzy intercom, and you cant super size it, but a new drive-through dedicated almost entirely to selling lottery tickets has popped up near the N.C. state line.The DriveThru Lottery I-777 has been open about a month, selling everything from scratch-off games and Powerball tickets to cigarettes and soda. Its off I-77 near the Carowinds amusement park less than a mile inside South Carolina, where the lottery is legal.A menu board picturing some 20 scratch-off games greets customers just ...
Jun 21, 2004, 7:19 am - Lottery News forum
Employees hope to get a share of Texas Lotto win
El Paso store gets $1.45 million cutEmployees at the downtown El Paso gas station that sold Saturday's winning Texas Lottery ticket are anxiously awaiting to hear if they will get a cut from the share of the winnings given to the vendor. I think the morale would be very high if we did get some, said Sandra Lane, the gas station's assistant manager. I'm not greedy. I was thinking maybe $1,000, you know, or maybe $2,000. The bearer of the winning ticket with the numbers 9, 26, 28, 29, 40 and a b ...
Jun 21, 2004, 7:14 am - Lottery News forum
Employees to share store's lottery commissions
Ten employees who work at the Cumberland Farms store in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania where the winning $213.2 million Powerball ticket was sold last month will share in the proceeds.Company officials would not say how much of the $400,000 lottery commission the store received would go to the workers. We feel that that's personal, general manager John J. Babbitts said at a news conference yesterday.Before several television cameras, Babbitts presented two charities - the Muscular Dystrophy ...
Jun 11, 2004, 2:21 pm - Lottery News forum
Store clerks share lottery bonus
Larry Martin quietly laid a memo on the counter at Sav on Cigs on Thursday and walked away.Moments later, 12 employees at the convenience store learned they would get a piece of the $25,000 the store won for selling a winning Lotto South ticket. We were shocked, said clerk Mary Dailey. He gave us a memo and brought the checks out with the memo. He didn't say anything, then he left. The store had a long-standing policy that if it ever sold a winning ticket, it would share the prize with employe ...
May 28, 2004, 9:23 am - Lottery News forum
Tennessee retailers reluctant to pay lottery prizes in cash
Rebecca Paul, CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp., said she is concerned because retailers do not want to pay out lottery prizes in cash.Retailers do not have to pay cash for prizes over $20, Lottery spokesperson Kym Gerlock said. The Lottery Corp. encourages them to pay prizes in cash but they can also pay by check or money order.Paul is concerned paying by check or money order will discourage participation in the lottery. The statute gave our retailers 6.5 percent base [pay] with no c ...
Apr 29, 2004, 7:30 am - Lottery News forum
UK lottery players soon to buy tickets at the grocery checkout
Camelot also confirms six more countries to join the Euro Millions gameShoppers will be able to buy UK National Lottery tickets from supermarket check-outs under plans announced today.Lottery operator Camelot is linking up with Tesco to begin a trial some time before next March to allow customers to pay for tickets for draw-based games along with their groceries.Until now tickets have only been available from the cigarette counter in stores.The move is the latest attempt by Camelot to boost sale ...
Apr 28, 2004, 12:38 pm - Lottery News forum