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Kiosk nets $10,000 for winning Lotto sale
The bonus nearly pays for the newly bought stand, and its owners hope their luck draws more customersMaybe lightning will strike twice.For many regulars at the Mall News Stand in Port Richey, that was the hope Monday after news broke that the kiosk sold Saturday's winning $3-million Lotto ticket. Everybody comes in and congratulates us, said Agnes Schaaf, an employee at the stand located inside Gulf View Square mall.Then they buy a ticket.Lately it is Lotto. Some play the scratch-off games.Othe ...
Apr 6, 2004, 4:09 am - Lottery News forum

Tenn. stores to receive $25,000 for selling Powerball jackpot ticket
A Tennessee retailer who sells a Powerball ticket that nets the multimillion-dollar grand prize will receive a reward $25,000.The Tennessee Lottery board set the figure yesterday during its regular meeting.Rebecca Paul, president and chief executive officer of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp., told the board that a decision is a week or two away on when Powerball tickets will begin selling in late spring.During the meeting, the lottery also introduced two new scratch-off games, continuing t ...
Mar 30, 2004, 4:30 am - Lottery News forum

Clerk admits stealing winning lottery ticket from student
A former gas station clerk has admitted stealing a winning lottery ticket worth $20,000 from a college student, telling her it was only worth $100.Antoine Y. Reiche, 34, told a Westboro District Court judge on Friday that he took the Lucky Stars ticket.Prosecutors recommended a sentence of one year of probation and a restraining order that would prohibit him from having any contact with the victim, Erica Schmitt. Judge Michael Brooks did not impose a sentence, halting the case after Reiche's att ...
Mar 29, 2004, 4:33 am - Lottery News forum

Store owner to appeal jury's lottery decision
A store owner plans to appeal a jury's decision that he pay $1.3 million to a lottery winner who said the owner failed to warn him about a jackpot cap.John Struna regularly bought multiple tickets with the same numbers for the Buckeye 5 game at Convenient Food Mart in Cleveland. In October 2001, he chose the winning combination, which he had played on 52 tickets.The game's prize is $100,000, so Struna thought that amount would be multiplied by 52 for each of his winning tickets, giving him $5.2 ...
Mar 26, 2004, 8:54 am - Lottery News forum

Lottery player wins case against deceptive store owner
John Struna and his attorney Wednesday beat a legal demon that has vexed consumers for years: The fine print.The result means Struna could be more than $1 million richer, and a convenience store owner who sells Ohio Lottery tickets could be forced out of business.Four nights a week between 1997 and October 2001, Struna stopped at the Convenient Food Mart on East 200th Street in Cleveland, where he purchased between 40 and 55 Buckeye Five tickets from the store's owner, Harry Singh.Singh welcomed ...
Mar 25, 2004, 6:22 am - Lottery News forum

Oregon Lottery Drops Plan to Cut Taverns' Commissions
The Oregon Lottery director said Monday that she plans to rework her controversial proposal to cut bar and tavern owners' video poker compensation.Director Brenda Rocklin's initial proposal turned out to yield far less revenue for state-funded programs than first estimated, prompting calls from education advocates and others for more drastic reductions in the share of video poker proceeds that bars and taverns are allowed to keep as compensation.But bars, taverns and restaurants and their trade ...
Mar 17, 2004, 5:11 am - Lottery News forum

In Pennsyvania, lottery tickets a big seller
York County sold $52.3M tickets last yearWith more than $1.1 million in sales, the Manchester Shell in Manchester Township near York sold more lottery tickets than any other outlet in York County last year.With nearly $750,000 in sales, Lynn's Shur Fine at 5660 York Road in New Oxford, sold more than any other retailer in Adams County.In all, York County's 230 lottery outlets sold a total of $52.3 million in tickets in 2003, according to data provided by the state lottery.Adams County's 51 lotte ...
Mar 15, 2004, 7:11 am - Lottery News forum

Campus sales of Tennessee Lottery tickets unlikely
While colleges are ready to accept tuition payments funded by Tennessee's lottery, that doesn't mean tickets for the games of chance will be sold on state campuses.About 65,000 students are expected to attend state universities this fall on lottery-funded scholarships, and some students see a conflict in no on-campus ticket sales. If it's going to help students get an education, colleges should make an exception for the lottery, said Brendon Cole of Memphis, a freshman at the University of Tenn ...
Mar 9, 2004, 4:43 am - Lottery News forum

Weekly $15 Service Fee Surprises Some Tennessee Lottery Vendors
A small group of Tennessee Lottery retailers were not informed they'd have to pay a weekly $15 service charge, and some in Knox County aren't happy about it. It was never mentioned up front, said Steve Rogers, owner of the Phillips 66 station on Tazewell Pike, which is among stores paying the charge because they sell less than $10,000 per week in lottery tickets. If I did business like that with my customers, I wouldn't stay in business long. Rogers said he went to a lottery machine training se ...
Feb 20, 2004, 6:38 am - Lottery News forum

Storeowners Receive Share Of Lottery Jackpot
Portion Of Winnings Will Help Hindu Temple RebuildThe winners of last week's $85 million Powerball jackpot have yet to come forward, but the storeowners who sold the ticket received their share of the pot Tuesday.Dipak and Rita Patel, the owners of Gary's Beverage Barn, are $30,000 richer, thanks to the person who bought the winning ticket on Super Bowl Sunday. I have no idea who bought the ticket, Dipak Patel said. It was Super Bowl Sunday, and there was heavy traffic on that day. The Patels ...
Feb 11, 2004, 6:45 am - Lottery News forum