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Windsor mother, daughter face $3.5M lottery fraud charge
The Ontario Provincial Police arrested a Windsor, Ont., woman and her daughter on Wednesday on charges of stealing her husband's winning multimillion-dollar lottery ticket. The police began their investigation when Bobbi-Jo Arnold, 39, attempted to claim the $3.5 million prize from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation on April 4. Her mother Mary Patricia Moore, 59, and other family members accompanied her to the OLGC's Toronto office. Shortly after the two made the claim, Moore's
Oct 3, 2008, 9:03 am - Lottery News

Lottery cash frozen as family feuds over winnings
Since celebrating a $3.5 million lottery win earlier this year, a Windsor, Ontario, family has been torn apart with an elderly man accusing his wife and stepdaughters of conspiring to hide the winnings from him. Retired carpenter Gerald Moore, 81, filed a lawsuit saying he bought the ticket. His homemaker wife of 10 years, Mary Patricia Moore, 59, says it was her daughter's ticket. To complicate matters, the suit was filed by Mr. Moore a month after Ms. Moore filed for divorce, and police
Sep 28, 2008, 6:38 pm - Lottery News

Husband's signature could have averted lottery lawsuit
A legal battle over ownership of a $3.5 million winning lottery ticket could have been averted by one simple act the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation strongly recommends signing the ticket. We very strongly recommend players sign the ticket at the time they buy the ticket, said Don Pister, a commission spokesman. Do it when you purchase the ticket. Don't wait until you know it's won a prize. An 81-year-old Windsor man is suing his 59-year-old wife, claiming she stole his winning ti
Sep 28, 2008, 6:35 pm - Lottery News

Husband, 81, sues wife over lottery prize
An 81-year-old Canadian man in Windsor, Ontario, is suing his wife over a claim she stole his lottery ticket that paid out $3.5 million in April. The suit filed by Gerald Moore alleges Patricia Moore took the ticket from his bedroom night table and gave it to her daughter from a previous marriage to cash, the Windsor Star reported. Interviewed by the newspaper, Moore, 59, denied all the claims. I didn't do anything wrong, my hand to almighty God, she said. The Ontario Provincial Police
Sep 28, 2008, 6:06 pm - Lottery News

Lawsuit filed to pull lottery off Arkansas ballot
A group opposing a state-run lottery asked the Arkansas Supreme Court on Friday to throw the proposal off this fall's ballot. The Arkansas Family Council argued in a petition filed with the state's highest court that the proposed constitutional amendment's title and name should be found inaccurate, incomplete and misleading because they don't define lotteries and doesn't warn voters of potential consequences of authorizing a state-run lottery. The proposal leaves it up to the Legislature to w
Sep 20, 2008, 2:42 pm - Lottery News

GA family incorporates before claiming lottery jackpot
Carrollton lottery winners 'won't be buying any Porsches' Frank Mack Skinner's family regularly bought Georgia lottery tickets to contribute to the HOPE Scholarship fund. But after claiming the $133 million lottery jackpot Thursday, they plan to use the winnings to pay for education for more of his family members. We bought the tickets primarily to help kids go to college, Skinner said from his kitchen Thursday night. Now, we're going to make sure the lives of our grandkids and future
Sep 19, 2008, 10:59 am - Lottery News

Law creating N.C. Lottery to be reviewed by state's Supreme Court
North Carolina's highest court will decide whether the Legislature approved properly a bill that created the state's education lottery. State Supreme Court justices scheduled oral arguments Monday in a lawsuit originally filed by taxpayers who sued state and elected officials. At issue is whether 35 percent of the price of each lottery ticket constitutes a tax. If so, the state legislature violated the North Carolina Constitution when it approved the lottery in 2005 because it did not foll
Sep 8, 2008, 2:59 pm - Lottery News

Lottery practices sound, Ariz. officials say
Despite a Valley lawyer's filing class-action lawsuits against various state lotteries, including Colorado and Indiana, alleging deceptive practices regarding Scratchers tickets, the Arizona Lottery appears to be in the clear. Although these lawsuits against state lotteries are popping up throughout the country one of the most recent was filed by a business professor in Virginia Arizona Lottery representatives say a suit against them would fail because they believe they have sound policie
Jul 23, 2008, 9:39 am - Lottery News

Arkansas lottery certified for November ballot
The Arkansas secretary of state's office certified a proposed constitutional amendment for the November ballot Monday that would allow voters to decide Lt. Gov. Bill Halter's measure for a state-run lottery to fund college scholarships. Only an anti-democratic move from some other party to try to get this initiative thrown off the ballot will deny Arkansas voters the right and the opportunity to decide this issue for themselves, Halter said at a Capitol news conference announcing certificat
Jul 23, 2008, 9:18 am - Lottery News

$20M lawsuit against Hoosier Lottery gets class-action status
Judge lets others join $20M suit over defunct game Lottery exaggerated number of prizes on its Web site If you lost playing the Hoosier Lottery's Cash Blast scratch-off game two to three years ago, you could still come out a winner. If you still have your ticket, that is. A $20 million lawsuit accusing the lottery of overstating the number of available prizes was granted class-action status last week by a Marion Superior Court judge, opening the suit to anyone who purchased a Cash Bl
Jul 11, 2008, 1:35 pm - Lottery News