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S.C. lotto questions deal with Georgia
Top officials in South Carolina said Tuesday savings projections acquired by Tennessee lottery board members regarding a potential partnership with the successful Georgia lottery are likely inaccurate.They also detailed other concerns they had about partnering with Georgia before they rejected such an alliance.The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation (TELC) is poised to make a decision next week on whether to team with Georgias lottery to possibly maximize spending power and curb start up cos
Aug 27, 2003, 3:21 am - Lottery News

Legality of Tennessee-Georgia lottery partnership questioned
Lawsuit could delay games, lawmaker saysQuestions are being raised about the legality of the proposed marriage of the Tennessee and Georgia lotteries and whether a legal challenge by a jealous vendor could stall the start to the Tennessee lottery.State Attorney General Paul Summers was asked yesterday to examine the question of whether Tennessee and Georgia can strike a ''strategic alliance'' under terms of the law that created the lottery this spring.The request came from state Sen. David Fowle
Aug 14, 2003, 4:00 am - Lottery News

Lawsuit has a pull-tab lottery plan on hold
A new Michigan instant lottery game planned for bars this fall is mired in a court fight over whether it is legal and is unfair competition to charities that sell similar pull-tab games.The dispute threatens to unravel half of a lottery plan that Gov. Jennifer Granholm said would add $50 million a year to the cash-hungry state budget.A lawsuit has temporarily blocked the new pull-tab lottery game, charging that it would violate state lottery laws. The new state game was supposed to be available
Aug 13, 2003, 3:42 am - Lottery News

Judge to decide ownership of $25 million lottery ticket
A Superior Court judge is scheduled to rule Wednesday on who owns a disputed lottery ticket worth $25 million. Judge Marguerite T. Simon will decide whether to award the winning Mega Millions ticket to a Bergen County couple or to a crew of 20 Englewood hospital workers. She said she will issue a ruling at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, The Record of Bergen County reported for Tuesday's editions. Both parties claim the ticket is rightfully theirs. The judge has heard days of conflicting testimony. Cornell
Aug 12, 2003, 5:23 am - Lottery News

Lottery defendant: I'm angry
Suspicious co-workers are wrong, he testifiesFor three days, Jamal Townes listened quietly as his co-workers at Englewood Hospital accused him of being a modern-day Judas for allegedly hiding a $25 million winning lottery ticket from their office pool.Yesterday, the 27-year-old X-ray technician got the chance to respond. I felt attacked, I felt betrayed, angry, Townes, of Englewood, testified in Superior Court in Hackensack, recalling the moment he realized his colleagues had become suspicious
Aug 5, 2003, 5:16 am - Lottery News

Harless to refile lottery lawsuit
Jackson County, West Virginia lawyer Larry Harless said Thursday he has sent letters to the state Lottery Commission and attorney general, giving them 30 days notice of his intent to refile a lawsuit challenging the legality of state-run video lottery.Harless filed a similar lawsuit in June on behalf of anti-gambling groups in Cabell and Greenbrier counties, but it was dismissed on a technicality because he had failed to give the state agencies 30 days advance notice of his intent to sue, as req
Aug 1, 2003, 8:01 am - Lottery News

Judge Refuses To Dismiss Lawsuit Over $25M Lottery Ticket
A judge Wednesday refused to dismiss a lawsuit by a group of Englewood hospital workers who claim they were cheated out of a $25 million lottery prize. Superior Court Judge Marguerite Simon said even though the workers have not established any direct proof that they were wronged, there was enough circumstantial evidence to continue the case. The 20 workers claim a colleague, Jamal Townes, bought the ticket with money from an office lottery pool but gave it to Teri and Cornell Davis of Englewood,
Jul 31, 2003, 4:31 am - Lottery News

Lottery official testifies couple won $25M
A top New Jersey Lottery official testified yesterday that his own investigation into a disputed $25 million prize found that the winning ticket belongs to an Englewood couple now at the center of a legal battle over the money.At the same time, Raymond Ryan, the lottery's deputy director for security and licensing, said he could not substantiate a claim by 20 Englewood Hospital workers that the ticket was really theirs.The workers have filed a lawsuit in which they claim their office lottery poo
Jul 30, 2003, 3:54 am - Lottery News

$25M question: Who is credible?
Once upon a time there were 21 co-workers who liked and trusted each other well enough to pool their money for the New Jersey Lottery. They didn't win much. Then the pool manager announced that he had a cousin who had won a $25 million Lottery jackpot. His co-workers suspected that the pair had won with their money. Furious, they sued. Yesterday all the parties squared off in a Bergen County courtroom, where Superior Court Judge Marguerite Simon must decide who gets the $25 million from
Jul 29, 2003, 3:46 am - Lottery News

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