Two get bail in Ontario lottery jackpot theft case
Mother, daughter freed amid accusations they stole $3.5M ticket
A Windsor woman accused of taking her 81-year-old husband's $3.5 million winning lottery ticket and the daughter who cashed it in were released on bail in Ontario court Thursday.
Mary Patricia Moore, 59, and daughter Bobbie-Jo Arnold, 39, were arrested Wednesday for fraud over $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime, false pretenses and uttering a forged document. Arnold signed the winning ticket and claimed the April ...
Oct 3, 2008, 9:23 am - Lottery News forum
Windsor mother, daughter face $3.5M lottery fraud charge
The Ontario Provincial Police arrested a Windsor, Ont., woman and her daughter on Wednesday on charges of stealing her husband's winning multimillion-dollar lottery ticket.
The police began their investigation when Bobbi-Jo Arnold, 39, attempted to claim the $3.5 million prize from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation on April 4.
Her mother Mary Patricia Moore, 59, and other family members accompanied her to the OLGC's Toronto office.
Shortly after the two made the claim, Moore's ...
Oct 3, 2008, 9:03 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery cash frozen as family feuds over winnings
Since celebrating a $3.5 million lottery win earlier this year, a Windsor, Ontario, family has been torn apart with an elderly man accusing his wife and stepdaughters of conspiring to hide the winnings from him.
Retired carpenter Gerald Moore, 81, filed a lawsuit saying he bought the ticket. His homemaker wife of 10 years, Mary Patricia Moore, 59, says it was her daughter's ticket.
To complicate matters, the suit was filed by Mr. Moore a month after Ms. Moore filed for divorce, and police ...
Sep 28, 2008, 6:39 pm - Lottery News forum
Husband's signature could have averted lottery lawsuit
A legal battle over ownership of a $3.5 million winning lottery ticket could have been averted by one simple act the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation strongly recommends signing the ticket.
We very strongly recommend players sign the ticket at the time they buy the ticket, said Don Pister, a commission spokesman. Do it when you purchase the ticket. Don't wait until you know it's won a prize.
An 81-year-old Windsor man is suing his 59-year-old wife, claiming she stole his winning ti ...
Sep 28, 2008, 6:36 pm - Lottery News forum
Husband, 81, sues wife over lottery prize
An 81-year-old Canadian man in Windsor, Ontario, is suing his wife over a claim she stole his lottery ticket that paid out $3.5 million in April.
The suit filed by Gerald Moore alleges Patricia Moore took the ticket from his bedroom night table and gave it to her daughter from a previous marriage to cash, the Windsor Star reported.
Interviewed by the newspaper, Moore, 59, denied all the claims. I didn't do anything wrong, my hand to almighty God, she said.
The Ontario Provincial Police ...
Sep 28, 2008, 6:06 pm - Lottery News forum
Police: Store clerk conned La. lotto winner out of $800,000
A lottery loser may have been a big winner after all.
A joint investigation by Louisiana State Police and the state's Lottery Corporation determined on Wednesday that a clerk at a Belle Chasse convenience store conned a jackpot winner out of his ticket and a payoff of $800,000.
The purchase of the ticket took place in late May, according to local media sources.
When the owner brought the ticket back to the store to claim his prize, the clerk allegedly told him he was mistaken and kept t ...
Sep 26, 2008, 11:29 pm - Lottery News forum
4 charged in killing of $250,000 lottery winner in Ohio
Burglars returned again and again to the home of a $250,000 Ohio Lottery winner who had two Jaguars, a Rolex watch and lots of cash. The final intrusion, apparently by different criminals, left the 78-year-old retired stockbroker dead of a gunshot wound.
Police aren't saying if Lee Kost's death last Thursday was related to the Mega Millions prize that he won on Sept. 28. But it was clear burglars focused on his home, hitting the house sometime early in the year, again about March 11 and on Ap ...
May 20, 2008, 11:09 pm - Lottery News forum
Stolen lottery ticket wins suspect a trip to jail
On Tuesday morning, three Orangeburg, South Carolina, police officers stopped a man accused of trying to cash in a stolen lottery ticket at the Corner Pantry store.
The convenience store incident was caught on tape.
I just think he was a dumb crook, explained cashier Wanda Lowden.
He learned a tough lesson being taken down by three police officers after he tried to cash a stolen lottery ticket. And the police officers they just happened to be waiting in line.
Talk about bad t ...
Apr 18, 2008, 9:54 am - Lottery News forum
Man caught stealing from charity lottery
The boss of a charity lottery has been jailed for pocketing thousands of pounds and taking his family on the dream holiday which was supposed to be the grand prize.
Millionaire Leigh Windsor, aged 46, stole $550,000 from two air ambulance charities and picked phantom winners from the phone book after rigging the draws.
He skimmed off the first three months of payments from thousands of customers who joined up because they believed they were supporting charity.
Windsor took his family ...
Apr 8, 2008, 9:45 am - Lottery News forum
Iowa Lottery requires winners to sign tickets
On the heels of a similar announcement from the Ontario Lottery, the Iowa Lottery has imposed a new rule aimed at reducing the possibility of retailer fraud.
Starting March 15, 2008, Iowa retailers will only be able to check and cash lottery tickets if they have first been signed by the ticketholder.
The lottery also reinforced that players are responsible for the accuracy of their tickets before leaving the store, and for determining if their ticket is a winner.
Under current rules, re ...
Mar 10, 2008, 10:24 am - Lottery News forum