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Massachusetts store clerk who tried to steal customer's $3M lottery prize sentenced to probation
A Massachusetts store clerk embroiled in the unique case involving a $3 million lottery ticket admitted Friday that she tried to cash in on the winnings, despite knowing they belonged to someone else. Carly Nunes, 24, had a choice when she discovered the ticket had been left behind. The decision she made resulted in multiple criminal charges of larceny and fraud. In Brockton Superior Court on Friday, Nunes admitted there was enough evidence to find her guilty of one of those felony indic
Feb 12, 2024, 8:34 am - Lottery News

Florida man arrested after buying $31,000 worth of lottery tickets using company credit card
He didn't luck out with this one By Kate Northrop A Florida truck driver was arrested this week after getting caught racking up more than $31,000 on his company credit card to buy lottery tickets. Law enforcement put a stop to one Florida man's outrageous lottery spending habits after his company discovered he had used their credit card to spend over $31,000 on scratch-off tickets. Warren Alexander Johnson, 47, of Clearwater, was arrested on Monday and charged with conducting a s
Feb 8, 2024, 9:32 am - Lottery News

Ohio Lottery halts some prize payouts due to Christmas Eve cybersecurity incident
Fifth day of investigation into cybersecurity event, some prize payouts still paused By Kate Northrop The Ohio Lottery temporarily suspended lottery payouts for prizes over a certain amount after a cybersecurity event impacted their computer systems on Christmas Eve. Payouts for Ohio Lottery prizes of $599 and above have been suspended for some claim methods due to a cybersecurity incident that occurred on Sun., Dec. 24. Viewing results for some games has also been impacted, maki
Dec 28, 2023, 12:10 pm - Lottery News

Minnesota woman made $117,000 from illegal lottery she claimed benefitted charity
Lottery organizer tried to disguise raffles after law enforcement told her to stop all operations By Kate Northrop A Minnesota woman has allegedly raked in at least $117,000 by operating an illegal lottery on Facebook and tried to disguise further attempts to run it after authorities gave her a hard warning. Kathryn Jean Deblack, 39, of Hibbing, has been issued multiple charges after she ran an illegal lottery that brought in more than $117,000 over the course of ten months. She
Sep 18, 2023, 2:24 pm - Lottery News

Arkansas woman almost gifts winning lottery ticket to ex-father-in-law
Gift giver decides to keep lottery ticket at the last minute not knowing it was a winner By Kate Northrop An Arkansas woman nearly gave away a scratch-off lottery ticket that would have won the gift recipient $75,000, but she decided to keep the ticket in the end. A lottery player who resides in Texarkana, Arkansas almost gifted a winning lottery ticket to her ex-father-in-law for his birthday, but the decision to leave it out of the envelope meant she won a huge prize instead. P
Sep 11, 2023, 1:32 pm - Lottery News

Florida woman sentenced to prison after altering and stealing lottery tickets
Former cashier caught stealing a scratch-off ticket worth $20,000 By Kate Northrop A Florida woman was convicted for altering lottery tickets and stealing ones she knew were winners, including a ticket worth $20,000. A Florida Lottery retailer realized that something was amiss when they discovered micro-scratches present on $50 and $10 scratch-off tickets last June, putting an end to one of their employees' schemes. Christine Nicole Fenton-Gilbert, 39, is no longer employed at th
Mar 30, 2023, 2:51 pm - Lottery News

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