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Jury: Lottery winner must pay ex-boyfriend part of winnings
A jury Thursday ruled that a former middle school teacher who won a $1 million lottery jackpot must pay $291,000 to her former sweetheart, who testified that he handed her the money to buy the winning ticket. Lynn Poirier, 62, claimed the prize in 2007. Her live-in boyfriend, Howard Browning, 62, sued her a few months later, claiming they had a long-standing agreement: If one of them won a major lottery prize, they'd split it 50-50. But Poirier gave jurors a very different version of event ...
Yesterday, 12:55 pm - Lottery News forum

Florida lottery winner back in court for retrial
Includes video report A retired Florida school teacher is back in court this week, fighting to keep her $1 million dollar lottery win. Her live-in boyfriend at the time, Howard Browning, says the couple had a more than 10 year oral agreement that if either won the lottery, they would split the money. This case went to trial back in 2012, and teacher Lynne Poirer won that case, but the Supreme Court of Florida sent the case back for retrial. In front of Judge Melanie Chase, Browning took ...
Feb 2, 2016, 10:10 am - Lottery News forum

Record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot won by 3 tickets
Winning Powerball lottery tickets sold in California, Florida, and Tennessee Final jackpot total of $1.5864 billion will be split 3 ways How would you react if you won? By Todd Northrop The largest lottery jackpot the world has ever seen has been won Wednesday night by three tickets sold in California, Florida, and Tennessee. Since the initial jackpot estimate was set to $1.3 billion early Sunday morning, the Powerball lottery jackpot was raised two more times before the Wednesday ...
Jan 14, 2016, 2:51 am - Lottery News forum

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 forum

Florida lottery winner accused of grand theft
The man who claimed a half-million dollar Florida Lottery prize a few days ago was determining Friday how much money he would need to post bail after police took him into custody on a warrant. Giovanni Sanchez, 27, of the 1600 block of Southeast Tiffany Club Place, Port St. Lucie, was charged Friday afternoon with grand theft, three counts of trafficking in stolen property and three counts of giving false information to a pawnbroker. He was booked into the St. Lucie County Jail Friday afterno ...
Dec 12, 2015, 8:15 am - Lottery News forum

Florida lawmakers move to allow lottery sales as gas pumps, ATMs
Florida legislators are moving forward with a bill that would allow lottery tickets to be sold anywhere you can swipe a credit card, including gas pumps and ATMs. Under this bill, you could get your Powerball, Mega Millions and Florida Lotto tickets at the gas pump, said the bill's sponsor, State Rep. Holly Raschein (R-Key Largo). It will generate new money for education without expenditure of taxpayer dollars. As expected, any attempted change in lottery laws brings out the anti-gamblin ...
Nov 18, 2015, 9:12 am - Lottery News forum

Florida lawmakers seek to automate lottery ticket sales
The Florida Lottery and education in the state go hand in hand, with the department contributing more than $28 billion to education trust funds since 1988. Lawmakers think they can get that number to up with a bill that would make it easier for consumers to buy a ticket. The idea for automated lottery terminals comes from a state study where it has been noted for two years in a row that ticket automation could increase revenues. The Florida Lottery is coming off a record-breaking month. Mo ...
Nov 10, 2015, 8:30 am - Lottery News forum

UPDATE: $15 million winning Florida Lotto ticket expires tonight
By Todd Northrop For one person who bought a winning Florida Lotto ticket in April, there are just hours to go before that piece of paper becomes worthless. The current value of that lottery ticket? $15 million. As of late Friday it was still unclaimed, and if the ticket-holder does not turn in the winning ticket by midnight tonight, their dreams will just be dreams. The ticket was purchased April 22 at The Beer and Liquor Store on Morrison Avenue, just east of Military Trail in western ...
Oct 19, 2015, 11:05 am - Lottery News forum

Florida man wins $10M lotto jackpot with fortune cookie numbers
A Florida man who won a $10 million lottery jackpot claims the lucky numbers came from a fortune cookie. Richard Davis, 66, of Boca Raton, said he only occasionally plays the lottery, using the same five sets of numbers one for each time he visited the eatery that came from fortune cookies he received from a North Carolina restaurant, he told the Florida Lottery. Out of the five tickets he bought recently, he learned one was the winner of the Florida Lotto game jackpot at a Publix grocery ...
Sep 17, 2015, 9:33 am - Lottery News forum

Bill would allow Florida Lottery tickets to be sold online
Capitalizing on a recent change in federal law, legislation has been filed to allow the Florida Lottery to sell tickets online. The bill, SB 270 by Sen. Gwen Margolis (D-Miami Beach), is aimed at broadening the Lottery's revenue base to include out-of-state customers and occasional players who might be enticed to play more frequently if online tickets were an option. Last year, the Lottery posted a record $5.5 billion in sales. Several states have have already taken advantage of the federa ...
Sep 16, 2015, 8:06 am - Lottery News forum

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