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Lottery News for January, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Virginia nixes online lottery ticket sales7:41 pm - A Virginia House of Delegates subcommittee jettisoned legislation that would have allowed the Virginia Lottery to sell tickets on the Internet.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

N.C. woman hits Cash 5 jackpot for second time12:03 pm - A North Carolina woman plans to live debt-free this year, after she won a Cash 5 jackpot in the state lottery on Thursday, her second Cash 5 win over the years.
Minnesota woman beats deadline, claims $50K lottery prize11:58 am - With barely a day to spare, a southern Minnesota woman showed up at the state's lottery headquarters in Roseville and claimed her $50,000 prize.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Older Pennsylvanians lose from lawmakers' raid on lottery fund7:32 pm - Pennsylvania is now six years into the glut of baby boomers aging into their senior years and it's taking a toll on the Pennsylvania Lottery, which pays for the programs that serve them.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Oregon man finds $1 million lottery ticket 8 days before it expired5:24 pm - An Oregon man recently discovered a year-old winning lotto ticket in his home office that he was cleaning, according to the Oregon Lottery.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Texas man pleads guilty to fraud in lottery scandal case4:18 pm - A Texas businessman has pleaded guilty to fraud and admitted to helping lottery computer technician Eddie Tipton cash jackpots in a multi-state number-fixing scheme that netted $2 million.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Former MUSL official received severance amid lottery jackpot scandal10:04 pm - A prominent lottery official who was stripped of power after a subordinate allegedly carried out a prolonged jackpot-rigging scheme received a $284,000 severance payment, a recent tax filing shows.
Mom, son admit they plotted to kill man over his winning lottery ticket9:59 pm - A New York man and his 49-year-old mother have pleaded guilty in the slaying of a man who was killed over a winning scratch-off lottery ticket.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Odds of a Mississippi Lottery still long, but may be improving1:45 pm - This year there is a little additional optimism around the idea of starting a Mississippi Lottery, as the state's Republican governor said he would be open to discussions of a lottery.
Trials for Tipton brothers charged in lottery scandal delayed10:58 am - Trials for brothers charged with ongoing criminal conduct in Iowa for allegedly fixing lottery games to collect jackpots have been delayed.

Friday, January 06, 2017

Florida store employee arrested for 'micro-scratching' lottery tickets9:10 am - Authorities say a Florida convenience store clerk was cashing in by cheating, while selling customers worthless lottery tickets.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Man files lawsuit over rigged lottery jackpots8:56 pm - Hundreds of thousands of lottery players who were allegedly cheated by an insider's long-running scheme to rig jackpots should be reimbursed for their losing tickets, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday that seeks class action certification.
Philadelphia woman facing 53 charges for threatening PA Lottery8:32 pm - A woman who repeatedly aired her frustration at failing to win a jackpot by making obscene and violent threats against Pennsylvania Lottery headquarters faces 53 charges, police said Wednesday.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

19-year-old Massachusetts man hits lifetime lottery jackpot9:21 pm - A Massachusetts teenager just won the ultimate gift that will last a lifetime.

Monday, January 02, 2017

State audit questions Georgia Lottery business practices despite record profits to education5:31 pm - A state audit recognized that the Georgia Lottery continues to ramp up its contributions to education every year, but that it could do a better job at maximizing those contributions through efficiencies and other measures.
Lottery winner recalls moment he became a millionaire9:52 am - A pizza twirler from Greece by way of Long Island, New York, got the birthday wish of his dreams — a $1 million winning lottery ticket.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Happy New Year!  12:38 am - Best wishes for a happy, successful, and lucky 2017!