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More Calif. stores accused of stealing customers' lottery prizes
Perhaps you're not quite as unlucky in the lottery as you thought. That scratcher ticket you tossed? Well, it just might have been a winner with the cash prize going to none other than the store owner or clerk you passed it off to as garbage. Ten retailers and clerks are accused of trying to cash in customers' winning lottery tickets at three locations in San Jose, two in Milpitas and one in Santa Clara. Nine people were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of felony grand theft of lottery ticket ...
Mar 6, 2009, 7:59 am - Lottery News forum

2 more execs fall victim to Ontario Lottery scandal
VP fired, another shuffled out of job One senior executive was fired and another reassigned yesterday as the fallout from a scandal involving allegations of fraud and suspicious insider wins at the provincial lottery corporation widened. Michelle DiEmanuele, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation's interim chief executive, announced the changes yesterday afternoon in a memo to staff. Vice-president Ingrid Peters was fired after eight years with the company. She earned more than $267,000 ...
Jun 13, 2007, 8:36 am - Lottery News forum

Ontario Lottery security chief steps down; investigation underway
A vice-president of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation is taking a paid leave of absence while Toronto police try to determine if he was in a conflict of interest by working at the lottery and the OPP at the same time. The leave takes effect immediately, the lottery corporation announced Thursday. Michael Sharland, a former Ontario Provincial Police superintendent, was working double-duty for the past three years as the lottery corporation's vice-president of corporate security and ...
Apr 6, 2007, 6:42 pm - Lottery News forum

Ontario lottery players launch $1.1 billion lawsuit
Lawyers for a Toronto man launched a $1.1 billion class-action lawsuit against Ontario's troubled lottery corporation Wednesday, as the fallout from an investigation into widespread corruption widened. The suit, filed on behalf of all those who purchased lottery tickets since 1975, proposes a free lottery as a settlement solution. The government is responsible for ensuring that [its lottery] is fair, honest and equitable and it would appear that their systems that they have in place haven ...
Mar 28, 2007, 11:56 pm - Lottery News forum

Ontario Lottery Corp. ignored claims of corruption
Scandal runs deep and wide; shoddy paperwork and turning a blind eye helped permeate corruption Ontario retail store owners and their families claimed about $100 million in lottery wins between 1999 and 2006, including tens of millions of fraudulent claims ignored by the public lottery corporation, the provincial ombudsman said yesterday. In a scathing report, Andre Marin said the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation is more fixated on profits than the integrity of its lottery games and ...
Mar 27, 2007, 7:44 am - Lottery News forum

Ontario Lottery chief fired
The head of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation was dismissed from the scandal-plagued organization on Friday, according to CBC News. CEO Duncan Brown was escorted out of the lottery corporation's offices in Toronto, two sources told the CBC, speaking on condition of anonymity. Repeated calls to officials at the lottery corporation went unanswered Friday. The dismissal follows allegations that several lottery clerks stole winning tickets from unsuspecting customers and cashed in ...
Mar 24, 2007, 6:12 am - Lottery News forum

Ontario Lottery nixes Bingo scratch tickets
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation has hired outside auditors and is working with the printer, as it investigates a complaint that winning cards on two editions of a Super Bingo game could be identified without scratching them, a spokesperson has confirmed. In the meantime, the corporation has recalled more than one million of the scratch-and-win games and will destroy them, according to OLGC spokesperson Don Pister, who noted 19.5 million game cards had been printed. They were dis ...
Mar 22, 2007, 9:15 am - Lottery News forum

Company running most lottery games worldwide has history of scandal
The company behind the more than 16,000 machines that spit out New York Lottery tickets has been linked to scandals across the country and around the globe. Bribery allegations led a co-founder to quit his job as chairman. Its lobbyists have run afoul of the law in several states, including New York. Former government officials have received lucrative consulting contracts. And in summer 2006, an investigation in Texas found that the company, GTECH Holdings Corp., doled out tens of millions ...
Jan 31, 2007, 5:30 am - Lottery News forum

New lawsuit claims Indiana Lottery did not award all prizes
Man who spent $40,000 on lottery sues to get money back; lawsuit claims Hoosier Lottery overstated number, amount of prizes in 'Cash Blast' game Two men filed a lawsuit Friday against the Hoosier Lottery, seeking class-action status as a result of the lottery's admitted misrepresentation of the number and amount of prizes available in a scratch-off game. Jeff Frazer, Carmel, and Jeff Koehlinger, Auburn, seek reimbursement in the lawsuit filed in Marion County for the losses they incurred w ...
Jan 6, 2007, 9:07 pm - Lottery News forum

Texas Lottery audits find more problems
Prize estimates were inflated at least 3 times after scandal Months after Texas Lottery officials were chastised for inflating Texas Lotto jackpot estimates in a scandal that cost the executive director his job, the agency did it again at least three more times, according to one of two highly critical state auditor reports on the lottery released Tuesday. Auditors found a significant number of instances in which agency management did not comply with policies and procedures to review or ap ...
Jul 13, 2006, 12:15 pm - Lottery News forum

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