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Pair will testify against former Hoosier Lottery official

Indiana LotteryIndiana Lottery: Pair will testify against former Hoosier Lottery official

Two men linked to a scandal at the Hoosier Lottery have agreed to testify against a former security officer accused of rigging a $1 million scratch-off game.

According to the terms of guilty-plea agreements filed Tuesday in Marion Superior Court, Chad R. Adkins and Daniel J. Foltz will admit to theft and testify against William C. Foreman, the former lottery official charged with telling them where to buy a winning ticket.

"This type of insider trading could devastate the public's confidence in the lottery," Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi said. "This is one occasion when the game was fixed. Those responsible need to be held accountable."

Brizzi said Adkins, 28, and Foltz, 31, must repay the $50,000 they split between them as the first installment of their jackpot.

Adkins and Foltz face a maximum of three years in prison under terms of the plea agreement. The agreement is expected to be accepted by a judge during a hearing Tuesday.

John C. DePrez, a Shelbyville attorney representing Foltz and Adkins, declined to discuss the details of the case but said both men have cooperated with investigators from the start.

Foreman, 59, is charged with theft and disclosing confidential lottery information. If convicted of disclosing lottery secrets, he could face up to 50 years in prison.

Foreman's attorney, Bryan E. Barrett, did not return phone calls seeking comment.

Investigators say Foreman told Adkins and Foltz that a winning ticket in the "$2,000,000 Bonus Spectacular" game could be purchased in southeastern Indiana.

Acting on Foreman's tip, prosecutors say, the men traveled to Otter's Grocery in Cross Plains and bought every ticket for that game — $640 worth.

The alleged scheme unraveled in September when Adkins and Foltz claimed their winnings and lottery officials recognized Adkins as one of Foreman's friends.

Exactly how Foreman received the information remains unclear. Foreman refused to take a polygraph test and resigned his $52,800-a-year job Sept. 13. Prosecutors say he was a few months short of being able to claim full retirement benefits.

Indianapolis Star

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wizeguy's avatar - animaniacs04

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Posted: June 1, 2005, 9:50 pm - IP Logged

What a shame, such a good career ruined over a little greed.

    jeffrey's avatar - moon
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    Posted: June 1, 2005, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

    Since I buy them in S.E. Indiana, I say my destiny was altered and they stole that money from a lottery player. Throw the book at them.

     

      Tnplayer805's avatar - G 14_v78828750_Small.JPG
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      Posted: June 1, 2005, 10:17 pm - IP Logged

      I thought Instant tickets were random.  I didn't know the lottery knows where the top prizes are going to be?  It seems unfair if you ask me.

      How are you going to win if you don't play?

        atlasshrugged's avatar - candle
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        I thought Instant tickets were random. I didn't know the lottery knows where the top prizes are going to be? It seems unfair if you ask me.





        Apparently they aren't as random as we would like. I used to work in a convience store for about 10 years. Once this guy bought a Jumbo Bucks that won $50,000. The Ga Lottery commision called the store just as soon as the guy went to cash it in and told my store to jerk that particular stack from our stock. Apparently we weren't supposed to get that stack. I have no idea where it was supposed to go. He still got his money. It wasn't his fault that it was sent to the wrong place.-Bonnie

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          Posted: June 1, 2005, 10:46 pm - IP Logged

          And stories like this don't make people worry about computer drawings.

          This is a prime example of why lotteries need public or at least webcast drawings of balls. It's only scratch tickets that are unlikely to be random now, later it could be another game.  

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            I thought Instant tickets were random. I didn't know the lottery knows where the top prizes are going to be? It seems unfair if you ask me.





            Apparently they aren't as random as we would like. I used to work in a convience store for about 10 years. Once this guy bought a Jumbo Bucks that won $50,000. The Ga Lottery commision called the store just as soon as the guy went to cash it in and told my store to jerk that particular stack from our stock. Apparently we weren't supposed to get that stack. I have no idea where it was supposed to go. He still got his money. It wasn't his fault that it was sent to the wrong place.-Bonnie



            Dang!!!  What does it matter?  I think it should be random!  That makes me mad because the director of the GA lottery a few years ago is now our director.  I'm going to email them and ask. (I know they'll lie but it's worth a shot).

