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Six now face charges in CT Lottery scheme
More arrests may be coming as probe expands Six people have been charged so far in connection with a scheme to manipulate Connecticut Lottery terminals to produce more instant winning tickets in the 5 Card Cash game, authorities said Tuesday. Additional arrests are possible as state Department of Consumer Protection criminal investigators continue their probe, authorities said. Former lottery retailers from Bloomfield and Windsor were identified Monday as being among those charged with
Mar 23, 2016, 11:03 am - Lottery News

At least two charged in scheme to manipulate Connecticut Lottery game
5 Card Cash has been offline since Nov. 2015 Connecticut Lottery retailers in Canton and Hartford face larceny and computer crime charges after authorities say they illegally manipulated the 5 Card Cash lottery game to produce more winning tickets. Vikas Patel, 32, of Windsor Avenue, Windsor, and Pravnav Patel, 32, of Revere Drive, Bloomfield, each face three felony counts of first-degree larceny, first-degree computer crimes and rigging a game. Both posted $25,000 bail and are scheduled t
Mar 22, 2016, 9:47 am - Lottery News

Homeless man helped by lottery winner arrested for failing to register as sex offender
A homeless man who was given a warm bed and some loving care by a Massachusetts lottery winner was arrested Thursday for failing to register as a sex offender. Glenn Williams, 59, was picked up by police at a first-floor apartment on Parker Street in the West End where he was staying with another woman, police spokesman Detective Capt. Steven Vicente said. A Wareham detective called New Bedford police prior to Williams' arrest, said Vicente, who didn't know details of the call. But he conf
Feb 22, 2016, 9:20 am - Lottery News

Bad dad accused of stealing lottery tickets with son
A Port Orange, Florida, father and son accused of stealing $300 worth of scratch-off lottery tickets from a convenience store didn't have much luck, Volusia sheriff's investigators said. Robert Carbonell, 54, and his son, Robert Carbonell Jr., 28, were caught on Saturday after video surveillance at the store showed the older Carbonell coming back to the store to cash in a $90-winning ticket, arrest reports state. The father was being held Monday on $19,000 bail and the was locked up withou
Jan 26, 2016, 8:38 am - Lottery News

NC Powerball winner in trouble again
This time she is served criminal summons for threats and harassment Includes video report The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office has served a misdemeanor criminal summons to North Carolina's $188 million Powerball winner, Marie Holmes. According to court documents, Lorna Marlowe has accused Holmes of making threatening and harassing phone calls on Jan. 10. Marlowe filed the complaint that same day. The criminal summons alleges Holmes threatened to inflict bodily harm on Marlowe. It al
Jan 15, 2016, 9:12 am - Lottery News

N.C. lottery winner bails out convict fiancé fourth time
This time she posts $12 million bond for 'Hot Sauce' He might win a prize of his own for being the worst fianc ever. Or maybe she'll win a prize for being most gullible. In what almost seems like clockwork, $188 million Powerball winner Marie Holmes has bailed out her fianc from jail for a fourth time in less than a year, this time posting a $12 million bond for his release. Holmes made national headlines last February when she was one of three winners who split a $564 million Powerball
Jan 4, 2016, 8:46 am - Lottery News

Federal officials work to extradite Jamaican lottery scammers
Jamaican lottery scammer Sanjay Williams got off a plane in Charlotte, North Carolina, in June 2013, on his way to meet with the people who moved money for him. He was promptly arrested by U.S. law enforcement authorities, convicted in May and sentenced to 20 years in a U.S. prison. While the arrest on American soil spared authorities from extraditing Williams, rounding up his associate in the wide-ranging operation and 13 other suspects still believed to be in Jamaica is proving to be more o
Dec 26, 2015, 1:27 pm - Lottery News

Tennessee woman charged with stealing ex-husband's $50,000 lottery prize
McMinnville, Tennessee, police have arrested a woman accused of stealing an unsigned $50,000 lottery ticket and then cashing it in herself. Imagine winning a $50,000 lottery jackpot only to see someone else cash it in? That's what happened to one mid-state man. Kimberly Milstead had the winning ticket. She signed it, and went to the Tennessee Lottery Commission to collect, but surveillance video showed that she didn't purchase the ticket. This should have been me right here, said Jeff
Dec 18, 2015, 9:24 am - Lottery News

NC's biggest lottery winner, who faced drug charges soon after win, gives nearly $700k to church
A North Carolina lottery winner who was arrested on drug charges just months after she won $188 million earlier this year has given her church nearly $700,000, an attorney says. Marie Holmes, age 26, a single mother of four young children, snagged North Carolina's biggest lottery jackpot in March and took a lump sum payment of $127 million from the Powerball win. The first thing she promised was to tithe or give a tenth of her winnings to charity, a press release from Ruth Sheehan with th
Nov 29, 2015, 8:51 am - Lottery News

NJ man goes on 10-store, 900-ticket lotto theft spree
An alleged lottery ticket thief was not lucky enough to get away with stealing 900 New Jersey Lottery tickets, let alone hit the potential $5 million jackpot, according to police. An investigation led police to arrest Andrew Miller, 20, of Scotch Plains, on Monday, and charge him with a slew of ticket thefts, said Springfield Township Det. Lt. Judd Levenson, the department's spokesman. Miller was found in Scotch Plains on Monday at 12:30 p.m. after Springfield police determined he had sto
Nov 17, 2015, 3:25 pm - Lottery News