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18 arrested in illegal lottery bust in New Jersey
May be part of larger network of illegal games Includes video report Cracking down on a vast underground gambling operation, Irvington Police hit the jackpot on Friday, arresting 18 people, allegedly connected to an illegal lottery enterprise out of storefronts across New Jersey. Basically, the numbers are run by the New Jersey or New York lotteries, the mid-day and the night number, and they usually call, make payments on the numbers, says Irvington Police Detective Mitchell Molina.
Apr 3, 2017, 8:49 am - Lottery News

Police help 100-year-old man after thief steals lottery ticket
Includes video report At 100 years young, Larry Steinfeld has a lifetime of stories including fighting in World War II, great-grandkids and a 65 year long marriage. He wasn't sure why his latest tale brought a reporter to his door. How did I reach this, Steinfeld said. When Larry came back from the Saturday donut and coffee time downstairs in his Waltham apartment building someone was walking out his door. A man stole Larry's scratch ticket worth $100. Waltham Police Officer T
Feb 20, 2017, 12:31 pm - Lottery News

Man arrested in lottery winner kidnapping
A Peoria man accused of kidnapping two men from Normal, Illinois, including one who died of a head injury suffered during the incident, demanded the victim's family pay a ransom from lottery winnings, Normal police said Friday. Danny Smith Jr. 28, is charged with kidnapping Maunds Bryant, 41, and his stepfather from their home in the 100 block of West Raab Road on Dec. 22. Smith remains in the Peoria County jail in lieu of $300,000 bond. Additional charges are under review by both Peoria a
Dec 30, 2016, 6:48 pm - Lottery News

Alleged Jamaican lottery scam kingpin arrested in Kingston
A man accused of spearheading a lottery scam that bilked at least 70 mostly elderly U.S. residents out of millions of dollars has been arrested in Jamaica, authorities said Monday. Lavrick Willocks, 27, was taken into custody Saturday after he was found hiding in a garden at a Kingston hotel, according to a news release from the Jamaica Constabulary Force, and a woman who tried to help him escape also was arrested. Willocks faces numerous charges in U.S. federal court, including conspiracy
Nov 8, 2016, 8:11 am - Lottery News

Report finds no conspiracy in CT Lottery scandal
New details of how vendors outsmarted their lottery terminals and printed themselves hundreds of thousands of dollars in instant, winning 5 Card Cash tickets, are revealed in the Connecticut Lottery Corp.'s final assessment of the scandal. Frank Farricker, chairman of the board overseeing the lottery, sent the eight-page assessment of the fraud to the state Department of Consumer Protection on Friday. The department regulates the lottery and investigates the wrongdoing. In a Sunday intervi
Nov 1, 2016, 12:13 pm - Lottery News

Charges dismissed against mother in lottery ticket scheme
Charges have been dismissed against one of three people charged with fraudulently claiming a lottery ticket prize. District Judge David Lester on Monday dismissed a charge of aiding and abetting theft of a lottery ticket or share against Sally Bosler. His ruling came after an oral motion from the state requesting the dismissal because, prosecutors said, insufficient evidence now exists to convict Bosler. Bosler, 42, her daughter Ashley Bosler and Ashley Bosler's boyfriend, Johnny Long Jr.,
Oct 18, 2016, 2:31 pm - Lottery News

Chase led to bean field, arrest in lottery ticket case
The arrest of an Indiana woman accused of stealing scratch-off lottery tickets from local stores came only after she led a police officer on a car chase that ended in a bean field. Abby Nicole Engle, 26, of the 4200 block of West University Avenue in Muncie, was arrested Friday morning. Details of the events leading to her capture were included in an affidavit released Monday. Albany officer Mat McConnell reported that he was sent to that town's Village Pantry, 641 W. Walnut St., about 5:1
Oct 11, 2016, 6:58 pm - Lottery News

Massachusetts woman arrested for alleged lottery scam
A Massachusetts woman was arrested Tuesday for allegedly trying to bilk an 82-year-old man from New Jersey out of more than $6,000 in a lottery scheme. Adair Lane, 67, of Centerville, Massachusetts, pleaded not guilty to forgery of a check, uttering a false check and larceny of more than $250 during her arraignment at Barnstable District Court on Wednesday. Adair was attempting to cash more than $6,000 in money orders at the TD Bank in Centerville when bank employees called police, accordi
Sep 22, 2016, 12:51 pm - Lottery News

Trio charged in lottery ticket theft plead not guilty
By Todd Northrop An Iowa woman, her boyfriend, and her mother have all plead not guilty to charges of stealing a winning scratch lottery ticket and working together to attempt to claim the prize. (See 3 charged in theft of $250,000 lottery ticket, Lottery Post, Aug. 5, 2016.) The boyfriend, Johnny Long Jr., Monday entered his written plea in Buena Vista County District Court to theft of a lottery ticket or share. The Sioux Rapids, Iowa, resident is 26 years old. His trial is set for Sep
Aug 16, 2016, 9:02 am - Lottery News

Connecticut men charged with rigging machines in lottery scheme
Investigators uncover more than 20 retailers suspected of cheating State authorities continue to investigate the rigging of a Connecticut Lottery game they say increased the number of winning tickets and the payout to retailers. One store, operated by two Wallingford men charged earlier this year, took in over $200,000 in additional prize payouts due to the scheme, authorities say. Rahul Gandhi and Prakunj Patel, both of 37 Jobs Road, Wallingford, were arrested in March by the state Dep
Jul 13, 2016, 7:03 pm - Lottery News