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Lottery News for May, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Kentucky Lottery hires new CEO3:02 pm - The Kentucky Lottery Corp. board voted Tuesday to approve Gov. Matt Bevin's appointment of Tom Delacenserie as the new president and CEO of the state's lottery.

Monday, May 22, 2017

UK Lottery expecting sales surge with must-win £25M jackpot8:15 am - The National Lottery is expecting a rush for tickets this week as a must-win £25 million (US$32.5 million) jackpot means the odds of winning the top prize are six times better than usual.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Critic calls a Mississippi lottery 'new tax' and 'false hope'12:19 pm - The vice president for policy at the Mississippi Center for Public Policy writes an anti-lottery column, and illustrates how lottery opponents feel they should be able to decide how you live your life, the type of entertainment you should be allowed to enjoy, and how you should spend your money.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

$24 million winning NY lottery ticket about to expire7:18 pm - There could be a millionaire walking around Manhattan who doesn't even know it, but they're going to lose it all very soon if they don't figure it out within the next week.
N.Y. bartender bought $7M lottery ticket on a whim9:12 am - A Bronx bartender won $7 million from a scratch-off ticket he bought while killing time at a laundromat — and now plans to spend big bucks on fishing gear, he said Tuesday.
Virginia woman conned out of nearly $30,0008:52 am - The Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office is investigating an incident in which a woman in the Virginia county was bilked out of nearly $30,000 after being promised lottery riches, court records show.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

New interim CEO named at CT Lottery6:39 pm - A day after Frank Farricker resigned as Connecticut Lottery Corp. board chairman and interim CEO, the lottery's governing board named a new temporary chief executive to serve until a permanent president/CEO is hired in a month or two at the end of a national search that's now in progress.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Turmoil: Connecticut Lottery interim CEO quits7:09 pm - The Connecticut Lottery Corp.'s board chairman and interim CEO resigned from both positions Monday after drawing heavy criticism during a legislative inquiry into lottery officials' handling of the fraud-plagued 5 Card Cash lottery game.
Unclaimed Michigan lottery ticket worth $105,000 expires tomorrow10:59 am - The Michigan Lottery is urging Fantasy 5 players to check their tickets to see if they're the lucky winner of a $105,000 jackpot.

Friday, May 12, 2017

4th clerk arrested in Florida Lottery sting8:25 am - Florida officials have arrested a fourth person locally in its ongoing crackdown on store owners and employees who cheat customers out of lottery winnings.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Army soldier wins $5 million lottery jackpot8:04 am - An Army soldier based in Fort Drum has won a $5 million New York Lottery jackpot.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Documentary: The Lottery Liar8:54 am - The bizarre story of how painter and decorator Howard Walmsley deceived his wife, family, friends — and bank manager — into believing he had won an £8.9 million (US$11.5 million) jackpot in the UK National Lottery.
Lottery vending machines considered in Kansas8:24 am - Kansas lawmakers are mulling over the possibility of legalizing lottery vending machines as a means to fund the state's struggling mental health system. Such machines are used in 37 other lottery states.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Lottery ticket scam costs victim $19,00012:05 pm - Haines City police are looking for the pair who used the promise of a Florida Lotto payoff to scam a man out of $19,000.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Mississippi lawmaker forms group to study why lottery would be bad for state8:12 am - The Mississippi House Speaker has created a study group, the purpose of which is to study why a lottery would be bad for Mississippi.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Oklahoma governor approves increased lottery payouts3:34 pm - Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation Tuesday that could lead to higher Oklahoma Lottery prize amounts and higher revenue to education.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

CT Lottery ignored warnings that game was vulnerable to fraud, investigation finds4:38 pm - Connecticut Lottery officials knew in January of 2015 that there was a way for retailers to illegally access the numbers of the 5 Card Cash game on their computer screens and manipulate tickets — but waited 10 months to notify the Department of Consumer Protection that fraud was occurring.
Illinois Lottery has problem paying online winners9:02 am - It's the worst case scenario for any avid lottery player — you play and win, then have to fight for your money.

Monday, May 01, 2017

Mega Millions lottery ticket worth $61 million sold in California8:58 am - The winning ticket for Friday night's Mega Millions drawing was sold in Laguna Hills, California.