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Family sues lottery ticket finder
Winner picked ticket out of the trash, family rejected offer of one-third of jackpot The heirs of a Blackstone man who tossed away a $1 million scratch ticket are suing the man who picked it out of the garbage, alleging he stole it. Daniel Donovan, the executor of his father Kevin Donovan's estate, filed suit May 26 against Edward St. John, who found the ticket, and Joseph Sullivan, the executive director of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission. The lawsuit, filed in Worcester Sup
Jun 14, 2006, 8:09 am - Lottery News

California judge rules in favor of Mega Millions lottery
California Lottery officials announced Tuesday that the Sacramento Superior Court ruled that California's participation in the multi-state Mega Millions game is legal and that the California Lottery is authorized to operate the game in the state. The court further stated that the Lottery Commission is lawfully operating and the Mega Millions' joint operation in California does not require specific legislative approval. The ruling is a crushing blow to a small but vocal anti-lottery group,
Jun 8, 2006, 3:54 pm - Lottery News

Whittaker sued by casino over bad checks
Caesars casino is suing the winner of a $315 million lottery jackpot, claiming he bounced checks worth $1.5 million trying to cover gambling losses. Jack Whittaker, whose Powerball win in 2002 was at the time the largest undivided lottery jackpot, claims he doesn't owe the money. In a filing made in response to Caesars lawsuit, Whittaker said the casino actually owes him money because it agreed to give him a percentage of revenue from a slot machine he developed and to credit his gambling
Jun 8, 2006, 7:24 am - Lottery News

Lawsuit over $315 million lottery jackpot goes to trial
A California lab technician's lawsuit seeking a share of the $315 million Mega Millions multi-state lottery jackpot divvied up by seven co-workers will go to trial. Orange County Superior Court Judge Michael Brenner on Monday set an April 2 trial date for Jonathan De La Cruz's lawsuit against the seven winners. De La Cruz said he had been part of the group that bought lottery tickets, but was off the day they bought the winning ticket. His lawsuit, filed in December, contends the group had
Jun 6, 2006, 7:06 pm - Lottery News

How To Protect Yourself In A Lottery Pool
Now that $21 million in Texas Lottery prize money is in limbo as a result of a pending lawsuit that has frozen the money, many people wonder how they can protect themselves from falling victim of a lottery pool dispute. The six Lubbock winners are being sued by a seventh person who claims, but has no written proof, that she was supposed to be included in the winnings. Who could have thought a little piece of paper could cause so much trouble? More than money, a winning ticket could bring
May 25, 2006, 10:39 pm - Lottery News

Texas Woman Sues Over Winning Lottery Ticket
A woman who claims she was part of a $36 million Lotto Texas jackpot pool but was excluded from the winnings has sued six women and the Texas Lottery Commission. Betty Domingo of Lubbock claimed in her lawsuit filed Friday that she is due $2.9 million, her share of the April 29 Lotto drawing. The six women named as defendants selected the lump sum $20.9 million cash value option. A judge issued a restraining order Friday to prevent the commission from distributing the money until the dispu
May 25, 2006, 2:26 pm - Lottery News

Oregon Lottery may give $42 million in excess funds to schools
Gathered around a podium at Benson High School in Portland on Wednesday, key Republicans and Democrats alike proclaimed that a new day was dawning for Oregon schools. With the blessing of House Speaker Karen Minnis, R-Wood Village, and Senate President Peter Courtney, D-Salem, legislators are poised to approve handing over $42 million in unexpected lottery revenue to public schools during next week's special session. If approved, it would be the first time in years the state has announced
Apr 14, 2006, 8:42 am - Lottery News

Co-worker suing for share of lottery prize
A Sudbury city employee has launched a civil lawsuit claiming he deserves his share of a $13.6 million Canada Lotto 6/49 jackpot won by five co-workers last summer. In court papers filed at the Sudbury courthouse, Raymond Chamberland, claims he deserved to share in the Lotto 6/49 prize claimed by five fellow employees from the city's waste management department when they claimed the huge lottery jackpot last July 9. The five employees made national headlines when they claimed $2.7 million
Mar 22, 2006, 10:21 am - Lottery News

N.C. Lottery lawsuit dismissed
North Carolina lottery will not be blocked A Superior Court judge ruled today that the lottery legislation is not a tax, and threw out a lawsuit challenging how lawmakers created the state lottery. Superior Court Judge Henry Chip Hight of Franklin County dismissed the lawsuit filed by the N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law representing several taxpayers and interest groups. No person is forced to purchase a lottery ticket, Hight wrote in an 11-page ruling. The lottery act does n
Mar 21, 2006, 2:17 pm - Lottery News

Fight over lottery's legality returns to N.C. court
The first scratch-off games have been unveiled, computer terminals installed at thousands of convenience stores, and prelaunch television ads edited. But the North Carolina Education Lottery will have to get past one more challenge before the first tickets are sold March 30. Attorneys were ready to appear in a Wake County court Monday over a lawsuit filed by taxpayers, lawmakers and advocacy groups questioning whether the General Assembly followed the constitution when it approved the lott
Mar 20, 2006, 6:47 am - Lottery News