NY deli owners stole $1M lottery ticket, cops say
A Long Island deli owner and his son were charged Saturday with scamming a customer out of a $1 million lottery ticket.
Nassau County police say a 34-year-old man who doesn't speak English bought the ticket Thursday at the Peninsula Deli Grocery in Hempstead.
The man scratched off his card, saw that he was a winner and handed it to 26-year-old Karim Jaghab to get his winnings, police said.
The ticket was worth $1 million, but Jaghab gave the man $1,000 in cash and kept the ticket, polic ...
Nov 23, 2013, 9:38 pm - Lottery News forum
Indiana man takes home third major lottery win
Claimed $1 million prize Thursday
Roger Douglas is, in a word, lucky.
The Fort Wayne, Indiana, man took his third trip to the Hoosier Lottery claims office Thursday, this time to turn in the grand-prize winning ticket for the Million Dollar Holiday Scratch-off.
Douglas has previously won two other major lottery prizes: In 2001, he won $250,000 on a Hoosier Lottery Polar Express Scratch-off, and in 2006, he won $25,000 on a holiday raffle game.
The odds are so against winning in the ...
Nov 22, 2013, 7:40 pm - Lottery News forum
Minn. Lottery's e-tickets unnerve some lawmakers
State lawmakers expressed concern Wednesday with the Minnesota Lottery's gradual push into Internet and other electronic ticket sales, saying they were worried about how far the virtual gambling could go.
Lottery officials testified Wednesday before the House Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee about the broadening sales platforms. Director Ed Van Petten says customers will soon be able to purchase popular scratch-off tickets via the Internet. The Lottery also plans to expand sales of ...
Oct 30, 2013, 6:33 pm - Lottery News forum
'Miracle' lottery win to let man visit gravely ill nephew, 7
Conrad Selle's sister in France called Sunday with bad news: If he wants to see his 7-year-old nephew, who is losing a hard-fought battle with leukemia, he should come now.
It was weighing on my heart, said the computer systems analyst who still is recovering from being out of work until March. I had no way to pay for it.
Then, that night, he won $10,000 in the lottery.
Thanks to what he said must be a providential thing, Selle and his son, Lucas, 15, will leave Monday for Paris. Beyo ...
Oct 14, 2013, 4:41 pm - Lottery News forum
Pennsylvania brothers still battling over $1M lottery ticket
A $1 million winning lottery ticket still has two Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, brothers fighting each other in court.
Ira Sharp is suing his half-brother, Charles Thomas Meehan, over what he claims is his half of the Hot Million scratch-off ticket purchased at Johnny Joe's bar and restaurant in Hampden Township in May.
(See Winning lottery ticket pits Pa. brothers against each other, Lottery Post, June 26, 2013.)
Sharp claims his brother not only owes him half of the $1 million from the ...
Oct 14, 2013, 11:51 am - Lottery News forum
Virginia man wins lottery for 2nd time in 7 weeks
Lady Luck's been looking out for Marvin Bouldin the past few weeks.
The Chester, Virginia, man was on his way home from work when he stopped at a convenience store for a few things, including a Virginia Lottery Scratcher ticket. That ticket turned out to be a $2 million winner in the Millionaire Mania game.
If that isn't amazing enough, it was the second time within two months that he's won a major Virginia Lottery prize. On August 14, he claimed the $1 million prize in Virginia's $5 Milli ...
Oct 7, 2013, 2:07 pm - Lottery News forum
Dallas Cowboys continue partnership with Texas Lottery
Includes video report
Texas Lottery players and Dallas Cowboys fans have one more reason to celebrate football season with the latest version of the Dallas Cowboys scratch-off game. The fifth version of the $5 game offers more than $29 million in instant prizes including 12 top prizes of $100,000.
To date, the Dallas Cowboys scratch-off game has resulted in $184 million in sales with $125 million in prizes awarded to winners.
Players who do not win instantly can enter their tickets into ...
Sep 27, 2013, 10:42 am - Lottery News forum
Man changes his mind about suing Washington Lottery
The Kennewick, Washington, man says he has decided to back off plans to sue the Washington State Lottery Commission over a misleading scratch card game.
Ken Goldsmith raised objections with state lottery officials in June claiming the Red Hot 5s scratch card was misleading, giving many ticket holders, including himself, the impression they had won the $55,555 grand prize.
(See Washington man to fight state lottery; says new scratch card 'misleading', Lottery Post, June 17, 2013.)
Sep 2, 2013, 7:41 am - Lottery News forum
7 years later, real winner awarded $5M lottery jackpot
Nearly seven years after a winning $5 million scratch-off lottery ticket was snatched from his hands, Robert Miles of Syracuse, New York, will finally get his money.
Lottery officials contacted the district attorney's office with the news today, according to Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick. A source in the state lottery office confirmed that the ticket has been verified and the money will be issued to Mr. Miles in the very near future.
The winning ticket, a jackpot E ...
Aug 28, 2013, 5:41 pm - Lottery News forum
Pennsylvania Lottery game development: Little left to chance
Standing at the vending machine or counter display, it's hard to tell which instant lottery game is the hot ticket to buy.
But to the Pennsylvania Lottery officials, every game in the display is considered hot or it wouldn't be there.
Every one of the 50 to 54 instant lottery games introduced each year receives an abundance of forethought from how it looks, how it's played and how it will be received by players.
We can't afford a so-so game, said Drew Svitko, the lottery's deputy execu ...
Aug 27, 2013, 8:45 am - Lottery News forum