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Tennessee Powerball lottery winners sued by inmate
Maybe all those TV appearances weren't such a great idea As the Powerball jackpot topped $1 billion, the frenzy grew. It was fun to dream, even if you knew you stood little chance. But often, a winner faces suits by friends, co-workers, even family. Sadly, it has now happened to the winning Robinson family of Munford, Tennessee. Jonathan Lee Riches, also known as Jihadi Schitz, has sued the Multistate Lottery Commission, Powerball and the Robinson family. The suit attempts to halt the payout
Feb 3, 2016, 8:28 am - Lottery News

Minnesota Lottery director resigns after timeshare inquiry
Minnesota State Lottery director Ed Van Petten abruptly resigned Friday, coming after an inquiry found that taxpayers have reimbursed the director for staying in his own timeshare unit when traveling. This morning, I met with Minnesota Lottery Director Ed Van Petten, said Gov. Mark Dayton's chief of staff Jaime Tincher. During that meeting, Mr. Van Petten offered his resignation. I accepted his resignation. We will immediately begin a search for his replacement. Van Petten had been reimb
Dec 18, 2015, 6:02 pm - Lottery News

Wyoming Lottery updates lawsuit against anti-gambling proponent
The Wyoming Lottery Corporation has updated its lawsuit against a Cheyenne man the company accuses of disparaging its operations, but the man's lawyer said the suit it still improper and fails to give necessary specifics. The company this week filed a more detailed civil lawsuit in state court in Cheyenne against Edward Atchison, the executive director of a group called the Wyoming Council on Problem Gambling. The Wyoming Legislature created the company, which started selling lottery ticke
Dec 18, 2015, 7:25 am - Lottery News

Judge gives Wyoming Lottery 15 days to amend lawsuit
A state judge is giving the Wyoming Lottery Corporation 15 days to amend its lawsuit that seeks to block a local man from criticizing the corporation. The corporation filed a lawsuit this spring against Edward Atchison of Cheyenne. The suit alleges that Atchison told national lottery groups the corporation wasn't following its statutory mandates and needs to do more to address problem gambling. The Wyoming Legislature authorized the corporation in 2013. Tickets went on sale last year. C
Dec 1, 2015, 10:15 am - Lottery News

NY judge sides with attorney general against fantasy sports websites
New York convinced a state court late Monday to reject demands from DraftKings and FanDuel two popular fantasy sports operators to issue restraining orders blocking the state attorney general from making good on his threats to shut them down in New York. The state's attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, is demanding that the world's leading online fantasy sports wagering websites stop operating in New York because he claims they're too much like a lottery, even though New York operates a state
Nov 17, 2015, 10:44 am - Lottery News

Democrats hold up lottery payouts after Illinois Gov. compromises
After Illinois' Republican Governor Bruce Rauner froze the funds that pay out Illinois Lottery earnings last month, the governor made a compromise this week to get the funds flowing again. Now, however, the governor's office says it's the Democrats who are holding up the payouts. House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie (D-25th) filed a motion to reconsider on House Bill 4305 after the House passed it yesterday with a 115-1 vote. The bill would free up tax money that has already been collec
Nov 11, 2015, 6:45 pm - Lottery News

Winners suing Illinois Lottery try to rope in other states
Multi-state lottery groups pushed back on Monday against a move by lottery winners in Illinois to drag dozens of states into a lawsuit against the Illinois Lottery's suspension of payments. Illinois has halted payments on winnings of $600 or more due to the state's ongoing budget impasse. A class action originally filed in September in U.S. District Court in Chicago seeking to force the Illinois Lottery to pay winners was amended last week to add as defendants lottery agencies in 43 states
Nov 9, 2015, 10:14 pm - Lottery News

Illinois Lottery is not paying, but people are still playing
Joe Joost and several other city truck drivers thought they won $1 million in September. However, they have yet to see a dime because the state comptroller has said they can't make payouts over $25,000 because the state hasn't approved a budget. In October, that payout limit was further reduced to just $600. One state lawmaker says the Illinois Lottery is committing fraud, but Joost simply can't understand why people continue to play. They announce they're not paying but yet they're st
Nov 3, 2015, 9:13 am - Lottery News

Illinois border states report increased lottery sales
With Illinois delaying payouts of more than $600 because of its budget mess, neighboring states are salivating at the chance to boost their own lottery sales. Businesses near borders, particularly in Indiana, Kentucky and Iowa, say they've already noticed a difference. The Lottery problems stemming from Illinois' budget impasse have led to a lawsuit and come amid questions about Illinois revenues and a shake-up in lottery management. Many gas stations, smoke shops and convenience stores in
Oct 27, 2015, 9:54 am - Lottery News

Ex-Minnesota Lottery executive pleads guilty in car-crash case
A former top Minnesota Lottery official suing over her termination pleaded guilty Monday to a drunken-driving charge stemming from a serious car crash last December. Johnene Canfield pleaded guilty in Ramsey County District Court to gross a misdemeanor charge of failing to submit to a chemical test. She paid a $715 fine, agreed to 30 days in an out-of-custody sentence-to-service program and committed to perform 100 hours of additional community service. Additional penalties were stayed pendin
Oct 27, 2015, 9:18 am - Lottery News