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Store clerk accused of stealing lottery winnings
Port Washington, Wisconsin police have cited a convenience store clerk for theft after he allegedly pocketed a customer's $250 in lottery winnings.A Port Washington Police Department report gave this account:Theresa Momper, 52, of Port Washington said she went to the Quik Stop Shoppe South, 1100 S. Spring St., April 21 and asked the clerk to verify that she had a winning lottery ticket worth $250. The clerk, Donald J. Malzewski, 20, allegedly scanned the ticket and told Momper that she was mista ...
Apr 28, 2004, 7:44 am - Lottery News forum

Delaware agent wins "fastest lottery fingers" award
The second time was the charm for Aimee Truitt.Miss Truitt, 18, of Georgetown, Delaware, walked away with $800 after winning the Delaware Lottery's 12th annual Fastest Fingers championship March 30 in Dover.A clerk at Bodie's Market in Georgetown, Miss Truitt was one of 14 terminal operators from Delaware Lottery retail stores eligible to compete in the finals. Competitors raced through a test that determined which operator could produce a set number of lottery tickets in the shortest time. Mi ...
Apr 8, 2004, 6:18 am - Lottery News forum

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