            How are you going to win if you don't play?


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              Posted: June 1, 2005, 11:37 pm - IP Logged

              That's why I don't play "Scratch Offs" I've always known that the whereabouts of Jackpot winning "Tickets" was a tightly held secret for only Privileged individuals.


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                Posted: June 1, 2005, 11:39 pm - IP Logged

                Unless you have "inside" information of there whereabouts your pretty much losing your money unless you get "Lucky" and buy a Winner!!!!

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                  Posted: June 2, 2005, 12:52 am - IP Logged

                  Howdy All,

                  We had a game here in MO that was very short lived. It was called "Xtra" It was an online game. You would buy a ticket online and then the machine would hesitate and then print out your ticket. It would play the tune "We're in the money" if you won. There was no mention on the MO website that this was a fixed game. How I knew there was something fishy was the fact you could pick your own numbers just like any normal Pick 3 and then you paid an extra buck for the chance at this Xtra game. One day I played doubles for my P3 and paid the extra dollar for the Xtra game. I had like 969 it gave me 343, I had 008 it had 117, I had 522 it had 688. For every double I had, it put a double in the same position. You only had to match one number to win $2 bucks back. After seeing this I came home and sent an e-mail to MO lottery and told them there was no way this was a random game. Thy told me I was correct. The randomness of the game was in who would purchase the ticket , not the game itself. They had complete control over the results of this online game, how much someone would win and in what location. I never played again and I told as many people as I could about it. The word must have got around fast.

                  In the words of a friend of mine " that's just not right"

                  Bryan  :)

                    wizeguy's avatar - animaniacs04

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                    Posted: June 2, 2005, 4:46 pm - IP Logged



                       


                    I thought Instant tickets were random. I didn't know the lottery knows where the top prizes are going to be? It seems unfair if you ask me.





                    Apparently they aren't as random as we would like. I used to work in a convience store for about 10 years. Once this guy bought a Jumbo Bucks that won $50,000. The Ga Lottery commision called the store just as soon as the guy went to cash it in and told my store to jerk that particular stack from our stock. Apparently we weren't supposed to get that stack. I have no idea where it was supposed to go. He still got his money. It wasn't his fault that it was sent to the wrong place.-Bonnie



                    Perhaps they pulled your stack along with everyone elses because all the top prizes had been won.

                      Maverick's avatar - yinyang
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                      Posted: June 2, 2005, 7:26 pm - IP Logged

                      I must say, STUUUUUUUUUUPID they are.

                      If you're gonna commit a crime, God-damn do it right!

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                        Posted: June 2, 2005, 8:42 pm - IP Logged

                        indiana is already rigging the numbers too and someone is getting a fat wallet at the lottery headquarters.....

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                          Posted: June 2, 2005, 9:41 pm - IP Logged
                             

                          I thought Instant tickets were random. I didn't know the lottery knows where the top prizes are going to be? It seems unfair if you ask me.

                          Apparently they aren't as random as we would like. I used to work in a convience store for about 10 years. Once this guy bought a Jumbo Bucks that won $50,000. The Ga Lottery commision called the store just as soon as the guy went to cash it in and told my store to jerk that particular stack from our stock. Apparently we weren't supposed to get that stack. I have no idea where it was supposed to go. He still got his money. It wasn't his fault that it was sent to the wrong place.-Bonnie

                          Perhaps they pulled your stack along with everyone elses because all the top prizes had been won.

                          Nope that wasn't it. The person from the Ga lottery commision who spoke with the manager specifically told her that the reason they were pulling the stack was because it had been sent to the wrong store. Also, I just checked and the Ga lottery is still selling the Jumbo Bucks Classic today. That is the ticket that this man won on. -Bonnie

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                            Posted: June 3, 2005, 10:00 pm - IP Logged

                            better yet wouldn't it be nice if all number players could testify about how much money they've been cheated out of because of indiana computerized drawings.